18 July 2008 1:45:56 PM

I remember talking to my girlfriends about piercings, and I remember telling them how my family would hate it if I got any weird body piercings (my mother found the ears as the only non-weird place to pierce yourself). She then told me that I should be my own person, and do what I want, and that I wasnt a little girl anymore. About a week later, at a party at one of my girlfriends house, one of my friends was showing off her knew belly ring. I must admit, I kind of wanted to be in her shoes when everyone around her were bragging about how cool and cute it looked. I decided that I wanted to get double that attention and the next day I called my best friend and told her that I desperately needed to go to Galaxy (the closest piercing place). She was more excited than I was (she has always been very supportive of my decisions). Once we got to Galaxy, they offered to help us with whatever we needed... My bestfriend opened her huge mouth and said she wanted to get her belly button pierced. I thought i was going to be the only cool one to get a piercing that day. But it was okay, because i decided to get my belly and my tongue pierced! After that I went home and I could barely even talk. My mother picked a perfect time to start long conversations with me (not). I was desperately trying not to talk, when she finally realized I was talking funny. She told me to open my mouth and to avoid a slap on the face I did as she told. She instantly told me to remove the piercing and to throw it away. She couldnt stop yelling at me, and she was studying my body so carefully while she yelled at me. I guess it was the tight tank top I was wearing that day that helped her discover my other precious piercing. I went to bed more pissed off than Ive ever been. It has only been a few months since then, but I finally made my mom realize that piercings arent as bad as she thinks. Just because you make holes in your body, doesnt mean that it makes you a bad person. So now I have 15 Piercings including my lip, navel, and nose(dont worry, most of my piercings are in my ears ).

Nana

12 July 2008 6:40:56 PM

I took my mum and my sister along the day I got my belly done. My sister came to laugh at me as she was convinced I'd cry, scream or faint. I sat down the the technician, picked out my bar, and laid down on the bench. The tech and I were having a mad chat about Christmas being 2 days away, when she infomed me I was pierced - I didnt believe her as I didnt feel a thing and whacked my stomach to make sure she was telling the truth. As I jumped off the bench to show my sister I nearly wet myself laughing - she had gone gray and clammy, on the verge of passing out herself just watching me get my tummy pierced! Haha thats karma for you!

gnomie

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Does getting your belly pierced hurt?

Getting your belly button pierced doesn‘t hurt nearly as much as the anticipation of it does! It‘s like a pinch and it‘s rather quick ... before you know it your laughing both with releif and excitement that it‘s DONE! It‘s actually quite an exhilierating experience.

When I had my navel piercing done (about 12 years ago now) my piercer made a joke about calling an ambulance shortly after performing the piercing. My friend and I were just too busy laughing to even think about the pain!

The healing process can take quite a few weeks, but asside from a little tenderness for the first few days, assuming you keep your belly piercing clean and clear of infection, the new piercing doesn‘t cause too much discomfort at all. Follow your piercers guidelines for looking after your piercing and you‘ll be surprised just how quickly it heals and how painless the whole procedure is. It‘s definately best to wear loose fitting clothing during this healing time, anything that won‘t rub and distress your belly piercing is great.

If your about to get your belly button pierced, my advice, stop worrying about it and simply look forward to the event. MAKE SURE YOU USE A PROFESSIONAL PIERCER!! This is very important. There are risks associated with piercings, but these are very low if you use a trusted professional. Also, take care when selecting the jewellery you will use for your new navel piercing, make sure you select a surgical grade belly ring and listen to the advise offered by your piercer. Some designs cause less stress on a new piercing and are worthwhile using in the short term for the long term benefits of a successful piercing. Internally threaded belly rings are also good for new piercings to avoid bacterial build up so consider these if they are available.

The answer? NO! Getting your belly button pierced doesn‘t hurt nearly as much as people who havn‘t had it done anticipate!

Kathy Acker, in an interview, described her own experience with piercing: Ground yourself and do really deep breathing. And if you do it right, the kundalini will come. The energy will go right to the top of your brain and shoot out. And it did!




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