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 Post subject: BODY MOD THREAD. (Warning: some content could be NSFW)
PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:17 pm 
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WARNING: SOME BODY MODS SOME PEOPLE MAY FIND DISTRESSING AND GROTESQUE. POSTERS ARE ASKED TO PUT PICTURES THAT COULD CAUSE UPSET IN SPOILERS AND TO STATE A CLEAR CONTENT WARNING ON POSTS.

Okay, so I personally really like some types of body modification. I would say within reason... but really, I mean do whatever the silly goose you like. You wanna have a split tongue? Fine. Hope that 18+ months of excruciating pain is worth it for you, even if I wouldn't personally do it.

SO HERE IS A THREAD TO TALK ABOUT BODY MODIFICATION.

You can talk about:
Piercings
Tattoos
Scarification
Implants
Extreme Modifications
Suspensions

Also hair dye and more 'out there' haircuts would be cool to talk about as well :D

Etc, etc.

If you don't like body mods, think they're gross, or that I or any other person is gross because of them or whatever then fine, have that opinion. Just please resist the urge to splurge it all over me, because I don't care and am still going to stretch my ears, pierce myself, and get tattoos.

This conversation is being carried over from the WYLL thread, so as not to veer off topic. ILU FORUM MODS.

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Because someone on the new forum asked about my earrings, I thought I'd talk about them here too. I've got five earring holes altogether, two in the normal earring places, and three stretched ones, two 4mm ones in the cartilage at the top of my right ear and one 6mm one in the bottom lobe of my left ear. And yes, it does make me hardcore that I stretch my cartilage.


Sottaceti wrote:
Do you ever get sick of taking them out and putting them in every day?


Zizi wrote:
Sy: No, I just sleep in them C:


Sottaceti wrote:
Doesn't that tear up your ears?! O_o
Every time I sleep in my earrings I wake up with blood all over my ear.


Zizi wrote:
No, it doesn't tear up my ears. They used to bleed, but that was because they hadn't healed yet. Now they're healed fully, and they won't bleed again unless/until I decide to go bigger. (Then they do tend to tear very slightly, because I'm an idiot and fairly impatient. I take it slow enough that I don't risk a blow out (see spoiler), but I just can't take the stretch slowly, it's too annoying, so whereas some people take days... I tend to take about fifteen minutes. This does not make me hardcore. This makes me incredibly stupid.)

However, I wear acrylic expanders that can't cause either my neck any harm, nor have any parts on them that can accidentally sink into my ear whilst sleeping. I only wear my steel cat's tail spiral when sleeping when I've lost or misplaced my acrylic expanders. I would like to wear tunnels though, so I'm buying some silicone ones that are safe to sleep in. (Tunnels have ends that are bigger than the actual plug, and if you sleep in them you run the risk of forcing the tunnel deep into your ear).

Blow outs
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Blow outs happen when people stretch too fast, or try to insert a big plug in a small hole. The pressure on the inside of the piercing is too much and the hole deforms itself by kinda twisting inside out. Some tissue pops out of the back of the hole. This can permanently deform the ear. Stretch slowly. Don't force plugs or expanders in. If it does happen, take the plugs out straight away. Downsize. Hope that the tissue is re-absorbed.


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Ugh, blowouts are terrible (refer to Google images if you don't know). And Ziiiii. TAAAPE! Why don't you tape?


Zizi wrote:
... tape?


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Putting a PTFE tape around your plugs helps you from tearing as you're trying to size up and prevents blowouts. After your ears get comfortable with the gauge you're at, you can put one layer of tape around the plug and leave it for a day or two. Then you can try two or three layers of tape, et cetera. It's just a way to keep your ears stretching at a steady pace that's better for your ears in the long run. :> Many people prefer this method to tapers because with tapers your ears will tend to stretch at different rates, then you end up being that one kid with super mismatched plug gauges.

http://wiki.bmezine.com/index.php/Stretching


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I'm just going to go for 20s or 30s, nothing more. I DON'T WANNA HAVE NASTY SMELLY EARS (though I do love the smell of pus).


Ugh you Americans. I don't understand gauge sizes 0_o. But yeah, I've never heard of the PTFE tape method, but honestly I think I prefer stretching with expanders as it means that my ear will change to fit that expander. Plus I've already got super mismatched plugs XD

Besides, I've had these in for a while now, and I really like them :> I might not go any bigger.

(Lies. 10mm ones are soooo prettyyyy).

ALSO, LOOK WHAT I BOUGHT PHOEBE FOR CHRISTMAS.

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Isn't that the prettiest thing?

She's got three stretched ears like me; a 10mm, a 5mm and a 1.6mm.

I want to get more ear piercings and have lots of small expanders decreasing in size from my two 4mm ones down to my normal earring hole :3

20-30mms, Sy? That's actually quite a lot. I mean, you can get bigger, but most people stick around the 20 mark. Also if you clean your plugs and ears everyday you'll not have nasty smelly ears.

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I was thinking of getting a tattoo some day, but I will NEVER pierce my ears, or anything else.

Also, WHAT. A 10mm earring? Doesn't that hurt?

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BB: 0_o how slow does your hair grow that you've only had to dye it twice?

My hair hasn't been it's natural colour since I was around twelve (because my dad is awesome and my natural hair colour was this awful grey-blonde). I normally have to re-dye every 4-10 weeks though. (Depending on the hair colour, length of my hair, whether or not it's summer, etc etc.)

Oz: Cool for you, if that's what you want. And eh, no. Not in terms of weight, although depending on how you get to the size you want it can. Lots of people go up to 20 or 30mm, or even larger. I really love tattoos. Ever since Seefy showed me these I've been dying of desire.

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Ozza: Stretching should never hurt. Discomfort and itching is normal, but never pain. :>

Zi: YES, THE PAINT SPLATTER TATTOOS, OHMAI. *needonenow*

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Stretching shouldn't, no, but some people get their ears pierced into large-gauge. Personally I really would rather not, but eh.

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BB: 0_o how slow does your hair grow that you've only had to dye it twice?

Well, I didn't want it there permanently, just for fun. Plus, I didn't bleach and I have dark hair.

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Ohhhh. Sorry, I completely misunderstood your post XD

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I've got three lobe piercings (the first ones are 16g-ish and the rest are 18g) and an 20g nose piercing. I got my nose done in October, my first hole in 1995 (hahaha), second in 2003 and third in 2004.
I don't stretch my ears, but a lot of people ask if I do, because I wear the earrings you see above that are cast from octopus tentacles (here's another photo) and they have really thick bodies but normal-sized posts.

One day I might go for a septum piercing--they're really easy to hide/remove, so what the heck, right?


P.S. UGH, I HATE THE GAUGE SYSTEM, TOO. Have some common ground:
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20 mms? Great googly moogly, no! Just the size of an average pencil, that's all (if that).

EDIT: Wow I'm a dunce I meant 0 gauges.


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Most people who have 0gs can shrink back to a 16g if they take them out. That sounds appealing to me. :>

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Really? Sweet! That means it's not quite the point of no return.


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Everyone has different skin elasticity dependent on your diet, genetics, and age, but that seems to be the general consensus. You can Google around for more info on that one, though. :D

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Will do. Thanks for the valuable info, yo!


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