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It was fun for a day

I guess you could say that I was your stereotypical rebellious teen just looking for something different to do. I am 16, a junior at an art school and it isn't uncommon to come across tattooed and heavily pierced students. I would approach them and ask "did it hurt?" and all the usual questions just so I could get a closer look. There was something oddly alluring about metal through the skin. I have always loved lip piercings. Specifically, rings, but I knew that I'd have to start smaller. One night, as I was browsing through the pages here at ... read more

it only turned out a little crooked

So, I had always wanted some sort of piercing. I had my earlobes pierced as tradition, I got them done when I was a kid. But I wanted more! I was debating between getting my eyebrows pierced, a labret, or a septum ring. My only requirement was that I got something that was symmetrical, as I'm pretty OCD when it comes to symmetry. My friends helped me decide on a labret. My parents obviously didn't approve. They're old-fashioned, and think piercings are ugly. Not to mention, when my older sister got her bellybutton pierced she got a blood infection. She ... read more

I love my vertical labret! But hated the regular one.

[Recommendations for the vertical labret at bottom] Well, to start off, I decided to get my lip pierced the day after I graduated High School. I took some of my graduation money, and went to the nearest Tattoo Parlor. I went in and told the girl that I wanted my labret pierced. It was a little after midnight [they close at 2am.] and the girl was in a rush to get some McDonalds. So she hastily pierced my labret straight through and I left the parlor with my new jewelry. The next day I left to go to New York ... read more

Being a guinea pig ain't half bad

A few weeks ago I saw a bulletin on Myspace from one of my friends who is a piercing apprentice saying, "Donate your flesh! Get a free piercing!" I read the list of piercings he was giving away and saw "lip" on there, so I immediately wrote him. Now, I have had my eyebrow pierced for 15 months and it still hasn't healed. In fact, it has migrated a lot and it still gets infected and sore! It was my first piercing, and I know I did a lot of things I wasn't supposed to do, like touching it with ... read more

Vertical Labret; not the least painful, but not nearly as bad as others.

I have been wanting a vertical labret for about, three years now, after discovering it on this site. I'd always been too young to get it, and my parents would never approve, so in the mean time I got my tongue, and vertical industrial (through the back of the conch) so you'd only be able to view the bar. But those are other stories. So my "need" and desire for this piercing would come and go in bouts, and I finally took the initiative to get my butt in action, and get it done. I had planned to get it ... read more

Uneven Snake Bites

My mom finally agreed to allowing me and my sister to get piercings for my sister's sixtenth birthday. I had already gotten the left side of my lip pierced on my birthday. and went in this time to get the right side done. Snake bites : ). My mom had been very reluctant to the whole thing, my dad was in China, I think that's why she caved under the pressure. I turn 18 in about two more whole months so she's going to have to get used to it because I'm going all out when I turn 18! Hopefully ... read more

Two in one day? Psht, i'm a pro.

Not really, but that's not the point. Last year one of my best friends got her nose pierced, I liked it but I felt if I got it we would be too similar and it was also a little plain. During the summer I really started getting into body piercings but I had no idea which I wanted to get, plus there's the whole parents thing but my mom can't say much because she's the same way. During the summer I go to a lot of shows and 'course at concerts you're going to see some body holes, so I ... read more

The Importance of Your Words, Or I hope I have something meaningful to say.

This is supposed to be a story about my labret piercing, but before I can go into that I must say a few words on my history and my other piercings. I grew up in a very conservative house hold where my grandmother would say things like "Oh my!" when something "dirty" came on T.V. , and my grandfather would not let me ride by bicycle any further than just in front of the house until I was over twelve years old. I spent a lot of time in their house growing up because my mother was always working. Still ... read more

Piercing my own lip.

The school I went to was pretty normal. It had it's social cliques (I didn't realize it until I left that school) and I was in the "weird clique". Everyone in my group was different or strange, according to the kids that went to my school. At the time, only one person in our group had any kind of piercing. Shane. He had a labret piercing and two piercings in each ear. And he would take them out, let them heal/partially heal, re-pierce them and start the whole process over and over again. I always had a crush on Shane, ... read more

Horizontal Lip Piercing. Did that hurt?

Explaining how my horizontal works is something I've done 100 times since I got the piercing, so this isn't too hard. My horizontal is a single curved bar that goes through the center of my lip, very much like a vertical labret, only horizontally. It gives the appearance of two balls randomly sitting next to each other in the middle of my lip. I'd never seen the piercing on any people out and about in my city, so I assumed that it wasn't that popular. This was perfect for me, because I wanted something that not everyone already had. It ... read more

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