The long wait!

By Brianna Carr, York, PA

Belly button piercing story

In July I had asked my dad to let me get my navel pierced for the first time! As I expected the answer was a NO. So he and I made a bet……I get honor roll and I can get it done but it had to be all 4 marking periods. Knowing me that when out the window in the first marking period. As holidays went by…my birthday, Christmas, New Year, Valentines Day, and Easter.

Now it was track season! YAHAH!!!! πŸ˜† Now there was a new deal. Run the 400m in a minute or less. Now thatÒ€ℒs super hard considering I was in middle school! ❗ I made it to counties and got gold in the 200m, 400m, and 4×4 relay! Since there was bad wind my dad said I would have made it under a minute.

Also, I won 3 gold in COUNTIES, a major accomplishment! So he decided to let me get it done. πŸ˜€

On 5.15.09 myself and my friend Sam went to pro ink in York, PA. As we entered there were 3 men sitting there chatting! The one with the hat and the tattoos got up handed Sam and I a paper to sign, and our parents signed and we headed on back to a room with a reclined chair.

The man got out a box and let us chose our body jewelry. Of course I went first…he had me stand and dotted me with a purple marker. Then, he put the clamp on me and instructed me to lie down on the chair. He made a couple jokes and told me on the count of 3 to take a deep breathe.

As I did so the needle when through. He then told me to exhale which I had a hard time doing. Then I was done! Did hurt a bit. Sam went through the same thing. My purple belly ring and her white belly ring shining with the lights in the place. Since then I have been taking care of my navel ring. As for Sam she had to take it out and screw it back through for cheerleading.

The picture is from the day we got it done! πŸ™‚

Almost Chickened out!!

By Chelsy, Lockport, New York, United States

Belly Piercing Story

I have been wanting my belly button pierced for the longest time from like when i was 13. my mom always said no because i was to young!

I went and asked her again when i was 16, she was like well you’re not to young but still no because i’m scared that you may snag it in clothing or when you are sleeping. i told her it would not happen, that i would be carefull. but yet again still no!

So i went to my dad at 17 he said he would sign for it but i had to hide it from my mom, and come up with the money for it. well i didn’t come up with the money untill my 18th birthday party. so i told my mom that i was just going to do it now that im 18.

She was like – whatever, just don’t show me when you get it done! So a day after my birthday party me my boyfriend and his cousin all went to the local tattoo parlor. mind you that i was FREAKING OUT when i walked in because i am so terrified of needles.

I went in asking a million questions. Like “how bad is it going to hurt” , how long will it hurt”, “how fast will it take”, just going on and on rambeling nervously. the piercer told me to wait while he sets up.(the longest wait of my life!)

He called me back and i made my boyfriend come back with me. he told me to look at the needles to make sure they are new and unopened. He marked me, had me look to see if it was in the right spot. i layed down in the chair and even before he touched me with the clamp i grabbed my boyfriends hands a squeezed really hard.

The piercer laughed and said “don’t hurt him he didn’t do anything wrong, i’m the one stabbing you with the needle haha” (joking) so he went on and put the clamp on(oh my god that clamp hurt so bad!) he was like “are you ready” i said no wait never mind i don’t want to go thru with this!

Belly Piercing Story

He told me that if i didn’t go thru with it that i would still have to pay because the needles where all ready, and that i would pay for nothing. so i told him “ok hurry up and do it already” lol so the needle went thru(i barely felt it the clamp pretty much numbed the area).

When he was finshed puttin the stem thru he had to wiggle it around to put the ball on i was like “what the H*** are you doing, that hurts so bad” lol. When i was done i was proud that i went thru with it, every one was laughing because i was so scared and it ended up being nothing. πŸ™‚

I’m Still Hiding Mine!!

By Hannah, Greenwich, London

Belly Piercing Story

Hey, i have had my belly piercing for over 5 weeks and i love it soooo much. i got it done for my 15th birthday because i asked my mum if i could have it as my present and she said yes, i also got my third ear piercing and the top of my ear done because i thought you only live once, right? πŸ™‚

I don’t live with my mum i live with my dad and his partner, they have no idea that i have it done, i am not only hiding my belly piercing but also my new ear piercings…i intend to tell my dad when i am 16 because i know he’ll be so angry if i tell him i got it done when i was 15, i had 2 beg him for ages to get him to allow me to have my 2nd ear piercings done…whats he going to say if he finds out i got my thirds, top AND belly done!

