Suspension Questions

Friday July 11th, 2008 @ 1:44 AM

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Hey i was just wondering what the legal age is in australia to suspend, i’m guessing over 18? and also, i’ve tried searching for some places that do it but have had no luck in finding people in the NSW area, especially in/near Newcastle, can you offer me any advice or contact details of any sort?

There’s actually a very knowledgeable and proficient by the name of: HACK Suspensions who are based out of the Newcastle area.

You can find them on the list of Suspension Teams off of HACK Suspension Team.

If I remember correctly the team has other members who are all over Australia, but there are members located in Newcastle. If you make contact with them they’ll definitely be able to help you out and provide you with their policies on age limits,etc.

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Suspension Risks

Tuesday July 1st, 2008 @ 11:04 PM

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I am considering doing my first suspension and was just wondering what the main risks are? I read that the hooks can rip your skin thus causing stitches to be needed. How common is this? Any other info would also be helpful.

Risks Include: 1) Totally becoming one with the universe 2) Being able to break down many mental blocks 3) Becoming one with not just yourself but many others who are doing the exact same.

If done correctly these should be the only risks, other than potential blacking out/fainting, which happens every now and then for some people.

But as I said if the hooks are placed properly, and if the rigging has been done properly,etc the risk of tearing,etc is very slim to none for most suspensions. There are of course certain suspensions that can result in the tissue tearing but usually most “first timers” aren’t really into those “intense” ones right off the bat…Although some first timers are and if tearing is a potential risk the suspension crew should inform you of this and have suture kits ready just incase.

The MAIN risk is the Post-Suspension-Depression that many individuals obtain after they suspend. This often occurs a couple days after and can potentially last as short as a couple days or as long as a couple weeks. It’s a result of being on such a huge “high” from pushing your body to limits it’s never been before,etc and then suddenly that joy-joy feeling you experienced fades away. So your mental state experiences the ultimate highs followed by a serious low and then you middle out.

I will say this happens to SOME people and doesn’t always happen to others. The only way you will know if you’re someone who gets S.A.D, is to suspend and go through it. But that’s why most crews SHOULD BE there for you, even after the suspension….Simply to talk about things, should you need to.

It’s not until you get into the more performance suspension work (rockin out with your proverbial cock out type suspension work) where although they’re still down for talking, everyone still understands the S.A.D situation, where most first timers will never have experienced that sort of feeling before and will need to talk it out.

To this day I am still immensely glad that the suspension crews I’ve worked with over the years, always mentioned this to me and ended with: “If you need anything, even a week from now, to talk or anything…Just drop me a line ok?”

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I’m Ready for my first time.

Monday June 30th, 2008 @ 11:14 AM

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I have finally decided to go through with a suspension, but i am not really sure on where i could go to do something like that where i live. One of my best friends owns a tattoo parlor, but he, nor the people who work there, do anything like that. I thought i would come to the best source to get more information.

I am 20, and i am getting married in september, i would like to try this before my 21st b-day next year. I live in Southern Ohio, and I really want to find the best of the best, and go about this in the most professional manner.

Any suggestions?

The Suspension Crew you are looking for is iHUNG…They are pretty much the ideal suspension group based out of the Ohio area. Not only do they know their stuff when it comes to suspensions, but they are just an amazing group of people.

So get in contact with iHUNG and you’ll be obtaining the “best of the best”…

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Suspension groups

Wednesday June 25th, 2008 @ 8:15 AM

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I’ve been looking around for a suspension group in or around Pittsburgh PA. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Also are there certain styles of suspensions you think people should just not attempt for there first time?

Thanks alot


You can potentially try here:BME’s list/gallery of Suspension Groups

You might be able to locate a group close to you via BME or other searches elsewhere. Or what you might be up for doing, as many of us did this a lot back in the day, is visiting one of the suspension crews that perhaps host bigger events? iHung (I think iHUNG tends to cover the Ohio, PA,etc area often), Rites Of Passage,etc.

There’s many groups all over North America, they spring up like wildfire, so with enough searching through BMEZine, I think you’ll be able to locate either a group near you or one that’s putting on an event that you could perhaps travel to. Just make sure the group you choose is a fully experienced suspension group as sadly many people have this mentality that “if you can pierce, you can throw a hook and suspend somebody” which is completely far away from the reality of it.

As for certain styles of suspensions that I think people should just not attempt for their first time, I personally don’t believe that at all.

Many people might suggest attempting to do a “simple” pull first so you can get used to it. Then others might suggest “Suicide” or “Super(wo)man” or a “Coma”,etc. The reality is each of these is unique all by itself and only the individual can decide what he or she truly wants.

Whatever suspension method you attempt, you just need to know that whatever you do, its going to be intense. Expect joy, Expect fear. Expect EVERYTHING all at once, or don’t have any expectations and go in a blank/clean slate The only thing you need to keep in your head is that it’s going to be a roller coaster of a ride from before you get suspended, to well after you are no longer suspending and its even been a couple days/weeks after.

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Tuesday April 22nd, 2008 @ 12:50 AM

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Are there any reputable suspension artists in northwest ohio?



I don’t know if it’s northwest, but I am pretty sure they are in Ohio, check out


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Contacting IWasCured

Saturday March 15th, 2008 @ 2:40 PM

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For years, I’ve been extremely interested in suspension; specifically the four point suicide suspension and have been since trying to hunt down a group around my area that could assist me through my first one.

I live in Cambridge, Ontario and a few days ago, I discovered IWasCured on the encyclopedia. The problem is, I can’t really find any way to contact the group and for some reason, leads me to their gallery on here.

It would be amazing if someone could give me some information about the group and how I could contact them. I turn 18 in June and have really been looking towards doing a suspension sometime thereafter.

Thank you SO much.

You can contact Mike from IWasCured in Toronto at or at [email protected]

He will gladly speak to you in regards to setting up your potential future suspension experience(s) with IWC in Toronto.

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Wednesday February 13th, 2008 @ 4:58 AM

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hello (again)

i have acne on my back is that a problem for a 4 point back suspension??

Acne spots should be quite superficial compared to the damage caused by the piercings. However, it is possible to experience some minor acne-related discomfort beyond the piercings if your acne is severe. This may affect the piercing procedure, but less likely the suspension itself.

Once heavy tension is applied to the piercings it is likely that the acne will barely (if at all) be noticeable to you. Having the ability and strength to let go and fully suspend comes largely from your mental state, which should overpower superficial acne wounds.

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Suspension Laws in New York.

Sunday February 10th, 2008 @ 10:23 PM

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Hey guys I am traveling to New york soon and was wondering what the laws where out that way. If anyone can hit me up on iam or AIM that would be fantastic. Iam:DigitalPenguin AIM:digital0penguin thank you guys.

I am not an expert on New York law. However, after a bit of online research and a phone call to Brian Decker from Rites of Passage suspension group and Pure Body Arts in Brooklyn, I have found no laws on the books pertaining to suspension. In fact, I can find very few laws regulating body piercing. Please check the APP site for more info on New York piercing legislation.

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