||Spreading the Word and Remembering Sailor Sid
In this chapter: Unfriendly reactions to piercing from the early tattoo community, more piercing parties, and meeting Sailor Sid Diller.
||The World's First Piercing Magazine
In October 1977, Jim Ward begins what would become a 50 issue series of PFIQ.
||The First Piercing Store Opens its Doors
November 17, 1978: The world's first piercing studio is opened by Jim Ward.
||Gauntlet's Jewelry Design Legacy
In 1976, you couldn't buy body jewelry because NO ONE manufactured it... so where did it come from?
||Who Was Doug Malloy?
You may have heard that someone from MUZAK funds the body piercing conspiracy... but who?
||'In the beginning there was Gauntlet'
Jim Ward describes starting Gauntlet, the first known piercing-only studio in history.
||The Beginnings of the Modern Body Piercing Movement
Jim Ward talks about doing his first piercings in the early 1970s.
||From New York to Hollywood
Jim Ward tells us about some of the first nipple piercings, genital piercings, and even surface piercings!
||Who Is Jim Ward?
BME is very proud and thrilled to welcome Jim Ward, one of the founders of the piercing movement, to its editorial staff.