I definitely was, thanks for calling
Though, @FionaF , the questionnaire was pretty dubious in several cases… (used the german version as well, so I might translate not-so-literally here)
The reasons for modding were insanely superficial, I think… no, I don’t want to “feel unique”, I know I am, like every living being. I don’t want to “feel special”, I know I am. I don’t want to differentiate / distinguish from others, I do anyway.
Or the point “I think bodymodifications look good” - well, I obviously think that, but that’s not the reason I did them at all. As well as the point “because I think it is art”. I think it is, but that’s not the reason for doing it. None of the reasons you stated applied to me.
Later, you asked if I think it is dangerous to get piercings, tattoos or bodmods done - without any clarifying, if you’re adressing professionally made mods of selfmade stuff. Well, pretty hard to say, that way…
Same with the questions about spreading diseases, and especially the point “are the places and instruments always safe and hygienic” - are you asking about the places I visit, the places I know or all places worldwide?
The bodies, where I should mark where my piercings etc. are, are incredibly unsuitable for piercings… you know that tons of piercings are in the facial area, and there is exactly one number covering them all, while I could possibly say I have a piercing in my toe with those pictures? That doesn’t look professional at all.
With the removal-topic (yep, I had several piercings removed), you state a lot of - sorry - superficial reasons for removing piercings (like no longer belonging to a special group or to get better chances at a job or because “I no longer have to impress someone” - goddamn, that’s biased!), but not the easiest and probably most common reason - things growing out. And having to take them out for operations was missing as well, so I couldn’t state any reason for removing my piercings.
Last thing, you asked for my sexual orientation - why does that have any thing to do with that topic?
And you asked if I practice any sexual practices like “injuries” (hell, what practice is that???) or “sado-masochistic” (correct term in any close-to-scientific field should be BDSM, I would have ticked that box, but I don’t feel sadistic, so the former one doesn’t apply…).
So all in all, this looks like a very superficial view on that topic. I would happily tell you all of the various reasons for getting modded, since this is a topic close to my heart, but this questionnaire is just… lacking, at best. Sorry, not meaning to be rude, but that’s just going in the direction of every yellow-press-y text about bodmods. edit: and yep, that triggers me… I am aware of that