If a Spice Girl can do it, so can I!
Just thought I'd submit my story...
Umm...about a month ago I got it into my head to get my tongue pierced and decided to check out some info about it on the web. I found this website right away and started reading about other people's experiences. It was definitely a great source of information so I knew what to expect when I went to get it done. So i thought that I'd send in a short story about my own experience.
First of all, I have to point out that upon first meeting me and/or seeing me, I don't come off as the piercing type. For christs sake..i'm even a Spice Girls fan! I think that the main reason i even got my first piercing, my nose, was because i was tired of the conservative, goody-goody image that people had of me. I'm a 16 year old girl, and I start my Junior year of high school this week.
Anyway, about one month ago, although I'd had the idea to pierce my tongue since the beginning of this year, I made up my mind that I just had to do it, right then and there! I had a few friends who had done it, including my good ol' friend Scary Spice! LoL, don't laugh.
So after begging my mom, and convincing her that if I didn't like it, i could just take it out and let it heal, she gave in. But then i found out that in California, where i live, it is against state law to pierce a minor (under 18) even with parental permission. But i talked to a local piercing shop, Body Adornments, and after much persuasion and proof that I was above average in maturity for a 16 year old, they also gave in.
So the next day, after work, I went home to wait for my mom to come home so we could go to the shop. While i waited for her, i read a few more of the stories on this website...some of them scared me so badly that i started hyperventilating for a moment. I mean, I couldn't believe what I was about to do. But I gained control after reading more and more stories saying how little pain was actualy felt in the process.
So we drove out to Pismo Beach where the shop was. I was calmer on the drive there, but when we pulled up to the curb in front of the shop, I started to shake and couldn't calm myself down! But once we were inside, and I had filled out the paperwork, I sat on the seat in the back of the shop as Yohana, my piercer instructed me about what she was going to do.
I was really nervous at this point, but once she had dried off my tongue with cotton and it was sticking out and being held by tongs, I calmed down. I was drooling all over myself, but there was nothing I could do to stop it so I let it fall down my chin into the paper towel on my lap. She looked at my pierced nose and said, "You pierced your nose? This won't hurt as much as that did!" I didn't believe her.
Finally the moment had come. It went by very quickly. One second she was telling me to firmly stick out my tongue and the next minute there was a huge needle sticking through it! And I swear, it was so painless! Of course, it was a little uncomfortable, but I didn't even flinch! I was so relieved. She easily stuck the barbell inside and screwed on the bottom ball. And that was that.
The only thing I didn't like about it was the first 1 1/2 weeks afterwards. It was REALLY annoying not being able to talk or eat normal food for the first few days. I hated it, but i knew that once it had healed it would totally be worth it. For the first week the crater around the barbell got kind of gross and pussy, but it went away. Then I went back to the shop to get a shorter barbell that would fit more snugly.
I think thats about it. It's been about a month like i said, and now it's totally a part of me. I've never accidentally bit it, or hurt myself with it in anyway. if you want to do it, I say GO FOR IT! Besides, if you don't like it, you can just take it out. Like i said, if a Spice Girl can do it, so could i!
submitted by: Anonymous
on: 01 Oct. 1998
in Tongue Piercing