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16th April 2014

Photo reblogged from SAFE PIERCING

mylifepiercing:

6 week old surface piercing with Capri blue synthetic opals
Piercing by Lenae Gherardi Diamond Heart Studios Flemington NJ Diamondheartpiercing.com Facebook.com / diamondheartpiercing @diamondheartpiercing ♡

mylifepiercing:

6 week old surface piercing with Capri blue synthetic opals

Piercing by Lenae Gherardi
Diamond Heart Studios
Flemington NJ
Diamondheartpiercing.com
Facebook.com / diamondheartpiercing
@diamondheartpiercing

Source: mylifepiercing

16th April 2014

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immaculatepiercing:

A uniquely placed helix piercing with a Rose Gold Mini Toltec and CZ from @bvla


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#southcarolina #sc #carolina #columbiasc #columbiasouthcarolina #803 #lexingtoncounty #southeast #southcarolinastate #greenville #greenvillesc #rockhill #universityofsouthcarolina #uofsc #gamecocks #gococks #gamecocknation #columbia #myrtlebeach #insta_carolina #greenvillesouthcarolina #southcarolinabound #southcarolinagamecocks #immaculatepiercing #safepiercing #APP #APPMember #legitbodyjewelry #legitpiercingslook @legitbodyjewelry @perfectly_modified @bodymodifications @safepiercing
 (at Immaculate Piercing)

immaculatepiercing:

A uniquely placed helix piercing with a Rose Gold Mini Toltec and CZ from @bvla


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#southcarolina #sc #carolina #columbiasc #columbiasouthcarolina #803 #lexingtoncounty #southeast #southcarolinastate #greenville #greenvillesc #rockhill #universityofsouthcarolina #uofsc #gamecocks #gococks #gamecocknation #columbia #myrtlebeach #insta_carolina #greenvillesouthcarolina #southcarolinabound #southcarolinagamecocks #immaculatepiercing #safepiercing #APP #APPMember #legitbodyjewelry #legitpiercingslook @legitbodyjewelry @perfectly_modified @bodymodifications @safepiercing
(at Immaculate Piercing)

16th April 2014

Photoset reblogged from Our bodies are apt to be our autobiographies.

merikenmetals:

merikenmetals:

We do things a little differently:

Lunar Flares - forged fine silver tunnels from 3/4” - 2”. 
www.merikenmetals.com 

What is a Lunar Flare?
It is when a soft hammer falls, pushing the tunnel into a subtle curve.
When 1200 degrees of thermal energy massage the Pure Silver crystal element into relaxation, preparing for more movement.
When a steel hammer drops, stretching that curve into a broad, organic flare.

Source: merikenmetals

16th April 2014

Photo reblogged from Kendra Jane

5pointleo:

Just want to pierce septums. Perfect, beautiful septums.. All piercings by Leo Ziebol(at 5 Point Studios)

5pointleo:

Just want to pierce septums. Perfect, beautiful septums..
All piercings by Leo Ziebol
(at 5 Point Studios)

Source: 5pointleo

16th April 2014

Photo reblogged from Anatometal

ironcladtattooco:

Changed up Kims inner conch jewelry to this 5 gem cluster from Anatometal. #anatometal @anatometalinc #conch #conchpiercing #conchjewelry #ironclad #ironcladtattoo #ironcladtattooco (at www.ironcladtattoo.com)

ironcladtattooco:

Changed up Kims inner conch jewelry to this 5 gem cluster from Anatometal. #anatometal @anatometalinc #conch #conchpiercing #conchjewelry #ironclad #ironcladtattoo #ironcladtattooco (at www.ironcladtattoo.com)

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14th April 2014

Question

Anonymous asked: just out of curiosity, did you keep your dreadlocks after reading what Breeze said?

I have so far but I’m pretty torn on it honestly.  I’ve talked to a lot of people on it and the consensus seems pretty split as to whether it’s a big deal or not.  Dreadlocks are also pretty cross-cultural, but when placed in historical context it’s not as simple as saying “dreadlocks are a worldwide phenomenon” because of the meaning they have to a lot of people here in the US.

