By Jennifer, from Georgia.
I asked my mom a few months ago if I could get a cartilage piercing and of course she said “NO!” Me being the person I am decided to go against her wishes and did it anyway.
After buying some studs from wal-mart. I came home and got myself some gloves. I then went into the kitchen to get some ice. At this point I was so excited and scared at the same time and also kind of jittery.
I went into one of our bathrooms (the one no one ever uses; it is the cleanest) and layed everything down. I put the gloves on and used cotton balls to wipe of the cartlige area with alcohol. I did that because I have done alot of research on the DIY cartilage piercing and that was one of the things I remember being said about it. Anyway, I then took two ice cubes (one in front of my ear and one behind it) and held it there for about 3 minutes so that it will numb my ear.
After putting the ice cubes down I took the earring and then looked at it took a deep breath and sorta kinda hesitated for a minute I thought to mself hurry up before the numbness wears off! So finally I took my ear looked in the mirror for the right spot and pushed the earring through. At first I Heard a pop and got excited, you know cause I thought i got it through but I felt the back of my ear and it wasn’t through yet So I keep pushing a little bit upward and heard 2 more pops (3 total) and then I put the back on. I did this again to the other ear except with different icecubes and a different cotton ball. To my surprise it came out symmetrical. YES!
I cleaned it at least twice a day and turned it while cleaning it. Its been about 4 months and its healed. I wouldn’t recommend doing it yourself although mine didn’t get infected. Good luck!
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By Jesus Canela, San Bernardino, CA
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!!!
By Jasmine Woods, Fortworth USA
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! 😉