By Maveline D, NC, US
I donâ€™t know how I got this idea of getting my belly pierced! It must have been at soccer practice! A lot of my friends had their bellies pierced and I thought it was soo cute and I wanted one jus like theirs!
I was determined to get it done and I even thought of doing it myself but Iâ€™m glad I stopped myself before it was too late! My birthday was in 3 months and I discussed my decision to my mom one day in the car! What was her first response? NO! 😯
But I kept bugging and told her all the reasons why I should get it and there wasnâ€™t anything wrong with it so she told me to wait and she would think it through. I would bug my mom every now and then and than finally it was Wed. May 27 and I came out of my bedroom and asked her! “Ma’ are you going to let me get the piercing?” She responded YES!
And I was soo excited! 😆 “But I have no money so bug your dad about it!” Great, I thought!! I never see my dad! How Iâ€™m a supposed to get some cash? So I waited for the weekend to come and I canceled all the plans I had made with my friends and dialed my dad!
I explained the situation to him and he said OKAY! He would take me at 4:30 and it was already 1:00 So I had to get up and get dressed! I texted my friend for directions to the parlor were she had gone to and she told me about “Twisted 6s” a tattoo and piercer behind the local mall!
So I rushed and got ready! Waited for him to come and left. We must have been waiting for at least an hour and then finally a man named Scotty came out and said Iâ€™ll take u upstairs and get u pierced up!! So me and my dad went up to their lounge were there were there were other people getting tattooed up we went inside a small room there was a chair two stools and a desk!
Take a seat for now but we’re going to do this standing up! “Umm okay?” I sat down my dad next to me and I watched as the guy got all the stuff ready sterilizing the ring and taking out the needle from its fresh package.
“You ready Hun?” “Yeah itâ€™s now or never!” “Are you scared? Nervous?” Just a lil nervous is all! Iâ€™ll be good! “Well of course you’re going to be nervous, everyone is when they try something new!”
I was shaking in my shoes but I wanted to appear strong in front of my dad! “Here we got! Take a deep breath…now let it out” UGHHHH! Is all that could come out because I couldnâ€™t even talk! “You’re all done! Are you okay? Do you need to sit down? Do u feel like you’re going to faint?”
NO Iâ€™M GOOD!!! I felt his hands on my belly and it hurt he was tightening up the lil ball at the top! But again I held my breath! “Take the pain Mave” is all I could think!! “Youâ€™re all good Hun ready to go?” Yeah!! We started walking down a flight of stairs which by the way were swirly! And I was just trying to hold my stomach so it wouldnâ€™t hurt as I stepped down!
They gave me some H2OCEAN and some Directions to keep my Piercing in good shape!! Happily but in pain I walked out of the parlor and hopped in the car and we were off!
I WAS SOO HAPPY I GOT THIS DONE I STILL CANâ€™T STOP LOOKING AT MY PRETTY BELLY! 😆