scarred for life..
So, I got my very first "extreme" mod a month ago. I got scarred. Now, I love all my piercings, and my one tattoo, but I have to say I love my new scar the most.
My best guy friend, David, has been doing tattoos and piercings since he was 15 and at 30, he has a hell of a lot experience. He was the one that did all my piercings, and my tattoo.
I had been talking about it for a while and I finally decided to go through with it. I did some research and browsed some pictures, and finally decided a wanted a heart, right next to my ankle. I called David up, told him what I wanted and he told me to come in the following week. The wait wasn't too bad, I had time to think about if I wanted it for the rest of my life or not. I decided I could live with it.
The next Friday, I walked into the tattoo shop David works at. He was doing some work for a lady, I joked around with a few of the people that worked there. I even talked to someone who was healing from his scar, it was a little infected, but still nice. I guess. Okay, okay, it was ugly and infected and looked like his arm was about to fall off, and thank God, nobody at that shop did it. He was just a moron who did it himself. Stupid.. About 30 minutes later David was ready for me.
First, he sterilized my ankle, and asked me to show him where I wanted it, I did. He then drew it on, and told me to take a look in the mirror. I loved it. Next, came yet another sterilization, then he opened a new blade, and sterilized it. He then proceeded to ask if I was sure, I shook my head, yes. He asked again, then I said yes. He then began to cut. It wasn't as painful as I thought, it was more of a sting than anything. I watched him in the mirror on the wall make every cut carefully and slowly. I unfortunately am I bleeder, so I bleed a lot. I give David all the props in the world for being able to see what he was doing through all the blood. It was completely unpainful. Probably because I had gone a little numb, but it was still nice. Since it was small, and can be covered with a quarter it took him about 15 minutes to do it. Then he said I was done, but something to numb the pain, cleaned it, then covered it.
I sat in the chair, as he explained the do's and dont's with me. Then he helped me up, and I almost fell! Okay, so it was a LITTLE hard to walk at first. Everyone laughed at me as I stumbled out the door, in pain. Obviously I had extremely slow reflexes as now it felt like my foot was on fire.
I proceed to talk a while, then left.
Now, a month later, I am fully healed, and I love it. The whole process was less painful than my tattoo, and the healing wasn't bad at all. I love it, and am thrilled to have it for the rest of my life. :]
I absolutely love the compliments I get from my friends. And surprisingly my parents love it.
The whole point of the heart, has taught me to love my body even more. As for the fact most by mods are to help me "cope" with an eating disorder that I have been hospitalized for several times. I think the heart is the most beautiful part of my body. Not to mention the scar is beautiful. I have learned a lot and I am getting better, and I can thank my tattoo, scar, and a few of my piercings for this. I am starting to love my body more and more each and every day. I can also thank people on BME for the inspiration to keep going.
I love my scarification experience and can not be more pleased with the work of art that David as yet again created on my body. My healing process was very fast and I'd like to say unpainful but I can not. It was a great experience, and I'd love to see more people go through with this, as it has been one of the best decisions in my life, and I have yet to regret it. I feel real special since I'm the only person as I know of with a heart scar right next to her ankle. So that makes me proud. Did I mention, I never got infected? Very shocking for me, I do say myself.
submitted by: Anonymous
on: 06 June 2007