By:Donna From: Wisconsin



I’ve been into piercings for a very long time. When I was in middle school I pierced my tongue with a safety pen along with my eyebrow. My mother freaked out and make me take them out of course but that still didnt stop me from piercing. Since my mom clearly didnt want me to have any piercings in my face before I was in high school I decided I wanted to pierce my ear. I didnt just want a second hole I wanted to do something different. I wanted my helix pierced. I use to spend a lot of time at my grandmother’s house when I was younger and she was constantly sewing and buying new needles for her sewing projects. So my cousin an I had a brilliant idea, to pierce my helix ourselves. At the time the internet was not as popular as it is now there was no youtube that I could pull up a video and watch someone do it and copy them. The only thing I had to rely on is what I’ve seen before. So my cousin prepped the needle by sterilizing it while I sat with a piece of ice stuck to my ear to some what numb my ear from the pain. I sat up in the living room chair while my cousin took the needle and slowly guided it through my ear. I guess because the needle was so small it didnt really hurt at all. I took the stud from my ear lobe and bam it was over! Im now 32 and I still have my beautiful cartilage piercing. Each time I look at it, it reminds me of how much a rebel I was as a child.