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My reasoning behind getting my industrial...

I have been interested in tattooing and piercing since I went with my mum about 5-6 years ago to have my name tattooed on her wrist, from that moment I was hooked. I would spend as much time as I could researching and reading about different piercings and tattoos people have had done and how it has helped them get through difficult stages in their life. I have always known that I wanted to be apart of this culture and in turn it be apart of me.

When I was just thirteen I decided that I wanted an industrial... very young I know but I had seen it on a few people and thought it look pretty good. I spoke to my mum about it and she said it was fine as long as I got permission from my dad....obviously this was too good to be true and he said no. I didn't give up, I still wanted it done, just knew I had to wait.

Then on the 3rd of march 2008 when I was just 14, I went o see Korn with a friend, when I returned home I noticed my dad was gone and my mum was in tears, he had left without warning and to this day I do not know where he went and have not spoken to him. During this time as you can imagine I was very depressed, my mum seemed to not care how I felt and everyone seemed to be against me. One night I was online and I came across a website I used to spend a lot of time on, and it reminded me that some times people use different types of modification to get themselves through things. I automatically knew what was going to help me feel better about myself and the situation... I know it sounds stupid but I just had this feeling that this would work.

So the next morning I went down stair to see my mum and told her about what I had read and I asked her if she would sign consent for me to have the industrial I wanted, to my surprise she said yes. So that night I researched some good places to get it done. I came up with nutz tattoo, it was just twenty minuets away from me and it had a pretty good reputation.

That Saturday I went to see Jackie, she was very welcoming and I was happy with how she set up and made me feel comfortable. As I stood at the front desk filling out my consent form and getting my mum to sign she was in the piercing room setting up, as I walked around the door and sat in the chair. She explained what she was going to do and drew a line on my ear so I could see the placement. Once I was happy with where it was going to be she measured my ear so the jewellery fit properly, cleaned my ear and proceeded to mark my ear where she was going to pierce.

As she pierced me I felt a sharp pain...nothing too bad though, (I was expecting a lot worse as it was cartilage and my first piercing done with needles. Both sets of lobe piercings where done with a gun...I wasn't that smart when I had them done to be honest) she then placed the jewellery into the piercing and left it hanging in my ear for about a minuet as she pierced the other part of my ear it was going to go through. After she had put the jewellery in place and cleaned my ear up a bit I was good to go.

It was an odd feeling after I had it done. I felt calm, but I was buzzing, all the pain I had been feeling the last few months was gone and it was as if nothing had ever happened. It was like a release and I loved it. I also felt better about myself, I felt beautiful for the first time in a long time. I now know what people mean when they share their experience and say it helped them through a point in their life, or helped them get closure...

It's almost 2 years since I had it done and its healed fine; I haven't had a single problem with it. I have also added a few more piercings to my look and yes I know I'm only 16 and still have much to learn but this has helped me learn about myself. It's given me a personality and I look forward to adding to them in the future.

Nuts tattoo is highly recommended, Jackie has done all my piercings and is amazing so if your in Hertfordshire goto nutz


submitted by: sianyflo93
on: 10 Nov. 2009
in Ear Piercing

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Artist: jackie
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