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This is probably the most offensive reaction I get to my facial piercings. You can tell me you think they're ugly, I'm ugly, I look like a bull, whatever, I don't care. But when you say that I would be beautiful or more attractive if I got rid of something that holds more meaning to me than any man ever could? That's when I get pissed off and want to start punching testicles.

I mostly hear this from older men, or rednecks.
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I don't claim to know it all, but jesus fucking christ. I would swear he's trolling if I didn't know him to be a fucking retard in real life.

How many of you have mods? I think there's only 3 or 4 people on my friends list that will care about this post.


Dec. 28th, 2009 08:03 pm
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The Illustrated Man: How LED Tattoos Could Make Your Skin a Screen

The title character of Ray Bradbury’s book The Illustrated Man is covered with moving, shifting tattoos. If you look at them, they will tell you a story.

New LED tattoos from the University of Pennsylvania could make the Illustrated Man real (minus the creepy stories, of course). Researchers there are developing silicon-and-silk implantable devices which sit under the skin like a tattoo. Already implanted into mice, these tattoos could carry LEDs, turning your skin into a screen.

The silk substrate onto which the chips are mounted eventually dissolves away inside the body, leaving just the electronics behind. The silicon chips are around the length of a small grain of rice — about 1 millimeter, and just 250 nanometers thick. The sheet of silk will keep them in place, molding to the shape of the skin when saline solution is added.

These displays could be hooked up to any kind of electronic device, also inside the body. Medical uses are being explored, from blood-sugar sensors that show their readouts on the skin itself to neurodevices that tie into the body’s nervous system — hooking chips to particular nerves to control a prosthetic hand, for example.
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From my piercer/friend/ex-boyfriend:

Context... )
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Finally, the videos of my procedures!

Dermal Anchors in Three Parts )
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This email was in response to this post:

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I just had a consultation with my piercer/good friend Chris. We've made wonderful plans to finish my ears. He's going to order all the tools/jewelry on Wednesday, and I think as soon as the supplies get in we'll begin!

The first thing is to punch my inner conch. I already have a 12g ring there, and we're just going to punch that sucker out. I'm going to end up with a 2g tunnel.
I'm going to have someone (with a strong stomach) record the entire thing, and you can bet your ass it's going on the internet.
I'm also going to eat the bit of leftover skin. Chris is definitely not a big fan of that part.

After that's healed we're going to put two dermal anchors at either temple, right in front of each ear. After the initial healing phase I'm going to have the discs replaced with flat silver stars. Chris wants me to get bolt heads (a la Frankenstein's monster) but I like dainty things.

Finally we're going to do something with my right ear. My left ear is done (minus the punch). I'm happy with all the jewelry in there (besides the lobes). My right ear is pretty empty at the top, though. Chris is going to bend some jewelry and we're going to do something like this: lol mspaint. I want to call it a reverse orbital, but I'm sure there's a better name for it.
(Ignore the naked lobes, I'm trying to thicken my lobes so I gave them an emu oil massage and now they're just relaxing.)

During all of this I'll still be steadily stretching my lobes. My goal for years was 0g, but now I'm leaning towards 9/16" or 3/4". I haven't decided, and I'm sure I won't until I get up there.
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I'm so hopelessly in love with it.

Done by the amazing Randy at Bullet Proof Tattoo.
It didn't hurt a bit, either.
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Oct. 30th, 2008 11:27 pm
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Oct. 5th, 2008 11:38 pm
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i have to work ten days straight. nine hour shifts.
i had four ex-boyfriends come into the store last week. talk about fucking awkward.

my brother graduates from basic training thursday.

blue dragon is an ugly and stupid game. i hate it really hard. long live eternal sonata. and go play the harry potter game (order of the phoenix). it's fucking addictive, and i kicked the shit out of it.

i bought voodoo vince today ($3). it's hilarious and cute. too bad it's not backwards compatible (yet?). also too bad that greg won't let me take one of his xboxes home with me.

i stretched my ears up to a 12g last week. it slipped right in, no pain at all. two more weeks and i'll move up to a 10g.

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So what's it like having magnetic vision?

