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ef = "/cgi-bin/vote/votec.cgi?/pierce/01-ear/990501/miscstuf.html"> Well here is a story of how I got my nine body piercings, I'm almost 23, and when I turned 18, a few weeks after my birthday, I decided to get the bog standard ear piercing. I was living in Portsmouth in the UK at the time and went to all the piercing clinics I could find in the phone book, I talked with the piercers and looked at the jewellery and found out how some of the procedures were done. I finally settled on my opinion to be the best piercing clinic of the 5 available, ... read more

Lobe piercing at Perforations in DC

ef = "/cgi-bin/vote/votec.cgi?/pierce/01-ear/990501/lobe.html"> I may be a legal adult, but my parents still think they control me. It's very hard for me to tell them that this body is my body, and that my decisions are my own. So I have waited a long time to make any changes or additions to my body, and I have had a long time to consider them. My earlobes were first pierced when I was nine months old, at the doctor's office. He used a gun, and I wore the same pair of earrings (after the gun stud) for many years. I didn't ... read more

My Tragus gets punched...

ef = "/cgi-bin/vote/votec.cgi?/pierce/01-ear/990415/tragus.html"> Background I had had the top of my ear pierced back in the early 80's, before it was so passé, and I was tired of looking at something that I had, on the ear of every kid in this town who thought it was cool. I looked through the BME pages for something different, yet not too extreme, and I found it. I found out that that little goofy flap next to your earhole had a name (tragus), and that it could be pierced. This looked different, and exiting. So I started looking around, trying to see ... read more

BAD Catilige piercing...

ef = "/cgi-bin/vote/votec.cgi?/pierce/01-ear/990415/badcart.html"> I would like to start by saying that this was in NO way the piercer's fault. He did a wonderful job given what happened. I'm apprenticing under him at the moment, and he's one of the best I've seen. He did everything he was supposed to do, and stayed very calm. I just hope I can do the same when on the other end of the needle. It was my first day of appreticing (I won't name the store, so they won't lose buisness over this... IT WASN'T THEIR FAULT). The day started slow, and I had ... read more

Inner Conch

ef = "/cgi-bin/vote/votec.cgi?/pierce/01-ear/990415/innercn.html"> When I started to think about getting pierced back in high school, I talked with my mom about it, and we agreed that I'd only pierce my ears or clothed body parts. (I respect and love my mom a lot, so it's never been an issue that she limited what I could pierce.) I had my navel and left tragus "done" over a period of about a year or so, for different reasons. I got my navel pierced mainly to spite my ex-boyfriend, who'd claimed that the navel was the only part of me he *never* wanted ... read more

Second times the charm - Rook piercing

ef = "/cgi-bin/vote/votec.cgi?/pierce/01-ear/990415/rook.html"> I had been dating a guy that hated piercings, and out of respect, I did not get any piercings during the 9 months we were dating. He never asked me to take mine out, but he would have freaked if I got any others. Recently, we broke up due to his immaturity, and I decided *why not* get that cartilage piercing that I had wanted... I was deciding between a normal upper cart, or a rook, and decided on the rook, since I've only seen a few people with it. After getting my paycheck the day before, ... read more

Lots of Piercing stories

ef = "/cgi-bin/vote/votec.cgi?/pierce/01-ear/990401/elly.html"> New Zealand Tragus Piercing I had wanted to get my tragus pierced for *ages*, like three years or so. And just over two weeks ago (Friday October 9, 1998), I had the perfect opportunity. I was in Hamilton (a city close to the small town where I live), and I'd just been ten-pin bowling with my then-boyfriend. On the way to ten-pin, I noticed a piercing place... so while I was at bowling I was thinking about it. On the way back into the city, we got the taxi driver (who smelled of curry, lol) to drop ... read more

Ear piercing experience (industrial, etc.)

ef = "/cgi-bin/vote/votec.cgi?/pierce/01-ear/990401/earexp.html"> I had been working this shitty job at a credit union for a few months when they fired me the day before Xmas. I was furious! I had taken out my tongue bar, labret piercing, and nose ring for this job. The day after Xmas, still bummed out from getting fired, I decided to treat myself to some ear piercings. I had always been fascinated by cartilage piercings and decided that was what I was going to do. I wanted to go to the shop I always go to for piercings, but they were closed. I called ... read more

Gradual Earlobe stretching

have pretty much been interested in body modification since probably about the time I saw a tattoo on someone, when I was about 4 years old, I was just facinated with it, after doing the usual thing when I was younger, you all know, I had my ear pierced when I was about 8 or 9. Then I went on and had my lip done, eyebrows, tongue, ect. Then I was just getting bored with it. When I was about 14 my friend David had his ear's stretched to about 1/2 inch or so, not quite for sure, but he ... read more

Anti-Tragus at Earth's Edge

y ears are one of my favorite body parts. I like them a lot. So they day came when I decided I wanted something besides lobe and traditional cartilage piercings. I contemplated my ear for a while and finally decided on a favorite ridge, which (unbeknownst to me) was called the anti-tragus. Armed with a really good idea of what I wanted done, even though I had no actual name, I hopped in the car and sped toward my friendly neighborhood piercer, Chris at Earth's Edge in Winston-Salem, NC. They were still at their old location then, so I climbed ... read more

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