Bold Beautiful Borderline

Tattoos and Piercings as Self-Harm? Round 2 feat Lucia & Talon

November 27, 2022 Sara Amundson & Laurie Edmundson Season 1 Episode 91
Bold Beautiful Borderline
Tattoos and Piercings as Self-Harm? Round 2 feat Lucia & Talon
Show Notes

Last year we recorded an episode based on an email that Sara received from a loved one of someone with BPD. Today we're giving some additional thoughts from Lucia, someone with BPD and body modifications, and Talon, who was a professional piercer for many years.

PREVIOUS EPISODE CONTEXT: In this episode of the podcast, Laurie and Sara explore the idea of body modifications and BPD after a DM that a parent of an adult with BPD sent Sara stating the following:

"Hi Sara! So cool to see how life is evolving for you! As a mom I am having some trouble with radically accepting my 24!yr. old kid’s fourth (not small) tattoo. I remind myself that it’s not my journey /nor my body/ and yet it's hard to shake the feeling that some of this is a form of distraction for dysregulated or at least high anxiety.. again not my pain either. As a mom I am pained by the feeling that there will be regret with healing and recovery. I know you have surface embellishments as well and can see how these don’t impede your happiness. I hope for this for my loved one."

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Live Online Chat

SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline, 1-877-SAMHSA7 (1-877-726-4727)

OR find a local warmline to you at https://screening.mhanational.org/content/need-talk-someone-warmlines

Support the show

You can find Laurie and Sara on Instagram to follow their day to day lives even further @laurieanned and @saraswellnessway. You can also find the podcast on IG @boldbeautifulborderline


You can also find Sara's business as a Mental Health Clinician and mental health coach at thewellnesswayllc.com


If you like the show we would love if you could rate, subscribe and support us on Patreon.


For mental health supports:


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Live Online Chat

SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline, 1-877-SAMHSA7 (1-877-726-4727)

OR find a local warmline to you at https://screening.mhanational.org/content/need-talk-someone-warmlines