My girl loves my new eyebrow piercing!
After months of my girlfriend mentioning that I would look good with my eyebrow pierced, I decided to go get it done to surprise her. I know she would have wanted to go with me to watch me get it, but I figured the only way I would feel comfortable is if I did it by myself that way there was no pressure or anything. The day I went to do it I was getting pretty excited to get it actually. I went to Tommy T's Body Piercing in Huntington Beach 'cause a bunch of my buddies had their ears pierced and stretched there and they told me if I ever gave in to my girl wanting me to get my eyebrow done I should go there. They said to go in and ask for Tommy and he would go over the best type of jewelry to put in it. I trust my friends' judgment, so I took their advice and drove to Huntington Beach. It took me about 30 minutes to get there I was getting more excited by the minute. I had never had any piercings done, but I figured why not you only live once and if it's not me then I can always take it out.
When I finally arrived at Tommy T's I was shocked at how much jewelry they had. No wonder my friends were always getting their plugs there. I had gone into another piercing/tattoo place and they didn't have near as much jewelry. A very tall guy came up and asked what he could help me with. I told him I was looking to get my eyebrow pierced and I asked if Tommy was here. He said, "That's me". I was stoked to have the owner piercing me, and he had his eyebrow pierced too so that was cool. He asked me whether I wanted a hoop or barbell. I said I would like a barbell as I have never really liked how a hoop looks in an eyebrow. There was a lot to choose from: all different sized spikes, colored spikes, balls, and balls with gems in them. It was a tough decision, but I went with a curved barbell with ball-spikes on each end. It was cool looking, but still understated. Tommy explained to me that the jewelry he pierces with is medical implant grade. I asked him about the barbells that only cost $10.00 and he explained that they were made of an industrial grade metal that is not suitable for use in a fresh piercing. He said that that type of jewelry could be put in later, after the piercing was healed, and just for short periods of time. He showed me the way the cheap barbell was threaded and the way the implant grade one was threaded, and you could just see by looking at the pieces side by side that the implant grade one is better. It was much shinier and not as gray looking as the industrial grade one. What a trip. I wouldn't have known there was any difference, but I'm glad he took the time to explain it to me.
I paid the man and he gave me my release form to fill out along with my aftercare to clean the piercing with later. Tommy let me know it would be about 15 minutes for him to be ready. I hung out on the couch, flipped through a BME scrapbook he had laying on the coffee table (that's how I found out about you guys), and waited. After a little while Tommy went into the parlor and set everything up. He opened the door and asked me to come back. I was getting a little anxious at this point. I couldn't' wait to get the piercing 'cause I knew my girl was going to be excited when she saw it and I was looking forward to seeing myself with it, too. He asked me to sit on the chair and put both hands on my legs. He then cleaned off my eyebrow. I was getting ready mentally. I had never had a piercing before and all my friends had stretched lobes and labrets and I didn't know if I would ever get anything done, and now I was about to. He wiped off my eyebrow and he marked where he was going to pierce it. He washed his hands, put on gloves, and took the clamp off the tray. He placed the clamp on my eyebrow and asked me to close my eyes. He pierced it and it only took a second. It was weird because I could feel it, but it wasn't even that painful. All I could think about as he put the jewelry in was how stoked my girlfriend was going to be when I showed up at her place with my new eyebrow piercing. When we were done I had a seat on the couch again. I couldn't wait to check it out. I got up, walked over to the wall and looked in the mirror. It was so cool. Tommy did a great job. The barbell was fit perfectly, it didn't hang out at all. Man I was gonna earn some major brownie points with my girlfriend. I put a tip in the tip jar for Tommy, he said thank you and I said thanks for the piercing and then I took off to show my girl.
I got to her house and knocked on the door. Normally I just call her and tell her I'm on my way and just let myself in when I get there, but this time I wanted her to be thoroughly surprised. She opened the door and said, "Oh, my god, you did it" and she jumped me and gave me a big hug and kissed all over my face. Hey, if all you have to do is get a piercing to make your chick go nuts I would suggest this piercing to anyone who is thinking about getting it done. I love my new piercing and my girl can't stop staring at it. If you are thinking about getting pierced and are in Orange County go to Tommy T's. Tommy knows what he is talking about and my eyebrow has been healing great.
submitted by: Anonymous
on: 24 Oct. 2006
in Eyebrow Piercing