Every time I get something done I learn all I can about it, and learn all I can about every modification I can. Being pierced 20 times total in my ears I have experienced my skin automatically not taking a piercing (my skin immediately started to close around the needle before the piercer could get it out and the jewelry in). I have experienced my body rejecting a piercing (through cartilage, in my rook). I have also experienced stretching cartilage of my tragus, in both ears, and my lobes.
Then, getting my nipples pierced.. my septum pierced and stretching it.. and recently my philtrum pierced. And of course working on getting my tattoos done, and how my body heals each one at a different rate.
They were all completely different experiences, and I have learned so much along the way.
As many others I have plans for more “extreme” modifications, such as ear pointing, scarification, and silicone implants and have been doing research over the years about each and know I will learn even more once I get them done. Along with body suspension, although it is more of a temporary modification, it is all about the experience and what you get out of it just like everything else.