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I just got pierced and screwed... on my face

 For months I've been infatuated with the Monroe piercing. I think it's beautiful on women and felt that it would look even better on myself. I have always loved how beautiful tattoos and piercings can make people.  The only issue holding me back was whether I wanted to do it alone or not. I'm not a stranger to these things at all, but I still don't like to have something done alone. I had looked at numerous pictures and read stories about the procedure, many of those from BMEZINE,  and ultimately decided to have it done.

 I got my new Monroe piercing last night around eight thirty at Eternal Expressions in Rome, Georgia. I had thought about getting this piercing for quite sometime because it's a rare modification and I don't know anyone that has one. So, I guess I wanted to be the first one to get one.... and oddity of sorts I guess. I made a trip to Wal-Mart to see if they had a labret stud that would be suitable for my new piercing, if I decided to get it done. I bought this really cute 16 gauge labret stud and debated on whether or not to do it; so I called two of my friends and we all loaded up and headed to the shop. On the way there I experienced a mix of emotions, everything from nervousness to excitement! I thought that it was going to take for ever to get to the shop!

 Upon arrival, I was impressed with what I saw hanging on the walls. There were beautiful painting's of tattoo art and even some pop art. My favorite was the mural that was done of the Boondock Saint's. I filled out the required forms and waited to be pierced. I had never been to this shop before but I knew plenty of people that had. Wes showed me the room and told me to hop on the table. I had to swish with mouthwash for thirty seconds to get rid of any germs that could be inside my mouth. He made a placement mark on my cheek and wanted me to check to see if I liked where it was located. I got back up on the table and he placed the forceps on the mark and told me to be still. I watched him open a sterile needle and then prepared myself for what was about to happen. There was no counting (not out loud anyway, I was in my head) then Wes instructed me to take a deep breath and then exhale... then it was done. I sat there with a needle through where it was marked while my fr

iend's took video of it. Wes told me not to move while he fed the jewelry through because if I did he would lose contact and then we'd have to do the whole thing again. I was SO excited!

 He then went through the aftercare and how much Ibuprophen to take and what to do and not to do. I have to say that I did bleed but that didn't bother me. What I didn't expect was the pop that I heard when the jewelry went in place. Now I'm doing everything I can to make sure that it heals properly and I am extremely proud of what I had done. I would tell anyone to do the same if it's what they want to have done. I'm very excited to show my family and the rest of my friends! I'd like to think that I'm done but I don't think that I am. There was just something about the way I felt after it was done that was interesting. I wasn't dizzy at all. I just felt peaceful. Weird, huh? In a way it was like the piercing relieved some stress that I had been carrying around. Could this be a sign of addiction? It's quite possible.

 I was so impressed with how clean everything was and I would suggest to anyone who wants to get a piercing or a tattoo, please make sure that everything is  sterile. If it's not, get out.  For me, knowing that everything is sterile helps put me at ease and gives me confidence in both the procedure and the artist. Considering my experience at Eternal, I definitely think that I will be back for more!If anyone is in the Rome, Georgia area I suggest that you head over to Eternal Expressions and let Wes work his magic on you. He was very nice and personable. The atmosphere is great and the shop is clean!I hope that this story helps someone else finalize their decision to have themselves pierced. I know a lot of people that say,"If you can pinch it, you can pierce it" and so far that's been true for myself.


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on: 21 Dec. 2008
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Artist: Wes
Studio: Eternal+Expressions
Location: Rome%2C+Ga

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