By Mari, California.
I just got my belly button pierced yesterday!
I was so excited to get it done because I had been thinking about doing it for a couple weeks. I was also a bit nervousâ€¦mainly because my parents would kill me if they knew about it. Thatâ€™s why I had to wait until I turned 18 to get pierced.
I chose the studio because it is easy to get there from where I work. One of my coworkers got his lip pierced there and I also read up on the studio online to make sure that it had a good reputation.
When I decided to get my piercing, it was Monday and I showed up with a couple friends. However, it turns out that Monday is the one day the piercer is off work (itâ€™s a tattoo and piercing shop)! I was pretty sad, but decided to come back on Wednesday.
So I did! I came in with the same group of friends. The piercer is so nice! She knows what sheâ€™s doing and has over 10 years of experience. She was really calm, which definitely helped with my nerves! Also, she easily answered all my questions. Her demeanor helped calm me down so much. It was also cool to look at all the piercings she has. You can tell this is something she loves.
Before the actual piercing, she marked the piercing site with a toothpick with some ink on it (not the marker itself because that would transmit bacteria). She asked if that looked okay and showed me what kind of jewelry would be best to use.
Finally, I laid back and my friend held my hand and then it was over! She only used one needle and it was quick and painless. It felt like someone was pinching me. Thatâ€™s all!
I didnâ€™t look when she pierced it, because I was afraid I would flinch or something and screw everything up.
She told me about the salt-water soaks and all that before she actually pierced it and informed me about how I could make my own solution. After she pierced it, she gave me a pamphlet that had all the information she had told me. I swear I could have skipped out of that place; I was so happy 😀
My piercing doesnâ€™t hurt at all. Iâ€™ve been cleaning it and following the guidelines, so I hope it will be okay!