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Posted 8/19/13

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Not finished!


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My ears are at 7/16ths, tongue is pierced, lip is pierced on my right side, and I'm getting my nipples pierced soon~


that sleeve looks like it's going to turn out really awesome, please post the finished in the future!
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Many people wish they did not, get a tattoo after some time goes on. Piercings just say your a freak or sex addict.


Wow that is extremely generalizing. I honestly hope you're not being serious.

And to the guy above^ that quoted me I will be posting it when it's done. (:

I think what people don't realize is that we are well aware that they're permanent. Most of us take considerable amounts of time thinking about what we want and finding a proper artist. Even if I'll look gross when I'm 80, I'm sure I'd rather be 80 with badass tattoos than a regular granny lol. I'll be wrinkly anyways. Who cares.

I'm a volunteer at a veterinary office. As you can see I have quite a large tattoo, and the only thing I need to do is wear a long sleeves shirt. I would be cautious about getting hand and neck/face tattoos but if your career allows you to, then why not? I personally don't care much for other people and their opinions- if they like them, cool, if they think they're gross or whatever then they're not the kind of person I'd want to be friends with. I just keep in mind that strangers will remain strangers to me. Lol.

As for infections... 90% of the time if you go to a reputable and CLEAN person to do your piercing than going to like Claire's, and you take care of it afterwards you won't experience problems. This goes from choosing the proper jewelry, cleanliness and care. But then again, some people's body reject piercings naturally.

Personally I don't care if you don't like them, as long as they don't come to me and complain. You don't see me coming up to random people and tell them their clothes look gross lol
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I have always been against piercings and body modifications.
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Posted 8/20/13
When you say body modifications... Prosthetic limbs and what not i am all for but everything else such as tattoo's? Nope not worth it :p
Posted 4/12/14
Just a little and simple tattoo.
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Posted 4/12/14
Piercings wise I have my lip, nose and ears (twice each).



Tattoo wise I have a half sleeve made of individual tattoos and space filled with dots, hearts and stars. Also have a few other bits dotted around my body.











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I absolutely love body modifications of all kinds. People can get creative, and I love seeing people expressing themselves like this. I'd like to compliment your body mods; they're fantastic! I'm a little bit of a wimp to pain, but I really want a tattoo or two in the future.

I'm also getting my septum pierced next week! I've heard mixed views about the pain, but it really does depend on how pain tolerant one is. I'm getting it done, regardless, and I'm excited.
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Not into gauges or piercings (unless they're like ear, bellybutton piercings). No facial piercings for me, or any other bodily part. I don't really like how they look on others, and I would never get one.

However, I like tattoos, especially when they're done neatly and well. I plan to absolutely get a quote tattoo on my forearm with my favorite quote. Thought about it for years, and will be getting it.
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Posted 4/12/14

tarakelly wrote:

Many people wish they did not, get a tattoo after some time goes on. Piercings just say your a freak or sex addict.


The first is sometimes true, but that goes for many things. The latter is just a stupid stereotype, and is ridiculous.
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Posted 4/12/14
I love tattoo and piercings

I have one tattoo in my leg and I have an expander in the ear
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Although I do find some body modifications aesthetically pleasing, my guideline is if it can't be easily undone (preferably just by time), it is probably a bad idea. Note that meeting that threshold makes it a good idea, it just is definitely (by my standards) a bad idea when its going to require corrective surgery and/or years to get your body "back".

First here is one that should be a universal thought whether you love or loathe this kind of thing: the financial cost. You spend money on the tattoo or piercing and that's that. You can't sell them back to get any sort of refund, and if it turns out you chose poorly and eventually don't like what you once did, its even more time and money to get rid of many of them. If you haven't got your basic expenses covered, its a foolish thing to waste money on. Now if you've got your food, shelter, utilities, insurances, and retirement taken care of or you are good at finding deals so its well within the confines of your "blow" money (see Dave Ramsey's work if you need more details), then financially its "fine".

There are a lot of things to consider when getting such "work" done to yourself. "Why?" is a great question to ask; I was looking forward to getting some stuff done myself when I was much younger (a preteen) until I started examining "the why". I realized it was a manifestation of my self loathing and body issues; hated being "me" (as much as one can while barely making an effort to improve) and so had I gone through with anything, it would have been one part self punishment and one part changing the outside to pretend the inside was different. That was obviously no good.