I feel bad about going behind his back but i really wanted them done. i want 1 more piercing and that is my nose but i am not getting it done behind my dads back plus i can’t hide it so i asked him but he said ‘when your 16’ its only 11 more months but i can’t wait, i wanna get it done in the summer so it has time 2 heal because at my school u r not allowed to have them, my school is so strict, your only allowed to wear 1 pair of earrings and they have 2 be studs and silver or gold, how stupid is that!!! and it is a girls school- we are girls, we need to wear more than one pair!

So i am hiding my thirds and top from the teachers at school and my dad and his partner at home! When i woke up on the 21st of December (my birthday) i was soo excited and extremely nervous. i didn’t eat breakfast which isn’t a good idea because if you haven’t eaten and u r scared of needles there’s a good chance you’ll faint but i am not scared of them and so was fine, but don’t risk it!

So me, my mum, and my little brother drove into town and when i saw the shop in the distance my heart began to accelerate and i remember thinking ‘you’ll be fine it will all be over soon and tonight you will have all your piercings done’ but i also couldn’t believe it was finally here I WAS GETTING MY BELLY BUTTON PIERCED! BTW incase you are wondering you have to be 16 to get it done on your own because you have to fill out a form but my mum was with me so she did them for me.

The women sent us upstairs for the forms to be filled in and there was a women waiting there-her ears were covered in earings there was no space on her ears!-but it looked cool.

She let me chose my third piercingΒ earrings, my top earrings and my belly bar (i went for a rose double crystal 1), she then told me that she was going to pierce my 3rd’s but was sending me upstairs for the rest.

She told me that the top was going to be pierced with a needle and that made me panic and i nearly said i don’t want the top done but she said it didn’t hurt at all and my mum said just get it done, so i went through with it, i have to say my 3rds hurt more than my top and belly put 2gether!

When she had done my 3rds i went upstairs where another women was waiting for me, she was really kind to me. My mum had to go move the car and i said i would wait until she was back to get my belly done. The women put a small black dot on my ear and asked me if that was ok i said yes and she told me to lye down on the table. she clamped my ear, sprayed it and then pocked the needle through…i didn’t feel a thing!

The women was right! the process was the same as the belly piercing so that gave me some confidence. My mum wasn’t back yet so i decided to get my belly done and surprise her when she got back. The women dotted my belly button and asked me if it was ok and i said yes then i lay down on the table and lifted up my top, she put the clamp on my stomach i was nervous again but the women talked to me and distracted me.

I was explaining to her how my dad had no idea what i was doing and that i wasn’t going to tell him until i was 16 and while i was talking she pushed the needle through my stomach i panicked for a split second but before i realised that she had tricked me it was over. I couldn’t help but smile it didn’t hurt at all!

I got up and looked in the mirror…it looked amazing it didn’t bleed or anything! I heard my mum coming up the stairs, so I put my top down, she came into the room unaware that it was all done, I smiled and showed her she liked it 2, i hugged my piercer and thanked her and headed out of the shop. I was scared of touching it and i wouldn’t lean forward when I sat down because I didn’t want to agitate it.

It hasn’t got infected yet and last week I changed the piercing because I bought the cutest turquoise belly bar and wanted to put it in and because my piercing was annoying me because as it heeled the bar had moved down and was sticking out too much. I was soo worried incase I couldn’t get it back in or it got infected but everything went great. It felt so weird changing it because of the holes but I didn’t mind. The wholes were a small price to pay for something as beautiful as a belly piercing!

Belly Piercing StoryI still have the turquoise belly bar in now as you can see in my picture and this one is smaller so only the balls of the barbell are showing and not the bar. I probably shouldn’t have changed it so early but i couldn’t wait, I was lucky that it didn’t get infected, your actually supposed to leave it in for 3 months, I would advise u to leave it as long as u can incase it goes wrong.

I haven’t got the flattest of stomachs but i don’t care because the piercing is for me to see and no one else to see, I am tempted to get the bottom of my belly pierced but I’ll have to ask my mum…another piercing to hide from my dad! lol …well that’s if my mum lets me πŸ˜‰

If you want your belly pierced then get it done and don’t let anything stop you, they are great, if you don’t have the flattest of stomachs it doesn’t matter!

If you are scared of it hurting, a little pain is a small sacrifice to make for something as amazing as a belly piercing. Mine didn’t hurt like so many other peoples belly piercings wouldn’t have hurt but that doesn’t mean you won’t feel a thing.

