As the sun hits, she'll be waiting (theindiequeen) wrote in bodymodsrus,
As the sun hits, she'll be waiting

A survey

Hello. My name is Sara, and I'm a writer. I'm currently writing a story that largely centers around body modification culture. (The main character is a tattoo artist.) While many of my friends have body modifications or work in the industry, and even I have a couple of tattoos/piercings, I am trying to get as many people's perspectives and opinions as possible. I was wondering if any of you would be willing to fill out a short little survey about tattoos/piercings/body modifications. (Especially if you are a tattoo artist or piercer.) I am trying to be as accurate as possible in portraying this culture, and it would really help me out. :-) The survey is anonymous, and I will not be using anyone's responses in the story. I just want to use the survey to offer me some perspective that would be helpful in writing these characters.

If you are interested, fill out the survey underneath the LJ cut and post it in a comment, or you can e-mail it to me at

Sorry if this kind of post is not allowed in this community. If that's the case, please just delete it.

Thank you!!!

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1. How many tattoos/piercings do you have?
2. Describe them. (Photos are a plus)
3. What made you want to get these tattoos/piercings/body modifications?
4. What is the significance of each modification that you have?
5. Why do you think tattoos and piercings have become more popular?
6. Do you consider body modification to be an art form? Why/why not?
7. Do you have any good body modification stories?
8. Any other general thoughts or comments on body modification? Anything I should know to more accurately write my characters?


1. How did you become a piercer or tattoo artist?
2. How long have you been one?
3. Have you ever given yourself a piercing or tattoo?
4. What made you want to do what you do?
5. Describe your typical day of work.
6. Have you ever done a really bad job of a body modification? What happened? How did you feel? What did you do after that?
7. What body modification are you the most proud of?
8. Any other general thoughts or comments on body modification from the artist's/piercer's perspective? Anything I should know to more accurately write my characters?

Thank you so much for your time! I really appreciate it :)
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