On a purely selfish note, I really like my dreadlocks because I have really frizzy hair and every time I tried to grow it long pre-dreadlock it just got bigger instead of longer.  So dreadlocks seemed like a perfect fit for me for zero-maintenance long hair.  My hair dreads easily on its own so the “dreadlocks on white people aren’t natural” kind of isn’t true in my case I guess either.  BUT, yeah, I’m still on the fence about it and their days are probably numbered.

14th April 2014

Link reblogged from Piercing by Alan Vedge

Cultural Appropriation and Body Modification →

alanvedge:

So, while the body modification debates what I consider a pretty cut-and-dry case of white privilege (whether or not white dudes should be walking around wearing swastikas) can we now open the dialogue* on cultural appropriation in the body modification industry/subculture?

A few common things I…

Forgive me if I’m doing this wrong… I’m not very good with the whole Tumblr thing.  Either way, I wanted to keep this all in one thread rather than having the conversation spread across multiple venues.  Alicia Cardenas from Sol Tribe in Denver wrote a response to this comment I posted.  There’s some good stuff in it and it’s definitely worth a read.

I’d like to respond to it though as I think a lot of my point may have been misunderstood.

I tried to stress in my initial post that I am in NO WAY an authority on this matter.  My only role in this conversation is to bring it to the surface in the industry because it doesn’t seem to be on the radar and it’s something that we should all be aware of and taking into consideration regardless of where we choose to draw our boundaries.

Nowhere in that initial post did I claim personal perfection either.  My initial interest in this conversation actually began when I read this article by Breeze Harper — someone who I’ve followed for a while now and really love her intersectional discussions around the animal rights movement.  Essentially, the article calls out white people with dreadlocks, heavy black tattoos, and stretched ears.  My initial reaction was “Holy shit… that sounds  pretty familiar, and I definitely am not trying to offend anyone!” so I delved deeper into the conversation.  It definitely took me a bit of time and a lot of reading to formulate my own opinions on the subject beyond my initial reactions of guilt then knee-jerk “Don’t tell me what to do!” before realizing this is actually a really interesting conversation that has a lot more depth to it than what I had ever been aware of.

One of the things I agree strongly with Alicia on is that tattooing and piercing both have a really cross-cultural history.  It’s hard to find a single culture that hasn’t modified their body in some way or another.  So to those who fall to one extreme side of the conversation and claim that ALL piercing and tattooing is cultural appropriation I do disagree.  I think tattooing and piercing is something that draws us all together and permeates humanity.

My point is that there are contexts where some piercings, some tattoos, a specific piece of jewelry, etc. is uniquely tied to a culture and to assume that you can take that image/style/etc. with no regard for the culture is a very bold assertion of privilege that I’m not really comfortable with.  Especially within the cultural context of institutional racism in the United States and the history of white settler culture.  

Regardless, I should point out once again that I am in no way an authority on deciding what is and is not off limits and where you should define your personal boundaries.

Most importantly:  Stop reading what I’m writing, and explore the conversations already happening on #culturalappropriation #settlercolonialism #whiteprivilege and #institutionalracism — there is a WEALTH of information and informed opinions out there.


Essentially, I’m going to keep this short so you can go out and read what people of color who have life experience with this stuff have written instead of my interpretation of what they’ve said second-hand.

Tagged: cultural appropriationsettler colonialismwhite privilegeinstitutional racism

14th April 2014

Photo

Beaded rose gold from @BVLA — SO NICE. #nose #nostril #piercing  (at Lucky Rabbit)

Beaded rose gold from @BVLA — SO NICE. #nose #nostril #piercing (at Lucky Rabbit)

Tagged: nosenostrilpiercing

14th April 2014

Question

Anonymous asked: Do you think mandala tattoos are appropriation?

I don’t think that’s up to me to decide.  There’s a lot of discussion around that, especially with how popular mandala tattoos currently are, that if you seek out is pretty easy to find.

My personal opinion:  Mandalas themselves aren’t really tied to any one culture.  I don’t see anything wrong with a mandala simply on its own.  A more grey area might be a mandala with design elements borrowed from another culture.

14th April 2014

Question

Anonymous asked: Should any white people have ANY piercing or modification? wouldn't you consider it Cultural appropriation regardless? while people like you are criticizing people with swastikas (Arrogantly assuming they have no faith linked to it) The same people will be praising the work of Jim ward and Fakir musafar, who basically took piercings with real meaning to some, and had kinky sex over them.... Kinda more offensive if you ask me, But no one has the guts to call them out. Hypocritical to me.

