My solution to a problem
Near the end of April, my boyfriend whom I loved deeply and had considered marrying, broke up with me out of the blue! I was absolutely devastated. For the longest time I was unable to properly function. As lame as it may sound, love makes you do crazy things.
In an attempt to cheer me up, my friend drove to my house to visit me. She wanted to see the area where I live. So I decided to take her to the town of New Hope. As we were walking through town, we walked past Primal Urge, a very popular piercing parlor. I decided that was the perfect solution to my problem. I was going to get something pierced. It was sort of my way to start over and move on.
I had already gotten my belly button pierced and a total of six holes in my ears so I wasn't worried. Since it was such a spur of the moment decision, I didn't have time to worry about it either. When I walked into Primal Urge, I was amazed at the look and feel of the place. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought I had just walked in to a really up-scale jewelery store. When I got my belly button pierced in a tattoo parlor, the piercer was a little sketchy looking, as was the facility. But I must say, while it looked sketchy, I did notice how clean everything actually was. I happened to know the girl at the counter which helped even more. Coincidentally, she was a friend of the guy who just dumped me! She was really sweet and said that he was a jerk and that she thought getting a piercing was a great idea. If I was nervous at all, she helped to calm me down.
My friend and I walked up the stairs into the piercing room and I sat down. It took me awhile to decide which eyebrow to do, but I happen to have partial bangs on the right side of my face, so I opted to get the piercing on the left side so it would be seen. While the piercer started to clean my left eyebrow, I realized that my friend was shaking and not me. She wasn't completely sure she could handle being in the room while I got a needle pushed through my face. After the piercer placed the marks, I checked them out in the mirror, and they looked perfect. I think the worst part of getting my eyebrow pierced was having the clamp attached to my head. With the clamp in place, she told me to breathe in, and when I breathed out she pushed the needle through my eyebrow. I couldn't keep my eyes open while she did it. For me and needles, it helps if I don't actually see them coming. When she told me the needle was in, I could hardly believe it. It didn't hurt at all! I was so excited! I've never had a piercing that used a ring with the ball between the two ends before. It took the piercer awhile to get the ball in place. That started to get really annoying. Every time she went to try to put the ball in, I had to try really hard not to flinch. I was so worried she was going to pull just a little too hard and send a shooting pain through my eyebrow! Once the ball was in place, I practically leapt off the table I was so happy. My friend nearly passed out while I was bouncing around. The piercer asked if I was in need of water or anything or if I felt a little woozy. My friend, who didn't even stay in the same room during the actual piercing, ended up needing the water and something to eat.
Once the piercing was over, cleaning procedures were explained to me and I was on my way. I was to clean the piercing with plain old Dial soap and to be careful not to get soap inside the hole itself. It was such a change to see something on my eyebrow when I looked out of the top corner of my eye. Unlike having my belly button done, there was nothing to catch my piercing on, except the occassional stray hair.
My piercing is doing beautifully and I love it. For awhile I was a little worried I would have to take it out because it got a little pussy and a little swollen. But after I started cleaning it a little more carefully, and was more careful about touching it, it healed right up.
About a month ago I got my nipple pierced and I'm thinking of getting the other nipple as well as my tongue! If you're looking for a change like I was, I highly recommend a piercing!
submitted by: Anonymous
on: 24 Oct. 2006
in Eyebrow Piercing