Piercing Promise

belly button piercing

By Cassondra from Cocoa Beach, USA.

My best friend and I have wanted to pierce our belly buttons since we were 12. So one day while watching 13 we made a pack that when we were both 16 we would get our piercings done together.

 The next day we both went out to buy fake, spring loaded rings and wore them to school for years. Well soon after, i moved about an hour and a half away, but we kept in contact. We had made so many silly pacts that this one soon sliped my mind. I wasn’t reminded of it until I moved in with her at 15, and she had her nose pierced. I had asked her if she had anything else pierced, and she replied with, ” no I was waiting on you.”

 So we started to look into piercing parlors, and they were far too expensive at the time. Then we began to consider self piercing. Bad idea. I tried it and couldn’t even manage to get the bell bar in. I was lucky not to have done some serious damage, or gotten it infected. So we gave up on the idea for a little while.

A few months went past and we saw a sign at a local tatoo shop that said two for one piercings!!! And that was it, I was sold. When I asked my mother, I was completly shocked when she said why not. Granted she had hers pierced but I never thought that she would give her consent. A week later we went up to the shop, and my friend wanted to go first.

Well we thought that this would be best because she was afraid or needles. Well we were wrong!! When she lied down on the table, and they put the clamp on her, she started to freek out. She actually managed to hit the laddie doing the piercing in the face as the needle was going though, and when it was done started to have a panic attack! Well this shook me up quite a bit, and I wanted to back out, but my friend guilt triped me to get on the table since she went through with it. Well the whole time I keep saying this is a bad idea over and over again. I even tried to get up when she was trying to put the clamp on.

 And to my supprise I didn’t feel it go through. I had to see the piercing for my self to belive that it was really done! So i hoped off the table payed and went strait to myboyfriends house, to show it off.

 I guess some times it pays to take a risk cause both me and my freind still love our piercings, and I belive that the whole act made our friendship stronger!

Simply Pierced

By Mariah Lowery, Huntington, USA

Navel Piercing Experience

Okay, so I’ve been wanting my belly button pierced since I was like 12. So I was in my room and since my mom wouldn’t take me to get it done, I decided to do it myself. ( I know, stupid, right? )

Well, I numbed it with ice, and slipped the needle half way through, and that was as far as I could go. So I poked a dangling belly ring in it and that was that. I “had my belly button pierced.”

Well a few days later me and my mom was playing a game, and she called me a wimp. I was like “Yeah right, look at my abs,” and I lifted my shirt up and it revealed my navel ring. She said she would have taken to get it done professionally if I just would of asked! 😯 She told me about all the infections I could have gotten by doing it by myself. So I took it out.

I was constantly asking my mom when she was going to take me to get it pierced, but she swore up and down that she never told me that I could. I was furious! 👿

So, when I was 14 I decided to pierce my nose. I did it, without “numbing” it and this time I actually put it all the way through. I loved it! I’d take the nose ring out when I would get home form school and put it back in before I went to bed. Several weeks later my mom found out about it and once again, she made me take it out. 🙁

Finally, my 15th birthday was rolling around and I finally talked her into letting me get my nose and belly pierced. Well, together the price was $80.00 and my didn’t have the money, so I could only choose one. I chose my belly button.

As it came closer and closer to my birthday, money flew in from some of my friends and family. Soon I had $125.00! So, I paid for my nose piercing and mom paid for the belly piercing! 😀

A day after my birthday, my cousin’s girlfriend (Kristen) took me, my mom, my younger sister (Marah) and I to Epicenter Piercing and Tattoo Studio downtown. My mom came in signed the papers and was like “ Okay, can I go out to the car now?” and the guy at the counter laughed and said “Sure.” (By the way: my mom has a very weak stomach and can’t stand the thoughts of piercings.)

Well, it was my turn and Kristen, Marah and I walked back to a small room. The piercer wasn’t bad looking if I say so myself. Anyways he talked to me and made me feel so comfortable. He had me stand in front of him while he marked me and then told me to look in the mirror to see if I liked the markings.

I sat back down in the chair and he had me slide my butt all the way to the front of the seat. He put the clamps on my belly button. By this time my 7 year old sister was pacing the room saying “oh my, oh my, oh my.” Kristen and I were laughing our butts off. He got out the hollow needle and asked if I was ready. I turned my head and said yeah.

He counted to three and slide the needle right through. That was just a little sting. What hurt most is when he put the silver bar in it. I loved it. Then he did my nose! After I was all finished he gave me the cleaning solution called “H2Ocean,” and told me to clean both piercings twice a day. It was amazing and totally worth the wait.

I love my belly button piercing! The guy that pierced me was AWESOME :roll:, and the studio was very clean and professional!