Peter in Germany writes us about his “permanent and unusual piercings”, inspired by the permanent chain piercings on BME. He says,
I have done this without any anaesthetic, and the biggest surprise was that there was very little pain — only when the needle came out. I had built that “needle” myself — more of a small steel lancet-knife (normally used to make skalpels). The dimensions are 0.5 to 2 mm, and about 15cm long. One end was ground to a sharp diagonal blade, and the other end forms a hook. It goes in from the bottom without any pain or blood, through the uretra, and only when the tip of that needle reached the top layer of the skin did I feel a little discomfort, no worse than having blood taken.
Pulling in the chain needed more force than I expected, and I wanted to give up, but then the chain was through. I went to a jewelry shop to get the chain closed. The man in the shop asked me to get the chain out of my trousers, but I told him it went through a healed guiche-pearcing and he managed the closing in place. Once at home again I pulled the connecting ring inside my body so this slightly different looking ring cannot be seen anymore. That was a little more painful than the initial procedure, because the healing process had already started.
Now I can pull with any force on both sides of that chain without any discomfort. It is totally locked inside, without any probems during the healing process. Now it only can “removed” by cutting off the outside parts of the chain, but I do not see any reason to do so.