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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Piercing Al Fresco

This photo is a footnote to yesterday's posting about the Police Riot Concert held in Washington Square Park. Click here for a photo collection and click here for a short video. When I told people, young and old, that I had photographed piercings being done outdoors on the ground, everyone had the same reaction - "outdoors, on the ground?" But I found it in keeping with the defiant spirit of the event. After all, I am not sure prudence, propriety and proper procedure apply to attendees of a punk rock concert. At first glance I was not sure why these people were sitting on the ground looking looking at something - closer examination revealed the object of interest to be a small zippered case opened to display body piercing jewelry, disposable rubber gloves (and I imagine the piercing tools themselves). Actually, it appeared that the piercer was operating as professionally as she could under the circumstances. Body piercing, of course, has an long history and large subculture. It's a world unto itself with many facets: the jewelry, the procedure and tools (sterilization, autoclaves, needles, cannula, scalpelling, dermal punching), healing and cleaning, allergic reactions, scarring, keloids, infections both bacterial and viral, where to pierce etc. Click here for a good overview ...

8 comments:

Fernando said...

Great photos!

Jeremy said...

awesome shot again Brian... you bring NY alive for me ... the NYD is a daily highlight .. kind regards

lv2scpbk said...

That's some hair-do that girl has.

Brian said...

Thanks all. And yes, the hairdos were the best part of the day visually.

Susan said...

These are excellent photos of the young people. You really caught their flair!

Anonymous said...

thanks! i'm the girl with the black mohawk. pictured is joya (piercer) miz (mohawk) marciej (piercee) and holly

www.myspace.com/selfmadecatastrophe

travelphilippines said...

thats a great mohawks. wow

poketa said...

Im in one of the pictures in the next blog down. My friend told me someone was taking pictures of her piercing someone and she said she was scared that she'd get in trouble. its funny because shes now in the picture on the blog. hahaha.we'd rather get cheaper piercings from our friends than paying 50 dollars for one,because we honestly dont even have the money for it.
d.i.y is the way to go!