Ouch…. never MIND!

By Maryalice Cortez, San Diego, CA USA

Belly Button Piercing

I had to wait a very long time to get my navel pierced. I was 16 when I first asked my mother if I could get it done. Of course she told me no, that I would have to wait till I was 18 to get it done. I don’t think that she really thought I was going to do it (because I am not big on pain).

Needless to say I am 19 now and I finally got it done! 🙂 It has been a little over 6 months since I got me navel pierced. I decided to finally stop being chicken and get it done.

I had off from school for thanksgiving break. My boyfriend and I spent almost the whole day driving around looking for a good place for me to get it done. I had gone with my friend a few months ago to get her nose pierced so I decided to try that place she went to.

It was about and hour drive from where we were. Finally we got to the piercing place. I was so upset when I saw a sign on the door that read “closed until Nov 28″. 🙁 I wanted to badly to get my navel pierced! I had finally worked up the guts to do it. I wasn’t going to walk away empty handed.

Lucky for me we had pasted another piercing place on the way there. I walked in and waited for a few mins with my boyfriend. I felt so out of place. Then finally after what felt like forever the “piercer” came and told me to walk into the back where the “piercing room” was.

I told the guy what I wanted. I wanted the lower part of my navel done because I wanted something different. He had me lay back in this chair, marked off the spot that I wanted. Then one…two…three…it was done. I felt a sharp “pinch” that was about it! 😉

I think that getting your cartilage pierced hurts more then getting your navel done. When he told me he was done I couldn’t believe it. I looked at my new belly ring. It was wonderful!

The piercing didn’t give me too much trouble. It got a little sore a few weeks ago. I was so worried that it was infected; lucky for me the piercing was irritated. The soreness went away in a few days. That was about the only trouble it has given me.

I have finally been able to change it and it looks great! I’m so glad I did it! 😀