Front-to-back Uvula

I really like this uvula placement by Josh Lobes at Sacred Tattoo in New York… I think a piercing like this would like wonderful with a nice gem setting, and it reminded me of an old quote from Jon Cobb (generally considered the inventor of this piercing) as well.

I was driven to have the uvula [piercing] because it reflected the mind. When you put a pair of forceps on a uvula, it feels like you've grabbed the center of the mass of the inside of your head — If you cough up a piece of rice and it sits in the back of your sinus passage, you understand that spot. Psychologically it feels like you're getting the center of your head pierced. That is so live, so real, and the risk inherent only added to the psychological imperative, and I was just driven to have it. Again, not a rational action, but that's not the point. The technical aspects were just a necessity, and of course I tweaked and got into that. But it was never the motivation. It was never enough. Do you need it? Is it supposed to be there? Yes, then we're going for it.

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Shannon Larratt is the founder of BME (1994) and its former editor and publisher. After a four year hiatus between 2008 and 2012, Shannon is back adding his commentary to ModBlog. It should be noted that any comments in these entries are the opinion of Shannon Larratt and may or may not be shared by LLC or the other staff or members of BME. Entry text Copyright © Shannon Larratt. Reproduced under license by LLC. Pictures may be copyright to their respective owners. You can also find Shannon at Zentastic or on Facebook.

One thought on “Front-to-back Uvula

  1. The following comments were imported from our old comment system:

    Posted on 03-06-2006 22:48:49 by haha
    dude needs a kleenex

    Posted on 03-06-2006 23:55:46 by .
    haha.. he does.

    Posted on 03-07-2006 05:01:07 by coconutjules
    I think that it’s beautiful.

    Posted on 03-07-2006 20:26:33 by O
    how could you not vomit when getting this done?

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