By Melissa From: Florida



My name is Melissa, I am a senior in high school and my mom promised me if I got a scholarship that I could get my industrial pierced. I have been wanting my industrial pierced for 2 years now. I really wanted to get my belly pierced but I play basketball and the piercing will interfere with me playing and the healing process so I have to wait until I am finished with school being that I have a basketball scholarship.  My parents planned a trip to Disney for me and my two brothers. I was super excited, I told my mom that I wanted to get my ear pierced in Orlando. When we got up there and the first night we went out to dinner and on our way back to the hotel I spotted a tattoo and piercing shop my mom convinced my dad to stop so that I could get my piercing done. My whole family came in the shop as my mom and I filled out the release paperwork my younger brothers began to tease me and tell me how much it was going to hurt. I was determined not to be scared and nervous I really wanted it. When I finally made it to the piercers chair I was shaking, my mom had to hold my hand LOL. The good thing about the piercing was I got to lay down, but it is a very very painful piercing. I have until August for it to heal before I head to school.