A new me. New venoms.
After recently going through a long, drawn-out, divorce I decided it was time to do something different. I have had my tongue pierced before, but it was just the simple single barbell through the middle of my tongue. I wanted something no one else had. I had researched different piercings and came across a picture of a beautiful girl with venoms. I decided that is what I wanted.
I had been saving my money for this special piercing for a few weeks. When the day had come that I had enough I gathered up my courage and headed for the shop. I absolutely love Just Another Hole. They are friendly and are very willing to answer any questions you may have. I fell comfortable and relaxed.
I filled out the paper work and was introduced to my piercer Jesse. I started feeling the adrenaline pumping as I was taken into an isolated room for the procedure. He asked me if I had researched this particular piercing and if I knew about all the ups and downs. I told him what I knew and he said I was very well informed. Thanks to BME!
He gave me some mouth wash and told me to rinse my mouth out with half the little cup for 30 seconds and use the other half for another 30 seconds. After I was done spitting it felt like I had rinsed with whiskey. It was some strong mouthwash. It did help numb my tongue a little though.
Then he sat me down and asked to see my tongue. I stuck it out as far as it would go. He asked if I wanted them close together or further apart. He suggested closer together because of where the veins on the underside of my tongue are positioned. I took his advice. He made me stick my tongue out one more time to mark it. He looked at my tongue and asked if I was ready. I nodded yes. He grabbed the needle from the table and stuck it to my tongue. Almost smiling he said "Take a deep breath in, when you blow it out I will push through."
I took a deep breath in and the second I started forcing the air out I felt a dull pressure on my tongue. It was through. One down one more to go. He asked if I needed a second to recoup before he did the second one. I said no. After another deep breath the second one was through. I was shocked at how little it hurt.
He looked at me with a puzzled look on his face and asked if I was ok. I told him I had never felt better. I guess he thought I was going to faint. He laughed and said I had made his day. No one in a long time had come into the shop to get venoms. I got up and looked at them in the mirror. I have never had a more perfect piercing. Venoms are more painful than a regular tongue piercing. But once they started healing I have never loved a piercing more than these. The first few days I was starting to wonder if it was worth it. There was quite a bit of white discharge and swelling. I had plenty of ice cream and ice water on hand at all times. I kept them clean with mouth wash after eating and drinking anything. The one thing I always have on my mind is "if I do this how will it affect my piercings?" I want to keep them for a very long time so I try and keep them as healthy as possible.
They have been healing nicely. But in my second week I did get a rip on the bottom of my right one. It worried me so I headed back to the shop. Jesse was busy so another piercer took a look at it for me. She said it was just a small tear and with a little more babying it should be better in no time. As soon as I could I went to the mall and grabbed a bottle of H2Ocean. Which I recommend highly. It heals piercings and most wounds. I'm in my fourth week now and they feel very comfortable. It's a little strange at first but you get used to it.
I have never felt more like myself. I want more piercings. I have more confidence in myself and I feel like I'm learning more about the real me every day. I can't wait to get my next piercing. I actually have been thinking of getting two more in my tongue.
I would recommend talking to your piercer and research if you do plan on getting this type of piercing. Make sure you are fully dedicated to it. It is a lot of hard work and mental dedication.
submitted by: Anonymous
on: 16 June 2008
in Tongue Piercing