By Mercedes, Morgantown, WV
A week before my 15th birthday I decided on what I was going to use my 50 birthday bucks I get from my Nan each year. I thought really hard and long about it.
For as long as I can remember I’d always wanted to get my navel pierced but I was never old enough. And I just had forgot about it. So I decided to get my navel pierced! 🙂
So the day before my birthday I went to the local tattoo & piercing shop with my cousin and Poppie. Walked in and everyone looked really different, like we were from different part of the world. I was really nervous! 😕 Most of the employees were all tattoo’d up and piercing everywhere! That didn’t help with me being as nervous as I was.
Me being absolutely terrified of needles made the experience even more overwhelming. So my Pops had to fill out the consent form. And while we waited there were 2 people getting tattoos in the rooms with the doors open, they looked really calm but I was really scared. I thought about forgeting it and leaving. 😯
Next after looking through the tattoo books it was my turn! OMG I was so scared I was shaking! The piercer looked like the red head son with the long bushy hair and facial hair of Paul Sr off the chopper show. He was really nice! So he took us back in a closed off quiet room.
He took cleaning stuff rubbed it all over the surrounding areas of my navel, then took a marker and put a small dot on my navel. I was so scared I didnt even want to look I just wanted to get it over with. I looked said okay and sat on this really weird and uncomfortable chair that had no back!
He put the clamp on my and played around for a few seconds finding the right place I guess. And that clamp hurt. I couldn’t look he pulled out that needle and he said he would count to 3 and stuck it in on 1!
It stung alittle but it wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be, the only thing that was bad was that clamp thing.
It’s all healed and well now, it’s a little crooked but I’m very happy with it! I think I may get another below it soon! 😉
By Meaghan McDonald, London, Ontario
As I entered the peircing shop.. My heart started to pound. I was soon inhailing in and out as i reached the counter. I stepped up and told the girl “1 belly button piercing please”.
She told me i would have to wait about 45 minutes as there were many people there to get that same piercing. I did as i was told and left the counter. I ended up going out from lunch and then retourning the same heart pounding shop. I stepped up and the lady already recognized me. My friend smiled at me as she was there to support me 😀
A man came out and waved his hand to come in a small cluttered room. He talked to me, and explained that “Most girls scare themself’s with the attached stress more than the actaul pain.” So, i took a breath and smiled 🙂
I knew i was ready to do this. I had been wanting it for sometime now. The man shined a light on my stomach and started to draw 2 dots on my belly. I wasn’t even nervous at this point. Following his instructions i layed on the small bed thing. He cleaned my belly button and took a needle to it. My friend smiled as i squeezed her hand in shock. It really was not that bad!
As he sled the barbell in i made a funny face. It was not very painful it more just like and “ouch!” 🙂 I stood up and led myself to a mirror. I was SO happy with the results! Afterwards he explained to me how to clean and take care of it. I listened well and thanked the man. Sometimes the fear of doing something can be cool. It shows you are somewhat brave to actaully get something on your body pierced.
I was SO happy in the end with no doubt i left the shop with a smile on my face and a sexy looking belly button 😉
By Malika Joy Boostan, Brighton, England
About a year ago my cousin got her belly pierced and all my family went mad, i had the idea in my head to get my done, but i knew my mum would never say yes.
Around septemeber just gone i asked my mum as a joke if she would ever let me get it done and GUESS WHAT ? she said YES, but i was way to scared. All my friends were going mad at me, they wanted theirs done but weren’t allowed.
Anyway Novemeber comes and i’ve been told it doesen’t hurt at all, so i said to my mum yeah let’s get it done why not. I didn’t think she ever actually get it done for me, but yesterday (24th decemeber 08 ) she said it can be a xmas present and we went to the body piercing place (punktured) i picked a double jewelled belly bar and i signed some papers with my mum and then i saw the lady get some scissors, they looked pretty scary.
By now i was very very scared. Me and my mum entered the little room which looked alot like a dentist room along with a dentist chair. Anyway the woman marked me with a fine purple pen and asked me if that was where i wanted my piercing and i said yeah that’s alright.
So then all of a sudden i feel this great deal of pain and i closed my eyes, but my mum told me the used the scissors to clamp my skin and i was so frightned and then a couple of seconds laters it’s done. i was allowed to look in the mirror before the plaster was put on and my belly bar was a so beautiful even with the pain i had.
i did think i was weird, because none of my friends had this pain. I thanked my mum and the woman i was really happy. I walked out of the shop with my mum, but i have to admit i was in so much pain all of that day including some of today (25th decemeber 08 ) .
If you really badly want you belly done then i would go for it, but if you’ve only just decided, think carefully :].