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Pierced in New Orleans

5 years old. This piercing was something I've waited a lifetime to do. I knew what I wanted, where I wanted it and how I wanted it done. I was a little jittery because most of my family thinks I'm an idiot anyway, this would only confirm their suspicions. I wasn't at that time even sure how to choose some one to do the piercing for me. I wasn't aware that most of the tattoo shops started to specialize in piercing. A local shop called Ultimate Ink hadn't been opened to long, but I did get one of my larger tattos from there when I started to here some radio comercials advetising that thy now did piercings. They started doing radio station promos for the shop around town. You know,the kind where the radio station is out at bar rooms or something. One night I saw them doing there thing and I knew this was the place for me. I went to the shop and expected to be treated like a little under aged kid or something. I was surprissed at how professional John the piercer was. He treated me as if I was applying for a loan which had just been approved. He laid out all the ground work for me. He gave me in depth facts and explanations, let me pick my jewelry and we were ready to go. I'm glad I had just gone to the bank. I had no idea what kind of price range piercing were in. He didn't inform me untill the procedure was over that it was a stictly cash only operation. I guess they got stuck with one to many NSF checks! While waiting I was checking out all of their piercing pictures on the walls. Even thogh I had gotten tattoed there before, strange I had never really looked at the walls and walls of pictures. They had just starting piercings, so most of the pictueres were from people around the country. Some of the pictures of piercings were of things I had no idea that could be pierced!!!! There are a few places on the body which should not have a metal bar or loop in! I made the #1 mistake of looking at the damn needle. I got a little wobbly-kneed. He finally got me to relax and take a seat. I had no idea how pain-LESS it was going to be. I had heard so many horror stories about piercings. It was over faster than lightning. Suddenly I was staring at this beautiful silver loop through my eyebrow. It was and is gorgeous. I (so far) have never had any problems with it and it has been there for almost a year now. No pain, no swelling, a few crusties every now and then, but other wise great. I felt so good about the job he did I went back 6 weeks later and had him pierce my tongue, too. But that is a different story all together. Well, maybe not totally pain-free. I seem to get a little redness and funky crust every time we go to the beach areas. Is it the salt water?... or the sun??? Could be the waves crashing into it. Any how that seems to be the only time it seems to F*** up. Once during the summer I got smacked in the eye with my childs baseball. That, my friends, hurt like a son of a B!!!h. Just trying to keep it from getting caught up in my clothes is sometimes a challange or trying not to hit it with the hair brush. The only down side to this is that I'm a divorced mother of one 6 yr old who is in a private catholic shcool. Showing up at the PTA with my piercings and tattoos is a riot. I love the looks I get from the other parents. Oh well, I don't remember anything in the bible or the 10 commandments that says "Thou shall not be tattooed" !!! I'm not sure my daughter is to thrilled with my appearence either. She's only 6 for christ sake and she doesn't want me to walk her to class in the mornings. I'm looking forward to another piercing in due time, but I have to be careful. I'm going on more and more job interviews where this stuff is not tatally appropriate. There has to be a better way of hiding it without fishing line or taking it out all together. The little ball on it is purple. I love purple. I have a purple amathyst embedded in the ball in my tongue piercing. Just thoght I'd throw the color in for fun. I'd love to go out and buy a new one but its not as if I'm going to the grocery store to pick up a few things. The place I had it done had very few to choose from. I was lucky to find the purple one. Not exactly to many styles I've seen around here either. "You want a dumbell or a hoop"?

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submitted by: Anonymous
on: 30 Aug. 1999
in Eyebrow Piercing

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Artist: John
Studio: Ultimate+Ink
Location: Kenner+%28+N.O.+%29+Louisiana

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