Belly Piercing Story – Determination!

By: Ashley, Austin, Tx, USA

Belly Button Piercing Story

I had wanted to get my belly button pierced ever since I was twelve years old. My 16th birthday rolled around in April and I decided that would be an appropriate time to ask. Well, I asked, and got, the classic answer, “No!” My parents would not budge. To my dad it was inappropriate and to my mom it was up to dad.

So I wasn’t getting anywhere. I was pretty upest and was determined to get my belly button pierced. November came and still hadn’t gotten anyhwere so I decided to take matters into my own hands and pierce it myslef.

So on night I pierced it with an earring stud and then the next day when to get the hole stretched so that a standard sized barbell would fit in the hole. I got a barbell with clear stones at the top and bottom. I loved it!

My mom got home from work that day and I went out to her car lifted up my shirt so she could see and she was pissed! She got used to it about an hour later and decided it wasn’t all that bad. Score I got mom’s approval now the trick was keeping it from dad.

Well that was easy to do! January comes and I started noticing that the hole began to get thin so I went had had a piercer look at it and he told me that my body was rejecting the piercing. I was upset! So I took the barbell out and let it heal.

So I talked to my mom and ask her if she would take me to get it professionally done in 3 weeks. She agreed! I was so excited and anxiously awaited the day! So three weeks past by ever so slowly and that night we drove to Platinum Ink and when we walked in we went up to the desk and told the man that I wanted to get my bellybutton pierced.

He asked for our driver’s licenses, made a copy of them, and gave us a stack of papers to fill out. We filled the paper’s out and returned them to the man at the desk and then I picked out the barbell that would sit in my stomach for the next 6 months.

Jason (my piercer) called us back to the room where I would be pierced. He first marked me to with a purple pen and asked me to look in the mirror to make sure that I liked the alignment. Then I was asked to lie on a dentist like chair. He stuck the needle in then put the jewelry in and I popped up out of the chair and ran to the mirror to look at my new piercing!

I was in love with it! I was so excited and couldn’t wait to show everyone except for my dad of course.
In June we were at my brother’s baseball tournament in Houston, Texas and I was going to work out so I put on my sports bra and realized that I had forgotten my shirt in my suitcase. I didn’t know that to do because my dad was right outside in the room.

So I just waited for a little bit. Low and behold he bust in and see’s my piercing! He was like what is that and I was like my bellybutton ring and he asked who took me and when I got it. I told him that I went myself and got it for my birthday.

LIE! He wasn’t too happy. He quickly got over it and not another word was said about it! I got lucky on that one! I absolutely LOVE my bellybutton piercing and would suggest it to anyone considering getting it done!

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 🙂

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 :]