Everyone is different but I can safely say on behalf of everyone who has there belly button done that it isn’t unbearable, don’t worry it is over in a matter of seconds hope you enjoyed my belly button piercing story and hope it has helped you decide whether you want to get a belly piercing or any other piercing, although i would advise you if you are planning on hiding it from your parents don’t go swimming in a bikini! lol…I still haven’t figured that 1 out for myself yes..but after 2 more months i should be able to take it out and leave it but the holes will be visible so I will wear a costume for swimming when my dad is there until i am 16! lol

Thank you for reading my story! πŸ™‚

My Belly Piercing :]

By Hayley Kerr, Australia, NSW, Wingham

Belly Piercing story

Well, ever since i can remember, i’ve always wanted my bellybutton pierced. I loved the look of it. Anyway, i begged my parents for years, but the answer was always no, which sucked. They always came back with the same defence “you’re too young” So i left it for a while.

Now that i’m 13, a few more of my friends had theirs done, and their stories just made me want to get mine done even more! The place i wanted it done at, one day had half price on belly piercings ($30) and i begged, but still the answer was “no”

A few months after that, my friend asked if i wanted to get ti done with her, i was thrilled. I asked my mum, and surprisingly she said yes! I was so excited. We rang up and booked an appointment. The day came around very quickly and that morning, my friend rang up and said she couldnt get hers done. Looks like i was on my own. Mum was a bit worried i would chicken out, but i kept reassuring her i wouldnt.

That morning we went to the chemist and bought some numbing cream. I applied to the navel area and waited half an hour for it to numb. We arrived at the place, which might i add was the cleanest place in the area. We walked in, and by then i was really really scared, but also excited at the same time. The lady was really really nice. She gave me a form that i had to fill out and sign. And then she bought out all the bars that i could choose from. They were all gorgeous, but i chose a pink one, i couldn’t wait for it to be in my belly.

I sat down and waited for a little while, i was so scared that i was now shaking haha. She took me through to a little room and it all looked soo clean which helped my nerves a little, but not much LOL. The lady that was doing it was really nice and i asked some questions, and she gave me answers. She told me she had hers done, and it was pain she definately would go through again. Which helped. She then got an alcohol wipe, and wiped it over my whole belly, so much for the numb cream, hahaha. Mum thought that i definately chicken out, but i said i had come to far to chicken out now.

After that, she told me to stand up really straight so she could mark it, she rubbed the mark out a few times, and then she finally got it straight. She then told me to lie down on a really comfy bed thing, and then she got all the things ready. By then my heart was beating so fast! She told my mum that she could hold my hand if she liked, so i did. She talked me through the whole process as she was doing it which was heaps good. She clamped it, which felt weird, but definately didn’t hurt. And then without even telling me, she put the needle through, i squeezed my mum’s hand so tight, but surprisingly, it was over in about 2-3 seconds. I felt a bit silly for being so scared.

She then had to weave the belly bar through my belly. It was a bit of tugging and stuff, but i wouldnt say it hurt. She then told me that i could sit up, and i couldn’t believe that it was over that quick. I looked down at my belly, and fell in love, i had my belly button pierced! I was so happy. The bar looked gorgeous. She applied betadine to the area and put a patch over it, which i had to wear just for that day. It stung the tiniest bit as i got up and took the first few steps, but not much. She then gave me a bottle of betadine to take home which only costed $2. All in all the whole thing costed $82, but it was so worth it. She gave me a piece of paper which ahd all the things i needed to take care of it. I also needed to apply dettol handwash in the shower every night.

The first night i did everything that i was asked to do (betadine,dettol etc) and i never touched it. That night when i went to sleep i accidently rolled onto my belly. It was a little bit sore but not much. I’ve now had it done for about 4 weeks, and i’ve never forgot to put betadine or dettol on it. It’s going pretty good, it gets crusty from time to time, but nothing too serious. I’m glad that i got it done. I went out and bought 3 new gorgeous bars. I can probably change it soon, and i can’t wait until i can πŸ™‚

Anyone who wants to get it done, seriously go for it, it’s so worth it, and prices may differ for different stores. I’m glad i went ahead with mine :]

My Belly Piercing

By: Kari, Cayman

Belly Button Piercing Story

i was 14 when i got my first belly piercing. it lasted a while. i changed the ring around….3 months after i got it done. it was really pretty. but it started getting thin so i took it out and let it heal. then i got it re-done. and i didnt like how it was pierced. so now . 3 months after . i got it RE-done. and i love ittt!