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My Cheeks

It all started in early June, with convincing my parents to let me get my cheeks pierced for my seventeenth birthday. I had facial piercing's before but nothing quite so 'dramatic' as my cheeks. The whole idea of getting my cheeks done had been tossed around a bit in the months before, but now that it was getting closer to my birthday I figured why not give it a shot and ask. The parents were a bit shocked at first, cheek piercing's aren't exactly something you see everyday. But I was persistent in my quest to get them done.

By the end of the month I had them convinced to let me get them. I called around to quite a few piercing parlors in my area, and many of the people that answered the phone said they did not do cheek piercing. Which was a bit of a let down. Finally  I got a hold of a place that would do the piercing for me. Oregon Tattoo and Piercing, although I don't really care for this parlor, it was the cheapest and one of the only places willing to pierce my cheeks.

 So on the thirtieth of June I walked into Oregon Tattoo and piercing, with bright eyes and a smile from ear to ear. We continued with the basics, filling out paper work , paying and such. And at last we were headed back to the piercing room. My mother stayed in the main entrance because she was still a bit iffy about me getting holes in my face yet again.

After about twenty minutes of placing where I wanted to be pierced, the lady who was piercing me gave me a cup of mouth wash. I was anxious swishing the mouth rinse around. I couldn't wait to see how it would feel, and how it would look. After a long mouth rinse, and cleaning up of the area on my face that was soon to be pierced.  She pulled out the forceps and placed them over the marked area. She counted to three and pushed the needle through my cheek, and to my surprise the forceps were more painful than the piercing. I was ready for number two. The first one hadn't bled, but the second one did it wasn't too bad though.  She cleaned them up again and we left the piercing room.

Coming back into the main entrance with my freshly pierced cheeks. My mother's face was priceless along with my younger brother's. But none the less they both agreed they did look better than they had been expecting. So after talking about after care, and about the healing period. We were on our way out. I had expected more swelling, but it wasn't too bad.

The discharge from my cheeks was a bit shocking the day afterward, I had anticipated some but quite a bit came out. I suppose it was just because I had expected  roughly the same amount that came out of my lip after getting it pierced. But I was mistaken. After about five days the swelling in my cheeks had gone down significantly, and I was glad to see I no longer looked like a chipmunk.

I love the reactions I get from people everyday because of my lovely piercing's. I get many "did those hurt?!", "Are those real?!" and "Can I see what they look like on the inside?". Its fun to see people's jaw's drop, and seeing them have to do a double take. In the first week I had them I was walking through a store a this little Hispanic woman was in a large crowd of people. She stopped right in front of me yelled something, which I couldn't understand,  and ran back up to the group of people she was with. I couldn't help but laugh. The way people react just gets better everyday.  In my experience I have noticed that people either really like them, or they don't. There's no in between.

Although I am completely satisfied with my cheeks, I would strongly suggest that anyone considering a piercing such as this or something different that you really think it through. You have to take care of your piercing, and if you don't you could suffer some serious consequences.

So now after sixty dollars, lots of mouth wash,  and a  little over three months my cheeks have healed well. I was told that you can't find retainers for cheeks, but luckily I found a pair. It has proven a bit difficult finding a job, the retainers have helped though.  I don't regret them in the slightest, I still love them just as much as I did in the first place. And now I'm just waiting until I'm eighteen so I can get tattoos, and more piercing's.

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on: 30 Oct. 2008
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