My eyebrow piecing experience, painless!
wanting by eyebrow pierced for 6 years(I'm 17 now) and fighting with my parents constantly about it, my mom finally gave in after a fight about it the day before. I was off from school and she called me from work saying I could get it pierced. I was SO happy, she finally gave in! My friend was also going to get it done, so she came to my house and we waited for my mom. When it came closer to the time, I started getting really scared. However after reading up on it for hours the night before I knew I had to eat an hour before, because it would be less of a chance I would faint. Anyways, my mom got home and we shortly went to Andromeda,in New York City a piercing place on St. Marks Place not too far away from where I live. Shortly after I got in they started playing Lunachicks, one of my favorite bands. It was ironic because I was wearing a Lunachicks shirt. It got me really relaxed though. They said my friend couldn't get it pierced that day because she's not 18 and her parents weren't there. I could though. However my mom and I didn't have ID so we had to go back to my house to get my birth certificate. We shortly returned and I started freaking out saying things such as "I can't do this". I have NO tolerance for pain at all. My friend and mom said I was there, I couldn't back out now. My friend said things which made me laugh which really helped calm me down. I had to sign a form and put my name/address/phone #/birthdate etc. Then the guy handed me a sheet about after care and explained it to me and asked if I had any questions. He also said if I had any more questions that I can always come back and ask them. He was very friendly. He then rung us up and wound up giving us 20% off instead of the usual 10%. I'm guessing because we had to leave and we actually came back. Then the piercer, a guy with dredlocks and many piercings of his own, said I could come in, I asked if my friend could come in and he said no, that only one person could and since my mom was my guardian and she signed for me so she could come in. He then told me to sit down on this comfy blue chair, while he closed the door. He asked which eyebrow I wanted pierced so I told him and then he cleaned it and then with a black marker he placed 2 dots and then asked me to look in the mirror to see if I liked it, I did. He said that he'll tell me everything he'll be doing. He also said "no pain,no blood, just a slight pressure" I hoped he was right. First he cleaned it, then he put the clamp on which was a slight pressure. I squeezed my mom's hand, and he said "don't move" I started breathing a lot which really helped and then he put the needle in. It's really hard to explain what it felt like. It wasn't like a pinch or a prick. I can't explain it but it didn't hurt at all. Then he put the ring on and then ball. This did not hurt at all either. I was surprised because I know many people who say when they put the ring in it hurts the most, but I didn't even feel it. I then looked in the mirror and was shocked that I had gotten it but i loved it! It was sticking up a bit and he said that I shouldn't push it down, that after a while it will just go down. He said I was done and could leave. I got up and I felt fine! I didn't throw up or faint! I was so surprised at how easy it was. I read how you're supposed to sit for 10-15 minutes to relax but I got up after a minute and felt fine! I was so excited when I left. I then got the aftercare solution, which he gave me for free, which was a nice surprise. He also gave me his card and said I could always come back if I have any questions or problems. Now it's 2 days later and it's only a bit black and blue. It's not red, there hasn't been any crust.I can barely even feel if it's there.(Both of which are usual) It's great! It only hurts a bit if I frown or hit it with my hand forgetting it's there or with something else like a shirt.I have to be extra careful now when putting a shirt or sweatshirt on. I'm SO happy I finally got it done! I can't stop looking in the mirror because It seems so unreal. It was a really fun experience!
I'd love to talk about my piercing and experience with other people, so if you'd like to just email me at email@example.com
submitted by: Anonymous
on: 20 March 2000
in Eyebrow Piercing