Haha, cheers pal! Appreciate that!
Haha, cheers pal! Appreciate that!
Someone asked me on Tumblr to take a photo whilst wearing no jewellery. Here you go :)
Haha, great request. You know, I’ll do that very soon and will upload it here :)
For a change, I wore my brass Dayak style ear weights today. I adore the way they look, the weight and the way they when they hang freely but when sat, the points dig into my shoulders and it’s a constant, annoying pain. They’re good for short-term wear but I stick to either my obsidian plugs or silicone tunnels for day-to-day jewellery.
Thank you for your question, indeed I did have those piercings in my tongue(s) but I’ve since taken them out. Of course the split remains and I dare say they’ll be pierced again one day!
How you should do it is to see a professional modification artist. They’re few and far between, so be prepared to either travel to a studio or wait until an artist guest-spots somewhere more locally to you. Keep an eye on your local studio websites and social media pages as you’d likely hear about any opportunities on those sources.
I was rather foolish with my split. I started out with a central tongue piercing which I stretched up to 5mm and then split it using the ‘tie-off’ method at first, followed by self-scalpelling. Quite dangerous and somewhat foolhardy but thankfully it turned out well. Not recommended.
Thanks again, I wish you luck on your journey :)
Perhaps the loveliest comments ever, thank you so much- you made my day :) Wow, there are a few Q’s there! Let me see..
I’ve been getting tattooed since I was 16. I know that’s young, but I looked older than I was and I was determined to have something done as soon as I was able to. It was a pretty crappy tiger taken from the flash collection at my local tattoo studio but I absolutely adored it. It has since been covered of course, a large snake that runs from my chest and down my back masks that little design. All my work was pretty much hidden until around ten years ago. That was a time when I separated from my long-term girlfriend who didn’t like tattoos or piercings at all. I met my current partner (who’s now my wife) on a body-modification community website (BMEZine’s IAM community) and haven’t ever been happier (or more visibly modified!). So, to answer your question (and to reveal what an old bastard I am), it has taken me twenty years to look like I do today!
Next projects are to finish my neck and face piece- there’s an awful lot more to colour-in still and hand-poke tattooing takes forever! Also, I’ve started on my right arm project- I’m having it coloured solid black and plan to, once healed of course, have a large geometric patterned sleeve in white ink, combined with 3d silicone implants and *possibly* some scarification (I’m unsure about that one, I worry about the uncertainty of how scars heal). After that and a bit further down the line will be the tattoo on my head which will replace my Mohawk once my hairline recedes too far!
My favourite mod has to be my throat and neck leaves (hand-poked by my wife to answer another question), followed closely by my silicone hand skulls and my split tongue.
Thank you, thank you, thank you once again- lovely, lovely follower :-) it’s a real humbling thing to hear such kind words :) :*
Hello! Thank you, I think that’s a great question..
I’m a wholesale account manager for a large electronic cigarette business. I deal with eCig shops, helping them set-up their businesses in terms of location, the layout of the store, the look and feel, range of products and how they advertise. It’s a very stressful job as it’s such a new and rapidly developing industry but I do love what I do.
Before I became visibly modified I had established a very strong skillset- I’m good at what I do as I’ve been working in professional environments for a long time. My CV (resume) is good, it opens doors for interviews and I interview extremely well- people seem to be able to pick up on the fact that I’m a decent, honest man.
The founder of the company I work for now interviewed me personally. At the interview, I had a full mohawk, inch lobes, stretched nostrils and labret and facial tattoo’s. He was able to see through my appearance and I was given the job that very same day. I’ve been there almost four years now and have been promoted twice, ending up in wholesale.
Quite often I’ll speak to new resellers who are about to start-up business. I’ll talk to them regularly over the course of a few weeks. My spoken voice is considered ‘posh’ (the automated telephone answering system at this workplace uses my voice) so when these new resellers come up to meet me for the first time, there’s always a hilarious double-take moment when we first shake hands! Still to this date, no-one has ever had an issue- I’ve formed great relationships with all of them.
I feel it may well be a different story if I were to have started out on my career path with visible modifications as the stigma you mentioned does still exist. With little or no experience it’d make the task of becoming employed far more taxing.
Lunch break selfie. It was really jolly hot today in Lancashire, England. My car said it was 28 degrees this afternoon. I’m so glad my office is air conditioned.
Other news, managed to re-dye my hair from failed-blonde (was ginger) to black/red (very dark red). This was the only dye my wifey had available, I couldn’t live another day with a ginger mop (with all due respect gingers, it clashed with my tattoos! :D)
Thank you Bethany :) Yours is every bit as awesome as you claimed it to be too :*
I have had a little more tattoo work done on my face. Just a new leaf and swirl, they’ll be coloured like the rest of the piece.
The hat is absolutely necessary - I dyed my hair blonde and it’s looking more ginger.
In case you’re interested:
10mm septum (wearing 4 x 2.5mm segment rings in this shot)
Heya matey, you’ve some great ink on show on your blog! It’s good to follow like-minded people, thanks for your nice message :) Things here in Lancashire, England are pretty good- was 28 Celsius in the sun today and the weekend is almost upon us! Thanks for asking, I hope you’re enjoying life too :)
The first photo was the original which had quite a few notes here on Tumblr.
The second photo I took to show how much I’ve changed- the original was taken around seven years ago.
The third photo was taken when I realised how old I looked with the beard I’d grown. It’s summer time now so time to loose the majority of my facial hair.
My beard game is strong.
Marcellus the cat.
An update on the healing of the fresh part of my eyeliner tattoo. The waterline part was hand-poked on Friday evening and this is now Sunday morning. I’d hoped that such a naturally moist part of the body would form less of a dry scab but as you can see from the last photo, not the case. They still feel gritty but it’s not effecting my vision at all.
Looking at the last photo, I can also see that they’ll need a little more work once this has all healed.