My beautiful septum : D

By Angela, from Savanna, Il.

Since i am here i obviously love body piercings and such. i wanted my septum pierced for a while.

There was something primal about that really appealed to me. i went to my favorite shop and they said that the only person who did septums had left a half an hour ago. i was already pumped to get it right then. so my friend and i went to another shop that i have been pierced at a few times before. still excellent just a tad pricier. they could do it right then.

So i paid and went back to the room once it was ready. my piercer had done my antritragus a couple of years ago so i was cool with her doing it. she explained everything as she examined my nose and found the proper placing. she lined it up for a while and then pierced. i always think that piercings are going to be so painful. every time even if i have had it before but it truely did not hurt. it just made my eyes water.

She asked me how i took care of my other piercings so i told her and she handed me the standard pamphlet for after care ad said to clean it like i have been taking care of my other piercings. it has been good so far. one of my jobs lets me have it and the other doesnt, so guess which one i will be quitting. i just will have to flip it up for the next two week ends that i will be employed there. it feels uncomfortable… but i hate not giving two weeks notice so i will suffer.

Nervous as heck

By Angela, from Savanna, Il.


I have never thought about getting my tongue pierced ever…at first I wanted a surface piercing on my wrist but they didn’t do that, so I went home and thought about what I am gonna do, so then I thought about a tongue piercing and wasn’t sure if I should get something like that pierced cuz I have heard a lot about a tongue piercing that wasn’t so good…

I was afraid they might hit the veins and my face would go numb, stuff like that…the next day I said heck with it and I decided to go get my tongue pierced…nervous as can be no pain when I got it done it was surprisingly easy. they told me to use mouth wash 3 times a day for about 4 weeks to clean the piercing out then i could change the barbel. now it has been 3 days and everything is still fine no infection nothin wrong, I am so glad I got it done, the piercer did a wonderful job getting it straight and perfect! you just got to find the right piercer.

I did my lips myself?!?!?

By Angela, from Savanna, Il.

Piercings are a great artform in todays society and most people leave it to the professonals but theres a few set of people that do it themselves!

And i am one of them i wanted to get my snakebites done so i first got a set of 14g horseshoe lip piercings and sterilized them then i got out my curved sowing needle and sterilized that and a 16g horsehoe to stretch the holes to make the 14g go in easier then i marked the holes with a permanent marker and used a ruler to makeshure they were exact length apart and madeshure it was an half of an inch away from my lip.

Then i pushed the sowing needle in going fast as to not prolonging the pain if u cant deal with pain al too much use ice or a toothache pain reliever to num your lip then after i got the sowing needle all the way in i pushed the 16g horseshoe in to stretch the hole and left it in for abt an hr then i pushed the 14g in and i did all this to the 2nd hole and once they were in i sterilized the holes and kept doing tht for abt 3 weeks makng shure i didnt get them infected this is not an impulse thing if you do it yourself u have to plan these things out or it will get infected if things are not planed out its a great piercing and i feel accomplished knowing i did it myself.

OUCH!!

By Arnalis from Chicago

Well my first piercing ever was my monroe.

I had pierced it myself under a being a rebel act. You can say I was bored and the regular parents said no, pretty much made me do it even more.

I sat in the washroom using a earing of mine to pierce my lip, it actually worked too. It didn’t hurt one bit either, so you can say i thought i was cool for doing so too. I got cuaght by my step-mother and i had to take it off. But it did heal and i had no infection even though i didnt do it how it needed to be done.

Some months went by and i went on vacation, I went and got it professionally done and i also got my belly button pierced also at that time. It was funny because i had one guy piercing my lip while the other was piercing my bellly button. I began to cry thinking they already had pinched me when i come to find out they have not even started. I felt like such a dork and the guys where luaghing because i freaked out and they didnt even began to pierce.

The guys where really funny and got my mind ofthe piercing part and also told me how to take care of my piercings too. I wont ever pierce anything myself ever again because you just never know. And the guys warned me not to either!

