I Finally Did It!
*for the record, my friend's father is a professional. I wouldn't let
anyone less that a professional go anywhere near me with a needle!!!*
I've always loved piercings and tattoos and the like. My friends have them, and so do my mother and aunts. But getting any other piercing but my ears until I was 18, now that was a whole other ballgame. My father is a complete conservative when it comes to this type of stuff, I always asked my mom since I lived with my father, and she always said sure, but then my father would find out and he would go off the deep end. This is my first piercing other than my ears (I recently had two more put in each ear), and I have a plan for more, as well as a few tattoos. Actually, I am kind of a wimp when it comes to pain and a total needle-phobe, but I figured, hey, if I can get through this, then I'm over my fear and I can do anything and not be such a wimp anymore.
I was actually over at his for a barbecue, and my friend had said "Hey, would you do my snakebites for me?" And he said yeah, so my friend and our other friend (his daughter) got everything set up. Next thing I know, my friend's done, and I said "screw it-I want my tongue done!". So, my friends reset everything, and I was ready. I wasn't really nervous, until the last second. Finally, he said "deep breath in, let it out". At the moment I let out my deep breath, I made the mistake of opening my eyes, but I went through with it. Apparently, I turned a ghostly shade of white when he pierced me, but I didn't notice it. After I had the jewelry in and everything was done, I went outside and made a few phone calls. Even though I sounded really weird, I still got the message across. And most of my people said I was crazy, but they thought it was cool nonetheless. In fact, my friend who had her snakebites done and her boyfriend both said they
thought I was gonna chicken out, and they were shocked that I finally went through with it.
It's healing very nicely, and it doesn't hurt anymore, nor is it swollen. Ice cream, icee's, and top ramen have been my best friends, as well as Listerine. The first few nights we a little difficult, and talking was a bit more difficult, but it wasn't that bad. It was actually quite funny because I had to show my grandmother the next day, and she was shocked and appalled, but she got over it, and also threatened me that if I ever did anything stupid like this again, she would kill me ha ha. My father has yet to see it still, and I can't wait until he does, so I can see his reaction. Everyone I know says that it was a good idea, and that I'm a big girl (which I know I am), and my father is just going to have to get over it, but I still want to see his face when he sees it ;).
I really don't get why people always say it's supposed to hurt really bad. I'm a total lightweight when it comes to pain, but it really wasn't that bad. All I felt was the pressure from the clamps actually, and not the needle itself. And I didn't bleed either. Most people say you're gonna bleed a lot, but that's not really true (or rather, it wasn't true for me). But, I did slip up and French kiss someone during the first week, but I just used my handy-dandy Listerine I carry with me and rinsed my mouth out afterwards. I haven't had anything out of the normal happen to it yet, so I assume I'm pretty much out of the woods now. I can't wait to change to a different barbell though. The one I have now is bugging the crap out of me, and I want acrylic balls instead of surgical steel. Oh, wait, I actually did have a problem. I was actually eating solid food for the first time the other day, and the top ball got stuck in the gap between my top teeth. Yeah, that was fun. I had to use a toothpick to get it out, but I got it out, and now I know to be a bit more careful. My boss has yet to see it still, but, honestly, I don't think she's gonna have a major problem with it (she has her nose pierced, so I don't see why she would have a problem with my tongue).
I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to be pierced. It's easy to hide, and, in my opinion, it's the easiest to take care of.
submitted by: Anonymous
on: 24 April 2008
in Tongue Piercing