Interviews

Interview with Elayne Angel on Body Modification

I was recently interviewed about body modification (for a school project) and I will share with you what I had to say on the subject:

Q: In your experience, how has body modification changed over the years since you started compared to now? Is it more complex and safe or is it going downhill for lack of better words?

 

A: Body piercing has undergone a truly explosive revolution since I became involved. After a long history among tribal peoples followed by years of obscurity at the fringes of Western society, body piercing has now achieved massive worldwide popularity in contemporary culture. For an amazing education about the development of the modern body piercing industry, read my former employer/mentor Jim Ward's revealing book, Running the Gauntlet. 

 

New INTERVIEW Elayne Angel on The Fetish Show

If you would like to listen to a new interview with me, you can hear it here.

Me and my friends Dirk and Princess Zoe at The Fetish Show had a great time recording it recently. We talk about all sorts of piercings and more.

Be aware that it is fetish show, and not only about piercing. So if you're into piercing, but not otherwise open minded, then you might not appreciate the show.

If you have an open mind, then check it out!

Elayne Angel in Curve Magazine

I was interviewed for an article in Curve Magazine about piercing. They put it in the "Health Advice" column of their 20th Anniversary issue dated April 2010.

The article begins:
This year curve celebrates our 20th anniversary by looking back at the women who inspired us then. Twenty years ago, Elayne Angel was a master piercer at West Hollywood’s The Gauntlet, the first piercing specialty studio in the U.S. You may know her best as the woman who popularized the tongue piercing.

Here it is! (dowload .pdf)

Article in Curve Magazine

 

Escape From New York

Well, that's a little harsh. But the winter weather there is also harsh, so I'm happy to be back in the Yucatan, where the weather is literally 50+ degrees warmer than it was on the East Coast. It was between the 20s and 40s there, and here it is a breezy, but toasty 97 degrees. Yum!

My husband and I had a fantastic trip, and we were truly honored to speak at Yale University. You can see some reviews of my class on erotic piercings here and here.

While in NY, I stopped into a cool clothing store (where I found a geat pair of black leather pants) and ran into a woman who I'd met previously in my own studio in New Orleans. She's a very interesting person named Joshua Suzanne, and she did a brief interview with me:

Radio Interview

I was interviewed by Darklady on her show "Sexpose" on Radio Dentata in August. Today I finally got the link to the podcast. We talk about my personal history, the body piercing industry, genital piercings, The Piercing Bible, and much more! Check it out here.

New Interview

I had the pleasure of meeting Jed Ryan of dishmiss.com when he came to my book signing at LeRoi Manhattan in June. He's a super sweetheart. He kept in touch and recently posted a review of The Piercing Bible and an interview he did with me on his blog. You can read them here. Thanks Jed!

Fantastic New Interview

I was interviewed by a website called "Embracing My Journey" and I talk about what keeps me moving forward, offer advice to people who want to live in a world of their own creation, reveal who I'd like to be stranded on a deserted island with, tell who inspires me, and much more. Check it out here. Me and my husband

On Starting Over

I gave a brief interview about starting over (after Hurricane Katrina) and it was posted here along with a number of other highly uplifting stories. Here's mine: Elayne Angel I had a successful business in the French Quarter of New Orleans for over 12 years. Unfortunately, it closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. My husband and I spent a modest sum and moved into a home in the Yucatan of Mexico. In this new, quiet environment I applied myself to writing a book “The Piercing Bible” on my area of expertise. The book has been published (by Ten Speed/Random House) and now my job is promoting it online and via book signings around the US. I networked with everyone I knew to let them know that I was writing a book and I got lucky: I have a friend whose brother works in publishing. He heard about my project and took an interest in it. He was instrumental in getting my proposal and sample chapters to a few major publishers. Without his assistance, I'm not sure how long it might have taken to get published. http://piercingbible.com To give credit where credit is due, my friend mentioned above is Caitlin McDiarmid, the Administrator for the Association of Professional Piercers. And the instrumental help was given to me by her brother, Mark. Here's to the McDiarmids for all of their amazing support!
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