My funk-tastic lip ring
just say now that this wasn't a spur of the moment thing. I've wanted a lip piercing for upwards of 2 years, seriously for the last 6 months. I did the research and I know my stuff. I also knew that the only place I wanted to be pierced at was NEXT! and I got exactly the experience I hoped for there.
I went with my friend Becky who was getting a kanjii tattoo on her calf.
She brought along a frickin' camera crew. Jeremy brought a video camera to
film both of our experiences for a college project. We went into Next and it
turned out that her tattoist wasn't availible for another hour, so we went for
some mickey d's. (I had small fries, not that you care!) We wrote "Take 1"
with french fries and mcchicken sauce for Jeremy's opening montage. But I
We went back to next! and I only had to wait about 2 seconds
untill they gave me my form, I filled that out and the next thing I knew, we
were in the piercing room. (myself and 4 other piercees) Micah gave us the
straight goods on aftercare and stuff and he did a tongue and navel pierce
before he got to me. I called for Tal (who I'm just aquaintences with, but I
wanted a hand to hold) so she came in and held my hand after I did the
listerine rinse. (AHHH! IT BURNS)
He sterilized my chin/lip area with
some bizzare smelly crud, and put the clamps on. He gave me two relaxing
aromatherapy bottles to sniff from, both of which I identified correctly as
Lavender and ylang-ylang. Micah told me that i knew my shit, and I beamed with
pride. So anyway, clamps, yeah, no discomfort, Breathe in on 1, out on two, in
on three, out of 4 PIERCE~! A little pinch as the needle went through,
nothing major. Tal balked at the needle in my face, but I squeezed my eyes
shut so tight that I didn't bother to look...But then the trouble started...
He couldn't get the CBR in right away so he had to use a taper and it took
anywhere from 2-4 minutes.. i dunno... my eyes were closed. This was more
about discomfort than pain. At no point did it really hurt like a bastard.
Seriously. A little uncomfortable because he couldn't get the captive bead
ring into my lip, but he managed with little redue. He put the bead in and
sqeezed the pliers and ta-frickin'-da. I was done... A little dizzy, so he had
me lie down and I got free orange juice. yay. So I got back out where Joshua
was tattooing becky, and I was drinkin' my OJ and people were complimenting
me. Then it felt like I had a hair in my mouth, but when I took it out, I saw
that it was a little piece of flesh... i nearly made alecia barf, it was quite
amusing. That was the only real unpleasantness.
I really liked the way
that I was handled there.
They treated me like an adult and Micah had a
great sense of humor about everything. The classical music and aromatherapy
made it so relaxing and the group element was there too. Very nice. Very very
nice. It was professional, but casual. Which is exactly what every piercing
salon should be like. It was like a relaxed, boheimian dentist's office. The
chair made farty noises, which made everyone more relaxed because... it was
So all in all, I had an extremely pleasant experience and would surely do it again. Probably my eyebrow. Any questions, you can email me. Let me just push NEXT! for a moment and say that it is probably THE best place in Vancouver to be pierced, so if you want a good hole put in your body, do it there! Right across the street, there's a place called "HOT HOLES: EROTIC BODY PIERCING AND JEWLERY!" It's a total dive. Seriously, I can't imagine anyone going in there when you could go to NEXT across the street... Maybe it's more expensive, but it's definately worth the cash. (Mine cost 72 bucks in total, pierce and jewlery) Even the bathroom is nice. It has a friggin' disco ball. I kid you not, I almost didn't wanna pee in it, it was so nice. Too the people who just want a tat or a piercing... Please think it through so you will truly appreciate it... i love mine to death already and it's the first day. It's not really red or swollen yet, by the way. Don't do something stupid like my brother, he got a tattoo of his dog's name. Pfff... And I'm the one my parents balk at. Ahh, cest la vie. Ta-ta. Healing experience later. ~The Amazing Ixford~
submitted by: Anonymous
on: 10 Sept. 2000
in Lip Piercing