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It is a Daily Battle to fit in a Society where piercings are still not Been Accepted.
Every day I wake up and I think which piece should I wear? Should I hide them? Should I just use them at night time when I go out? What should I do? I feel this way, every day, before getting ready to start my day. Today, I will be revealing all, my tricks advice and recommendations for having the best experience with your body jewelry and also enjoy it without being criticize by anybody.
Knowing the tricks
Sometimes you are surrounded by people that will tell you “OMG!! I Love your piercing “ or “You look amazing”. However, they will be times that people will tell you “don’t you regret making that whole in your body?”. For this kind of people, my answer is a “No, I don’t regret it”. It is something that is exciting and that I love. Today I will be sharing with you, my tricks, because yes even thought that we might not want to be affected by it, we still are.
For me, my best solution to avoid this issue and avoid been discriminated is to use piercing retainers. Why? You are going to still have the hole without hurting yourself in addition to that you will still have everything looking great and if after work/meeting/dinner you can just change the top part and you will be having your piercing back again.
Also, you avoid the uncomfortable situation and avoid all the bad looks and rejection that you might encounter. Yes, many people may tell you don’t talk to that person or find another job, but at the end of the day is something that is not that easy and we can be prepared for all type of situations.
Have you ever heard about Piercing Retainers?
They come in glass and acrylic and honestly it may be your best solution to avoid a bad encounter and to avoid drama and keep enjoying what you love. Piercing retainers have nice results because they are clear people will see it only if they look in close detail. Of course, you always need to be careful and safe because some people might be allergic to acrylic so before doing anything check am I allergic to the material? I cover my gauges and people sometimes thinks that are earnings and that I just look cute.
For me, it has worked great and it protects my piercing and it doesn’t hurt me. Whenever I feel I might encounter a bad situation or uncomfortable I am now always prepared, and I wanted to share my secret with you and give you the recommendations so you enjoy your piercing the most.
BodyJewelry.com/ offers you a large variety of retainers from different body parts and they also offer the supplies for the care. They offer piercings in gold, silver 925, and in a lot of materials to satisfy your needs and taste.
The only surviving piercing I still have is my P.A. (nipples long ago closed up) I got it approximately 20 years ago at a small shop in Joplin, MO. At that time my home state did not have legal tattooing and body piercing shops so I had to road trip it. I had gone out the night before with friends and drank way more than I should have seeing as how I knew that the trip was a go for the next day. Anyhow, got there and went through the procedure. As i recall it hurt like hell but was an enjoyable sensation in its own way. The main memory I retain though is the tremendous amount of bleeding that occurred. As I mentioned some excessive drinking had occurred just hours prior to the piercing appointment. The thing about alcohol thinning your blood (etc.) I believe to be factual and likely contributed to my messy experience. I had a bit of a ride home and had to stuff massive amounts of toilet tissue into my boxers to absorb the flow.(Seems like the place woulda had a Maxi-pad or something to offer but they didn’t) Couldn’t wait to “try it out” and ignored the suggested wait time. This probably slowed the healing process greatly and I don’t recommend anyone ignoring the advice of their piercing professional on this subject. Be patient. Good things “come” to those who wait. The 12 gauge captive bead used for the initial pierce was gradually replaced as time went on with larger gauges and styles of jewelry. (Even got up to 00 in time) But determined that the large gauges are more show than go. Currently my daily piece is a 4g 1/2 inch captive bead. One of the best investments I ever made was for a pair of ring pliers. Much easier to do your own jewelry changes. I have never regretted doing this piercing. The benefits have far outweighed my initial difficulty’s.
