By Nikki from Sturbridge.
In the car, I wasn’t really that nervouse. When we got there and went inside, the first thing I noticed was touns of body jewlery. Shining, and new. The place looked VERY clean and we talked to the piercers, they were very friendly and answered all our questions.
The suspense: My mom signed papers for me since I was only 16 and needed parental consent. However, they wouldn’t let my mom sign for my friend so there I was all alone getting it done, my first piercing other than my ears. I was getting pretty nervouse. I picked out my navel ring which was a metalic like blue.
The big moment: We went into the piercing room and everything was spotless, and there was dentist like chairs. The piercer explained everything she was doing, as she did it. First she cleaned my belly buton, then marked it wih a purple marker and asked me to make sure it looked straight and if i was happy with it, after that she told me to lay down on the dentist like chairs. She then showed me the needle in the packaged to prove it was sterilized. She told me she was putting a clamp on, and then said deep breath in and out, and when i exhaled she pushed the needle through. I didn’t feel a thing, no pinch nothing! it was so easy and quick. She then told me how to clean it and gave me some papers on it and off I went.
Healing: It was VERY sore for the first few weeks. It was even hard to bend and sit. I cleaned it twice a day. I haven’t had too many issues with it. I’ve had it for 8 months and it’s almost fully healed. It was a long healing process but well worth it!