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A conservative nostril gets violated

onservative nostril gets violated A conservative nostril gets violated Back in 1985, when I was going through my "rebellious" stage (tattoo, 6 piercings in one ear, 3 in the other), I stopped short at getting my nostril pierced..even though it was a something I really wanted to do. I was afraid that if I did it I would be ensuring poverty for the rest of my life, as no employer would think I had enough of a "professional image". So I continued with college, barber school, marriage, one daughter, a management position in a retail job, and then finally I ... read more

Piercing, politics, and plans.

rcing, politics, and plans. Piercing, politics, and plans. My first piercing was done after three days of thought. I was working away from home with two piercing devotees, and one of them offered to do my nipple for me - something I had always wondered about having. As someone who has the pain threshold of a small child, and a fear of needles that borders on the paranoid, body piercing would have been the last thing anyone would have expected me to go for. As it was, the deed was done. I sat, shirt off, while he marked up my ... read more

Snug Experience

ence Date: Tue, 01 Oct 1996 02:05:41 -0400 From: Luis G. SNUG EXPERIENCE OK well I was at the Philly R.A.B. Munch and was itching to get pierced once more. I wanted a "hard core" cartilage piercing (as I call em). I already had two daiths, so I wanted something that is not very common, as more and more people in my area (DC) were getiing Daiths. So I decided to get a Snug I had fallen in love with the pics of the snug on BME, so I said "I gotta have one". Went in and talked to Jim ... read more

joshua's decision

My personal decison to be branded and tattooed, as a Jew January 19, 1996 by joshua Well, in addition to my opinions about burial and body modification, I suppose I should explain my personal interest in this discussion. I have multiple body modifications, including piercings, several tattoos and two multiple strike brands. Some of these have nothing in particular to do with my Judaism, but three of them do. On May 1st, 1995, Raelyn Gallina performed two brands on me. One is an armband of alternating chevrons and dots. The other is a simple, 6 strike brand, consisting of 6 ... read more

Nipple Piercing Experience

cing Experience Date: Thu, 26 Sep 1996 15:52:31 -0400 From: M. Nipple Piercing Experience Some years back, I was interested in sun dancing. This is a native American Indian rite which involves men piercing their breasts, attaching a tether to the object throught the piercing and leaning back against the tether which was attached to a pole. The men would enter into a meditative state rythmically dancing to drum beating. This would last for a few days until the piercings would tear through. When I read of this I decided to pierce myself in honor of this rite and pierced ... read more

Falling into the Abyss ...

ling into the Abyss ... Friedrich Nietzsche wrote "Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster; and when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you". Like most quotations, this can mean many things to many people. To me it sums up my journey into piercing in a neat little package. Bear with me for this lengthy ramble and you'll find out why. In so many personal accounts of piercing I've read words to the effect of "I was always drawn towards piercing". It's become almost a ... read more

The Holey Man

an Date: Fri, 27 Sep 1996 00:54:05 -0400 From: Joseph G. The Holey Man My name is Joseph, AKA The Holey Man. My tats include a highly stylized, near tribal spider and a Yin Yang on the upper left arm, The Buddha sitting on the seven headed cobra Mucalinda on the upper right arm, and an elfin she-warrior from the right ankle to the knee. On May 22, 1996 after watching my younger daughter get her navel pierced I got into a conversation with the piercer about how my career as a psychotherapist and Deputy clinical director at a local ... read more

My Christmas Present

Christmas Present My Christmas Present After I broke up with a girl who ended up stealing around $1000 from me, I decided to get my ear pierced. For me, the best form of revenge is to have a fabulous life and an ear ring was the subtle symbol that I was looking for to let her know that I had moved on. Besides, I thought that they were reasonably cool and that it would look good on me. So anyway, no big deal, I went and got my left ear pierced in March 1996. Soon after that I got access ... read more

MY EXPERIENCE GIVING MY FIRST PIERCING

EXPERIENCE GIVING MY FIRST PIERCING MY EXPERIENCE GIVING MY FIRST PIERCING by Heather Goldberg Ever since I've been getting piercings of my own, I wondered constantly what it would be like on the other end of the needle. Nick, who works [worked] at Forbiddin Art in Philadelphia, promised to give me that chance. He told me that as soon as I saw him again (I go to school three hours away) he'd give me a short lesson, then let me give him a simple piercing. I arrived in Philadelphia last Friday evening, and Nick skated down to the train station ... read more

Bad piercing experience...

piercing experience... Bad piercing experience... I had a bad piercing experience. I was at a tent during a bazar (spelling?), and they were offering $25.00 nipple piercings. I thought, what the hell and decided to bite the bullet and take it. I walked into the back of the tent with the piercing "specialist" (I use the term lightly) and was shown a variety of rings that I could choose from. I chose a small gauge silver wire with a small bead on it. I thought, "Hey, if I don't like it, I can take it out." The piercing itself was ... read more

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