My amazing monroe

By DeShonna Brown, San Antonio, Texas

Monroe Piercing Story

okay so it was about a month ago i decided to bug my mom again about getting my monroe pierced.

i had been wanting it for about two years already we were driving to pick up my oldest sister from work and i just went for it. suprisingly she said yes but i had to pay for it . so after we got my sister we went to the shop closest to my house which was skin graphics tattoos located @ 1255 SW LOOP 410 STE 140 SAN ANTONIO TEXAS .

we went in and we filled out the papers and stuff then my super hot piercer said follow me 😉 and as soon as he said that i froze! but after about 15 seconds of me standing there i followed him in and he explained to me what he was gonna do.

then he marked it and then he put the needle through from inside to out! 😯 it hurt a little bit! but i got over it really quick. then afterwards he gave me a little bag of sea salt to rub on it until it was fully healed . he was a really sweet guy.

i think i might go there and get more piercings from him. it took my monroe about two weeks to heal but before it healed it would get really swollen up at the night and mornings so i ate ice cream and sucked on ice for about 4 days until my swelling went away.

everyone who has seen it says it looks really good on me but hopefully when school starts again i don’t have to take it out! ❗

My chosen passion

By Haylee, Pakenham, Australia

Ear Piercing

The first time I decided to get a piercing, it was because the cute guy from my maths class said I’d look cute with a bellybutton piercing. After doing some research online I waitied duly until I turned 16, earned some money and headed off.

I rocked up to Purple Haze – which I chose because that was where my sister had her tragus pierced – asked if they had a free slot to get my naval pierced, and waited. I was nervous as all hell 😕 – the only piercings I’d experienced before this were my 6 lobe piercings done with a gun at the chemists.

Furthermore my parents had no idea I was getting it done and I didn’t know how they’d react – they were firmly against the idea of body modification.

Then my appointment came around – the time of reckoning! The piercer girl was cute as hell (Zoe, her name is) so I was too busy to really be nervous!! Then the clamp came, and the pinch, and a bit of pain but strangely not as much as I’d anticipated – and I had a brand new belly piercing!!

She sat me down afterwards, explained all the aftercare, that I’d have to avoid lying on my stomach for a while and all that. It got infected after two weeks and it took a year and a couple of courses of antibiotics to really settle, but it was worth it.

It was after that I realised that I really love piercings. I then went back to Purple Haze (and Zoe) twice more to get an anti-helix, a daith and a rook, before decided purple haze was a liiiiitle too expensive, and changed to Chadstone to get my lip and 2 helixes done. I left, of course, considerable healing time between all of them.
I still have a tragus, another rook and 3 more helixes on the agenda! 😉

That first belly piercing was what made me discover my (so far) only passion – tattoos and piercings!! So if it wasn’t for Logan from my maths class, I wouldn’t have this awesome excuse to post my little story online.

THANKS LOGAN FOR THE INSPIRATION and thankyou the internet and piercers for giving me something to turn to and better how I percieve myself with!!

I’ve posted a picture of my right ear – the daith and my two helixes as I don’t actually have a picture of my bellybutton due to lighting issues with cameras and shadows!! 🙂

LiP FiAsCo

By Jesus Canela, San Bernardino, CA

Lip piercing story

Well first my name is jesus and im 15, and i live in san bernardino!!!

i first started noticing piercings when i was 14 and ever since i loved how they looked. Right now i Have exactly 8 piercingz!!! WooW right!! 😎 My FiRsT Piercing was snake bitez!! i got them don at a shop called Lucky Seven. i really was excited not like all the other people who are all like omg the needle and the pain and etc..

at the shop the piercer was a man with alot of tatooz!! He first incerted a needle through my lip and then the piercingz i chose, that were silver hoops. after he was done my lip was all fat and red!!! 😆 it felt wierd!!

my second piercing was my tongue, unlike all the other people out there that say that it hurts, trust me it does not hurt at ALL!!! Wen i got it done i couldn’t talk or eat anything hard for a while. It’s kinda funny when u try to talk cuz u don’t prunounce the wordz right!!! 😆

and third piercing was my ear. i got an industrial ear piercing that goes through both sidez of your ear. i just have to say one thing about that… OWCH!! that hurt so badly! but it was wurth it.

my fourth ,and final piercing, was my bottom lip. u know like right under your bottom lip from the mouth, in the middle . well after that that piercing evry body just started looking at me like im sorta different and start judging me becuz .. well i have piercingz.

