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Industrial, labret, monroe, madison


#1

all … … i can see it now, an emergency room somewhere in
mid-america, the er nurse describing an incoming lightning struck
patient to resident: “well, she took about 45,000 volts to her
industrial & it created a pathway to her monroe by way of her
madison, but i think it was her labret site that did the most damage.
we’ve got a car chop shop pro on his way in with a piece of heavy
duty metal removing equipment. these kids never learn about standing
up during a lightning storm.” joke of course, (i guess) -
ive


#2

HAHAHA . . .and I’ll bet there are a lot more delays these days at
the metal detectors in the airports. By the way, anyone else found
it to be awkward to make jewelry for those piercings where discretion
requires you NOT witness how the product looks on the wearer? Glad I
don’t service that account anymore (and I don’t miss the Detroit
Red-Wing jewelry either!)


#3

With the airport, we come around full circle to why I asked the
question in the first place. I have a pin in my toe that sets off
the metal detector. I can be seen doing the Hokey Pokey (put your
left foot in…) at the metal detector whenever I take a flight.

Anyway, thanks to everyone for helping with my education…

Donna Marie


#4

I have heard that tattoos with metallic-compound dyes can be
troublesome. When the time comes for magnetic resonance imaging, or
MRI, the tattoo can begin arcing. Sort of like leaving a fork in the
dish being microwaved.

Thinking about permanently marking your body? Think about that! The
Abrahamaic faiths forbid any permanent cutting sorts of bodily
decorations. Hmmmm.

Dan Woodard, Indian Jewelers Supply Co.


#5

The Abrahamaic faiths forbid any permanent cutting sorts of bodily
decorations. Hmmmm.

Hi, Dan. “Abrahamaic” is a new word for me, so please forgive me if
I make a wrong assumption/association here–but wouldn’t these faiths
all give rather prominent place to the practice of circumcision?
Hmmmm.

–Andy


#6
   Hi, Dan.  "Abrahamaic" is a new word for me, so please forgive me
if I make a wrong assumption/association here--but wouldn't these
faiths all give rather prominent place to the practice of
circumcision?  

Dear Andy: I wondered about that, too; but circumcision is not
performed for purposes of ornament,so it doesn’t fall into the
forbidden category of ‘mutilation for decoration’ . Dee


#7

Dee: yup, I agree. Had a little internal debate w/ Self–decided the
point was valid, anyway, b/c: it is so extreme a form of mutilation
that the charge of hypocracy still resonnates–and, I think, to label
something as ‘purely for decoration’ is an arbitrary call. In the
entire history of human beings the arts, decoration, ritual, and
religion have been intricately linked. I hope I don’t sound
confrontational here; not at all my intent. I’m not intending to
express any opinion one way or another Re: circumcision, or specific
faiths. I just threw the point in to show there are always two sides,
and anything can be painted black or white. I’m really,
reallyreallyreally not trying to spark a heavy debate.

Beauty is everywhere. That’s why I love this world. I know if I
can’t find beauty, I just haven’ t looked from the right angle yet.
[Lest that sound wishywashy, here’s a favourite people-watching trick:
pick out someone who looks unremarkable, dumpy/plain to you. Watch
them for a bit. Observe their mannerisms, quirks, body language.
Imagine yourself as someone in love with that person. It’s amazing
how once you remove your theretofore unnoticed ‘judgement’ of this
person as plain, you can see how that funny little face has radiant
eyes, that lumpy little bod moves in a lazy-sexy kinda way… I think
I’m still sounding wishywashy–and getting kind of off track for an
Orchid forum. Thanks for indulging me.] I guess my ‘bottom line’ is
multiple perspectives.> --Andy