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My Spontaneous Decision

een wanting to pierce my tongue for the longest time. However, being the big procrastintor that I am, I keep putting it off. One day, I was just like "Fuck it, I'm going to get it done Friday!". I tell a few friends and they decide to come with me because they all want something done too. I'm wicked psyched about it but I don't think about it all day. Finally, after our school homecoming rally, my friends, Katie, Tiffany, Nikki, Taisha and I drive down to Taunton to "The Laboratory". Katie was planning on getting her eyebrow pierced, Nikki wanted her belly button and Tiffany and I were getting our tongues pierced. We get there and fill out our forms. The dude who was going to pierce us asked what we all wanted, we payed and then it was time to choose out jewelry. I ask him if I can get a thin barbell for my tongue. He says, "Sure, stick out your tongue." I stick out my tongue and he says, "No, stick out your tongue all the way." "I am sticking my tongue all the way." "No, I mean stick it out as far as you can." "I am sticking my tongue out as far as I can." He looks at it for a few seconds and says to me, "I don't think I can pierce your tongue. It's too short." That was THE most embarassing thing anyone has ever said to me in my life. My friends are like, "What?!?" They seem to think that it's the funniest thing in the world as I stand there and think to myself, "If this gets out, there goes my sex life." At this point in time, I'm like panicking. "Are you serious? Are you sure there's no way you can pierce it?" His reply was, "If anyone pierces your tongue then they have to be the biggest asshole because they'd just be doing it for the money. I highly recommend that you don't get it pierced." Wow. This really sucks. "I can pierce something else if you want." His attempt to make me feel better did not work. "You want me to pierce your nose?" "Nah...that's OK." I reply, picturing how stupid I'd look with a nose ring. "How about your lip?" Suddenly a picture of my friend, Chalon, comes to mind and I say, without a second to think about it, "Hey how about this!?!", pointing to my labret. "Yeh I can do that." Now that was the most spontaneous and random thing I've ever done. I didn't think about it for a second. I had no idea how to take care of a labret piercing. I never thought I would be getting one. I just figured I'd get my tongue pierced, and my sex life would be all set (I'm bisexual). Anyways, we choose who's going first, second, etc. Katie gets her eyebrow pierced. Piece of cake, no big deal. After Katie, Tiffany gets her tongue pierced. Right after he stuck the needle in, she tries to stick her tongue back in her mouth. The dude goes, "No! Don't stick your tongue back in, stick it back out! At this point in time, she's gagging and spewing liquids (saliva, I guess) all over the place. We all stare at her like "Woah." Somehow he finishes with her piercing and she insists that she's alright. Great. I get to go right after I see Tiffany practically have a seizure. The piercer cleans up and I sit myself in the chair, getting ready to be pierced. He marks where he's going to pierce me with a pen and asks if it's OK. Then he clamps my lower lip slowly and carefully. He says, "I'm going to count to 3. On 2 breath in and on 3 breath out." I do so and he sticks the needle in on 2. Yes, I have to say that it does hurt. However, it didn't KILL or anything. Nikki was holding my hand and right after he stuck the needle in, she says, "Damn, Joanna you didn't even squeeze my hand!" The whole experience actually went very well. I didn't bleed at all and I've been able to eat anything I've wanted to since the very night I got it pierced. It took me like 3 hours to get used to and it didn't impair my speech at all. It's fairly easy to take care of. All I have to do is rinse with Listerine, put Gly-Oxide on it frequantly and wash it with Dial soap. I've gotten some positive and some negative feedback on this piercing. No one cared about my eyebrow ring. That's probably because everybody and their mother has one. I guess it's just going to take some time before this piercing becomes more popular in my town and everyone gets one. I'm actually wicked glad I got this instead of my tongue. Everyone in my town has their tongue pierced but NO ONE has their labret pierced. I'm the first. I definitely love my new piercing. It's only been 4 days, but I know that although it was a totally spontaneous one, I made a good decision. Sometimes, you just have to be spontaneous.


submitted by: Anonymous
on: 20 Oct. 1999
in Lip Piercing

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Artist: Kevin
Studio: The+Laboratory
Location: Taunton%2C+MA

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