Archive for February, 2011

Should Insects Have Rights Too?

02 8th, 2011 Author: Pokee

Cool Plugs or Insect Cruelty?

First of all, I’d like to apologize for how long it’s been since yours truly snuck in here to write something.  Truth is, I’ve been expanding my horizons a bit and got a new coffee maker that isn’t turning itself on when it’s supposed to, so I end up sleeping through the mornings.  Anyways, I’m still piercing, still observing life, and yes, they’re still ‘hangin’ just as they should.  What brings me in your face today is some observations I’ve made that began as an argument with my girlfriend  and ended up with me going out and buying a pair of new ear plugs.  How’s that work, you ask?  Let me tell you …

There’s nothing worse to me than a hypocrite.  (If you don’t know what that word means, you can skip this article and go back to looking at the pictures, cause I ain’t hyper-linking it to a dictionary site or telling you!)  Anyways, my girlfriend and I were at a mall and we were going to get burgers for lunch.  Out of nowhere, she decides she is a vegetarian and wants a ‘veggie burger’.  Are you kidding me? This chick is 27 years old and I’ve been with her (on and off) for 6 years now, and suddenly she decides she’s a vegetarian?  She tried to explain to me that she saw some show on cable that showed how they kill the cows and she didn’t think it was nice, so now she tells me she’s not ‘contributing’ to this terrible industry.  I tried explaining to her that even if she never ate meat again that cows would continue to be raised and killed, and eaten as food.  I wasn’t getting through.  So I took her to a shop that had body jewelry and found a pair of resin ear plugs with scorpions in them (see pic) and asked her if she felt bad about the two scorpions that gave their lives for these ear plugs.  She said bugs were different, and they didn’t count.  I asked her how that could be, and reminded her that bugs are born, eat, react to danger, mate, raise their young and then die, just like us and the animals.  So why don’t they count too?  She thought long and hard and after a few minutes told me that killing bugs was not bad because bugs secretly plan to rule the planet one day and are just waiting for the ‘signal’ to take us over.  I asked her where in the world she got that b.s. from and she told me she saw it in a move called Starship Troopers.  (I have to admit, I saw that movie to and despite some cheesy acting and cheap effects shots, the thought of the human race being relegated to working the dung heaps of giant bugs bothered me a bit, and still does.)  I didn’t say anything as she ate her veggie burger, but I did buy the bug plugs and vowed to be more careful with the little critters from here on out, just in case she’s right.

That’s all I got for now,

Pokee

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Cool or Fool: Human CD Player?

02 6th, 2011 Author: justhurtabit

Cool Or Fool?

In yet another example of extreme body modification brought to you by us here at The Body Piercing News, we offer this photo for your consideration.  While lip-stretching has been around for centuries in Africa amongst native tribesman, this guy has given new meaning to the term ‘music-lover’ by trading in the usual black lip disc for a more modern choice; a compact disc.

The problem is that compact discs (at least on this side of the world) are going the way of records, and will ultimately be replaced completely by digitized music.  Thus, the day is quickly coming where compact discs will no longer be necessary and indeed be no longer useful for anything – except for acting as a type of make-shift  body jewelry.  Is this guy on to something?  What do you think; Cool or Fool?

What to look for in a body piercing kit

02 3rd, 2011 Author: justhurtabit

Sterile Body Jewelry

If you are in the market for a body piercing kit, choosing the right one for your needs can be a bit confusing.  Also, your chances of infection vary wildly, depending upon the choice you make.  Of course, it’s always best to have a body piercing done by a trained professional piercer.  But if a kit is all you need, here are the things you should always keep in mind.

First, make sure the kit is designed for the type of piercing you are doing.  If you are self-piercing your navel, you should buy a kit that is designed for navels, or at least has 14g needles and curved barbells to do the job properly.  Secondly, make sure the body piercing kit you choose includes instructions, either how-to videos in dvd or streamed, so you will have a guide to follow.  Finally, the most important thing of all is to make sure your body piercing kit includes sterile body jewelry.  The vast majority of body piercing kits do not include sterile body jewelry.  Why?  It’s mainly because of the time and expense in sterilizing body jewelry – most companies would rather make more profit off your purchase than insure your safety.  Luckily, there is on company that specializes in sterile body piercing kits that include sterilized body jewelry.  Good luck with your piercing and remember, if it doesn’t say that it’s ‘sterile’, it isn’t.

In The Mood For Extreme Body Jewelry?

02 2nd, 2011 Author: justhurtabit

If you are looking to make a statement with the body jewelry you wear you might want to consider facial ‘talons’.  Talons (sometimes referred to as ‘claws’) are actually labrets with long, curved shafts that follow the contour of the chin.  There are numerous styles of these extreme labrets available, ranging from tribal patterns, to surgical-looking and of course, plain smooth steel.

Chin talons can be worn either as single pieces at the center-point of the upper chin, or as pairs.  Whatever the style or configuration you choose, just make sure you choose a style that goes with your personality.  Also, make sure when you are wearing any kind of extreme body jewelry that you are careful not to injure yourself or others when kissing or embracing.

Got a Body Piercing Kit?

02 1st, 2011 Author: justhurtabit
Self-piercing kit

Double PTFE Self-Piercing Kit

Did you just recently order a body piercing kit online and are clueless as how to use it?  There seems to be a propensity of body piercing  kits available (especially on ebay) that do not include any kind of instructions, or even aftercare guidelines.  This lack of information to the novice home piercer can lead to (at best) confusing or (at worst) disastrous results.

Bare-bones body piercing kits (without instructions or sterile body jewelry) may save you money in the short term, but if using such a kit leads to an infection (due to the body jewelry not being sterile) or a doctor’s visit, how much did you really save?  Be smart, and safe and look for quality sterile body piercing kits that include instructions, or streaming videos and aftercare guidelines, as well as sterile body jewelry.  It will cost you a few bucks more but aren’t you worth it?