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Adrenaline and Pain

  Pain. Pain is something that many people fear, and many people welcome. I have never been the type of person that feels like they need to make up their mind on something. I do not take pleasure out of pain, usually, but am not afraid of what it is or what it omits. Because of my mind and thoughts contradicting themselves, all that came was nervousness. I had made the choice to get my Bridge pierced. The only other piercings I had were my ears multiple times and my labret. I knew that the pain of these were different and not as immense as the bridge. I had planned on getting my eyebrow done, but then realized that everyone and their dog had their eyebrow pierced. No one in my school had their bridge, and I was always the one who had the guts to do things first. I was one of the first to dye my hair black, to get my labret pierced, and other random things that people were scared they would be judged for if they did it before everyone else. I needed something that I knew not many people would be able to copy, only because not many parents would let their 14 and 15 year-old kids to get it done. I needed it for my identity. I knew it would help to show the kind of person that I was and am.

Tattoo Blue is the local tattoo studio in Macomb. Some people give them a bad wrap, but they are all quite talented guys. Macomb is a college town, and that is the only reason why some people hear bad things. But never the less, I have always loved it there and always look forward to my next visit. When I went to get my bridge pierced, I was really nervous. I knew that everything would be fine; it was just the question of how the pain was going to be. I believe that pain is different every time that you experience it, and that is the only thing that bothers me. I am quite neutral when it comes to pain. I don't really have an opinion about it except that I am always curious about how the different kinds are going to feel. Well, this time I didn't know what to expect, and that is always what worries me. It never turns out to be very bad though.

Despite my nervousness, I went through the motions and found myself sitting in the piercing chair again. Dan, the piercer for Tattoo Blue, has always been a really nice guy. He's one of those that can usually make you feel comfortable, and knows just what to say so you don't freak out or stress yourself from worrying about pain. He is very reassuring. Well, I was sitting there, waiting to get pierced while Dan was sterilizing and prepping, and my adrenaline was pumping. It was coursing through my body like a stampede of wild horses when they are scared. I didn't know what to expect, I was sitting there with no control. Then Dan finished prepping, and it was time. He approached me and clamped on to the little fold of skin laying in-between my eyes. My eyes: that were tightly shut and slightly trembling from the adrenaline and nervousness that was trapped inside me. Then a made a small mistake. One that was to be pushed aside easily, but still a mistake. I opened my eyes. Seeing the clamp gripping onto the skin that was about to be pierced terrified me. My immediate reaction was "no". That was the word that came from my mind and out of my mouth while I quickly jolted back and out of the clamps grasp. Scott, the owner of Tattoo Blue then offered to hold my head. I saw this as a crazy thought. I was pretty sure I wasn't going to let someone hold my head while a needle was shoved through it. I am going to assume that Scott said this for a professional reason, or because he wasn't in the best of moods. Never the less, he is a really cool guy, and I hold nothing against him. I wound up laying back in the chair and relaxing. After I laid back my blood started pumping at a normal rate again, and I had no problems with it. It was a quick and easy motion and process to pierce my bridge. I was very happy with the final product. I didn't have very many problems with it.

But, word of advice: If your bridge is pierced and it gets a sore on it, and actual sore, not irritation, but a sore, try to treat it with tea tree oil. This will greatly help and the price of the oil does not add up to the relief of a healthy piercing.


submitted by: batty
on: 19 Sept. 2005
in Eyebrow Piercing

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Artist: Dan
Studio: Tattoo+Blue+and+Piercing
Location: Macomb

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