I was really scared at first to get my snakebites. It felt like it took forever to get the money. I would do odd and end jobs to get the money, which was roughly forty dollars. But when I finally got the money I couldn’t wait to go get it done. At first when I went in and they did it it felt fine. On the way home I stuck my head out the window and the wind going through hurt and after awhile it started healing. I preferred to use witch hazel. When I went to change them I think that was the hardest part. It took hours to get the ball on until I got use to it. Than when id wear hoops they’d dig in and hurt my lip real bad. Later I learned it was because it wasnt healed completely because I kept changing the rings. But now its all healed and better. Except I keep stabbing my boyfriend in the lip with my metal spiked studs. Lol.
I was 15 years old, and it was around the time of my birthday, so I asked my mom if I could get my tongue pierced. She said no, and I asked her why. She said I was too young and she wouldn’t sign for it. So the following weekend I went to stay with my best friend (who was 18 at the time), and I asked my mom for some money. She gave me 20$. And dropped me off. My friend and I went to the mall and I saw the piercing shop across from the the store I was in. I asked her if she’d sign for it and she agreed, however , the shop was insanely expensive and wanted to charge me 70$ for it. So i was kind of upset. We were walking away and came across a booth with lots of body jewelry and I was looking at it and he asked if I was looking for anything, and I asked him if he did piercings and he said “no, but I sell needles and jewelry.” So I gave my money to my friend she signed for the needle and the ring and we went home. I asked her boyfriend to pierce it for me. He said no…but he would find someone who would. I didnt want to wait that long so i went into the bathroom, and pierced it myself. It didnt hurt but it swelled up. And my mom found out the next day, and purposely took me to golden corral knowing i couldn’t eat anything. So it was basically a win/lose situation xD
When I was 16 years old, I went to my local tattoo parlor and got piercings with my very first paycheck. I had had my ears pierced about three years prior, at a Piercing Pagoda (do not recommend), but my ears had gotten infected from the crappy metal, and I ended up having to get my earrings surgically removed! But now that I was sixteen, I could get my ears re-pierced in an actual parlor. They were running a special that day, so I decided to get my lobes re-pierced and get my industrial done as well.
I had mostly been nervous for my lobe piercings, as I wasn’t sure how much scar tissue I had accumulated from my surgical removals a few years prior. Those, however, turned out to be the easy ones. When my piercer got to my industrial, that’s when things got difficult. When he went to pierce the cartilage at the top of the piercing, we discovered my skin and cartilage were very tough. He had to basically shove the hollow needle through my ear, which was putting up a fight. Finally, after a few minutes of trying, I finally heard a “POP” and felt a rush of nausea when he finally punched it through. For the first year or so, I had some complications with it, as you could imagine. I developed one of those little bumps on the lower half that would not go away, no matter what I did to get rid of it. It was extremely sensitive, every little bump or snag sent me through the roof in pain.
Finally, I learned that it would probably have better luck healing if I switched to a titanium barbell. So, I did. Almost immediately, the bump went away and the piercing finally healed.I went through hell with this piercing in the beginning, and even thought about taking it out altogether. But once it healed, it became my favorite piercing. To this day, it is still my absolute favorite piercing that I have. It also helps that titanium jewelry has gotten much cuter since then!
Hello my names Samantha, I have a septum piercing and this is my story. I always liked the idea of piercings but only had my ears done then i decided i needed something else something better. I was looking on Facebook and seen all these beautiful women with their septum done so i wanted one. At first i was afraid it wouldn’t look good on me so i waited two more years, and my freshman year of high school i looked at it again and then decided i wanted something personal to me so i had it done by a local piercing shop. I absolutely loved it and still do i wear it proudly.