My Self Done Cartilage Piercing
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Let me start by saying I am a 18 year old male who is a Senior in Highschool. Now earrings are very cool at the school I go to along with all the other body piercings. I am not your average kid, I wear eyeliner, lipstick, nailpolish, and have multi colored hair. Well, let's get on with the story.
The last day of school, June 8, 1999, My girlfriend and I just left school. I felt that I needed something to make me stand out in the world. I knew that getting a facial piercing wouldn't fly with my parents so I decided that I would pierce my ear. I told my girlfriend about it and she thought that I would look good with a cartilage ring and I thought the same, so that is what I decided I wanted.
Well, I tried to talk it over with my parents, I told them that I either wanted a ear piercing or an eyebrow and they said that I could get a ear piercing. My parents are the up tight kind that won't let you do anything that you really want to do. I wanted to get my ear pierced in 8th grade and my mother kept asking me "what do you want another hole in your head for?" I told my mother that everyone that I knew had an earring and I thought that they looked cool, so I wanted one.
Well, this led up to the beginning of July. I thought that it would be cool for Independence Day to get my ear done to signify my independence from the rest of the world. So July 2nd I went to the store and got the stuff that I was going to use, a stud, a 18 gauge needle, proxide, rubbing alcohol, and a marker to make sure everything was where I wanted it to be. July 3rd, I was ready, but I had to wait another day until the fourth. So, I looked up stuff on BME to help me figure out how to do everything and how it was supposed to look. I read a couple of peoples stories, and looked at a lot of ear piercing pictures trying to make sure that the Cartilage was where I really wanted to pierce.
Well, now the third was drawing to an end, it was going on midnight, so officially it would be the fourth of July. I kept going in the bathroom and looking at myself in the mirror. Thinking that if I was going to get a ear piercing like everyone else, I would have to look like everyone else too. So I had some of my hair color left over from a couple months ago when I had a hair coloring party, and decided to color my hair. The hair color that I had was brown so I had to bleach my hair first. So after letting the bleach sit on my head, I called my girlfriend and told her what I planned to do. She thought that all of this was very cool and asked if she could come over and watch. Of course, I told her yes. So after I got off the phone with her, I went to the bathroom and washed the bleach off my hair. Then I got the hair color ready, and then a knock at the door. So, I went to answer it and she about crapped her pants when she saw me as a bleach blonde. She said she had her camera and wondered if she could take a picture of me. Like Usual, I said yes.
Well we went to the bathroom and put the color onto my hair. The color was a royal blue, which my girlfriend couldn't believe I was coloring my hair, considering that my parents about killed me when I highlighted my hair. Well, anyways, I let the color sit on my hair for about an hour while we watched TV. Not much on the tube at 2:30 in the morning. Then, I went and washed my hair, I thought that I looked cool with the royal blue hair. Now I was ready to pierce my ear. She came into the bathroom and we locked the door. I sat on the edge of the tub and looked in the mirror, and used the marker to put a dot where the needle was going to go in at. Now the fun part to see if I was up to the challenge. I took the needle and pushed it in to the cartilage without using any thing to numb my ear I could feel it tearing through each layer. Finally I heard a "POP" I knew from other peoples stories that the needle was through. I pulled the needle back out and shoved the stud in after wiping away the blood. I shoved it in and then put the back on it.
This is just the start of my body modifications and I want so many more, once I graduate from school, I plan to get a Prince Albert, Lip Ring, Nose Ring, And many many many more piercings and some tattoos. If you have any questions feel free to mail them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
submitted by: Anonymous
on: 15 July 1999
in Ear Piercing