As President of the Association of Professional Piercers, I have a regular editorial column in The Point magazine. Issue 69 editorial Some of …
Nick completed his Masters degree at the Ohio State University in Somatic and Cultural Studies in 2002. His final project, “Somatic Piercing: The Art and Ritual of Body Piercing” portrays his experiences in body rituals as well as illuminates other piercers’ views on the matter.
“This article presented some sound information, but there’s still much more to know. When piercings are performed by a trained professional using sterile equipment and high quality jewelry, and appropriate aftercare is followed, the risks are drastically minimized.” — Elayne Angel, APP President
The Knowledge | HOW TO REBUILD OUR WORLD FROM SCRATCH.
You are a pierced woman, he said, looking into my eyes and smiling.
I lifted my head so that I could take a peek: Brian Skellie, my piercer, had successfully stabbed me with a needle so I could wear a silver ring with a hematite stone on my navel.
ZEN PENCILS – 119. JOHN GREEN: Make gifts for people.
CONFERENCE IS ALMOST UPON US! THE CONFERENCE ADVANCED (ONLINE) REGISTRATION WILL SHUT DOWN AT MIDNIGHT ON MAY 17TH, PST ANY CHANGES TO YOUR REGISTRATION SHOULD …
The Association of Professional Piercers is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination of vital health and safety information about body piercing to piercers, health care professionals, legislators, and the general public. Socially and legislatively, body piercing is situated within the greater bodyÂ modificationÂ community. As a result, we recognize that our role extends beyond the discipline of body piercing. Our position on body art practices such as tattooing, cosmetic tattooing, branding, scarification, suspension, and other forms of bodyÂ modificationÂ is as follows:
Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist. He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness, but must explore if it be goodness. Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. Absolve you to yourself, and you shall have the suffrage of the world.
— “Self Reliance,” Ralph Waldo Emerson
You may find this conversation interesting or useful as a colleague if you are on the fence about joining the Association of Professional Piercers. (more…)
A fascinating guide to graphic symbols in western culture
A short interview of Brian Skellie by colleagues at Soul Tattoo
Ever wonder why we get different results when we search for the same thing? I don’t think it is a glass half empty/half full thing. It seems evident that the internet is serving as both the library and news journal for many of us, and that our machine personalized search results from Google, Yahoo, Bing and the rest are skewed in different ways.
Google street view gets a tour of some excellent museum collections
If I give you a pfennig, you will be one pfennig richer and I’ll be one pfennig poorer. But if I give …
I prefer not to use the term “freehand” to describe the precise and simple practice of body piercing without the use of mechanical means to grasp the tissue.
Flavorwire » Pic of the Day: Nonsensical Infographics.
The words David Foster Wallace circled in his dictionary. – – Slate Magazine.
The Charles Fort Institute, full of fascination with the world around us.
xkcd: Computer Problems.
I’ve been amused by The Straight Dope for years. Hooray for Cecil Adams and his team of sassy researchers. via The Straight …
An educational overview of some of the important historical steps forward in infection control and sterilization
The RGB Corp. Outstanding video art by Jaime Ramirez
Dear Lucien & Cessa — Writing to you by candlelight from the mysterious Casbah — have a magnificent room overlooking the beach & the bay & the sea & can see Gibraltar — patio to sun on, room maid, $20 a month — feel great but Burroughs has gone insane as, — he keeps saying he’s going to erupt into some unspeakable atrocity such as waving his dingdong at an Embassy party & such or slaughtering an Arab boy to see what his beautiful insides look like …
Grand Challenges – Engineering Challenges. The century ahead poses challenges as formidable as any from millennia past. NAE Recognizes 2013 Grand Challenges …