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It didn't hurt at alll!

I have been wanting a piercing ever since my older sister, (who is now twenty one) got one. I was eight years old at the time when my sister Natalie got a naval piercing. It was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. Of course I asked my mother for one, and like any mom would tell there 8 year old daughter, she said wait until you are older. Every year I have asked her since then. When I was 12, she said I could get it pierced when I was fourteen. I am now fourteen!

Today was my birthday, so I of course I asked for the naval piercing. My mom said no at first, but I reminded her on how she had told me that I could get it when I was fourteen. She said did you think I was serious!? I was questioning if she was joking around or not. She was, she agreed for me to get it done! I was so excited! I didn't want to go with my mom because, I thought going with my sister would be better because she has already gone threw it. I called her up and asked me to take me Tan-Tastic. She said of course and picked me up from my house to drive down to Manassas. It was only a forty minute drive, but that's enough to let me think about the needles too much. I am a total wuss and cry when I get shots. Was I ready for a belly piercing? Oh well, ready or not, we arrived. I sat in the car staring at the place for about ten minutes. Natalie told me to snap out of it and dragged me inside.

Once we walked in I was terrified. But the lady there was very nice and calmed me down about everything. My sister was a huge help too, I don't think I would have gone threw with the procedure without her there. I lay down on the spot where I was about to get pierced. I was shaking a lot from both, being excited, and scared.

The lady pulled out the needle and told me to count to three and close my eyes. I did so. After that I felt the needle about to go in. I screamed for her to stop, because I was very freaked out about everything. Natalie asked for the lady to leave so she could calm me down a little. She told me to just think about how pretty it will be afterwards. I thought about it for awhile, but then asked to call my mom. I was that scared. My mom said that I didn't have to go threw with it if I didn't want to. But I really wanted to, I just felt like I couldn't. I decided I had to get it done because I had wanted it since I was eight for a reason.

My sister called the lady back and asked she me if I was now ready to get my piercing done. I responded yes. Confidently. She told me to count to three again, and to close my eyes. I did so, this time I didn't scream for her to stop. Finally I asked are you going to do it? And I looked down and it was already done! I didn't feel a thing! She started to take out the needle and put the ring in, which stung a bit, but not that bad. All that worrying I did for nothing! I couldn't believe it.

It's a little sore right now, but everything was totally worth it. The cost was about 80$, including the aftercare. I love my belly piercing, and can't wait to show it off to my friends tomorrow. I heard a lot of bad things about Tan-Tastic, but they are amazing there! If you want to get a piercing O say go for it! Its nothing and if it does end up to hurt you, its worth it in the end!

So.. everything is pretty much good, its not red or anything... but I think that's because I'm a little darker. The soreness isn't overbearing like I have heard. Things are really going been going awesome! The only thing I'm not a big fan is of the actual ring I had to get. Haha, it's just a piece of metal and not very pretty like my sisters was. I'm going to get a pretty dangly one once it healed and ready to go! I am very excited! But now instead of looking forward to getting it pierced, now I want to change it!

I'm thinking of also getting my tongue pierced which might hurt a little. Who knows, I'm not even going to guess because, my last guess was outrageously wrong. I can't wait for my next piercing next week! My cartilage isn't going to hurt a lot I don't think... well good luck with YOUR belly piercing!


submitted by: Anonymous
on: 05 Aug. 2007
in Navel Piercing

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Location: Virginia%2C+Manassas

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