Okay, so I purchased the necessary materials for a do it yourself piercing. I purchased the clamp, the sterile 16g cannula needle (the one that has the hollow tube around the needle itself), the labret jewelry in 3 different lengths, some latex gloves, and some alcohol wipes. At first I thought, oh wow im actually going through with this, I always wanted a lip piercing but never really got one until now obviously, but while waiting for the materials to come in the mail, everyday I was getting amped up to pierce my own lip. I researched how to do it yourself before purchasing the materials (just to make that clear), so I can do it the right way without screwing up or ruining my lip by hitting a major vein or muscle or anything serious like that. So anyways when I received my order, I opened up the packages and I didn’t realize how big and heavy the clamp was so it was kind of difficult to pierce my lip myself, but i over saw that and was too determined to care. Then i sterilized the jewelry all 3 sizes because i wasn’t sure which one i was going to use yet until i estimate how much my lip will swell. Anyways i went into the bathroom, cleaned and sanitized the counter just to be safe. Then i put on a pair of the latex gloves, opened the alcohol wipe package, rubbed the area im about to pierce, clamped my lip, used a flashlight to see my veins and made sure i wouldn’t hit any of them, made sure it was straight and not at an angle. After that i pushed the needle through my lip, once it was fully through i pulled the needle out, the hollow tube was still through my lip which is very convenient when your gong to insert the jewelry in your open wound. Then i cut both sides of the hollow tube to make it shorter than it was, thought it would help which it did since i would need to use both hands for a few seconds, i grabbed the labret stud and insert it in the hollow tube, then i pulled the outer side while pushing the inner side so the jewelry can go all the way through while the tube is being pulled out of the hole. Lastly i screw on the ball of the stud and make sure it was tight so it doesn’t come undone while i eat or anything. That was it, i was done and it looked great like it was done professionally, once i was done i was like ok i want to pierce something else now hahaha maybe another time. Im glad i used a stud that was 1/2″ in length cuz of the swelling, and i cleaned it immediately afterwards, before i put everything away. Paying for all the materials actually was cheaper than going to a shop and having it done, the results come out the same as if i went to one so im glad with the decisions i made and how much research i did to make sure i was doing it right. My cleaning routine was after i floss, brush my teeth and use alcohol free mouthwash, i would clean the outer part with these cotton swabs that snaps at one end and liquid soaks the other end, i forgot what the liquid ingredient was but it helped a lot with the healing process, i used that method twice daily, but rinsed my mouth with mouthwash everytime after i ate something to make sure i didn’t get an infection. it took around a week for it to heal up nice and good. I play with a lot which sometimes agitates my lip lol. Now I’m thinking about getting the other side done, hahaha, maybe…just maybe ;].
So I got my anti-eyebrow pierced about a month ago. I love my piercing and I’ve always wanted the micro dermal but instead, I got the anti eyebrow because I am able to change the jewelry. I have a high pain tolerance. I realized it after I got my anti-eyebrow done. My belly was pierced in September. I also got my Marilyn Monroe and nose pierced again around Easter. Then I decided to get the anti eyebrow. I was very nervous at first, I was iffy about getting it done. I thought it was going to hurt but it didn’t. The person who did my anti eyebrow charged me $30 to do it, including the jewelry. She was a professional piercer she just did them out of her house to make more money. I had 2 friends with me. One of my friends got her Marilyn Monroe pierced. And the other friend of mine got her bottom navel. My friend that got her Marilyn Monroe pierced went first, and I went second when I got my anti eyebrow. She asked me where I wanted it. Then she cleaned the surface of it. I held my friend’s hand, and my piercer marked where I were getting it, she clamped it and counted to 3. 1,2,3 & it was done. It was a little pop and it bled a lot which made it hard for her to screw the ball on. She kept wiping it with a Q- tip to stop the bleeding. Then she screwed the ball on and it was done. After it was done, I was able to say it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. After the needle went through I kind of felt dizzy because I were losing a lot of blood under my eye. So I sat in front of the fan because I got very hot. And I cooled down a lot. It was also very hot outside that day and I had to get on the city bus. And I’ve had it a month now and I can actually say I love my piercing! Its been kind of hard trying to find jewelry for it online. I’ve been looking for small diamond jewelry. But I was told that I can use eyebrow jewelry for my anti eyebrow piercing. I received an email about sharing my story so I decided maybe I could share it. I also have a clear picture of my piercing. I hope you enjoyed reading my story.