If you are convinced that somehow altering your body in this way is healthy (obviously I'm skeptical, but I can roll with it to keep the dialogue moving), remember to act your age. Your body is your body, and it will only retain its youthfulness so long. For some of us, its a really painful crash when it goes. For others, it is more subtle. Either way, "nature" happens and some stuff that once looked "cool" will look anything but as colors fade, images shift and distort, etc. Don't forget to think optimistically about your life span; if you're 16, think about what that tattoo will be like not just in four years but 40 (when you're 66)! Even if it doesn't suffer the ravages of time itself, will it seem appropriate to you? Still fit you and be an expression of "you" then? Don't assume because something you got at age 16 still looks good at age 20 that you're good for the long haul; when it comes to body modifications, long term is measured in decades.

Your ideals will also likely shift. Stuff I believed when I was 12 is different than what I believed when I was 16 is different than what I believed when I was 20 etc. In my case, I feel like I've gone a consistent direction with core beliefs and values, but a lot of the specifics are different now... and that's just with the "important" stuff. Take a lot of more frivolous interests and hobbies and even if I still enjoy them, they just aren't as important as they once were.

Consider who you belong to. You think you're body is your own? Yes and no. If you are going to work for a living, your body may be your own, but you're usually "renting it out" alongside your labor. You hope to one day find someone you can truly gain a deep, intimate knowledge of? They've got a claim against your body, even if neither of you know each other yet. If you plan on having kids (or have them already), they will or already have some claim against you. Depending on your religion, your body may belong to your "god" or your "order" or something similar. Even if none of these applies, there is one that always does until the day you die: you belong to the future you. You can't change the past so its good to be a wise steward of yourself so that future you isn't cringing about what past and present "you" did to the property.

Finally, one of my own personal recriminations is how I have failed to take care of my body and my mind. Neither is anywhere close to where they could be had I applied myself fully to the task. So I cringe when I think of how my negligence has reduced my capacity to below that of the average person, and wonder how that would make someone who was born with "less" feel? With body modification, this combined with an earlier point brings us to a Catch-22: if you hate yourself, you shouldn't trust yourself to make alterations to your flesh, but if you love yourself why are you not enjoying what you have?
Posted 4/12/14
I have one tattoo, but plan on getting more. I also do have my ears pierced...I don't plan on gauging my ears in anyway whatsoever. I don't see the appeal of gauges.
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I'm just sharing these fantastic body mods this girl has. She goes by Grace Neutral. You can find her on Instagram, but I'm not sure about any other websites. She does hand-poke tattoos, and she has some of the most brilliantly done mody mods.

This is an old picture of her, and her "alien" scars and elf ears. She also gaged both sides of her nose, along with a few other piercings.


Here's a more recent picture. She got the whites of her eyes tattooed purple. The other girl in the picture is Hannah Snowdon, who also has some pretty rad ink done.

I envy them both! I could never get that much work done, and I don't think it'd suit me, but Grace looks fantastic.



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Posted 4/26/14 , edited 4/26/14
Not gonna lie, I'm a bit envious of women. Flower tattoos are just freaking gorgeous, among some other themes.

Tattoos are amazing if they are thought out. I love a woman who has tattoos that have meaning to her. That being said, I'm not a fan of piercings much at all. When it's more modest, then I actually really enjoy it. But when it's very overt and all over the place, I start to become repulsed in all honesty.

I like jewelry on girls when it's dainty. It's more subtle and I think it brings out more of her features rather than smothers them with their presence. I absolutely do not like gauges at all, while it may be your thing I abhor them. I personally can't fathom as to how someone could find that cool, but to each their own. It's why I'll never get them, but while I don't resent anyone for choosing to have them, I find them rather disgusting.

I'm looking to get some work done in this next year. Over the past 3 years I've saved up over 10k so I'm going to indulge some when I find a tattoo artist that I really trust and get a full back piece done, along with at least one if not two half sleeves. Of course, keeping with my previous statement, I have had designs I've been wanting mulling around in my head for the past year or so and I've come to a point where I do really want them, but I just can't find a tattoo artist I'm willing to entrust with that much of my body just yet.
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Piercings are stupid and tattoos are only acceptable of they have a meaning or good reason.
And no 'bcuz i luv my gf' is not a reason to get a tattoo.
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