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You want what?!?!

ant what?!?!" Yeah, that's what they said. All my friends, the family members that I told before hand, even my co-workers. They all thought I was nuts. What exactly were they freaking out about? I wanted a Madison piercing. And I got it. I first saw the Madison online about 3 years ago and didn't think much of it. The picture I saw (not on BME) was fuzzy and not in very good focus. Then two weeks later, I ran into a girl at the club who had just gotten done. It was gorgeous. One phrase ran through my head for the rest of the night, 'I want one.' The first thing I did was research the Madison, and the rejection rate put me off it, at first. After spending some time thinking about it, I finally looked around for a piercer who had seen and done such a piercing, and started asking him some questions. 3 years after that first fateful sighting, I got my Madison. It started out a typical payday for me. Payed some bills, had some spending cash, decided to splurge. And wanting someone to witness my attempt at bravery, I dragged my brother and his friend to Villians with me. That and I wanted someone who had been through this before with me, (both have tongue piercings) mostly to drive after it was done. When I got there, Lee was very thorough in the before speech of what was going to be done, the possiblilty of rejection and what type of bar was going to be put in. It definately put me at ease, as that I was extremely nervous due to the fact that this was my first piercing, and I had just officially decided to get it done that day. And I could quickly tell that this was going to be a lot different from what my brother and his friend had gone through. After finally signing the forms, and saying that it really was what I wanted done, we picked out the jewerly, (originally a silver 14gg curved barbell) and headed back for the piercing room. Because this was my first piercing, my brother and his friend were allowed in the room to watch. And hold my hand. Once we were in there, Lee cleaned the area, and then had me stand up so that he could mark where the holes would be. Not as easy as it sounds, but we got it done. Apparently my collarbones don't show well enough to make a completely accurate centering. It took a bit of patience on everyones part, but it did help take my mind off of what was to come. When it was done, I sat back down, and then came the clamp. I can honestly say that it was the worse part of the whole experience for me, very painful it was, and it numbed the area right around the markings. So there was no pain from the needle going through, although I could feel it somewhat. It was actually over pretty quickly. (I was kinda ticked about that.) Then he slid the barbell in and had me stand up to take a look in the mirror. I loved it! Of course the two chickens who were watching, turned their heads when the needle was put through my skin. And here they were suppossed to be my moral support! Afterwards, Lee went over the aftercare with me twice, (I was kinda woozy, good thing I wasn't driving!) telling me it would take 8 to 12 weeks to heal, and then took a picture of my piercing. Apparently, I was only the 3rd person to get one done there, and the only female. It has now been 5 months and 6 days, and it still shows no sign of rejecting. Have had a minor infection, but that was due to swimming in the river with it uncovered, (TOTALLY stupid on my part!) and some iritation from a shampoo I was using. I also checked in with Lee around the 4 month mark, and got the curved barbell changed to a square barbell. About the only regret I have about it is that I didn't get it done sooner, and that I'm tired of hearing "Did that hurt?". Of course, I still love the looks I get from people, especially from the other pierced members of our town. Next on the list is a nape piercing. I can't wait to get it done, and plan on getting it on the one year anniversary of my Madison. I've decided to wait that long, so that I'm sure that the Madison is fully healed before hand. I'll make sure to let you all know how it goes. And hopefully I'll have pictures by then. Go get one, I highly recommend it. Kym


submitted by: Anonymous
on: 29 Oct. 2000
in Surface & Unusual Piercing

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Artist: Lee
Studio: Villians
Location: Omaha%2C+NE

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