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My First Facial

Ok, so I've wanted some facial piercings for a while now. Prior to this experience, I only had my nipples, tongue, navel, and hood. Three of those piercings weren't readily seen. I really wanted something (besides my tongue...blah every one has those) that I could show off. There were two problems with this. My husband (who is also pierced) doesn't care for facial piercings. Also, due to work, I didn't know if it were possible. My last boss said ABSOLUTELY not!

I really wanted my labret pierced. I have wanted it for 9 years now, but due to money, pregnancy or work just couldn't. Finally my husband agreed to let me have my eyebrow pierced, and even with much hesitance agreed to the labret. Only condition, I had to check with work first. Being a bartender, I didn't anticipate much problem there, but you never know.

About two and a half weeks ago, I went to work and asked. To my surprise (this IS three older women that we are talking about owning this bar) they said they didn't have a problem with it, so long as i kept them covered while working. Something about food service and health code standards. YAY! I had the approval I needed.

That night, it was kind of a spur of the moment decision, my neighbor called. I had told her earlier that day about my plans, and she called me that night and said "are you ready". Oh yeah..I definitely was. Off to Ocean Mystique we went.

We got there just as they were about to close. There were only 2 piercers in there. Just so happened that Noelle, my usual piercer, was working that night. She asked me if I were back for another piercing. I told her I was contemplating either the eyebrow or labret. I finally decided on the eyebrow as a first step into facial piercings. Mainly because it was my husband's first choice and he was a little more open to it. Just figured I'd start off slow and work my way into the labret.

Anyway, Noelle asked me what size and type of jewelry I wanted. I chose a 16 g CBR. I thought the CBR would be easier to cover for work and I wanted something feminine. Despite my piercings and tats, I still keep a bit of "girliness" about me. After filling out the consent form and just making sure I had my I.D. on me, Noelle rang me up and said it was going to be $12. I looked at her oddly and made some comment about expecting it to be more. Ocean mystique isn't all that expensive to begin with. $19.95 for any above the waste piercing including the jewelry (plus tax of course). Noelle just said that since I was a return customer and I had been to her for so many piercings, she gave me a discount. Thanks Noelle ;).

Back to the piercing room we went. I was jabbering nervously to her about how even though I know what to expect with a piercing, I still get apprehensive before hand. As I was chattering, she was opening supplies. I always try not to pay attention to the needle. To date, I don't think I've seen one in it's entirety. I saw one sticking through my first nipple piercing, but it was by accident, and it freaked me out a bit.

She marked me with the purple pen, told me that the dots would disappear in a few days, clamped, told me deep breath in, pierced, deep breath out. It stung a little, but really was not all that bad. Nowhere near what I had anticipated, which is the norm for me. We walked out into the main part of the store, and I asked her about using the bottle of satin on my piercing that I still have from previous ones, and if they had any sea salt. They did not have sea salt, but she sold me a bottle of H2O which i've used before, and I tipped her. That was it. It was over.

I haven't had any problems with it thus far. Still a lil sore, but I imagine that's from having to cover it with a band aid while at work. I was kind of nervous about sleeping, but other than an occasional bump during the night, it's fine. It has only been a week and a half since I've gotten it done, and I'm already jonesing for some more metal. Tonight, I think I will go ahead with the labret. Hubby's planning on getting a PA tomorrow. And, I'm sure there will be more piercing projects to come. I'm thinking maybe a new Industrial and some more genital piercings to go with my lovely VCH.

Thanks to BME for letting us share these experiences. If it weren't for you, I would not have become such a metal junkie. It's nice to know that there's somewhere like this that those of us who tend to be a little chicken can come and do research before hand.


submitted by: Anonymous
on: 17 Nov. 2004
in Eyebrow Piercing

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Artist: Noelle
Studio: Ocean+Mystique
Location: Virginia+Beach+VA

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