By Majoyree, Winston Salem, US
On March 21,2009 I pierced my navel. I got a kit from TitaniumOnly.com a week before that. I had been wanting my navel pierced since 2005, and I had done tons of research in that time! 💡
I woke up at 7 in the morning, because I was so excited about doing it. I drank some orange juice to raise my blood sugar, cleaned my navel with the alcohol, clamped the skin (the part that hurt most) and pushed the needle through slowly.
After that I cleaned up the blood, removed the clamp (dumb move) and tried to insert my Bioplast glow in the dark blue barbell.
After 7 minutes of trying, IT BROKE! 😯
Luckily, the piercing kit came with a CBR. So I put that in and after 10 minutes I got the ball in, and took a shower. Then 4 days later I had symptoms of a metal allergy. So I bought a Bioplast barbell from (the best place to go!)
And got that a week later. So when I got it, I was trying to insert it, but it was too short for my piercing. I was dumb enough to leave it in for 2 days before taking it out...
I took that out and put my CBR back in. Well that wasn’t easy because the bead refused to go back in! After 30 minutes I gave up and left it out. Now, a month later, the allergy is gone, and I have a happy piercing! 🙂
By Shawna, Ohio
Last week, I decided that I really wanted to pierce something. I’m one of those Christian girls with the over protective parents that think getting your first holes in your ears makes you look like a slut. i asked to get my second holes done, and my parents said no, not until I’m 18.
I didn’t want to wait 3 years to have someone do it properly, so i decided to do it myself. well, i really wanted to do my second holes, but that wasn’t an option because I knew that they would see it. so i decided to pierce my belly button.
i did an inverted (on the bottom) the first time i did it, i got half way through and blacked out. the second time, i numbed it with ice and it worked! the next day at school, I realized the skin was to thin, and it looked like it was going to rip out. so I took it out and let it heal for a few days.
last night, I decided to redo it, and it turned out GREAT! 🙂 I have just a regular earring in right now, since I can’t really get an actual belly ring, but my birthday is coming up soon and my friend is going to get me one. but I really don’t recommend doing it yourself.
I only did it because I am EXTREMELY OCD and I knew that everything would be over-sterilized with a low risk of infections that I could get by doing this myself. I also did a lot of research to make sure I was doing it right, etc.
Anyway, i love my new piercing! 🙂