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Against the Grain

I have wanted my lip pierced for years but being the needle-phobe I am, I was skeptical that it was ever going to happen. I hate getting shots, blood work, or any type of experiences that involved pain that I know about before-hand. When I think of a lip piercing, I see edgy, beauty, and life. Those are all things I've felt like I possessed on the inside but have trouble showing because I'm shy. My 19th birthday was coming up soon and since I was saving up money for vacation and am a poor college student, I knew I ... read more

my smiley story

So I've always liked piercings you could hide. I got my septum done because I could let people see it when I wanted them too, or I could hide it if I needed to. I was always weird about getting things done, I would usually get super nervous and then get them done randomly. I got my lip done one time cos I was bored and had money and time. I also got my ears done one time while walking around in hollywood because my friend asked if she could do it. One time I was in Venice with a ... read more

my monroe/madonna piercing experience and why i suggest to wait until you can get it done professionally

Well I'm 16 years old and I had always wanted a facial piercing for about 2 years previously. I had always wanted either a monroe or nose or medusa, maybe even my septum -one of the 3. The problem was, my parents really dislike the whole 'tattoo/piercing' type of image. They don't understand why people do such things to their bodies... For about 3 months I had been constantly nagging them to at least let me get a monroe and always, they said "NO!...how many times do we have to say this? We're not letting you get one, you can ... read more

My Lip Piercing at Bulldogs in San Jose

I had my lip pierced when I was younger, about 18 years old and had to take it out for a job. Now that I'm 24, no longer working and a full time student, I realized I could re-pierce my lip and enjoy it for a few more years until I get back into the working-world! My friend had recommended this place to me down the street called Bulldogs in San Jose. Since it was a word of mouth recommendation, I didn't do as much research as I should have. Bad mistake. I went in as a walk-in on May ... read more

My Lip Labret At Last!!

After living in Cardiff for six months and being out of my parents house (who strongly object to piercings) I decided it was time to get my lip pierced... At last! Been thinking about it for months but was worrying about the pain of getting it done, didn't think too much about the after pain, just the needle! I have always been worried about piercings but loved the way they looked, I figured at least with my lip I could watch what the person was doing, where as with ears I was a whole lot more nervous. It sounds silly ... read more

Drinking Tea Through A Straw

After getting my nose pierced at 14, I always thought I would avoid any more facial piercings. The only others I had were three in my left lobe and two in my right, which I never actually wear and although I enjoyed the look of them, I didn't have a burning desire for anything else. However, by 16, I was starting to change my mind. My younger sister had got multiple lobes, nose, tragus, cartilage and naval pierced in a short space of time and needless to say, I was beginning to feel a few pangs of jealousy. I had ... read more

and its called a monroe

So I was dating an apprentice at the Dragon's Den about a month or two ago. Since he was the apprentice he had to work from shop open to shop close, which meant me going up to the shop and sitting sometimes if I wanted to see him at all. So it was one of those days I decided to drop by for a visit and wait for closing time, so I could take him to his house where we were having a small get together. Anyway as I am sitting there waiting for him to get off of work ... read more

Wonderful Lip Ring

As soon as I saw a lip ring for the first time, I knew I wanted it. I started asking my mother to take me to pierce my lip when I was about 15. She said I was way too young and made up any excuse not to take me. My father also had a big problem with me putting a hole in my "pretty face" but I, of course, only wanted to enhance it. So I gave up asking for a while. About 6 months ago, my interest in lip piercing was sparked again for whatever random reason and ... read more

Snakebite for Christmas

I had been wanting my lip pierced for a few years and I finally scheduled to get it done in December, 2007 (The 16th of December, to be exact.) The first time I approached my parents about a lip piercing was when I was 10, about to turn 11, believe it or not. I had done research, watched some videos, read some stories, the works. I was eager and much to my disbelief, my father agreed to let me get it but couldn't be bothered to take me, and my mother was against it and refused to take me. I ... read more

snake bites take two

So after being horribly burned by the first shop I got my snake bites at and losing them because of my job I decided to get them re-pierced. I had a new job that would allow me to keep them in so there was no risk of me wasting my money again. I talked to my mother about it and she said she wanted to go with me again to avoid another incident. Even though it was her friend who recommended the last shop an she was with me every time I was down there. We pulled out the phone ... read more

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