So to recap: Show up sane and sober for your piercing appointment and heed the advice of your piercing professional. Yup… that about sums it up…Opted to not upload any photos of my piercing as this would test the boundary’s of good taste (in my opinion) for this particular forum and likely would’a been been rejected anyway. (see boundary’s of good taste comment)
Aaaahhh. Yes it was a good night..lol I have many now but here is my first experience :). Growing up I would get in trouble for even thinking about tattoos or piercings. I loved them I’ve always been drawn to them. But my adopted mother and my father told me “THEY’RE FOR THE DEVIL!!” Lol but anyways so..I turned 18 and went thru a fucked up break-up and ended up at my ex’s best friends wife’s sister’s place. Lmao. We went to her boyfriends place where we smoked a big fat bowl (my like 5th time smoking) and she told me her boyfriends dad is a professional piercer. First thing I thought was “belly ring” lol so she and I decided together to do it. I was so nervous I was getting bubbly guts. Lmao. So I went first. I just laid back and closed my eyes and controlled my breathing and the anxiety went away kinda. Plus I was telling myself I don’t have a choice lol so I laid there helpless lol. He finally put the needle thru….and all I could think was…is that it??! All the nervous shit for nothing??! Wow.. Lol
Good times lol
I wanted my belly button pierced for years and finally after a lot of begging my dad agreed. My brother said I would chicken out and not do it so we made a bet. If I didn’t chicken out, he would pay for it! Yay me right? We got to the piercing parlor and my mom had to sign for me, I was only 16. My mom is squeamish when it comes to these things so her reaction was going to be priceless. As I was called back Mom was still filling out the form and my brother was taunting me. I didn’t care one bit! I sat down, happy as can be until I seen the needle then my eyes got as big as a 50 cent piece. The lady asked if I was ready and I said yes. I covered my eyes as she came closer and bit my lip. I hear my brother say “Oh no! so of course I’m thinking she messed up. I kept my eyes covered and waited and waited. Finally I said “Are you going to pierce it or not?” She said “Hun, it is pierced, I am trying to run the ball down to put on your jewelry.” I never flinched and I did not get to see my mom’s expression because she wasn’t even done filling out the form! When the piercer said she was done my mom said “Really, already!” Its been like 30 seconds, even though it took her a minute to find the ball! This was a 2 minute time lapse that seemed like forever for me. I didn’t feel a thing and I won the bet!!! That was 10 years ago and I still have my piercing and love it.
A piercing is something you have to love to get for yourself. Often I’ve gotten compliments on my industrial barbell piercing and all the fun and different earrings to use. I decided to get my piercing with my sister in law and we were both very nervous given the fact that its not something we were at all familiar with obviously as far as pain goes. We went to Van Nuys in CA, a drive away from where we were coming from (Los Angeles). I did my research and found someone who was going to give us a good deal on it including a free earring. As I sat and watched my SIL bleed like crazy when she got her industrial piercing (everyone is different of course!), I was very nervous. As I sat ready for my turn, I must say it was one of my most painful piercings I’ve gotten but so worth it! The piercing isn’t for everyone of course and I’m sure I’ve gotten my fair share of stares from adults but it’s your body LOVE it and EXPRESS it the way you feel necessary! My industrial piercing was something I wanted for myself and felt would be a fun new accessory to ME and three years later I am still very much in love with how it looks and continue to shop on places like bodyjewelry.com for fun and cute earrings. It’s funny too because on my right ear were i decided to get my piercing I’ve noticed as a child my ears were slightly pointy (yes almost elf like) which people found amusing and now more than ever do i see that this is a feature of mine that stands out like crazy, but again something that i know sets me apart and makes me even more unique. My key barbell i purchased on body jewelry.com and has to be one of my favorites and comes in so many pretty colors! To all who have thought about or second guess getting a piercing afraid because of what some might think, do it! Love yourself for who you are no matter the circumstances, you’ll be a happier person if you do. 🙂
So I don’t write rants, raves or reviews very much, but I figured I’d try with this. First off, this is my first piercing. I decided to get my septum pierced because I truly love how it looks, and I don’t know if I’ll get anymore mostly because they don’t interest me as much. Well getting started on my experience. I had it pierced by someone I know so I got my kit from bodyjewelry.com. and it came with everything that’s needed, I was worried about the forceps being plastic but they were sturdy and well made and they did their job well. So I had the person do it and it only took like fifteen to twenty minutes, but she was taking her time and making sure it was done right. I thought it would hurt a lot more than it did but it was actually pretty painless minus the expected watering of the eyes from stabbing yourself in the nose. After the needle went through we put the piercing through and viola it’s done. That’s about it pretty straight-forward quick and easy and it looks great with the horseshoe piercing that was supplied with the kit. The next day i purchased a smaller horseshoe piercing to switch with the one it came with ( I know bad thing to do ) but that was only because I needed to flip it up for work. That process was a little uncomfortable but not that bad. I would recommend having someone with some kind of experience do it for you only because i think that was the biggest reason mine was so quick and easy, but truthfully you could do it yourself as long as you take your time to do it right but I wouldn’t if you have someone who’s willing to help. The aftercare for me is a little uncomfortable but I think that because I flipped it up for work but it’s worth it so it doesn’t get infected. Well really that’s about all I have to say, all in all I love the piercing and it was surprising easy to do. I will definitely be recommending the kit I got to people I know just from the quality and price alone.
