By Ariana, NYC
I have always wanted a belly piercing but my mom is super catholic and her answer has always been no! 🙁
I got my ears pierced when I was a baby so i didn’t really know the pain level or anything of that nature. My first year in college, me and my best friend had been talking about getting our belly buttons pierced but I wasn’t too sure because my mom is a maniac! 😈
After a random day that included buying a hamster, doing my nails and getting locked out of our car (infront of a tattoo/piercing parlor), we decided that we were going to pierce our belly buttons. At the place you had to be 18 to get it without parents concent, I was only 17, and I didn’t have my I.D. on me anyways or cash, neither did my roomate. Our other friends that we were with were determined to see us doing something crazy, so they convinced the guy to pierce our bellies and my best friend put it on her credit card. 😆
The experience was hillarious. We walked in and it was already pretty late in the day. When its finally our turn, my friend decides to go first because she didn’t want to hear me in “the pain and agony of being pierced.” She lays on the chair and the guy gets everything together and finally gives my friend her piercing. We just hear a huge hollar come from the room and start laughing histercally!! She said it was extreamly painful. I was next! I layed on the chair and waited for a sharp pain. In the process of holding onto my friends hand and watching her record me, the guy pierced my belly button and all I could say is that my friend is a total drama queen. It didn’t hurt one bit! 😉
Two weeks later I went home. That was a really bad move! My little brother likes pulling stunts and decides that he wants to tell my mother that I had gotten my belly pierced (without really knowing that I had.) My mother storms into my room and pulls up my shirt to reveal my freshly pierced belly. She lets out a few curses and makes me take out the piercing, so I did. 15 minutes later while driving to some store, I shove the ring back into my stomach, re-piercing it. I thought it was going to get infected, but I had been and continued to take care of it by washing it out with Dial soap and putting A&D ointment on it. Even though it pussed and got a little red after that it healed perfectly.
I’ve had my piercing now for about a year and a half and I couldn’t be happier!! 🙂