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Goodbye nape piercing....

Well, I'd been craving a new piercing for quite some time when I finally came across something original and unique. A nape piercing. It really appealed to me, and was something no one else I knew had. I decided to go ahead and make a booking at a local piercer as soon as possible. After the week had passed, I turned up to the studio and prepared myself for the worst. I had no idea what type of pain to expect because I'd heard a lot of mixed reviews. After waiting for a little while, I got called into the ... read more

Wrist Surface Anchor

Before reading this, you might like to check out the BME article on surface anchors here: http://www.bmezine.com/news/pubring/20061106.html At the least look at the picture of the shape of the jewelry and my description of the insertion will make much more sense. The Long Wait I have toyed with the idea of surface anchors (though I initially had no term for it) long before I had ever heard of anyone actually trying it. The possibility entered my mind while working on a Habitat for Humanity house. I was holding a nail gun and thinking that should an accident occur resulting in ... read more

Nape Piercing – Delving Deeper into Modification

I don't know about you, but for myself I find it exceedingly more helpful to read submissions that have been written a semi-long period of time after the actual procedure had taken place. In this way, I am sometimes confronted with such phenomena as healing problems, revelations, tips or tricks etc. As much as I prefer reading experiences that are NOT written a few days after the fact, I feel it is important for me to write this now, while the memory is still fresh. I promise to update in a year or so when I can reflect intelligently upon ... read more


First off, let me say that I am no stranger to piercings. Aside from my ears, I have had four sternum piercings, a nose ring, tongue ring, one madison, four navel rings, two hip piercings, and now my nape. I currently only have 11 still in. Hot Rod Body Piercing has pierced about 10 of them. They are the only place I'll go to now. Having recently had my hips pierced (with tygon - highly recommend it!), I thought I'd pretty much exhausted all piercable options that would allow me to still get a job after looming graduation. I don't ... read more

My Wrist-Piercing Experience

I've never been a fan of surface piercings. While as a kid I loved the idea of having multiple piercings, my mum hated facial piercings and I don't hate my mum at all, so I kept away and focussed on my ears and the less visible ones. Surface piercings never hugely appealed though, and indeed I found them pretty pointless and ugly. All that changed seven weeks ago when I found myself pondering what had happened to my childhood love of piercings – I used to get new ear piercings nearly every month, though neglect meant I removed a great ... read more

My Nape

I have always loved piercings but when I came to university I was opened up to a whole new world! The one which I am most proud of being my nape. I have read many useful and interesting stories about other peoples' experiences, some of which I agree with, some I disagree with, but then, everyone's' experiences are different! The first surface piercing I was exposed to was a nape and it was love at first sight. I spent a couple of days wondering if I should go through with it and in the end decided I should, after all, ... read more

Does my bum look big in this?

Last night I was restless. I had strange dreams, some disturbing and some swirly and beautiful. But one dream I had stayed in my mind and was the first thing I remembered when I awoke. It always bothers me when that happens. It's like I have had an idea in my sleep and I wake up feeling like I have to somehow re-enact the dream, to make it real. I can't really explain it, maybe I am just strange, who knows? The dream that I couldn't get out of my head as clambered out of bed was a dream in ... read more

close to my heart

Every time I contemplate getting a new piercing or tattoo, I always compulsively give blood. The waiting time between new additions and being eligible to give again always seems so long and giving blood is very important to me. Until the regulations are changed and it is no longer a year's wait, I literally have to plan to give blood a few days before I go in for a new mod. This time was no different. I just turned 18 and had a major desire to get pierced. Something about being able to sign for myself and choose what I ... read more

A New Found Addiction

The first time that I had ever gotten a piercing was when I was five years old, then I went on a piercing hiatus for about 13 years. When I was going through my angst ridden teenage years I always complained to my mom about getting a lip piercing, and now that I look back on it I am quite happy that she always said no. I have always liked my clavicles for some weird reason, but I never knew that you could get them pierced until recently. One day a few months back a friend of mine told me ... read more

Adventures of a Nape Piercing

When I first considered a nape piercing, one of my friends (now a piercer's apprentice) had the guts to actually go out and get it done. It looked fantastic and I knew that I had to have it. The only thing stopping me was a slightly scarring nipple-piercing experience. The pain of that had made me a little needle shy. I even talked to my piercer repeatedly about the type of pain I was in for with the nape piercing and what kind of a pain scale we were talking about. Never even having considered pain as a factor for ... read more

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