By Alayna, USA
Hi all! Ok first things first, I am TERRIFIED of needles. 😯 Not just a little scared, abolutely terrfied. So this was a big step for me.
I have my ears pierced a few time but that’s it. I was at the beach in Ocean City, MD and my friends talked me into getting it done. The whole time I was signing the papers I was asking the staff, “Does it hurt? Are you sure it’s not going to hurt? Will it hurt more than this or that?” I’m sure they were fed up with me! 😆
So the papers get signed and they escort me to this backroom to wait. It was like being in a closet. I was thinking the whole time, “I hope this isn’t where I get pierced.” Well it wasn’t. The piercer came and got me and took me to another room which looked much more sterile! 😆
He asked me if I was ready and I answered with and loud and firm, “NO!!” The piercer was training another guy and he kept ensuring me that there was nothing to be afraid of. He shared his own piercing stories with me to make me feel better.
They had me lift up my shirt so they could mark the holes. Then I laid down on the table. I asked the guy in training to hold my hand for me 🙂 I was distracted by the piercer teaching the other guy what to do so I did not see him grab the needle. He clamped my belly, told me to take a deep breath, and POP, the needle was through.
It stung a little, but I was totally shocked at how much it did not hurt! He put the ring in and told me to sit up and tell him how much I loved it. I DID!! They had me sit in the waiting room for another fifteen minutes just to make sure I was ok to go. I left feeling like a new woman, eyeing up every piece of belly jewelry as I left.
It’s healing pretty well now and I can not wait until I can change it!