I got my septum and navel pierced on the same day, a while after I turned 18. The piercing shop had a special, two piercings for $20. It was a spur of the moment kind of deal, and I always had wanted a septum. I had wanted a septum ring when I was really young, but my mom and I compromised on a nostril piercing. Now that I was 18, I could finally get it because my parents would have never allowed it. To this day, they always comment about how ugly it is. Sometimes to avoid criticism, I put a retainer in. It really isn’t fair though, because my older sister has a monroe piercing. They never have had anything negative to say about that. I don’t understand how a septum ring is “worse”. But I like it, and that’s all that matters really. Anyways, I got the septum pierced first. It was practically painless. So, I expected the navel piercing to be the same. The only problem was that when she tried to get the needle through the skin, it got stuck. The only solution was to try to put the needle through again. I was gritting my teeth the whole time. Practically crying. Blood was coming out. I have to say that it was surprisingly much more painful than getting a needle through your septum. Regardless, piercings are still cool. And pain is beauty I guess. When I wear a bikini, I feel as glamorous as early 2000’s Britney Spears. The septum makes me feel cool because Lady Gaga got a septum ring shorty after I had gotten mine. These are silly reasons I suppose, but not everything has to be serious all the time and have a complex meaning for being there. Sometimes, it is ok to do something just because it will make you feel good about yourself, or because it is fun. But I have to say, I have a massive appreciation for piercings because they have challenged the conventional standards for beauty. Piercings and tattoos don’t subtract beauty and elegance. Rather, they add to it in a different way.
Hello. So i decided to get my lip pierced, so I asked my father if i could get it done for my birthday. He said no. So i then proceeded to ask my mother. Due to perks of divorced parents, she said yes. So the day after my birthday my mother took me to a local piercing shop. We walked in and a skinny man with a scruffy face greeted us. We told him i wanted my lip done. After about 5 solid minutes of talking to him. I noticed he had not one, but TWO LAZY EYES! I was just really worried. I was quivering in my Chuck Taylor’s hoping he wouldn’t be stabbing me in the face. Sure enough, it was him. So he took me back to a room and started sanitizing his utensils. Now I was shaking. But only slightly because i didn’t want him to notice, not that he would anyways. He told me the process and i nodded. The then brought the massive needle up to my face. And he took a few minutes to angle it correctly. Then slice!! Tough my lip, but hit 3 teeth along the way. And I was bleeding uncontrollably. We walked out and now i had a silver ring in my lip, the part that i did want, and a mouth that looked like a murder scene, the part that i didn’t want. We got in the car and i felt woozie. I didn’t think I was gonna make it. So surprisingly i did. When I got home to my fathers house he didn’t suspect anything, due to the fact that i wore a fake lip ring for the past week before getting it done. My father and stepmother didn’t notice i had a fake lip ring until two weeks after the piercing.
So my interesting piercing story would have to be my getting my Medusa, it was my very first piercing. I have 3 now, being my Medusa, my nose and my tongue. So let’s get to the story, it being my very first piercing I was really nervous to get it, I was actually debating between getting the Medusa or my nose. So the car ride over (I was taken by my friend where she had all hers done) I kept pinching my nose and my lip trying to which would hurt less, ended up picking my lip. I was super nervous sitting there in the chair, I have a low pain tolerance and anxiety when it comes to any kind of pain or expecting pain. So you know they get everything ready and mark the area, so he goes to pierce through and it only goes half way at first, he had to shove it through the rest. That was one of the most painful things I’ve felt. It wasn’t too bad after, until I tried to eat normal later that night and it got caught on my teeth and pulled half way through the hole….that hurt worse than the initial piercing. The irony in all though…..my nose didn’t hurt at all when that was done, neither did my tongue. LOL so that’s my interesting story, added on to that I work at a place where facial piercings aren’t allowed, for two weeks I had to take it out and every time I put it back it was just like when I got it done, just with less blood haha. Fun stuff, but I deal with it because I love my piercings and I will never regret them.
My girlfriend and I went for a new piercing New Years Day. Gypsy Rose in Calgary AB, Canada (where all my piercings are done) was open and it was gonna be a good day!!
I was first up to the bench, choosing the rook as my next to get. I have my lobes stretched to 5mm, second holes, my right ear has a high helix and a lower helix ring, my left has its fourth hole and was looking bare. I decided on the rook based on the cute jewelry I could purchase like the heart or jeweled bar. I was lying on the table, and the piercer (we’ll call him Bob) aligned the dots and I took a look. Loved it!!! Lied back down, felt the clamp.. oh good its coming!!….. SHARP PAIN! ooooow! next thing I know his elbow is on my face and his arm at a 90 degree angle holding my head down as he used two hands to push the needle through my rook. Bob said that it is the hardest piercing he’s ever had to do. My girlfriend was next. She just got her lower helix. As we were at home watching Gilmore Girls- because what else is as magical as GGs? I moved my hair and my ear started gushing blood. Not leaking, but literally gushing; it had filled my ear and covered a rag. Basically disgusted by all the red, my friend left.
A few months later I went in to keep my boyfriend company as he was getting his tattoo worked on and got my navel pierced. This was a different piercer. And he asked what other piercings I have. I listed them. He mentioned that his co-worker Bob had a client once who he had to pretty much restrain to the table in order to get the needle through her rook.
That legend is me! 🙂