my pretty eyebrow
About 2 years ago, I went to my parents with this whole thought out little presentation on why I needed an eyebrow ring. I even had pictures and everything. Well, that didn't work. But my mom figured since we had been arguing lately, that if she gave in finally, my "attitude" would improve. Yeah, okay, sure, whatever as long as I get that piercing.
We looked around and I talked to some people and decided that I would go to Squirrelly's Skin Art in Hubbard Pa. They said it would be $60 dollars jewelry and all. So finally the night came and my mom and my aunt and I went to Hubbard. I had never been to a tattoo shop before and was amazed with all the flash on the walls. Now I'm begging for a tattoo instead of an eyebrow ring just because of that experience. We walked in and it was very sterile, clean and well taken care of. A girl came out to the desk and asked what I wanted done and I told her my eyebrow. She said we would need my birth certificate and my mom's ID and some other things that I can't really remember what they were. My mom unfortunately has a different last name than I do since she re-married and she didn't have the paperwork to show it so she found her Kaufmann's charge card that showed her last name being the same as mine...funny way if identification I guess. But anyhow they accepted it and took all of us to the room where I was to have my eyebrow pierced.
We walked in and she directed me to the table to sit down, and my stomach already felt like it was being eaten by butterflies. My mom wanted to leave, she hates the sight of blood but the piercer was very professional and made her stay just long enough to see that everything was being freshly opened and was never used before. My mom left after that and my aunt sat there with me...she's a nurse so of course she wanted to see everything. We talked while she got it all ready about tattoo apprenticeships and such since thats the occupation I'm going to try to get in to. It worked out because I was doing a report on tattoos at the time for school so I got some useful information from her. While we were talking, I just looked around at all the pictures they had set up, it was really calming to be somewhere that wasn't just all white, like a dentists office. You have clean...but then you have so clean it scares the shit out of you.
She wiped my eyebrow with some cleaning stuff and said it would be better if i sat up, so I just stayed sitting. The time finally came, she told me to close my eyes and not open them because if I did I would see the needle and probably chicken out and on the count of 3 she was going to push it through. It couldn't have happened soon enough...I was ready on the count of 1! She pushed it through and I'm not going to lie, it did hurt a little, but not bad at all, it was actually quite enjoyable since it was something I had wanted for so long.
She told me to lay down while snapped the ball into place, which was the only part that really hurt because she pinched my skin a little bit, but no biggie, and then I got up, took a look at it and was immediately in love. I'd be the only kid at school with an eyebrow ring...sweet. But then of course 3 other people had to go get theirs done because they thought mine was "cool." But, that's another story. Anyhow, I walked out and showed my mom and she just cringed and said she couldn't believe I actually went through with it. We paid and tipped her and left and went to Rite Aid to get some cleaning solution for it.
That night it hurt a little big when I had to clean it but to be honest it never hurt again after that when I cleaned it. I think it was a couple months later when I took the ring out and put a small barbell in and its still going strong today! I see all these people and how theirs migrated out and I'm so happy that I actually got mine pierced right and it didn't happen to me, I absolutely love it.
All in all, it was one of the best experiences I've ever had and I would highly recommend anyone to go to Squirrelly's. Thanks to my eyebrow ring, I'm hooked on piercings and can't wait to turn 18, move out, and get exactly what I want.
submitted by: Anonymous
on: 18 Nov. 2005
in Eyebrow Piercing