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My cheeks

Chris and I wanted to get tattooed but the outcome wasn't looking good. We called a few reputable shops and none of them had any openings so we decided to go to Anchor's Tattoo in Burlington and see if we could fit in somewhere. We couldn't, so I decided to get a piercing or two. I decided on my cheeks. I had my cheeks pierced when I was 18 but due to a horseback riding accident, I got thrown into a jump and broke my jaw and chin and had to remove the piercings for x-rays. It was excruciating getting ... read more

my 17th birthday present

I'm seventeen years old. I've wanted to get my lip pierced since I was thirteen. I used to go to a private Christian school, so I wasn't allowed to have any piercings besides my ears. I transferred to a public school for my senior year, so I decided to get my lip pierced over the summer. Mother agreed after a bit of convincing. She was afraid of what dad would think, but finally she said "okay". My birthday is in the middle of April, so I had to wait until the end of May to get it done. It was ... read more

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

Labret piercing bubble

This was not my first piercing, by the age of 15 I had, had many piercings but the only ones remaining were my eyebrow and my belly button, I'm lucky enough to have very broad minded parents who gave their consent to each and every piercing I have received. I decided to get the center of my lip pierced as I had already had one on the side and I had a scar in the center of my lip from where a friend who decided to frisbee a road sign at my face! I thought it would be an ideal ... read more

The life and death of an empowering piercing

So at the age of 14, I desperately wanted a lip piercing, but I knew that never, in a million years, would my parents agree to this in any way, shape, or form. My father was about the strictest parent in the world. I wasn't allowed to go out with my friends more than once a month. I was limited to 3 phone calls a day, no more than 10 minutes each, and they had to be at least one hour apart. I wasn't allowed to get my hair cut, not even a trim, until I was in the 8th ... read more

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