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Pleasurable Tongue Experience

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About 3 weeks ago, I decided that I was sick of saying "I want my tongue pierced" for the past year and set a date for myself to do it. I would have done it sooner, but I wasn't sure how the healing would be so I wanted to wait 'till I had some time off from school. I've been visiting BME for over a year since I got my naval piericed, read many experiences, looked at pictures... I knew this is what I wanted. I also thought that maybe this would help with my oral fixation. I've always got something in my mouth, candy, gum, straws (a personal favorite) and my friends are always yelling at me about it....

Monday, April 5 finally rolled around. I piled into the car with my mom (i'm only 17), my sister and two of my friends, and off we went to Pleasurable Piercings in Hawthorne, NJ. After getting a bit lost, we finally got there. The place was pretty empty, but it was nice, not what I was expecting... Kind of more like a nice jewelry store than a piercing place. So I asked the woman behind the counter a ton of questions, and then she asked for the ID and to fill out the forms. My mom's last name is different than mine, so she said she would need like a piece of mail sent to me at my mother's address to prove I lived with her. Shit. I don't carry around mail with me... part of me was like, well, maybe this is some kind of omen I shouldn't do this. I really wasn't nervous yet, and this started me shaking just a bit. I pulled out my planner that I carry around with me, searching for anything really, and I found my schedule for school this year... right on top, it says "Resides with mother only" and then my mom's name. She said that would be fine... I couldn't believe I had that with me!

After all the paper work was filled out she told me to sit on the couch and just wait. I talked to a couple other people... everyone there was really friendly, I was really relaxed. My piercer, Jaime, came out and was like, "Ready?" I was just like, I guess. He brought me into a back room, and put gloves on, I rinsed with some green stuff and then hopped up on this big pink chair thing. I started asking questions while he was getting read, like, "How long have you been doing this?" He goes, "What time is it?" which, thought just scared me a little, did relax me. (He then told me he's been peircing for about 3 years, which relaxed me even more.) He showed me the barbell, clamps and needle all in their autoclaved package thing. I was a bit nervous, I told him I wanted it as far back as possible, so he marked it (and then threw away the pen), i was like that's good. He clamped my tongue and handed me a paper towel in case I drooled, and then he was like, "You're tongue's really thin in the middle, this wont' be a problem at all, oh, and just make sure not to kick me." I kind of laughed, and closed my eyes. I started breathing very deeply, concentrating on that. When I heard him say, ok, take a deep breath, I did, and continued to concenrate on just inhaling and exhaling, on the exhale, I felt the needle go through, it was a real slight pinch... the worst part was as he put the barbell through and closed it. It was so fast, I couldn't believe it! I loved it right away. It's angled just a little bit (the bottom's farther to the front than the top) but that's good, cuz this is for me, something I wanted, something that won't be noticed by every single person I say hello to.

As I walked out, my mom was like, "Done already?" Everyone kept asking if I was okay, I was kind of surprised I went through with it, and I guess I was shaking a bit, but it was an awesome feeling. We stopped at a deli for ice on the way home. I was afraid to talk at first, but after a while, I could talk almost completely normally, The only problem I had was that L's and Th's hurt to say. My aunt and grandmother didn't notice when I saw and talked to them (thank god!)

I ate mostly ice cream that day, and sucked on a lot of ice, and took advil every four hours. It is a bit sore, but not bad at all! Today (day two) it's just a little bit swollen, nothing really noticeable. My speech is already better, but it's still sore around the piercing. I haven't really eaten any real food yet (does Farina count? that was a weird feeling...) and I'm so proud of myself for doing this! Though it's only the second day, things are looking really good....

I'll update if any changes occur... I'll send picures in soon. Feel free to e-mail me, for whatever.

-Amanda (Violynyst@aol.com)

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on: 15 April 1999
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