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My small entrance to the world of body mods!

My mind was first opened to the world of body modification when I was about 13. I had signed up to a local radio stations forum and a user had started a thread, named simply "Tattoos and Piercings." It was love at first sight. Ever since first stumbling upon that thread I knew I have wanted body modifications. I fell in love with them and soon decided my first piercing would be a helix cartilage piercing. The one thing that stood in my way; Parents. They would not allow it until I was 16(the normal age for ear piercings without ... read more

my ears can handle more metal than i thought they could...

I have the smallest ears that you have probably ever seen. I think that they haven't grown with the rest of my body since I was six years old. Honestly. I got my first lobe holes gunned at claire's when I was nine. Then I got bored and did my own second holes earlier this year. I started gauging them at around the same time. Now my ears are six, and that happened about a day before I got my rook. I wasn't sure that I wanted a rook at all. At first I wanted both a rook and a ... read more

the start of a happy life

Well like lots of other 14 year old girls I wanted to be different and I wanted to stand out (I still do) I'm not sure when I started my fascination with piercings, I guess I just loved the way they looked and all the different kinds of jewelry that could be put in. But these days piercing are getting incredibly popular, but to me a helix was better than nothing. One thing that was on my side was of that my sister had gotten hers done with our mum when she was 12 or 13, I was currently 14 ... read more

Diary of an Anti-tragus

31st March 2007 I'm not 100% on how the actual piercing was done, this is the first needle piercing that I've gone in for all by myself, with no one to hold my hand.So I was more interested with not passing out. Day 1 Holy Crap! It feels like my entire ear has been pierced.....it aches on the front, it hurts on the back, it canes up the top, and it's painful down the bottom. I am taking my Advil religiously.....I don't think its helping too much, But on the plus side my ear isn't swollen, just sore. Laughing hurts...so ... read more

My Snug Piercing-- and the Lesson It Taught Me

About three months ago, I had a friend over. She had wanted to get her nipples pierced for quite a while, and I had wanted a snug piercing for a few months. My parents were not going to sign a consent form so that I could get the piercing professionally, even though I told them I would pay for it. I figured I would have to wait until I was 18 (I wasn't even 17 yet when I decided I wanted the piercing). And on that night about three months ago, she randomly got a call from her guy friend ... read more

My Dermal Adventure

Hey all, so this is my grand dermal punch adventure: So, I have wanted to gauge my ears for a great while, but I have never had the intestinal fortitude to do so until recently. I don't know why I never did it seeing as how I have a septum piercing and a body covered in traditional tattoos. I have always admired people with gauges and always wanted a pair of my own. So two days ago I finally built up my courage to take the plunge into the wide world of gauging. I just thought I would share my ... read more

The road to recovery

I'm not entirely sure why outer cartilage piercings have a reputation for being 'easy piercings' amongst those who have none themselves. Many people sport a helix or two, often even ones inflicted with mall-style guns, yet the piercings lack the same horror that, say, an industrial or a surface anchor elicits. But it seems a lot of people have trouble healing these suckers, with healing times apparently averaging a year, sometimes taking even longer. To my (dis)credit, this was something I wouldn't find out until after this particular piercing experience. It's common knowledge that the state of one's physical health ... read more

Dermal punched earlobes.

My ear lobes were pierced initially when I was a year old at a department store with a piercing gun. My right ear was pierced in a much lower position than my left ear because after the first earring went through, I apparently did not sit still for the second one (as I was screaming and crying from the pain of the first ear), and whoever performed the procedure missed the mark as a result. Fast forward about fourteen years later, when I was a sophomore in high school (2004), I stretched my ear lobe piercings to 12ga. They remained ... read more

My rook is a happy rook

There are some piercings that you think about for years before you get them, and then there are others that you discover and immediately can't wait to get. The rook, for me, was definitely the latter. I have had conventional lobe piercings since I was a kid and a helix since my late teens, but had been thinking about getting a tragus for a while. However, I listen to a lot of music via headphones and wear in-ear headphones for most of my workday, so a tragus didn't seem to be the smartest choice for me, especially because my ear ... read more

My bad earlobe stretching experience.

A little more than a half a year ago, I started playing music with some dudes who had there lobes stretched. One was at a 00 the other was at 1/2in. These body mods really stood out to me and I thought they look really awesome. So I decided to make my earlobe stretching my 'project'. I didn't even have my ears pierced and my parents were against any kind of piercing, tattoos, etc. So my great idea was to pierce them myself one weekend when I was at a friends house. My weapon of choice was a pair of ... read more

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