By Montanna S From Lyons, Michigan
I recently go three different piercings done at one time. The piercer was my cousin who has his own tattoo and piercing shop in Michigan Center, MI called Steel Creations. These piercings were given to me as a late Christmas, 18th birthday and early graduation present. I got my nose, tragus, and my daith done. It was a long trip done there about an hour and a half but it was well worth the time. It was one of the best experiences I have had with getting piercings. It was a quick job we started with the most difficult one which was my daith. It was difficult because of how he wanted me angled to get the needle through. He did not use a gun he just did it by hand with a needle, that is how he has don’t all of my piercings he has given my which include these three and four more. He had me lean back as far as I could and then breath in and exhale and as I exhaled he pushed the needle through. I cringed at the sound of the need going through my tissue in my ear. My ear bled a lot but as he messed with it, it started to stop bleeding. Then we moved on to my nose just because it was on the same side as my daith. Breath in and exhale he said as he pushed the needle through my nose. My boyfriend was sitting there holding my hand because he got grossed out because the needle was halfway in and out of my nose. That was wasn’t painful as bad as I thought it might have been but it did bring tears slightly to my eyes. It wasn’t so bad at all. Then he moved on to my tragus which was on the left side of my head. That to me was the most painful I cringed just because I could hear the needle go through the cartilage. In the end he let me look at all of the piercings in the mirror before and after he pierced them. Overall it was a good, an amazing experience.
By Shelby H From waverly, iowa
When I was growing up all I ever wanted was piercings. I tried to tell that to my abusive birth mom, she told me I wasn’t going to look like a tackle box and her boyfriend told me that if I ever got any piercings he would rip them out of my body. my first piercing I ever got was when I was 18. I had sold myI was sitting in the chair as the Pierces with their lies in the needle lip piercing. I freaked out all the way to the tattoo shop. I was sitting in the chair as the Piercer was preparing the needle and tongs. My fiance didn’t even have enough time to grab my hand before the needle was going through my lip. I felt so stupid afterwards because it didn’t hurt at all. my second piercing was my eyebrow. It was done a week After my little girl was born. My fiance did it at home because he thought it was stupid to pay 30 dollars for an eyebrow piercing. My last piercing was my tongue. I had gotten money foe Christmas And as a present to myself I wanted a piercing. I freaked out the whole time to the shop again because I figured it was going to really hurt no matter how much everyone told me it wouldn’t. We get to the shop and the women calls my name. My friend starts recording the piercing. My fiance held my hand even though I didn’t need it. After leaving the shop my friend tried to get me to eat a piece of cookie and I couldn’t because my tongue was so swollen. My fiance felt so bad for me when we got home because our room mate had made chicken and all I could eat was my pudding and jello.he eventually got so mad at them eating normal food in front of me that he ripped up chicken nuggets so I could actually eat something. Lastly I still have one more piercing to get And that’s the other side of my lip. Best of all my birth mom And her boyfriend have no idea about my piercings, it doesn’t matter Anyways because my piercings are part of me and make me unique.
By Brianne K .
Ever since I was thirteen and a lil before I loved piercings and all types of body modification. I started getting piercings at 13 and I saw gauges when I was younger and outwardly aux those are stupid and ugly but deep inside I thought they were rad. So I started out with subtly putting in large earrings like 16g or 14g when I was younger and none noticed. Just recently I put in 8g and out was all good. Two days ago I put in 6g (I waited the two weeks to upgrade to next size) so I pushed the taper in halfway and it was stuck in both ears that way. I was frustrated and I had the gauging balm but that didn’t help with pain lol. Anyways I just shoved the rest in of it in and I was given an all headache all day and night. The next day was still bad and my ears were almost purple and swollen badly. I took out the left one and jinks of flesh were in my ear just came out and it was bleeding bad. I cleaned the mess up and Lubec my ear with gauge gear balm and moisturized again later. The swelling went down and so did the pain. I had a blow out and a pretty nasty one at that too. But if you catch it early and TAKE CARE of your ears then you can prevent kelidos scarring, damage etc. Moisturize up to 3 times a day whether you have a blow out or not!