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parents give their kids money in return for good grades in school. Mine? They gave me piercings. Last year my dad promised me a tongue piercing because I passed 10th grade with A's and B's. But, I was only 15 at the time and my birthday isn't until August 25th, so I had to wait until the first day of my Junior year in high school to get my tongue pierced. That's okay. I got it done and I've had it now for about 10 months. I love it. I had always wanted to get my eyebrow pierced (I was originally going to do it before my tongue, but I decided to wait...), so I thought, hey, it's worth a try, right? I went up to my dad (he's the open-minded one of my parents) and asked him if he would take me to get my eyebrow pierced. He just looked at me and said, "Don't you have enough holes in your head already?" (ha..ha..ha..) Although, I guess I do, seeing as that I already have a tongue piercing and about 6 ear piercings in each ear (I could have WAY more, though). But he said that he would take me anways since I did so well this year. I work at the public library that's right across the street from my school, and let me tell you, it's not a very good paying job since I don't have many hours, and since I've got bills to pay (cell phone, new computer, etc..) I actually had to save up to get my eyebrow pierced, even though it only costs $25... but anyways.. I got paid last thursday and I set aside $25 and gave it to my dad to keep so I wouldn't spend it all when I went to the mall the next day (hey, I'm a 16 year old chick that lives in a in-the-middle-of-nowhere town, there's not much else to do but shop...). The next day (Friday), I went to school and told every one of my friends that my dad was finally going to take me to get my eyebrow pierced the next wednesday (My last day of school). Everyone was excited and wanted to come with and watch since I refused to bring anyone along to get my tongue or ears pierced (I just don't like people watching me get holes stuck into my head, I dunno why...). I went home that night and told my dad that everyone wanted to go with, and he actually suggested that we go that night and get it done. I couldn't believe he actually WANTED to take me, but it's not like I said no (screw the mall, I'm gettin a hole put through my head!). So, we piled into my dad's little El Camino and drove down to the local piercing/tattoo shop. Craig (the piercer) loves my dog (I have a taco bell chihuahua dog) so we took her along and he talked to my dad and played with her while I looked at the wall of tattoo designs (I'm going to get one of those one day too..). After they were done, we walked into the little back room where the piercings are done. I sat down on the little table thing that's in there and paid up, signed the paperwork, had my dad sign the paperwork, and then, we were ready to begin. I watched everything he did. He washed his hands off, then started pulling out little pouches, one had a needle, one had the ring in it, he pulled out a clamp, some rubber gloves, and some gauze looking stuff with a nasty smelling cleaning thing on it. He asked me which side I wanted pierced and I told him my left side, so he cleaned off the area around my eyebrow and put some little purple dots to show where he was going to pierce me. He picked up the little clamp and I closed my eyes because I really didn't want to watch (I'm such a wuss!). He told me to take in a deep breath.. and exhale.. and right in the middle of the exhale I felt the needle go through. Ouch! I wont lie, it hurt! But only for a few seconds. After that, it just kind of burned a little. He grabbed the ring (it's silver and has a little black bead, pretty damn neato lookin) and put it in, that hurt a little bit too, but as with most piercings, the pain was nothing unbearable. I stood up and looked over at my dad and he was just standing there, shaking his head. I looked in the mirror and I smiled. I think my eyebrow piercing looks damn good on me. Anyways, Craig went over the aftercare with me. Clean it twice a day, with dial soap. Get a Q-tip and get it wet then put some of the soap on it and use that to get all the gross crusties off, then rotate the ring through the piercing and rinse all the soap off. Wear a band-aid over it when you go to bed for the first few weeks so it doesn't get snagged, sleep on clean pillowcases everynight, and don't get rough with it. Don't want it to get ripped out! Anyways, it's now Sunday night, and I've got to admit, my eyebrow is pretty sore. But that's normal, so I'm not worried. I love the way the ring looks on me, but I can't wait until it's healed so I can go back and get a barbell put in (I like rings, but barbells are better..). My mom actually likes it too, which is odd.. she almost passed out when I first showed her my tongue piercing. I'm going to have to find more places on my ears to pierce because my dad said he wouldn't take me in for anymore "funky" piercings. Oh well. My 18th birthday will come soon enough!


submitted by: Anonymous
on: 12 June 2000
in Eyebrow Piercing

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Artist: Craig
Studio: Accents+in+Ink
Location: Oak+Creek%2C+WI

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