Just like every beginner just starting up in something new, I’ve been grappling with the want to just tell everyone and their mum about my new journey into needle play. But when it comes to something like piercing play and artistic piercing, it can be a harder question to mull over.
When setting up this shoot I had a lot to think about. In what kind of a light did I want to shade needleplay and in what kind of light did I want to shade myself? Which is why I went with very pretty and understated close-up portraits. I didn’t want it to be dark, I wanted it to be raw and honest. Which is exactly what artistic piercing is! Controversial art, whether it’s piercings, portraits, photography, fashion, make you question your very being. It makes you rethink who you are in a world where people pierce themselves with medical needles for fun (and sometimes pleasure!).
At the end of the day, all we can say is “each to their own”.