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Stretching and Restretching

So it all starts about 4 months ago, when I got my ear lobes pierced with a disposable gun. I don't really see what all the fuss is about getting them pierced with a gun. Honestly, all the people at my school have gotten it done with a gun and none of them ever had an infection. Anyways, back to my story. Before I had them pierced, I always wanted to stretch my ears, only to a 10g though. My mom wouldn't let me, but I still wanted my ears pierced. After I got them pierced and I had the ... read more

First Serious Piercing

I have wanted a needle through my cartilage for quite some time now. I just wasn't sure what part of my cartilage. I've had my lobes pierced since I was 10 and had recently re-pierced the second hole back in January. After that simple piercing I knew I wanted something more. Something bigger and better than just a lobe piercing. I contemplated all my options and finally determined that I wanted to keep it on my ear. But where? After thoroughly looking through many photos on BMEzine I decided that the rook was perfect. It would be more inside my ... read more

My Terrific Tragus Tale

I'll start by saying I'm kind of conservative in my piercing choices. I have two holes in each lobe, my left cartilage, and belly button done. All of my previous ear piercings had been done with a gun, and I didn't realize how bad that was until reading up on BME. I like body modifications, but all things in moderation. It is VERY addicting though! It has been almost five months since I got my belly button pierced, and I got bitten by the bug...again. My first choice was a tattoo, but my parents threatened, in so many words, to ... read more

What this means.

Note: I first wrote this to be under stretched lobe experiences, however upon review I have decided it makes more sense to send it in as a cultural piece. I'll begin with a brief introduction. I was initially hesitant to write this experience, but the need to join in and share with a community that I have been an avid viewer of, since I was made aware of it a few years ago, is taking precedence. Body modification has fascinated me as far back as I can remember. In this specific experience I will discuss my earlobes, stretching, and subsequent ... read more

my conch punch/ stretch

So when I first started modifying my body I had no idea how big of a part of my life it would become. I started getting pierced when I was 15; it quickly became a very big part of life for a few reasons. One was because I loved the way piercing looked, another because I absolutely loved the hole procedure of going into a shop and coming out with a new piercing. Another thing for me at least it just made me feel more comfortable in my own skin. So when I turned 18 I started getting a lot ... read more

Stretching my Lobes to 5/8" ( A How-to, Learn from my Mistakes, and Everything you Wanted to Know about Stretching ) A Guide

Hello, let me start by saying that my name is Austin and I'm 15. So anyways, this is my experience with stretching my lobes to 5/8". I just started my Sophmore year of high school and I started to stretch somewhere in the 7th grade. I don't really remember why I wanted to start stretching, I must have seen someone with stretched lobes and was fascinated. Like most people who are starting I really didn't have any idea what I was doing. All I knew was that most regular lobes are pierced with an 18g needle and from there the ... read more

Failed Tragus Piercing

I've had my nose pierced before, but that's pretty much it. I got it done in Vegas about a year ago, and it was a breeze and was over within seconds. I was totally fine. Next, I decided I wanted to get my tragus pierced because it is fairly different from usual piercings and although I have my earlobes pierced, I don't wear earrings because they don't look that great on me. I thought it'd be cool to have a somewhat permanent jewelry piece in my ear that would show when my hair wasn't in the way. I told everyone ... read more

My Stretched Ear Saga

Ah, lobe stretching. How I love thee. It all started when I was in 6th or 7th grade and first saw a pair of stretched lobes. I instantly knew I wanted them, though I was hesitant at first. My parents weren't exactly thrilled about the fact that I wanted my ears pierced (somehow I "forgot" mention the whole stretching part). They told me I would have to wait until I was at least sixteen, but when that day came, they still weren't having it. I started seeing people with stretched lobes around, and started convincing. I finally half-convinced them, (more ... read more

Totally worth it!

I turned 18 a little more than a year ago, and at this point, I decided that I wanted to get something done. I'm Jewish, so I'm pretty sure there's some rule about being buried in a Jewish cemetery with a tattoo. But I really wanted to get something pierced. A couple of years before, I really wanted to pierce my eyebrow. I remember bothering my parents almost every day to get permission. I read stories, I watch videos, and I continued to beg them. My dad eventually gave in, but I needed a unanimous decision from both my parents ... read more

My 18th present to myself

I've always liked piercings, when I was younger I always wanted more earholes pierced and a belly button piercing. At the start of 2007, I got my belly button pierced which much to my dismay fell out one time when I was drunk and closed up within a day. I knew I wanted another piercing, but I wasn't quite sure yet what... A week before I turned 18, I was in fremantle and walked past a piercing place. I went inside and looked at all the jewellery and thought to myself that I would like to get a new piercing. ... read more

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