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December 9, 2011
2:54 am
strommer
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so this is the first topic ive started and my question for everyone is,what kind of music do you like to listen to when geting mods done is there a paticular song,band,genre of music or do you like it to be quite……….. i generaly have a wide taste in music theres only a few styles i cant stand but definitly find that certain songs help me relax and meditate i no when im at a shop i usualy listen to what ever the artist is listening to but when im doing my own i tend to listen to black metal (dimmu borgir,gorgoroth,mayhem,ect.)witch im sure might sound weird that i meditate to something so loud and angry but i find it relaxes me but at the same time i get into diferent moods witch call for diferent genres of music but would love to hear what the rest of you think?

December 9, 2011
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I love listening to metal when I'm getting tattooed, although I love listening to metal pretty much any other time as well.  Wehn getting pierced or implanted, I tend not to listen to anything at all.  When suspending, that depends on the type of energy I want for the suspension.  If its something that's going to be more intense and meditative, I'll prefer something quieter but if I want to have a more fun and energy filled suspension, I'll prefer something faster paced.

December 9, 2011
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ya ive noticed when im piercing myself i tend not to listen to anything although i do have fish so i always have the sounds of runing water witch i find to be very relaxing as well

December 9, 2011
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I find music can be distracting for me during mods, but is a great help in building my mindset prior.

The distraction sometimes makes it easier to endure, but that's not something i want by way of an outside influence. Maybe i feel that way because the music, good or bad, is chosen by the studio i am at.

Having said that when doing my own piercings or tattoos i find music takes my concentration away, and i prefer silence.

I often listen to music travelling to a studio, or getting myself prepared at home. This can add a lot of significance to me, and is an important part of the preparation. What is is varies, and i tend to go with my feeling at the time. As a result i have a lot of music that recalls a specific mod for me.

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December 9, 2011
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I prefer things to be as quiet as I can allow when I prep for a mod.  I tend to meditate and center myself as much as possible prior to leaving the house. 

While I'm at the shop I am really sort of indifferent to what's being played as I usually just mentally block out the sound anyway as I go to my 'happy place' so I can focus on my body and what is happening as I'm getting moded.  If I don't do this I've noticed that I tend to get really tense and sort of lose appreciation for what's going on (especially if I'm sitting through a long tattoo session).

December 10, 2011
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i never realy thought about listening to music before i do a mod im gonna have to try that the next time i pierce myself thanks for the idea oakbear

April 30, 2012
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Depending on the nature of the mod, I like to listen to music or keep it dead silent.

Some of them require more attention, especially if I am doing it to myself, however, if I am having something done to me, I prefer to listen to metal.

Motionless In White has become a recent favorite of mine and have brought an iPod and Headphones when I go to get tattooed, simply to listen to them. :)

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May 29, 2012
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everytime i got pierced or tattooed, wether coincidently or on purpose, i was listening to TOOL. most times it was on purpose but i realized a couple songs were playin coincidently 2 times. lol idk if thats fate or jus my obsession with the band but i find the songs Lateralus, Sober, Aenima, and Parabola to be great for the mood and sitting. try em if you never heard of em.

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May 29, 2012
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i could see tool being a good band to listen to during a mod i tend to listen to em when im trying to relax any way ill give em a shot next time

May 29, 2012
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I wish it were possible for me to play my djembe during a mod because I've always found the sound of a mellow drum rythm (especially when I'm the one playing it) to be very relaxing and conducive to meditation, but the constant movement would definitely screw up the artist.

In fact, the only mod I could think of that would allow me to play while I received it would be a suicide suspension, but the hooks would need to be placed around the strap I use with the drum.  Seems cumbersome, but perhaps I'll try it some day.

Aside from that, I've never been concerned with what I listen to when getting a mod.  My piercer never had music playing, and the various tattoo artists always played whatever they wanted.

I wouldn't mind providing drum music during someone else's mod, if they were into it, but never knew anyone who would be into it.

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May 29, 2012
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if you were in oregon i would totally let you play the drums while i was getting a mod that would be awesome 

June 8, 2012
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I'm in the Atlanta area and I play drum as well.  I bet we could hook up some skype and do a open chat where you could get several members of CoBM to play drums at the same time in several different places while you go through your ritual.  It would take some planning and commitment, but I'd be game.  I am a busy Mom, so the date would need to be set for me to join.  You can do anything you want!!  I have a doumbek drum which I play on a regular basis every week. 

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June 8, 2012
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Also, YES to Tool!!!  Anytime, anywhere.  I like to listen to Dead Can Dance or classical music during any mod.  I also like to make noises.  I think music and making noise keeps me present.  When I was younger I let myself escape the feeling or situation by having more of an out of body experience, now I try to focus to stay with it.  I want to ride the wave of emotions and physical feelings when it begins to crest, not let the waves pass by me or crash around me.  I never close my eyes and I love to laugh and cry.

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June 8, 2012
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I am like Chyvonna (and sometimes UnholyResonance) in that I like it quiet so I can be 'in the zone' when I have mods done … I certainly can see how music can help with this … but like Chyvonna I would just tune it out …

 

If I had to choose piercing music … I know it is cliche … and "going along with the crowd" but Metal seems appropriate … Green Day … Dropkick Murphys … Social Distortion (shows my age) … then again some classical have great climaxes during which a piercing can be done

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June 9, 2012
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As of so far it hasn't really phased me if i was listening to music or not. But there is certain ones i'm going to need music for.

The scarification of my wrists and ankles. I'll probably have a mix of stuff. Though SES will defiantly be a good portion of it.

My first suspension will defiantly have music. 

I guess it's all about what the modification means to me depends on the music. Or lack there of.

June 11, 2012
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I want to get someone to play the djembe for a suspension session.

I did a firewalk a while back, and there was a big drumming circle, which raised loads of energy.

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June 11, 2012
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Sommersett said
I'm in the Atlanta area and I play drum as well.  I bet we could hook up some skype and do a open chat where you could get several members of CoBM to play drums at the same time in several different places while you go through your ritual.  It would take some planning and commitment, but I'd be game.  I am a busy Mom, so the date would need to be set for me to join.  You can do anything you want!!  I have a doumbek drum which I play on a regular basis every week. 

I'm not sure how that stuff works, but it sounds awesome.  The only thing I'd worry about is lag time screwing up the rhythm.  Especially on my ancient computer.  Aside from that, it sounds like a really good idea.

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June 11, 2012
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Do you look on Craigslist under free stuff for a better computer?  I see great stuff on there on a regular basis.  Maybe consider the idea of getting some of the furniture and resurfacing it in some artistic way and then selling it for computer money.  The potential of a new computer is pretty amazing with the right person using it.  I find decoupage to be a great way to cover old beat up furniture Maybe in the future…

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June 11, 2012
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I will definitely have to check that out.  Thanks!

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June 12, 2012
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generally whatever is playing at the shop, i have made accomidations for specific requests for my clients though.

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