I’m going to respond to both of these at once since the same person sent them (also, I know who you are, so it would be cool if you would post non-anonymously and join in this conversation!).

"And Anyway, who are you, as a white person to talk about what other white people should, or should not do, with a company called "Origins Handmade" what about you, or your profit making business making body jewelry (forms stolen from other cultures) isn’t based on Cultural appropriation? again, Hypocritical."

I HAVE seen argument from people who argue that white people shouldn’t have any piercings or tattoos at all and that ALL of that falls under cultural appropriation.  I don’t really agree with that… piercings, tattoos, etc. all seem to be a pretty cross-cultural phenomenon and I think that’s a really awesome thing that brings people together.  Context is super-important though.  Me wearing a scarf isn’t cultural appropriation.  Scarves are pretty universal.  Wearing a keffiyah?  Crossed a line.  Why?  Because it’s a very particular type of scarf with a very particular cultural meaning.

I’m not really sure how sex and piercings really even relates to this conversation.

As for the “who are you?” aspect of the second question, let me make it clear:  I am not an authority.  I am not a rule maker.  I am NOBODY.


I’ve tried to emphasize from the start of this conversation that I’m not telling anyone what they can and can’t do, my goal is to open a conversation about where the boundaries lie and hopefully raise awareness of some issues that I don’t see talked about in this industry much at all but I think are super important.  In fact, I fully claim ignorance to a lot of stuff when this issue comes up and I’ve done potentially offensive stuff in the past and probably still am, although I’m trying not to.  

I in no way want to come off as a white knight swooping in to save the day. I just want to bring awareness to the industry I work in that there’s a larger conversation surrounding these issues already in progress and we should probably take a look at that conversation and consider how our actions affect others.  I am by no means shying away from personal critique or claiming perfection on my own part, but I also will not tolerate having a conversation be shut down because it calls into question the status quo.

13th April 2014

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Roughed out. Now just need to sand and finish them. #handmade #plugs #wood

Roughed out. Now just need to sand and finish them. #handmade #plugs #wood

Tagged: plugswoodhandmade

12th April 2014

Photo reblogged from Untitled

devils-palm:

Muncie Tatty Zappin.’ It’s been awhile… @scumbag_doodles @jburns7 @wrukwrok @kylesayslucky @luckyrabbitart @alanvedge #muncie

devils-palm:

Muncie Tatty Zappin.’ It’s been awhile… @scumbag_doodles @jburns7 @wrukwrok @kylesayslucky @luckyrabbitart @alanvedge #muncie

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12th April 2014

Photo reblogged from SAFE PIERCING

thrivestudios:

by @thrivinjesse “Septum piercing with a 14K gold beaded ring “Lakshmi” from @BVLA. Pierced by @thrivestudios #bodyvisionlosangeles #bvla #septum #thrivestudios #justapiercer #legitbodyjewelry #piercing #bodypiercing #safepiercing #associationofprofessionalpiercers”

thrivestudios:

by @thrivinjesse “Septum piercing with a 14K gold beaded ring “Lakshmi” from @BVLA. Pierced by @thrivestudios #bodyvisionlosangeles #bvla #septum #thrivestudios #justapiercer #legitbodyjewelry #piercing #bodypiercing #safepiercing #associationofprofessionalpiercers”

Source: thrivestudios

11th April 2014

Photo reblogged from Work, and the Space in Between

cjmaxwell:

starrbelew:

The lovely @alyssamahoney has fantastic taste! Tragus with a millgrain pearl end in rose gold. Daith with a rose gold Desiree. @bvla @sacredtattoonyc #purebodyarts #sacredtattoonyc #bvla #bodyjewelry #bodypiercing  (at Sacred Tattoo)

A gorgeous jewelry pairing by the lovely Starr :)

cjmaxwell:

starrbelew:

The lovely @alyssamahoney has fantastic taste! Tragus with a millgrain pearl end in rose gold. Daith with a rose gold Desiree. @bvla @sacredtattoonyc #purebodyarts #sacredtattoonyc #bvla #bodyjewelry #bodypiercing (at Sacred Tattoo)

A gorgeous jewelry pairing by the lovely Starr :)

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11th April 2014

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More doodles.

More doodles.