But i dont let that stuff get too me becuz i know wat i like and who i am sooo whatever people!!! 😆 well thatz my story!!!

Gone Wrong To Right

By Kelsie Bordeleau, Echo-Bay, ON , Canada

Lip Piercing Story

I was sitting in class one day and I’ve had my lip done before but it was done wrong because I did it myself so I took it out. Anyways and I thought to myself going to pierce my lip again but this time actually right.

So I went home and stuck a 14g sewing needle not to mention dull as hell into my lip. It was all fine until I couldn’t get the stud through – I got it mostly through but it wouldn’t go through the last couple layers of skin on the outside.

So I started picking at it with a sharper needle to pick it through so I basically dug a whole in my face so the labret stub would go through. I have my navel and nose pierced too but I got my navel professionally and my nose myself again….

It’s been about a week and my lip stop swelling and it’s just scabbing around the ring…but during school at lunch I was eating a wrap – this was the day after I pierced it – and my lip puffed up so much that it was hurting because my stud wasn’t long enough for it to heal in.

So me and my friend went to the bathroom and she also had her lip done but it’s healed and she took out my stud and harshly shoved the hoop she had in through my lip.

It swelling even more for like three days and now it’s fine and look awesome and I plan to pierce the other side for snake bites! 😉

Cute Cartilage

By Jasmine Woods, Fortworth USA

Cartilage Piercing Story

Ok, I was watching my friend about to get her cartilage pierced and she chickened out and said ” I’m not going to do it unless you do” and I was like – “whateever! Just do it to me.”

And my other friend the one that was doing the piercing went to get some ice so she could numb my ear so it would not hert that much! 🙂

I was feeling a little scared when she was getting the ice I was ready thou. And as she was getting the needle and cleaning it I was like ok I’m ready when are you gunna do it? …. Do it already! Even thou I was scared a little.

She said “don’t chicken out!” and as she was getting the needle and the earring my other friend was just looking with this god offel glare and I just blew it off.

Ok, here was the big moment — I was thinking, OMG! OMG! OMG! .UH?… is it done! And yes – it was I was sooo excited BUT…. We had to do it again because the needle was to small so after doing it over and over again I was starting to get mad! 👿

And then my friend’s sister seeing that we were going through so much heck came out with a earring that was pointy so I could just be pierced with that earring. And so we pierced it with that. My mom was fine with it and now it is doing fine! 😉

Skateboarding, Wet Pavment and a Clumzy Girl

By Kate-Lynn, Kent, Washington

Body Piercing Story - Lip Piercing

Riding down the road minding my own business and this guy in a grey truck is like right behind me.

Mind you I am a beginner skater so, I tried to jump off to get out the road, so I wouldn’t die.

So I get unsquared and I jump off on the fastest part of the hillish type thing.

I fall directly on my face, I remember the sound of my head bouncing off the pavement. I don’t think I will ever forget that sound. I get up and my friend is laughing a lot, he say the whole thing..

His laughter stopped once he say my face. The left side of my face was covered in blood, I mean covered. I busted open my eyebrow, made my nose bleed, mess up my shoulder and have a hole in my lip.

I’ve wanted my lip pierced for as long as I could remember, so my brother convinced my mom to let me have it done if I did all by myself. Well, I did. It hurt really bad, but I wanted it done so I did. And yeahhh… That’s my story.