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The long awaited lip

Firstly, I will say I do not approve of Do It Yourself piercing unless you REALLY know what your doing and have sterile equipment, You can really screw up your body. Being untrained and piercing yourself and others can have serious complications such as, infections of varying degrees (Minor swelling all the way up to full blown septicemia), bad placement ( being crooked, cutting off the circulation, passing through capillaries or arteries etc) massive scar tissue, and it puts you at higher risk of hypertrophic and keloid scars from excessive trauma. I practically grew up in a tattoo shop and ... read more

Monroe Troubles.

I was totally stoked to get my monroe done, I used to think it was the most gorgeous piercing of all. Which falls into one of my very many Marilyn Monroe obsessions. I was only 14 when i became interested in it, and I previously had my nose done. My mom thought it was a big deal to let other people stab at my genuine face, but the fact of metal in it didn't bother her. We drove about an hour to the nearest (legal) piercer. I grew nervous within every kilometer. By the time we stepped foot in the ... read more

The amazing adventures of my labret and I

Just to give a bit of background info, I've probably had an interest in piercings and tattoos since I was 18 or so...probably a bit of a late starter compared to most people but I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing... Aside from my labret, I have standard lobe piercings (x1 left ear, x2 right), right tragus, right nostril and most recently a cartilage piercing about halfway up my left ear, as well as a couple of tattoos. Also of note, I'm a qualified doctor...having perhaps unwisely started medical school at the age of 17 (the youngest you can ... read more

Mijn eerste piercing

Dit is het verhaal van mijn eerste piercing: een labret. Ik was toen 17 jaar, het was begin augustus en in november zou ik 18 worden. Mijn moeder had altijd gezegd dat ik tot mijn achttiende moest wachten om een piercing te nemen. Hoe vaak ik ook vroeg of ik er eentje kreeg, ze veranderde niet van mening. Ik had wel al stiekem een stretcher laten steken, maar dat valt niet zo op. Als je thuiskomt met een labret, kan je dat natuurlijk niet zo lang verborgen houden. Vroeger zei ze altijd "je mag een piercing, zolang niemand het ziet." ... read more

Retired lip ring, Eternal regrets

When I was fifteen, I thought I would be tattooed, but never pierced. It frightened the shit out of me. I mean, seeing a huge needle taking off a piece of flesh from me, it was like the last thing. I wanted to do. And I got pierced before getting tattooed. It was a stupid bet. I was friend with that girl on my second year of university. We were talking one night at a bar, and the conversation ended up on "if you ever get pierced, where it would be?" It was in 2001, she wanted it on the ... read more

I just got pierced and screwed... on my face

For months I've been infatuated with the Monroe piercing. I think it's beautiful on women and felt that it would look even better on myself. I have always loved how beautiful tattoos and piercings can make people. The only issue holding me back was whether I wanted to do it alone or not. I'm not a stranger to these things at all, but I still don't like to have something done alone. I had looked at numerous pictures and read stories about the procedure, many of those from BMEZINE, and ultimately decided to have it done. I got my new ... read more

Piercing my own lip.

I've seen lip piercings before and I decided that I wanted one. I would never pierce my nose, tongue, or eyebrow but there was something about a lip piercing that I liked. It must of have been the fact that allot of my favorite musicians in bands had their lips pierced and so did some people I knew and I thought it looked awesome. I decided to ask my mom if I could get it pierced. I already knew her answer but I decided to ask anyways. So I did and she answered "No! I think it looks tacky". This ... read more

give me your hand!!!

I was walking around my senior high school recently and a boy came to me, for the safety of bystanders, we'll call him john. So john comes over to me and says that he has a request. I was skeptical because I usually just go unnoticed by near everybody in the entire school so that nobody wants anything from me. Not that I'm lazy, I just like low expectations from me. He approaches in a sulky type of walk and asks if I could do him a favor. I saw pen markings on his lower lip so I saw where ... read more

Out of Instinct

One day at school I decided I wanted a new piercing. I already had my navel, and three in each ear, but as most people who have been pierced know, you always crave more. I came to the conclusion that i would really enjoy a lip ring, something to play with, something noticeable. I asked people if should get my labret pierced, or my madonna (monroe). I had most of my friends say that I would look great with a madonna, that I could really pull it off unlike some other some people. But there are always those few people ... read more

Getting my 'smiley' pierced

So, I'm currently going through a heart breaking divorce. The whole thing has been really hard on me, and for some reason, when things just aren't going the way they should be and I am really depressed, I tend to do random, painful things to myself. A random piercing prevails over a random tattoo, being that I've never gotten a 'random' tattoo, and getting pierced is more in budget. It was the day after my soon to be ex husband and I talked about getting divorced. I was totally crushed and was picking up new plugs from Matt Dapkuinas at ... read more

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