About this blog:
I am passionate about body piercing and about advocating for awareness of best practices, risks, and consumer and public consciousness about piercing. I have read, researched and written on body piercing since 2001, and am still fascinated with it. My focus is on the pierced consumer, the rights of piercees, and on raising awareness in the marketplace.
I advocate the use of professional body piercers for health and safety. Piercing yourself is extremely risky!
In this blog, I plan to:
- give body piercing consumers the information they need for making informed decisions
- reduce the typically steep learning curve we experience in modifying our bodies
- raise awareness of best practices on the part of both piercers and piercees
- advocate consumer awareness for healthy, safe, and pleasurable piercing experiences
- talk about aftercare, current developments, and everything else about our favorite pastime
Whether you’ve never been pierced before, or you are experienced, I hope you find something useful at The Pierced Consumer.
I am Cloud. No, that’s not my real name, but it’s been my nickname since I was a teenager. I’ve chosen to blog using that name, because that’s the name I have been known in body modification and piercing circles for several years.
I am not a piercer. I am not a doctor. I am not an expert in all things piercing. I am merely a well informed, passionate piercing enthusiast, and a pretty mainstream one at that. I work in a professional, 9-5 office and so must remain low-key about my body modifications. Despite that, I believe I have something to share and some common sense information about piercing to impart.
I live in the Southwestern US. I have been pierced by famous piercers, infamous piercers, and local piercers down the street. I’ve been a member of various body modification communities and forums over the years, learning, offering advice, and discussing life with piercings.
I currently have, or have had in the past, these piercings: Chest anchor, Lobes, Helix, Industrial, Tragus, Tongue, Septum, Nipples, Navel, Inner Labia, and Clitoral Hood. My body is a constantly changing canvas. And yes, I am also tattooed.
This is me getting a helix piercing a few years ago. Sadly, the helix piercing was abandoned, but the memory lives on!
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