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My Chelsea Smile

I've been into body mods for quite some time now. When I was eight, I went with my (much) older sister to get her first tattoo, and I was hooked. After much begging and bargaining, my mother allowed me to get my first piercing when I was 15. I got an off center labret, which was not very common at the time. Over the past several years, everyone I see has a lip piercing, and I got frustrated. I hate seeing someone with the same things as me, whether it's a T-shirt or a piercing. After several tattoos and other ... read more

boyfriend saliva, just what a new piercing needs.

Now, I'm not one of those people that has always wanted a belly button ring. I used to think they were trashy, the equivalent of a tramp stamp, until me and my boyfriend were talking about piercings. He really wanted his lip done (one year later, and he still wants it), and I realized that I'm blessed with a flat tummy, why not accentuate it? At this time I had a bunch of self done ear piercings (4 lobes in each ear, and two cartilage-OW!) and my nose stud, so I didn't have anything to compare the pain of a ... read more

DIY Lip Piercing

About a month ago, I was in my room researching every story, tip, warning, etc. about lip piercings that you could imagine! I was also thinking about how I have wanted one for so long and how my parents would NEVER let me get it done because I already had my nose pierced. Then I decided that I knew enough about the piercing to do it myself without it getting infected and that I was going to get my lip pierced no matter what. I didn't have a proper needle or lip piercing, just a regular nose piercing and sewing ... read more


I am currently an apprentice at Ink Kandy Tattoo in Hollywood, CA, Chris Saint is my mentor. I had been wanting my cheeks pierced for a few months, I had asked Chris if he would want to do them for me, he agreed. I was extremely hesitant about the idea, but he said whenever I want them to let him know and we will do it. So a few weeks had passed and I came out and said "okay let's do it!" I set up for the procedure, obviously because I'm his apprentice, I had never seen them be done ... read more

Shaking, bleeding and crying in the bathroom stall.

One day, I was on the phone with a close friend. She had been talking about piercing her smiley and her web, and also piercing her lip again. Of course, being irrational as she is, she took it upon herself to pierce her bottom lip, and to pierce her smiley. I had been researching piercings for quite a while, but never quite made up my mind about what I wanted. You see, living with strict European parents can be quite a challenge if you want to get multiple facial piercings. They would never let me do even my nose, at ... read more

Sixteen 18g surface piercings, one corset.

I like to jump into scary new things and then deal with the consequences. This generally works out in my favor. Sometimes, I get in over my head; sometimes, it's a successful new experience that I'm proud to have gone through. A sixteen-point corset, done for a photo shoot, was fortunately the latter. I had traveled to Kansas City, Missouri this November 2009 to shoot and hang out with awesome photographers and models. One of the models is a most kick-ass professional piercer: Heather LeStabbityDeath, who pierces at Lasting Impressions in Des Moines, Iowa. I had idly said that in ... read more

Piercing my Nostril myself

Hi, I'm 15 years old and I've always been really interested in body piercing. I had three ear lobe piercings done professionally, and I had my ear cartilage piercing done about 4 months ago professionally. My parents thought the cartilage piercing was the last piercing I would ever get. That wasn't exactly my intention as far as they knew. The next piercing I was hoping to get was my nostril. I always thought of it to be cute, and beautiful, not trashy like my parents think. I knew that if I asked my parents to take me to get it ... read more

Micro-Dermal Implant

I recently had a micro-dermal implanted on my sternum, it was done with a 14g needle, it was explained to me that some people use dermal punches and how that process goes, then it was explained to me how using the needle goes. The process with the needle seemed more appealing to me. I opted for the needle because the procedure seemed to cause little trauma and as little cutting as possible. We spent a decent amount of time marking it out around ten to fifteen minutes, making sure that it was centered and looked good with my tattoos. After ... read more

That eBay seller sure sucks (my ear stretching journey)

It first started around July 2009, when two of my friends and I went with one other of our friends to get his ear pierced. Obviously, I was persuaded to do it along with him. We went to a Vietnamese salon in the AAA mall near the shadier part of Brampton. Yes, I now know I'm not supposed to, but I got it done with a gun. I suggest nobody else do the same. I had always thought about stretching my ears, as they've intrigued me since I saw my sister get them when she was in grade eight. I ... read more

I'm getting my clavicle pierced. Does that sound dirty?

It's Thanksgiving and everyones talking about shopping on Black Friday. Ugh, I hate Black Friday with a passion - everything is the same price it would be on a normal sale day! As everyone talked about shopping I was the one who threw in the air the idea of maybe getting a piercing I have been wanting to get for FOREVER now. I really didn't think I would go through with it. I didn't know any tattoo/piercing parlors around the area. Only ones were in Grand Rapids (about 30-45 minutes away) -- I really wasn't wanting to drive that far ... read more

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