We all have to go through pain..

By Kathryn from Mansfield.

So I was the last one of my friends to turn 18, and I watched them all come out with amazing tattoos, but I wanted to do something different for my birthday.

I knew I wanted a piercing, but I didnt want to be sterotyped at my new school by a piercing that was really out there. I already had my lobes pierced twice, and my cartilage on my left ear (not shown) so I decided to get my tragus and rook done.

I did a lot of research on lots of different shops, and found one that had a great reputation for body piercings. The guy who did it was so friendly and calmed me right down.

He pierced my tragus first, and it didnt hurt that bad at all, but the rook did. He said this was because it was a awkward place to pierce, and I used up all my adreneline on the tragus.

After he explained to me how to clean my piercings and how long to leave them in blah blah blah i practically skipped out of there to show them off to my friend, who was waiting outside.

This was one of the best decisions ever. the piecer said it best when he said ‘we all have to go through pain to get the look we want’

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Monroe Isnt So Different


By Roxanne Perez, San Antonio, Texas.

Last year about in October me and my recent boyfriend had just broken up. So out of anger i wanted to hurt myself but then i decided maybe i should get a piercing since i only had my earlobes pierced i wanted something special.

 Around that same week me and my ex-boyfriend got back together. It wasn’t normal though we ended up going to a tattoo shop where they also did piercings. To bond our relationship he told me that he would get what ever piercing I wanted for him. And in vice versa i  would do the same i ended up getting my Monroe pierced which is what i really wanted.  I had second thoughts about it when it came down. But i didn’t wanna be the same person from before i wanted to transform a part of my body which my family would’nt approve of.

 I really was glad that we went to one of my friends tatto parlor which i didnt know that she worked at. And my boyfriend had just like the neighborhood around it. We really didn’t know where else to go we just needed one that was really close.

There were two piercers there. One was a woman and the other a man. We both got pierced by the same woman. She was really good and educated about what she was doing. She took me to a seperate room I felt really comfortable with her. She got prepared turned around. She told me to breathe in and count to three. By the time i got too two the clamps where on my lips and the needle was in and so was my piercing all i felt was a pinch. She told me it would take about two to three weeks to heal. She taught me how to clean it right in front of a mirror.  And by the time you know it i was out of the tattoo shop.

 I felt really good and like a different  person it was so liberating.