My beautiful first piercing
Hey, you don't me, and I don't know you, but you are obviously here to either read something interesting about eyebrow piercing (doubtful) or you are interested in one yourself. I had always wanted a piercing since I was 10 or so, but it took coming to Germany for me to get the guts up to do it. I was always afraid of the pain. Another problem was me deciding exactly what I wanted, because I didn't want to get a piercing that I wouldn't like later on in life, even thought I could take it out. I wanted to only have to pay once and be happy, not have to pay, pierce, not like and then pay and pierce again. I got my first piercing in the beginning of December 2005 and will be sharing something about it in the next few paragraphs or so.
I'm not sure what I can tell you. I went into the tattoo parlor with some friends I'm in Germany with, wanting a piercing. I had heard about the place from some German people we knew, and had seen it a few times on our excursions through Hannover. We had been to a couple of other places, but I just didn't feel happy or safe being in them. The place was either dirty, or the people were not nice/hospitable. Barry's tattoo twister (the place I eventually went to for my piercing) was clean; the people were nice and helpful, and even tried to speak in English when my German was not good enough. I wasn't exactly sure at the time what I wanted. Nose or eyebrow? I wanted nose because I thought it would be cool to have something that different. From where I come from, and at least here in Germany, it's not usual to see a boy with a nose piercing, and I couldn't decide. Speaking in my bad German, I asked to look at some pictures of different piercings they may have done, and after looking through some different ones, and some advice from my friends, I went with eyebrow. I decided that even though it wouldn't be THAT different, an eyebrow piercing would be much more socially acceptable say for getting a job or something.
I asked to look at the piercing facility first to make sure that they were clean. The reception room when you walked in was sparkling clear and smelled like a hospital, which impressed me, but I wanted to be safe. The guy that would do my piercing took me back to the piercing room, and needless to say it met my standards. I felt like I was in a hospital. Everything was going good.
Taking out different barbells and rings, he had me choose. I plan on switching it to a ring later, but I went with barbell for the initial piercing. Good lord am I glad I did. It hardly ever was/is bothered. I could sleep on it and everything, it was glorious!
Before anything else happened, he went through cleaning procedures and what I could and couldn't do for the next 2 weeks or so. I listened and after he was done, he asked which side I wanted it on. I chose right. He cleaned my eyebrow and marked it with a marker, then told me to look in the mirror and see if it was all right. I did, and it was perfect.
He told me to lie down, not to move my head, and to close my eyes. I felt the needle go in, stay there for a little while, as a he put the barbell into the plastic thing, then he pulled it back through with the piercing, screwed on the ball, and BOOM I had a piercing. It didn't hurt that bad to me, it just felt like getting a shot at the doctors for like 5 seconds or so. It ached a little afterwards but I was so excited, I didn't give care.
Giving me the card for the parlor, with the name of the cleaning stuff I needed on the back, I paid him and he told me if I had any problems to come back. We said out goodbyes, I had a cigarette and we were off! My friends and I went and got some beers to celebrate.
To me it's the perfect piercing. It hasn't been infected that I could tell, or bothered me at all. It's just like it's been there my whole life and haven't noticed it.
I hope that something I have written here will help you to decide what you want to do with your body. Just remember to think before you do any modifications and be safe. If you don't feel at home in the parlor you go to, it is a sign to me that its not that great of a place. But most of all, have fun and enjoy what you do to yourself!
submitted by: Anonymous
on: 07 Feb. 2006
in Eyebrow Piercing