1997: Lug Hole, 2006: Ear Guy

Oh, how far we've come in ten years.

It's crazy — BME turns twelve later this year and then enters its thirteenth year. I'd wager at this point that for a significant percentage of BME readers, BME has existed for all of their lives (say you start browsing the internet at age six, then if you're 18 or younger, BME existed when you first got onto the Internet). I wonder what person I'd have turned out to be if I'd had access to similar resources (the only hands-on information I had was from books on how the Masaii did their ear cutting).

I really miss the days when modification was still a mystery, and we were still figuring out what would work and what wouldn't, and every few weeks we'd see something new come out of the shadows… It feels much more stable and defined these days, which is strange and not quite right. Body modification should be a little wild, and a little “off”. It's part of what makes it fun I think.

Perhaps the “need for exploration” is why I want to replace this removed uvula piercing with a pair of soft palette piercings (ie. up through the soft part of the roof of the mouth — just have to figure out the logistics). Well, today I think I have to do a nice big BME/video update!

Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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