My Self-Done Cartilage Piercing
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Let me start by saying that I am a 18 year old male who is a Senior in Highschool. Now earrings are very popular at the school I go to along with many other body piercings. Let me say that I am not your average teen-ager. What I mean is that I wear eyeliner, lipstick,. nailpolish, and have multi-colored hair. Well, let's get on with the story.
The last day of school, June 8, 1999. My girlfriend Jennifer and I have just left our last class of our Junior year. I felt that I needed something to make me stand out in the world. I knew that getting a facial piercing wouldn't fly with my parents, so I decided to pierce my ear. I told my girlfriend what I was going to do and she thought that I would look good with a cartilage ring, and I thought the same, so that is what I decided to get.
Well, I tried to talk it over with my parents, I told them that I either wanted a ear piercing or an eyebrow piercing, and they said that I could get an ear piercing because my grandmother would kill me if I was to get an eyebrow ring. My parents are the type that won't let you do anything that you want to do. I wanted to get my ears pierced in the eighth grade and my mother asked me "why do you want to get another hole in your head?" I told my mother that everyone that I knew had an earring and I thought they looked cool, so I wanted one.
Well, this led up to the beginning of July. I thought that it would be cool for independance day top get my ear done to signify my independance from the rest of the world. So, July second came and I went to the store to get everything that I would need. A stud, rubbing achol, marker to make the entrance spot, and an 18gauge needle. July third came, I was ready, but I had to wait another day until the Fourth of July. So, I looked stuff up on BME to see how to pierce it and what to do to keep it clean. I read a couple of peoples stories, and looked at a lot of pictures, Thanks Shannon for having BME available to read stories of how to do stuff.
Well, now the third was drawing to an end, it was going on midnight, so offically it would be the fourth of July. I kept going in the bathroom and looking at myself in the mirror. THinking that if I was going to pierce my ear like everyone else, I should look like everyone else. So, I had some hair color and some hair bleach left over from a hair coloring party I had thrown the night before, and so I decided to color my hair Royal Blue. My hair was brown at the time so I had to bleach it first. So, I put the bleach on and called my girlfriend telling her what I had planned to do. She thought all of this was real cool and asked if she could come and watch. Of course, I said yes. So after I got off the phone I went to the bathrom and washed my hair to get the bleach out of my hair. THen there was a knock on the door. I went to answer it and she about dropped over when she saw me as a bleach blonde. SHe asked if she could take a picture, and again I said yes.
Well, we went into the bathroom and put the blue hair color on and watched some tv for an hour while the hair color soaked in. Not much on the tube at 2:30 in the morning. THen after the hour, I went to wash my hair again, After I got it washed I thought that I looked cool with royal blue hair. Now I was ready to pierce my ear. SHe came in to the bathroom and locked the door behind her.
I sat on teh edge of the tub and looked at my self in the mirror. Took the marker and put it on my ear where I wanted the needle to go through. Now came the fun part , to see if I was up to the challange of piercing my ear. I took the needle and pushed it through the cartilage without using anything to numb it I could feel it tearing through every layer of cartilage. Finally I heard a "POP" which when I heard it I knew that I had made the needle all the way through from reading other peoples stories. So after pulling the needle out and wiping away the blood, I put the stud in my ear.
This is just the start of my body mdifications. I plan to get a prince albert, a lip ring, an eyebrow rong, and many many more. If you have any questions, feel free to mail me at moo18241@AOL.COM
submitted by: Anonymous
on: 01 Aug. 1999
in Ear Piercing