by Sky Elizabeth
Hello there friends, I’m Sky Elizabeth, and this is my belly piercing story.
About 5 months ago, in March, I decided I wanted to pierce my belly button. I wanted to pierce it because it was about 3 months before school ended.
I wanted to be the first kid in my eighth grade class to get one because I heard, or so I thought, that the popular girl in my class was going to get hers done.
I wanted to show people that I wasn’t the little princess they thought I was. I was 14, I still am, and I figured my parents would never allow me to pierce my navel, but i asked my mom anyways. She normally never lets me get away with anything, but my father step is more religious, so I figured my best bet was to ask my mom.
I ended up nailing her with, “Why don’t you get yours pierced too. It might give you confidence to lose that weight you wanted to lose.” I was right where I wanted to be. I asked my dad one night. My mom was sitting right next to him. I told him what I had to, and he said no.
Then out of know where, the next day he said, “So when are you getting your belly button pierced?” I was so excited that he was allowing me to get it! Me and my mom drove to the shop A few days later.
The lady asked, “Who is going first?” May I mention that it was about the only shop in Louisiana that would pierce my belly button at the age of 14? So I said my moms going first because I had to ask my dad for both of us.
She went first and said it wasn’t that bad. Then I went. It freaked me out at first, but then it was all good. It just stung a little bit.
After that I washed it every day/night just like the instructions said. Guess what: it still got infected! It hurt so bad sometimes that I wished I never got the thing! But now 5 months later, it is a little pink at the top hole.
It only leaks a little bit of fluid every now and then. It is just about healed all the way. I am so happy! I can now change the ring and everything! But a little advice if you will get one: watch the top ball!
I went to Destin, Florida and the waves at the beach somehow undid my top ball! I had to buy a $20 new ring just because the top ball came off!
Hope you enjoyed my story and I hope I gave you some good advice!
BTW: that popular girl… she still has no belly ring:]