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I'm such an amateur at re-piercing

When I was 14, I had my first real piercing (after a unfortunate self-pierced tragus that lasted only 2 days). I had my eyebrow pierced as a birthday present from my wonderful mother. The studio we picked was near where we lived, which is a good idea in case there are problems and I needed help.

I wasn't too comfortable with the studio, but it seemed clean and somewhat respectable. We had to make two trips because my mom couldn't pay with a credit card. The guy (I have no recollection of his name now, it was two years ago) rambled on about the aftercare and everything. I had already researched it and knew just about all of what he told me. Then he cleaned up my eyebrow and clamped it down and the needle went through! I'm not one of those people that enjoys pain or anything, but that was the best pain I've ever felt. It was indescribable. Now I knew why people got so addicted to piercings...it feels damn good. I opened my eyes when the needle was still through, and I saw the sharp point about 2 millimeters away from my eye. It was a bit disconcerting, I admit. I immediately shut my eyes again. The jewelry insertion was no problem, I felt it but it didn't hurt.

The piercing healed perfectly and I wore it for a little more than a year. The only problem was that in the ultra conservative school that I go to, piercings are strictly prohibited. I was forced to take it out because of the nazi administrators..in fact I got sent to in school suspension because of those bastards.

In an earnest attempt to save my piercing, I ended up using "weed whacker" (cut into small bits) every day. I had asked my piercer what to do, and he recommended weed whacker or fishing line. I went to Wal-Mart and didn't find line thick enough, but the weed whacker was the perfect size, and relatively cheap. There were no problems with using that every day. I just had to cut a new piece off every time, to prevent any possible infection. That process was a little bit tedious, but it was well worth it for my beautiful eyebrow. The weed whacker posed no problem to me and I'd recommend it to anyone that wants to hide a piercing. No one could tell I had a piercing, well except for the two holes and all.

A couple months ago, I decided that it was too much of a pain to keep in. I guess it was losing its novelty. And also, getting a job was tough, and i knew my eyebrow was hindering me. I was putting more work into my eyebrow ring than was really necessary. So I took it out permanently (or so I thought).

It's been about three months now since then, and my hole hadn't closed up. I couldn't fit a barbell in the hole, but I could fit normal earrings (bad idea, I know). Yesterday I decided that I wanted to have my eyebrow ring back in-I missed it too much. Since I'm going to college next year I wouldn't have to worry about dumb high school rules, so this time my eyebrow was safe from weed whacker. And another thing, the economy is so bad now I don't even stand a chance at getting a job anyway.

I tried to be as sterile as possible, using dial soap repeatedly. First, I iced up my eyebrow. Then, using the ring that my piercer used on my eyebrow, I just kind of shoved it through. It hurt, no doubt, but pain always subsides.

Basically the whole day yesterday I soaked my eyebrow with sea salt, cleaned it with dial, and put ice on it (it was starting to bruise). I took a shower last night and the hot water on my eyebrow made it feel really good.

Last night I made sure not to sleep on my throbbing eyebrow, as any intelligent person would. When i woke up it didn't hurt at all, I didn't even realize I had it in until I looked in the mirror. There was no bruising, and it only hurt when I applied pressure on it. And good news!! The ring can slide around very easily, so I'm guessing the hole is big enough now.

The only thing I don't like about my eyebrow ring right now is that it's a little big for my tastes. I'm going to go to the mall and buy a low quality metal, discounted, silver barbell because, well, that's all I can afford. I'm going to make sure that my eyebrow is completely healed before i decide to put anything else in though.

Well, I'm off to go get an eyebrow ring.

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submitted by: Anonymous
on: 12 July 2003
in Eyebrow Piercing

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