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Life Goal #7 Fulfilled!

e been waiting for months to get my eyebrow done. I finally arrived at college in August, and decided it was the perfect time. I found a very safe, very clean place in downtown Washington. I gathered some people who also wanted to get pierced or tattooed that day for some moral support. So my roommate and 2 friends came along, with my roommate planning to get pierced (she didn't, but she will on Sun.) Anyway, I was really nervous about pain. I've read other people's accounts about how it doesn't hurt and thought "yeah right". Then the piercer told me it hurt less than ears. I called him a damn liar. So anyway, I was called in and prepped. The piercer was extremely nice, and put me at ease. He joked around and kept me laughing so the nervousness faded. Aziz had me sit on the table when he marked my eyebrow. It took a few tries since I didn't know exactly where I wanted it. Then I began to laugh, so he messed up once (my fault). Oopps! After some cleaning, and marking, Aziz had me lay down on the table. Finally, he pulled out the pliers and got to work. The pliers got annoying because my eyebrow did not want to cooperate. They were clamped on for about 4 minutes while Aziz was trying to get them right. As he was preparing the needle, he talked me through the procedure, telling me what he would do. First, he had me take several deep breaths to relax myself. Then he asked if I was ready. I was! My last moments pierced-free were coming to a close. Then Aziz put the needle through and suddenly it was over. I seriously can't believe how pain free it was!! I'm not lying or full of BS for all you people planning on getting pierced. Even today, it does not hurt, except when I accidently flicked it. Although the crusties are supposed to happen, they haven't started yet. I am a little nervous about cleaning it for the first time, but I will experiencing that in a few minutes! The only problem I ran into was the I started bleeding for a few minutes. The guy was so funny- he yelled "We've got a bleeder here!" ala There's Something About Mary. It took about 5 minutes to clean up. It was no problem though, the piercer cleaned it up before he put the ball on. (One of my friends got a little sick at the blook even though there wasn't a lot. Word of advice- bring along people who can stomach bodily fluids in the event that some come out!) Now everything is great! And I fulfilled #7 on my Things to Do in Life. I have not told my parents yet, although I have been threatening piercing for months. They must be expecting it. I'll tell my dad next time he calls. I don't expect too many problems with that though- I am my own person, and this was my decision. For everyone out there considering this- no amount of people telling you it won't hurt will convince you. Trust me, I know. But also know that I am a huge wuss when it comes to pain (think tears welling up in my eyes at a stubbed toe), and I am fine. On a separate note about piercing, I have always been known as a good, mostly conservative person. But even today I noticed people looking at my oddly. I know there are stereotypes that go along with piercing, and I'm already becoming more aware of them. Hey, I had them myself. I wouldn't consider Fish, one of the guys at the studio, a fan of classic literature, yet that's what we talked about yesterday. Now I that I am pierced I don't want people to look at me like a "punk". It's an extremely unfair sterotype to put on a person simply because she is pierced. But I guess if they do I wouldn't really want to know those people anyway. So I am expecting the stereotype thing to come up more often as I encounter more people, even though it sucks that it will. I definitely will be expecting it over Thanksgiving when I go home for the first time. My friends and former teachers won't know what to think. But I'll have to just show them I haven't changed simply because I have a piercing. Thinking of it now, I shouldn't have to even show them that, but I guess it comes with the territory. Well, happy piercing to everyone out there!! Trust me, go get it done if you are thinking about it. Don't hesitate, just go for it. If you're a little unsure, check out this site and others designed for piercing. It made me feel so much better about my decision, so I'm sure it will help you too!


submitted by: Anonymous
on: 24 Sept. 1999
in Eyebrow Piercing

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Artist: Aziz
Studio: Perforations
Location: Washington%2C+DC

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