On my birthday last year [12/17/2012] I published an article that details my reasons for making slight body modifications.
Well, they began as “slight” and evolved over time to what we see here today–not extreme mind you. Now, you say: “I can argue that point with you.”
This journey began September 10, 2012, with the piercing of my lower earlobe and ends [planned piercings] with 14 piercings, the last two: the forward helix of my left ear. From the beginning I saw my body as a canvas that I get to decorate–thus the evolution. I think of myself as an artist [no pun on my last name]. I have been fortunate to be paid for printing for over 10 years [I call it decorating paper]. I also enjoy interior decorating, as well as landscaping. I’ve received lots of positive comments regarding my work in each of those areas. The last several months gave me the opportunity to work on my personal canvas [detailed in comments (now 41) to the article above].
The result works for me. There has been some pain [the actual piercings–some more than others] and discomfort [the healing and the bumps that go there-with]. I have persevered. I am happy that I embarked of this journey. I have not [to my knowledge] received strange stares and certainly no questions about why–“say it ain’t so”.
For me, this look works and fits with my sport of cycling. Again, many may choose not to venture in this direction. That is fine with me. The James you know, remains the same person on the inside–just happy to express myself this way.
If you think body modifications/enhancements may work for you, give it a try. You cannot know without trying it.
The best and enjoy life…