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Ritualistic Piercing of the Self
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March 2, 2011
6:32 pm
Jamesryan
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Being a piercer, I've always been rather anal about who I let do any mod work on me. So I began piercing myself. Problem is, I HATE piercing myself, though I love it when others do the job for me.

So I've turned the act of piercing myself into a bit of a ritual, including the lighting of candles, meditation, and everything.

Does anyone else do something similar?

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March 3, 2011
4:20 pm
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yes I do it too.I cant pierce myself that well cause i cant see what im doing and its way different from piercing another.Im anal as well as to who pierce me.

But now i light incense and candles to pierce myself right before meditating.

I like to meditate while being tattooed as well.It seemed impossible at first but with enough focus I was able to.

"the mind is a place of its own and in itself can make a heaven of hell and so forth…"
March 4, 2011
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I enjoy meditating while being tattooed as well. I am starting to talk with a tattoo artist about doing some ritualistic tattooing on me with candles and incense going. The tattoo will be a spiritual piece, a rather large piece covering a good portion of my body. 

 

As for you not being able to see yourself, I use a triple mirror, one that bevels so I can see around to different sides of me without having to move anything but the mirror itself. You should invest in one, they're rather cheap at super stores.

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March 5, 2011
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JMcCauley
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i am the opposite. i pierce and i dont mind being pieced by another. i usually don't mind donating some skin to an apprentice. small holes heal. for mods that i intend to keep or are more intricate, i do prefer to do them myself. as for my ritual, i like to meditate (candles, burning sage, deep breathing). i have a few friends who are very talented tattoo artists and they hate tattooing me. im pretty lively usually but when im getting tattooed, i almost shut down. its like i get into a deep meditation and shut out everything. i would guess it would get boring tattooing what may as well be a dead body.   

March 8, 2011
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Jamesryan
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I know how you feel, JMcCauley. I recently contacted a new artist about a design and when I told him I'd like to ritualize it, he stopped responding to me. Haha. I guess I should be looking for another artist in the area then, eh?

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March 13, 2011
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When I was younger in middle and high school I would push safety pins through my flesh without thinking twice about it. Now I put a lot more time and thought into piercing myself… I like to slow down my breathing and heart rate and push the needle through slowly and methodically making sure the entry and exit points are where I want them. I find that pushing slow it is less painful than just doing it quick, so for me less pain for a longer time is OK. ^_^

May 2, 2011
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most of the piercings i have , ive done myself.like dizzy_essie, i like to go slow  to make sure its placed well and where i want.its  soothing and relaxing when the needle pushes thru the skin.i use mirrors for the more difficult areas to see. searching thru the posts and reading the comments make me want to go pierce something tonight! but where ?

May 16, 2011
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i've done piercings on myself, but they were just temporary piercings, something to rock for a little bit, but ultimately not permanent. for things i'm going to keep, i have my piercer do it. like dizzy, i like it slow, and with another person, i can sit there and just completely absorb the experience, without having to concentrate on making sure the piercing is straight, or where i want it.

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May 26, 2011
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kreniac1968
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this weekend i pierced my cleavage again.i did it once before but i accidentaly ripped it while showering.this time i went a lil deeper and longer and it looks great.have to say this piercing tends to shock ppl .lol

December 23, 2011
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This is similar to the topic, but not exact. Instead of piercing of the self, I'm spiritually trusting my husband to ritualistically pierce me as he is trusting me to do the same for him. We both have done piercing in the past, but never an experience like this. I feel this will bond us in many ways.

March 8, 2012
6:28 am
Jamesryan
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thishme said
This is similar to the topic, but not exact. Instead of piercing of the self, I'm spiritually trusting my husband to ritualistically pierce me as he is trusting me to do the same for him. We both have done piercing in the past, but never an experience like this. I feel this will bond us in many ways.

This sounds absolutely wonderful, if you're even around these forums any longer, would you mind sharing some of your experiences with this in more detail?

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