After years of wanting of. She finally agreed!
So when I was 10 years old I saw my first belly button ring. I immediately told my mom I wanted one, and she immediately turned it down. My mother is more of a conservative person, she thinks that a second hole ear piercing it rebellious, but I was 10 what did I know. The thought always stayed with me however, and when I would bring it up every once in a while, but never really bugged my mom about it. Her word was like law to me when I was younger. Not so much these days, however.
At 13, 14 and 15 I did not let my mom live down the fact that I did not have one. I told her I would get a huge tattoo that said mother across my back if she did not let me get it, she also does not like tattoos, but she still did not budge. She was also concerned that it would get infected, because of my failed cartilage piercing. That I plan on redoing this summer. It got infected and she was worried that my belly would get infected too. She just kept making up more and more excuses. I always bothered her, telling her if she loved me she would let me get it, and bugging her to the world's end. But she would always say no. She's always thought I was an extremist. She calls me her crazy child. I am actually not that bad compared to a lot of kids.
At one point I got so desperate, that I tried to pierce it myself. But, I could never get the needle through. Maybe the needle wasn't good enough or I did not have the strength but I'm glad I couldn't do it. Because I would have probably had to take it off for an infection or something. Plus, I can not lie to mother. I told my best friend who was helping me that I would ask one more time. If my mom said no then I would do it for real. Probably the main reason I couldn't do it was because it hurt so much, which is a shock, because when I got it done professionally it did not hurt at all. Maybe I was doing it wrong. I really do not recommend doing it at home. I read on the internet of people who say it easy and does not hurt. They are so wrong. It hurt a million times worse then getting it professionally done, and it is not easy at all.
Last month she finally budged. She said if I was good and did all my chores I could get it for my birthday. I did exactly that, and even went overboard and did my sister's chores for extra brownie points. This Saturday, the day before my birthday, she took me to get it done. I was nervous, but a lot more excited. I'm happy my mom was there. No one else in my family would come for moral support. The guy who was going to pierce it was really cool about it and I regret not asking him his name. He talked me through the entire process. When he saw how thin I was he told me that he would not be able to pierce the top. I told him it was okay because I wanted the bottom. He was relieved. He said he did not want to be the bringer of bad news. He was really funny and I laughed through the entire thing. It was over really quickly. The worst part to me was putting the ring in but even that did not hurt a lot, and I do not have a high pain tolerance. It has a light blue stud. Thinking abo ut in know I should have gotten a black one, but I'm not complaining. It could not look any better.
Its looks really good and I'm glad I got it done. I'm also thankful my mom let me get it done. I've had it for 3 days know, and I love it more and more each day. I look at it in the mirror all the time. I'm constantly washing it. I have become paranoid that it will get infected. I asked my dad if he saw it, and he said yea I see 75 dollars, but I think it was completely worth it. I know he approves, he just won't admit it. All my friends like it, the first thing they said when they saw it was does your mom know. I only laughed and said yes. My next project is to get my hips done, twice on each side and gain some weight, if I can, to get the top. But that probably won't happen until I'm 18. My mom would never agree to getting my hips pierced. And that's just the beginning. I also want many tattoos but its better not to tell that to my mom. At least not yet. Who knows, maybe I will get her name tattooed on me, just not in big letters on my back. -smiles
I told my mom how I had tired to pierce it myself. I really can't keep secrets from her. She was not too bad about it. She was more in shock that I would do something like that, and said if I was that desperate I should have told her. I know that she would have thought it was just more ways to try and convince her. But my mom also likes the piercing and thinks it looks cute. I showed her a ring I had, and she likes it. She's been surprisingly supportive of it, more then I thought she would have been. Overall, its Mission Accomplished.
submitted by: Anonymous
on: 14 Dec. 2009
in Navel Piercing