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February 7, 2011
2:59 pm
Necro
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I have 5 ritual piercings. i guess they just help me to feel more inner peace and at peace with the godpier

The woes and sorrow that this world causes isn't worth the pain of living, of suffering through. The torture, oh the torture, this hell lives within me. The voices of the demons are the forces that torture me.
February 14, 2011
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needeledhead
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i have 8 ritual pircings and they keep me at peace

February 14, 2011
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Chris Carter
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I'm always curious how other people perceive their piercings. What would you say the difference is between a ritual and a non-ritual piercing?

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February 14, 2011
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needeledhead
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in my opinion a ritual pircing is something you get for yourself not just to show off but something to make u happy and a nonritual pircing is something you get just to impress someone.

February 17, 2011
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Lauren M.
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If that is your opinion on a ritual piercing, I have 2; my tongue and my navel. I've wanted them since I was 8 but never really understood why.  I would have had 3 but my (at the time) 3 month old cousin ripped my eyebrow ring out. :/

 

Just like with my tattoos, I would feel broken and lost without them.

March 2, 2011
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Jamesryan
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If that is how "ritual piercings" are defined, then I don't have a piercing – or a mod for that matter that isn't born out of ritual.

My idea of a "ritual" piercing, however, is done through an actual ritual. Words spoken, candles lit, etcetera. In that case, I don't have as many ritual piercings as I do non-ritual piercings.

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March 5, 2011
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JMcCauley
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for me the act of piercing has its ritual but the wearing of that mod is more important to me. i feel a ritualistic piercing would be one that you are uncomfortable to be without. i've taken out most of what i put in but their are some i will keep forever.

March 8, 2011
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@JMcCauley, I feel there is a place for when you said, "i feel a ritualistic piercing would be one that you are uncomfortable to be without," but I have to say that I would categorize that more of a "spiritual" piercing rather than a "ritualistic" one. Coming from a background of magick, I am very accustomed to rituals being an act more than a state of being – regardless of the states you enter while in ritual.

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March 14, 2011
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I see ritual as a specific act and/or behaviour(s) which are prescribed or routine, often for a purpose not immediately recognisable in the act itself, and may have religious or spiritual connotations.

In many respects every modification for me is a ritual. There is prior thought and preparation, a set of routines which the artist (or myself) use to ensure the procedure is safe and effective, apprehension, excitement or pain and associated mental states.

Sometimes there can be a greater emphasis on the ritual aspects itself though. Other less practical elements can be added, and the procedure can be planned out in much greater detail and level of prescription. By adding emphasis to ritual in this way it can help heighten the focus of intent, and can enable the mind to raise power or acheive other levels of consciousness .

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Nietzsche
June 3, 2011
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I feel similarily.  I see ritual as using any physical or mental tools needed to create an altered state of conscious and a sense that your working is done in another realm than the physical, to seperate the mundane space around you and to create a sacred space.  Whenever I create or enter sacred space, more like when I realize the sacredness of the mundane space around me, I can definitely feel the difference, but I don't know if anything I said makes sense to anyone other than me :)

June 19, 2011
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I agree with you all. I have one at the back of my neck, my navel, 5 tongue, stretched lobes, an industrial, and a vertical hood. I am getting two on my chest, but had to take out my nipple rings. Every time I get any piercing, I feel calm before, during and after. To me, it takes me to another plane of existence. None of my piercings are for others, but for me. They make me feel like myself. The same goes for my tattoos.

July 3, 2011
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I finally realised today that my spiitual need wasn't met if someone else pierces me.  It becomes a clinical and detatched process.  But when I pierce myself I take my time with every aspect of it.  I have to allow the needle to pass through slowly to enable me to feel the pain and let it bec9me part of me and my experiences of life.  The pain in itself becomes very important, but only with a self piercing.

There is no coming to consciousness without pain.  - Carl Jung
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