By Majoyree, Winston Salem, US
On March 21,2009 I pierced my navel. I got a kit from TitaniumOnly.com a week before that. I had been wanting my navel pierced since 2005, and I had done tons of research in that time!
I woke up at 7 in the morning, because I was so excited about doing it. I drank some orange juice to raise my blood sugar, cleaned my navel with the alcohol, clamped the skin (the part that hurt most) and pushed the needle through slowly.
After that I cleaned up the blood, removed the clamp (dumb move) and tried to insert my Bioplast glow in the dark blue barbell.
After 7 minutes of trying, IT BROKE!
Luckily, the piercing kit came with a CBR. So I put that in and after 10 minutes I got the ball in, and took a shower. Then 4 days later I had symptoms of a metal allergy. So I bought a Bioplast barbell from (the best place to go!)
And got that a week later. So when I got it, I was trying to insert it, but it was too short for my piercing. I was dumb enough to leave it in for 2 days before taking it out...
I took that out and put my CBR back in. Well that wasn’t easy because the bead refused to go back in! After 30 minutes I gave up and left it out. Now, a month later, the allergy is gone, and I have a happy piercing!
By Mariah Lowery, Huntington, USA
Okay, so Iâ€™ve been wanting my belly button pierced since I was like 12. So I was in my room and since my mom wouldnâ€™t take me to get it done, I decided to do it myself. ( I know, stupid, right? )
Well, I numbed it with ice, and slipped the needle half way through, and that was as far as I could go. So I poked a dangling belly ring in it and that was that. I â€œhad my belly button pierced.â€
Well a few days later me and my mom was playing a game, and she called me a wimp. I was like â€œYeah right, look at my abs,â€ and I lifted my shirt up and it revealed my navel ring. She said she would have taken to get it done professionally if I just would of asked! She told me about all the infections I could have gotten by doing it by myself. So I took it out.
I was constantly asking my mom when she was going to take me to get it pierced, but she swore up and down that she never told me that I could. I was furious!
So, when I was 14 I decided to pierce my nose. I did it, without â€œnumbingâ€ it and this time I actually put it all the way through. I loved it! Iâ€™d take the nose ring out when I would get home form school and put it back in before I went to bed. Several weeks later my mom found out about it and once again, she made me take it out.
Finally, my 15th birthday was rolling around and I finally talked her into letting me get my nose and belly pierced. Well, together the price was $80.00 and my didnâ€™t have the money, so I could only choose one. I chose my belly button.
As it came closer and closer to my birthday, money flew in from some of my friends and family. Soon I had $125.00! So, I paid for my nose piercing and mom paid for the belly piercing!
A day after my birthday, my cousinâ€™s girlfriend (Kristen) took me, my mom, my younger sister (Marah) and I to “Epicenter Piercing and Tattoo Studio“ downtown. My mom came in signed the papers and was like â€œ Okay, can I go out to the car now?â€ and the guy at the counter laughed and said â€œSure.â€ (By the way: my mom has a very weak stomach and canâ€™t stand the thoughts of piercings.)
Well, it was my turn and Kristen, Marah and I walked back to a small room. The piercer wasnâ€™t bad looking if I say so myself. Anyways he talked to me and made me feel so comfortable. He had me stand in front of him while he marked me and then told me to look in the mirror to see if I liked the markings.
I sat back down in the chair and he had me slide my butt all the way to the front of the seat. He put the clamps on my belly button. By this time my 7 year old sister was pacing the room saying â€œoh my, oh my, oh my.â€ Kristen and I were laughing our butts off. He got out the hollow needle and asked if I was ready. I turned my head and said yeah.
He counted to three and slide the needle right through. That was just a little sting. What hurt most is when he put the silver bar in it. I loved it. Then he did my nose! After I was all finished he gave me the cleaning solution called â€œH2Ocean,â€ and told me to clean both piercings twice a day. It was amazing and totally worth the wait.
I love my belly button piercing! The guy that pierced me was AWESOME , and the studio was very clean and professional!
By Shawna, Ohio
Last week, I decided that I really wanted to pierce something. I’m one of those Christian girls with the over protective parents that think getting your first holes in your ears makes you look like a slut. i asked to get my second holes done, and my parents said no, not until I’m 18.
I didn’t want to wait 3 years to have someone do it properly, so i decided to do it myself. well, i really wanted to do my second holes, but that wasn’t an option because I knew that they would see it. so i decided to pierce my belly button.
i did an inverted (on the bottom) the first time i did it, i got half way through and blacked out. the second time, i numbed it with ice and it worked! the next day at school, I realized the skin was to thin, and it looked like it was going to rip out. so I took it out and let it heal for a few days.
last night, I decided to redo it, and it turned out GREAT! I have just a regular earring in right now, since I can’t really get an actual belly ring, but my birthday is coming up soon and my friend is going to get me one. but I really don’t recommend doing it yourself.
I only did it because I am EXTREMELY OCD and I knew that everything would be over-sterilized with a low risk of infections that I could get by doing this myself. I also did a lot of research to make sure I was doing it right, etc.
Anyway, i love my new piercing!
By Devan, WB, Pennsylvania
When i was about 14, i wanted my belly button pierced soooooooo bad but my parents said no so i decided to pierce it myself. TERRIBLE IDEA!! It got infected so i took the ring out & started begging to get it professionally pierced.
Once again, i was rejected. but what did i do? I kept begging & begging & begging & then finally, they said yes! So me, my mom, & my sister went to a place called stormi steel fx. After all the papers & junk were signed, we went into the back room & i picked out a nice blue diamond ring. & before i knew it, it was pierced! no pain at all!
Now i’m 16 & i pretty much spend all my money on belly rings. I absolutely love my piercing! So if you’re thinking about getting it done, all i have to say is go for it ;]