Old Venom Piercing.
This is old. But I remember I kept track of my experiance and wanted to share it.
Thursday, February 4th, 2010.
I made plans with my friends to get my piercings, I was supposed to go to a different piercer to get them done, but, he wound up saying there were to many complications with the process and decided to not do it. So I went to a place I knew would. three or four days earlier I went over to tattoo nation here in San Antonio with my friend. it was 45$ for each individual one. but, as I had decided to get both of them pierced at the same time I got a discount down to 70$ even. Though I had to bum a bit of money from a friend so that the rest of the night would play smoothly. I liked the atmosphere there, it was not to chillingly cold like it was when I first went in for my estimates.
The people were nice, the needles were clean, and the atmosphere was good. probably not as comforting as some tattoo joints, so I'd give it about a B+ average.
The piercing it's self didn't hurt. I was given to the count of 1, 2, 3 and pierced on 2, It felt more like some one decided to pinch the painful underside of your arm kind of hard. so not too bad, The other side actually hurt a bit more because of course the other side had already pierced. and I was waiting for it.
a few moments afterward I really wasn't told all of saftey precautions I needed to know. (but had mostly already researched) so the dropped down to like a C+ for me. with my friends in tow and my tongue yet to be swelling we stopped by target and picked up IBprofin and mouthwash to tide me over for a while. I came back and tried to eat pizza and failed horribly. I resorted to yogurt, but since it had chunks of fruit in it I still had trouble. I popped IBprofin all night and fell asleep easily.
Friday, February 5th, 2010.
When I woke up tried to make words but all that came out was a noise that sounded like an animal dying. I was worried my swelling wouldn't be down by Sunday when I saw my parents. so I took IBprofin again.. washed my mouth out and brushed it. tried eating a popsicle but failed. and resorted to drinking a lot of ice water most the day. I wound up getting my swelling down enough that I was able to cook an egg-roll and eat it with a fork. It took me about an hour. :c Washed my mouth out after having a cigarette directly afterward. I stuck to Ice water again for the majority of the day until my craving for a cheese burger took over me :/ So we went over to sonic and I bought a burger and tots. I ate the burger just not the bun with ease... and slowly finished most of my tots. we left and I went home and washed my mouth out again after having one more smoke. I popped more IBprofin every 4 hours and slept a little bit more difficult. the Bottom of my mouth is becoming raw by now. So i adjust my bars and sleep a little easier.
Saturday, February 6th, 2010.
I woke up the same as the day before. Unable to talk and sore as hell. I was dragged into a lot of conversation before my tongue had the swelling go down. So it hurt like hell most of the morning and wouldn't go down for some reason. So i kept taking more and more IBprofin every 2 hours instead of 4. my swelling finally went down and I had another egg roll and decided to make potatoes :D I had read earlier that day it was a good choice for eating with my piercings. So with a plate full of yogurt potatoes and a cookie soaked in warm tea I was okay. I went to sleep that night with ease, my mouth was drying out a bit, but other then that I was fine.
Sunday, February 7th, 2010.
This morning I woke up and my tongue hadn't swollen much at all. SO i took IB profin around 9am and went back to sleep till noon. My tongue stayed down and I drank ice water for a straight hour. It was my moment of truth. If my mother was going to notice my piercings or not. I got in the car and tried saying very little to her. But the barrage of questions from me being gone the last 4 days was to much to just answer uh huh, and no, because I couldn't slur those words, So I went ahead and spoke with her. She didn't notice. I got home spoke to my father a little bit. he didn't notice. And now I'm here where I am right now eating cheetoes carefully as to not chomp down on my bar. And finishing off a soda before I go clean my mouth. My tongue is fine. not swollen much at all. but the bottom of my mouth is still very raw. So its the only thing that really hurts.
The few things I learned from my experience.
- Getting my piercings made me crave all the food that were way to painful to eat.
- Ice water is indeed the most amazing thing ever.
- Talking, is not the best choice, keep it to a minimum until the swelling is down
- and finally, I feel like my mouth is infinitely minty.
submitted by: NeoDesu
on: 23 Jan. 2011
in Off-Center Tongue Piercings
Studio: Tattoo Nation
Location: 281 +1604, San Antonion Texas.