Bye bye, facial piercing virginity.
On April 25, 2007, one of my close friends died in a car crash. Of course, I was completely crushed and it wasn't until a week later that the whole thing hit me [and like a ton of bricks, at that]. Well, this friend had had her left eyebrow pierced; and me, being fascinated with body modification of all types decided that this would be how I payed her tribute. Getting my mother to agree was no issue. So on May 7, my mom, aunt Judy, little brother, and my cousin came with me to get it done. The parlor is a very small one, but also very sterile and friendly. We had scheduled an appointment, but the artist who was supposed to pierce me was giving a tattoo at the time of our arrival. I waited patiently in the lobby, observing the sample tattoos that may as well have served as a wallpaper. In all honesty I didn't get the jitters near as badly as I had thought I would. Nigh twenty minutes later, I was finally up. The man was tall but stocky, and like most artists had sleeves. He asked who was the one supposed to get their eyebrow pierced, and I rose. "That would be moi," I said, approaching him, my family trailing behind. He smiled and led me to a room, in which there were two mirrors, several cabinets, a desk-like object, and a bench type thing. You know the one. Opening a cabinet, he asked me what kind of jewelery I would like. I told him I wanted a 16g ring. Unfortunately, all they had were 14g rings, so I ended up getting a 16g curved barbell with spikes. He lay the package containing what would soon be my jewelery on the desk and opened a drawer and dug out a package that contained the clamps and then one that contained the needle. I didn't want to see the needle; the feeling of them is completely tolerable for me, but the sight is a different story. I turned my head and let him know that I didn't want to see it. He told me it was fine and showed my mom. The next thing I knew, I heard running water and then the sound of his latex gloves being smacked against his skin. I closed my eyes and turned my head back to where it was supposed to be and warned him not to count for me. I didn't want to know what was happening, because that would have caused a little panic. I felt the icy clamps then constrict a small chunk of skin at the far side of my eyebrow. Very uncomfortable, but I remained perfectly still. I don't even remember feeling the needle go through, but I do remember my family making wincing noises which referred to the needle. Body modification among my family is fairly uncommon. "Its all done," said my mom as I watched the needle with a cork on the end of it drop to the white tile floor, the barbell taking its place. Now came the rough part; the artist, using his bulky gloved fingers, had to screw the top spike on. He jerked the clamps every which way and even dropped the spike a time or two before finally getting it on. Afterwards, I was absolutely in love with the tiny gleaming spikes that now decorated my left brow. After the piercing was over, we all went to Dairy Queen. I didn't get any strange looks, for the record. We ate and then cruised around for about an hour, and all I wanted to do was show off the new holes in my face. Can you blame me? Our first stop was the Food City which my mom works for. We showed her coworkers who all responded with the same question; "Did it hurt?" I came to school with it the next day and got plenty of attention, all of which was either curiosity,genuine interest, or a mixture of both. This has been months ago, and now I'm hooked. Currently, my eyebrow piercing is stretched to a 14g, which I did myself. I wouldn't have if it weren't for the rarity of 16g brow jewelery in my area, but all the same, it looks very happy and healthy. It was easy to take, and easy to care for. I still love it every bit as much as when I first had it done, and play with it way more than I should. I recommend this piercing, because I never get tired of looking at it, and it still amuses the hell out of me when I'm bored [which is often]. If you're considering getting it done, do it! =P Seriously, what have you got to lose, other than around $30-$40? It was a great experience for me, and the only time mine got infected on me was when it was still healing. And I have sensitive skin!
submitted by: Anonymous
on: 22 Aug. 2007
in Eyebrow Piercing