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yay! my new happy eyebrow piercing

Body mods have always held a fascination for me, and when I was little I would be drawn to people who had them and wonder when I would be able to have them for myself. I had had my lobes pierced when I was 3 or so, and I had wanted them so badly my dad took me to the mall and got them done, much to my moms surprise. But I loved them. At 14, I had my second holes pierced with a mall gun (bad, I know...) and had to take them out because they had been completely messed up.  I had them redone, along with my third holes at Bears Den. Every time I got pierced, it gave me a sense of calm and happiness even when things were bad. My next venture was my lip, and my parents agreed after a lot of hesitation. I fell in love with it and have enjoyed playing with it ever since. 

My piercings made me so happy and they would ultimately make me feel better about myself and give me happiness.  Stretching them made me happy as well, as it was the same type of sensation without going completely broke (my lobes are currently at 2g but soon to be 0).  

I decided my next piercing would be my eyebrow. I had spent a good amount of time staring in the mirror debating if it would look alright, and eventually came to the decision I definitely wanted it and was going to give it to myself as a 16th birthday present. It had been on my mind for quite awhile and it was now or wait a very long time. A month before my birthday, I called to see if Shane would be there as he is the only one ive ever had pierce me and I like the work he does. I couldn't wait until my actual birthday so I decided I wanted it done then. I went in the next day with my best friend and mom, who was going to sign for me. I found Shane and filled out some paperwork, along with my mom, and paid as he finished up with a couple other people who were waiting in the studio before us and were nervous about getting pierced, or getting tattooed by Bear.  

By the time it was my turn I was slightly nervous because of the wait. I sat down and we talked for a few minutes he cleaned off my eyebrow then marked it. I decided it was too far over and had him move it out a bit until I was happy with the placement. I closed my eyes and he asked if I was ready. I said yes and he pushed the needle through. It didn't hurt too bad,  and the only thing that really hurt were the clamps. He pushed the barbell through, cleaned it off, and I stood up to look. I loved it and loved the placement. I tipped him and left, feeling very happy and satisfied with the results.  

Over the next couple weeks, it behaved alright with me cleaning it 3 times a day with H2Ocean (which I swear by) and otherwise leaving it alone. It was bruised for a couple days because of the clamps, but it went away eventually. Its been kind of cranky the past week, but only because ive got a really bad cold. I'm taking extra good care of it, cleaning it religiously and making sure not to touch it with dirty hands. Getting dressed can be a bit of a hassle if you forget that it's there, like ive done many times. As long as you remember it's there, it doesn't pose much of a problem 

I've gotten good and bad reactions from having my eyebrow pierced. Even though I already have my lip pierced I still get people that have problems with my eyebrow. I had one guy who told me I would go to hell for "having all that metal in your face." I've had people look at me with odd looks on their face, as if they're trying to figure out what that thing is right over my eye. I'm happy with my piercing and if I have to go to hell to be happy, then I'm all for it. The only thing that matters is that I have the support of my friends, and my family. Though some of my family might not be too happy that I have these piercing, they don't let it get in the way of how they feel about me and they support me in everything I attempt.  

To anyone who is debating getting their eyebrow pierced, I say go for it. You have nothing to lose if it gives you happiness.


submitted by: Anonymous
on: 01 Sept. 2005
in Eyebrow Piercing

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Artist: shane
Studio: bears+den
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