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My Eyebrow Ring

Ever since I was a little girl, I've always wanted my eyebrow pierced. So one day, after I'd just turned 15, I finally asked my mom. I didn't think she would take me seriously, she wasn't the type of mom who would. She hesitated, and after a few random questions, she talked with my step dad. After a little while, they agreed to it, as long as I paid for it. I had a good job at that time, I worked part time at a restaurant, bussing tables. I didn't mind paying sixty dollars, I was getting my eyebrow pierced!

My step dad brought me to the tattoo place to set up the appointment. Like a little kid, I was clutching my sixty dollars in my hand. The appointment was arranged and I had to wait a whole week to get my eyebrow pierced! I payed in advance and we went home. I was so bummed, but my patience prevailed.

All I could think about the next week was piercing my eyebrow. I was wondering how much it would hurt, how it would look, would people make fun of me? I wanted to know what would happen if I didn't like it, could i take it out? Would it scar? I told everyone I knew all about it, I think I was pretty annoying!

I showed up at Atlantic Tattoo on the date I was supposed to with my mom. We had to wait a few minutes. My stomach turned while I watched the middle aged woman getting tattooed in the next room. She was laying face down on the chair, no shirt on, but a cloth covering the front of her. She was getting her back tattooed. I couldn't begin to imagine how much that must hurt, but everyone was talking and laughing away like it was nothing. I was glad I didn't ask my parents for a tattoo. I kept thinking about how much it hurt to pierce my ears, and hoping that was going to be all the strength I needed for my eyebrow.

Joel took us upstairs and told me to sit down while my mother stood. He unpacked his tools, and my mother asked all of the nervous mom questions. 'Will it bleed? What if it gets infected? Will she develop a nasty flesh eating disease on her face?' I thought i was going to die of embarrassment. He explained the procedure to us with great detail while his little hands moved, organizing what he needed and getting stuff from the cupboards.

After calming my mom down, Joel turned to me and told me to lay down on the table. It was kind of like a doctors office. He held a mirror in front of my face and asked me which side I wanted pierced, I pointed. He used a wipe and some other stuff to get rid of all the germs. After that, he drew two little dots and pulled out a tool used to pinch the skin tight. It had two holes where he was supposed to pierce through, he lined those up with the dots. He wrapped a rubber band around the ends of it to hold it in place while he got the needle.

I cringed when i thought about the needle. I hate hospitals, I hate doctors, and I hate needles! But I didn't say a word, as he quickly pushed it through the skin in my eyebrow. I could barely feel it, I was amazed! After that, he undid the elastic and removed the tool. He pulled out a bad of rings and asked me which one i wanted. I opted for the regular silver. Next was the bag of balls, I picked hematite.

Slowly pulling the needle out of the hole, he put the ring in. When that was in, he popped the ball on and wiped off the blood. He gave me instructions about how to clean it and what to use and how often, and what it would look like if it was infected. He told me not to touch it, unless I washed my hands first, and it would be easier to wash it while i was in the shower. He gave me a piece of paper with all of the instructions, I paid and we left.

I walked out that door on top of the world. I've still got my eyebrow pierced, I've got a barbell in it and it's my favorite piercing. Since then, I've pierced my belly button and my tongue. I'm at this web site right now because I'm getting tattooed very soon.

I forget my eyebrow ring is even there anymore, but I don't think ill ever take it out. It got caught on someones earing once. When it pulled, it hurt a lot and started bleeding, but it was fine within a few days. I haven't had any other problems with it. I've had many rings, and the only issues with them are the balls! I'm always losing them.

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submitted by: Anonymous
on: 18 Nov. 2005
in Eyebrow Piercing

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Artist: Joel
Studio: Atlantic+Tattoo
Location: Kennebunk+Maine

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