If you don't already know about magnetic implants, you may want to read our previous articles on the subject, including the original interview about Todd Huffman's magnets, a six-month retrospective on mine, as well as a magnet risks article with a follow-up by Jesse. In short, magnetic implants are small, encased magnets designed to be implanted in nerve rich areas in order to give the patient heightened sensitivity to EM fields — that is, magnetic vision. Because the magnets vibrate very slightly, the wearer's senses begin to extend, giving them an awareness of electromagnetic fields and radiation.
When and how did you become aware of being able to sense things with your magnetic implant?

Fred: For the first month I thought this was a failure; my main goal was to be able to sense things and I hadn't sensed anything so far. I work for a company where we manufacture a number of electronic things, and one day my friend was testing a large 230volt power supply with a huge transformer in it so I walked up and waved my hand in front of it and got that cool vibrating sensation in my finger tip. Immediately after I just started putting my finger up to several things I knew had transformers, clocks, cell phone chargers, and microwaves. So far my nebulizer, which I use for my asthma seems to have the strongest field.

Steve: It was probably two weeks into having it that I started sensing things. I could feel my microwave stronger than anything.

Jymmi: I could feel small things at about a week to two weeks, like an electric shaver and a one inch earth magnet. After about three or four months I also could feel the electric fields in my non-magnetic hand. It's not as strong as my magnetic hand — it's more of a general feeling. About a month ago I started feeling the vibrations in my feet.

Powder: A few days after I had the implant done I was standing in my father's garage near a large running engine. I felt what I thought was a light breeze on my hand but realised it was only in my implant finger. I started moving my hand closer and farther from the engine and felt slight differences in the sensation.

KYO: On the sixth day I picked up an electric sharpener and had a weird sensation — then I realised it was actually the magnetic implant reacting to the electro magnetic field from the engine.

Jesse: I tried static fields from large magnets fairly immediately after insertion, but the first really astounding sensation was provided by a power drill.

Closeup of Jymmi's magnetic implant being installed.

Jymmi's powerful magnet picking up a couple of safety pins.

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friday i'm getting my hair cut and colored. greg made me an appointment with his hair guy as part of my christmas present. i'm excited, because i haven't gotten my hair cut since march.
i'll have to cut 5-7 inches off just to get rid of all the dead hair. and finally my bangs will be short enough to not have to pin them up to keep them out of my eyes. but other than that, i don't know what to do. every time i say "surprise me" to a hairstylist, i come out looking the woman cut my hair in the dark with one hand tied behind her back.
also, i'm getting my hair colored professionally for the first time in my life. i still haven't decided on the color. i've had black hair since i was 16 or 17. i'm thinking either a dark brown or a dark red. i'm terrified that the brown will be too boring, but i've been dark red before.
i'll probably end up flipping a coin.

opinions, anyone? everyone?
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I just don't want to die without a few scars, I say. It's nothing any more to have a beautiful stock body. You see those cars that are completely stock cherry, right out of a dealer's showroom in 1955, I always think, what a waste.
—Tyler Durden (Chuck Palahniuk), Fight Club (page 39) (1996, book; 1999, movie)

By using your body, modifying your body, you can go into [different] states of consciousness and discover the true nature of life and yourself.
—Fakir Musafar

The mind's first step to self-awareness must be through the body.
—George Sheehan

I feel that some piercings reflect the personality, and those are more like haircuts or styles of clothing that you embrace. Other piercings are supposed to be there. When you look in the mirror, you don't look different so much as same somehow, as if it has been there all along.
—Jon Cobb (1997)

Show me a man with a tattoo, and I'll show you a man with an interesting past.
—Jack London

Evidence indicates that it is the mere presence of the tattoo, not its artistic content, that correlates with certain diagnoses. Thus, any tattoo can be viewed as a warning sign that should alert the practicing physician to look for underlying psychiatric conditions.
—Robert F. Raspa and John Cusack, Psychiatric Implications of Tattoosin American Family Physician (1990)

Tattooed men who are not behind bars are either latent criminals or degenerate aristocrats. If someone who is tattooed dies in freedom, then he does so a few years before he would have committed murder.
—Adolf Loos, Ornament und Verbrechen (1962)

I got rid of all [my piercings]. I can't stand the visual rape of walking down Saint Marks Pl. and having all these unknown people offend me with facial piercings, which are just there to shock and give a pretense of alienation ... And as for their supposed 'tribalism,' just throw a $100 bill into the middle of the room and see how unified they are.
—Genesis P-Orridge (1997)
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today sucks.

edit: got the ball back. today is looking up.


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