Before college, I had multiple piercings over my body including all up my ears, my nose and my belly button. I have always been a piercing addict and whenever I discovered a new piercing I went out and got that piercing as soon as possible. I was always safe and went to a tattoo parlor for piercing however, for my second nose piercing I was very impatient. I was sitting in my biology class my freshman year and before class began I was looking at double nose piercings. I had a thrill of excitement run through me by this and really wanted my second nose hole pierced. After my class ended, I d called up the nearest tattoo parlor and asked the price of the piercing. I was taken back when I found out it would cost $30 and with me being a poor college student, that was way out of my price range. Without thought I ran into my room and I looked at my roommate and said “I’m piercing my nose!” In a matter of 2 minutes and without any thought I ended up burning the needle of a safety pin and shoving it into my nose. I think I had scared my roommate half to death with my spontaneous decision. However, in a matter of five minutes I had stick the needle through my nose and placed an clean nose stud in the new hole. I was very satisfied with my work at the end. The piercing held up good for a while but after about 2 week the ring was very irritated and began to form a bubble. I had found that due to the lack of professional equipment, the healing process of the piercing was long and painful. My best advice is to always get your piercings professionally done. Luckily, with this being my second nose piercing I was familiar on how to handle the bubble and the infection. I still have the piercing to this day and it is looking pretty fashionable and well healed. It is one of my all-time favorite piercings and I get so many compliments on it! But moral of my story is that paying for a professional will save you a lot less pain for the future.
I got my tongue pierced on my 18th birthday, along with my 1st tattoo in the same day, so I was extremely uncomfortable that first following week! The actual procedure of the piercing was so quick and simple. It costed me $50 at my local piercing shop and of course that included the jewelry itself and the first change. She clamped my tongue and honestly the worst part about it was keeping my tongue sticking out that long and I had drooled all over myself by the time she had put my piercing in. It felt so weird having something in my mouth at all times and it was even weirder trying to eat with it. She told me I could eat whatever I wanted just be careful, and online a lot of people suggested to stay away from spicy foods. But of course I come home to spicy Chinese food which is my weakness. My parents got me Chinese for my birthday and I wasn’t going to pass it up. So I tried it and had to chew super slow because my tongue ring kept smacking off my teeth, you never realize how reckless your tongue is while you’re eating until you first try to eat with a tongue ring. But it was a success, and the piercing healed super quickly and I still have it and love it! I did end up switching to acrylic and bioplast jewelry because I chipped my tooth a bit on a metal one. The acrylics usually hold up for awhile before they crack or wear down but I haven’t had any other problems with it! I love how easy it is to change and easy it is to clean. All I really do to clean it it brush the balls when I brush my teeth and use mouthwash that isn’t alcohol free. I change the jewelry pretty often too. Also, yes, it does make kissing a bit more interesting for those of you that were wondering! Eating did get normal and I no longer hit it off my teeth. I also forget I even have it pierced half the time because I’m so used to it now.