I had the pleasure of getting my septum pierced last Autumn. If you would’ve told me anytime before it actually happened I would’ve never believed you. I’ve always been very shy my entire life. I’ve always done what I was “supposed” to do. One late night after work I was hanging out with some of my friends, and one of them wanted to get her nose pierced. We all agreed that we would go for support. Once we got to the tattoo parlor we were greeted by some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. They asked us what we were interested in, and my friend, Tori, said she wanted to get her nose pierced. The nice guy told us it would be a little while before a room opened up so we sat in the lobby and looked over some of the things in the shop. My other two friends decided that they would also get piercings since we were there. Of course I wasn’t. I was the good kid. I didn’t do things like that. We waited for maybe a half hour then we were escorted into a room with a lot of art everywhere. I had never been in a place like this before. I was in art in high school, so I was creative. I appreciated the works that were hung in this room. Tori went first and took the needle like a champ. No tears, not much blood. It seemed like it took a second and then it was done. My friend Lindsey went next. She was a little more apprehensive. She was getting her nose done as well. She sat in the chair and the man asked her how she was doing. He had tattoos and piercings practically everywhere, but I swear he was such a sweetheart. He told her to count to three and it would be over. No tears for her either. Next, my best friend, Brandi, went. She was getting an industrial done. I held her hand because I thought it would help. Two seconds and it was over. The guy cashed my friends out and asked if there was anything else he could do. Immediately I knew I wanted a piercing. Throughout our friendship, Brandi told me a septum piercing would look good on me. I decided to take her advice and told the man that’s what I wanted. I filled out some paperwork and then sat in the chair. I was filled with nerves and butterflies. I was constantly thinking, “What will my mom say,” and, “She’s going to kill me.” (In reality she did kick me out of her will for a few months, but then she got over it.) For once I wanted to do something for me. I just wanted to do something to express myself, and if anyone was going to judge me for it then I probably didn’t need them in my life. My friends were there rubbing my back and coaching me on my breathing. The man asked if I was ready with a big smile and I told him yes. He put the needle up to my nose, and I held my breath for what seemed like an hour. All of a sudden, it was over. I bled a little, but he said he’s seen much worse which made me laugh. I decided that it doesn’t matter what you look like-if you have tattoos for days or piercings that cover half your body. You can look “not normal” and still be the same person you were before. The hardest thing about piercings or thee body modification is getting people to realize that you are literally the same person you were before you got them. Piercings should not be a sign of immaturity, irresponsibility, or senselessness. If you have ever wanted to do something, but didn’t because you were worried about what other people would say, I want you to go and do it. I have never been happier with myself since I got my septum pierced. I encourage everyone to just do what they want and live for the moment. Don’t be afraid to try new things! You never know what’ll happen, but that’s part of the excitement!!
I’m here to share my piercing experience. I love piercings as much as the next guy. I just always have terrible luck in the healing process. I recently got my nose pierced. Let me tell you, they are more pretty than they are fun. Haha. It has had the worst time healing! I have two kids, each have yanked it out at least once. I had a corkscrew stud. HATED it, so I decided to change it. That was awful. I couldn’t get it out. When I finally did, it bled. A lot. So I put a hoop in that I had specifically for my nose. Being distracted by my son, I grabbed the wrong ring and accidentally put that one in. Wondered why it hurt so bad and I had to force it through, it was the wrong gauge! Holy cow was I in pain. The next day I changed it to the hoop I planned for it. Now it’s healing back up perfectly!! But I want to say I love this company, my husband recently got some Coral filled gauges and they are bomb! Thank you for letting me share! I look forward to purchasing more products from your company!!
Hello, I’m Sonya and these are my dermal piercing stories. Please keep in mind with any piercings that no matter what your age, every piercing you have, like tattoos are a form of self expression and art so wear them proudly and let the haters hate… I know I do and although I didn’t start doing a lot of my piercings until my mid thirties, I have experienced and still rock today every single one of them proudly with the exception of a couple that just in bad spots for my body or just weren’t meant to be! I’ve even had to do a couple more than once! This being said, I love and have a story behind most of my piercings! Due to the intriguing places and ways piercings are done, I’ve learned and have been doing piercings for a couple of years both with successes and failures. My first facial dermal I did was done with the biopsy punch by my eye. Simultaneously switching sides, i pierced three times on one side and twice on the other side with it rejecting 4 of the 5 times. I didn’t know the other four times that I was setting the “boot” under the skin the wrong way lol. So I went to a friends shop and had it done the fifth and final time and it has not rejected! Go figure huh!? I love it cuz I order the dermal tops from bodyjewelry.com and the various colors I order allow me to change and wear the color to match my outfits! Now my dermal chest piercing was just redone for a third try about 6 weeks ago now and is still in the healing process, so I can’t change the tops out just yet, but very soon! The first two attempts were set perfectly, just placed in areas that made contact with my clothing, jewelry, etc that would catch and got caught enough to irritate and force rejection. So far, this third one has been placed seemingly in the perfect spot and is doing great! Can’t wait to and will be ordering more colors and different sizes to compliment my always changing clothing outfits!