Hello, my name is Kezleigh but most people call me Kez – mainly because they don’t know how to pronounce my name! 😀
I’m a 17 year old female and I have 3 piercings so far but I’m getting my nose pierced this week (so excited!) I love the feeling just before you get a new piercing the rush you feel. I guess I’m strange but – oh well…
Anyway about my piercings… I have my navel, my tragus and my normal lobes. My first piercing was my navel. On my 16th birthday me and my best friend Megan went to town to watch a film but on the way there I went past the piercing shop.
Now my mum knows the people who own the shop so I was so scared but I decided I wanted it done (and when I want something I make it happen).
So I’d just turned 18 and my rebellious phase had just begun! 😉 My mom never approved of piercings and she certainly didn’t like when I got my ears pierced the week after my birthday. My friend and I were browsing our local Fuego with a gift card I received from my birthday.
That is when we noticed their extensive belly button ring collection. We marveled at how many there were! That is when I got an idea. I’m not the skinniest person ever, so I didn’t think I would be able to pull it off. I asked one of the employees if she thought I was skinny enough to rock it. She told me that anyone can look good in one as long as they’re confident. After that, my mind was pretty much set. 😡
The piercing place would be Lucky Boys Tattoo Parlor. I’d watch my friend get ear piercings there all of the time and the place was completely sterile and a fun environment to be in. Even better, the place was having a special on navel piercings the day I decided to go in, so it was the perfect place. My first practically dragged me there because I was so nervous. She said that she’d get her belly button done with me ❗
I promised that I’d get mine done first so I couldn’t chicken out later. That was a good decision on my part 😉
My piercer was really nice but laughed at what a spaz I was. I’d never gotten a piercing outside of my ear and I was so scared that it was going to hurt. Even worse, I was afraid that it was going to get infected and I’d have to tell my mom; which would be a death sentence. As I was freaking out, the piercer went over breathing techniques to get me to calm down because at this point I was pretty much hyperventilating. I have to say that the most painful part was the clamp. I did not feel the needle go in, I felt the clamp move when he was putting the ring in, but nothing outside of that! 🙂
I couldn’t decide whether or not I wanted to pierce my belly button.
I’d have thought about it a lot, but could never really commit to the idea of it. I didn’t think I fit right criteria, body or attitude wise to get it done. I spent a lot of time researching how they are pierced and what places in my area were the best.
Randomly on a whim the day before my birthday I decided to get my belly button pierced! 🙂
I asked around at school where the best place to get it pierced was. It was between Squids Ink and Pin Cushion.
I had been to Pin Cushion before with my friend to get her nose pierced, it is very clean and well run.
On the other hand Squids Ink was closer and didn’t use a clamp while piercing the navel. After many recommendations, I decided on Squids Ink.
When I first walked in I gave my ID to one of the workers and he wished me a Happy Birthday and I filled out some forms. I was listening to what looked like an average mom or young grandma ask if she could get her nipple rings changed!
It was funny to think that the most unsuspecting people have piercings, which made me think – “If this mom can have nipple piercings, I can have my belly button pierced!” So I did.