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"It's not that bad.. Just a little BAM and a little WHAM!"

first of all I want to give ya a little background on myself.. I'm a 14 year old female. I live in downtown Houston, where piercings are fairly normal, and although they still get some strange looks, are pretty much used to. I have two holes in each ear, and my tongue pierced. But back to my story.. I recently went to my dad's house in Mississippi for Thanksgiving break. Now I have to give my dad props.. he's pretty cool. He's a musician (go figure), which gives him an awesome personality, and he pretty much lets me do whatever I want. So one day, I was helping him clean out the garage, and I asked him, "Dad, would you take me to get my eyebrow pierced?" his first reaction was a big hell no.. but lemme tell you why. See, like I said, my dad is cool, and thinks piercings are alright, but one thing he can't stand are tongue piercings. He thinks they're disgusting. I hadn't seen my dad since August, and I got my tongue pierced in September, so he had just found out about it the day before when I first got there. "You already have too many holes in your body!" he said. I don't even remember how I managed to get him to say okay.. I just remember that I kept asking and he finally told me that if my mom said it was alright, then he'd take me. So I quickly emailed my mom at work, asking her if I could. She replied saying that I could, under the conditions that I stopped smoking. So I agreed, and literally RAN back to my dad.. "DADDY DADDY GUESS WHAT WE'RE DOING TOMORROW!!!!" hehehe. The next morning, I found the phonebook, and I called around to find the place I wanted to get pierced in. I called around to a few places, and was recommended to Eternal Body Art (the art of piercing is just now getting more popular down there, so alot of people are still apprenticing to learn how, so it's harder to find a shop). I called in, and the lady who answered the phone was really nice.. she told me the eyebrow piercing would be $40, and I didn't need an appointment. My dad and I went and ate chinese, and we were off to the shop.
We drove up, and I got scared.. all I saw were 3 motorcycles parked out front, and inside were these two biker guys, talking about some motorcycle extravaganza. I told the woman at the front desk that I was the one who called in for the eyebrow piercing. She handed me a clipboard with the forms that my dad and I had to fill out. While my dad finished up the forms, I walked around the shop and looked around. One of the biker dudes that was in there came up to me and introduced himself to me, saying his name was Rusty. I asked him if it was going to hurt much, and he quickly replied with, "It's not that bad. Just a little BAM and a little WHAM." keep in mind he said that while pounding his fist into his other hand. My mouth dropped open. Then he reassuringly told me he was joking, put his arm around me, and told me it would only be a slight, quick, pinch. Then he said it was time to go. We walked to the back of the shop, where there was a little piercing room. It had one of those big table like beds like at the doctor's office, a little table with the fresh supplies on it (clamp, needle, jewelry, gloves, and these little pads), and a big wall size mirror on the opposite wall facing the table. Rusty helped me onto the table, and he started preparing. Right now, my heart was racing and my adrenaline was pumping. He put a pair of gloves on, and took one of the little pads with some antiseptic stuff on it and cleaned my eyebrow. Then he took this little felt tip pen, and marked the top and bottom of my eyebrow. He asked me if the placement was alright, and I told him it was fine. Then he got the clamp out of the new package. He clamped it, which didn't hurt at all.. then I knew it was coming. I saw him take the needle out of the package. He told me to close my eyes, and breathe in deeply. I did as he said, and before I could even think twice, I felt this little piece of metal resting against my cheek. "Is it done..?" I said slowly and without moving my mouth so that I wouldn't end up with anything ELSE pierced, hehe. "Almost!" Rusty said. He told me that the next part was to be the most painful. He removed the needle, then slid in the jewelry (a 16g CBR). The most painful part was when he had to bend back the jewelry and put the bead on, but other than that it was virtually painless. For aftercare he told me to clean it with antibacterial soap and water, and put neosporin on it 2 or 3 times a day. It's pretty much healed now, and I'm fixing to get a barbell for it. If ya have any questions or anything, feel free to email me! Peace, love, and happy piercings! Erin


submitted by: Anonymous
on: 01 Jan. 2000
in Eyebrow Piercing

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Artist: Rusty
Studio: Eternal+Body+Art
Location: Jackson%2C+Mississippi

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