Wednesday, August 17, 2005

And One Giant Huge Needle Later...

So anyone that studies my blog and reads it with all the attention it so rightly deserves (ahem) knows that, one week ago yesterday, I got my belly button pierced.

I feel rather retarded admitting that. Not because it got infected or I don't like it, but because I feel like a 16-year-old teeny bopper at the edge of parental rebellion whenever I utter the phrase "I pierced my naval." People who are turning 25 in less two weeks do not pierce their belly button flesh. That action is reserved for teenagers who wear glittery eyeshadow and listen to Hilary Duff.

But what I want to clear up is that I have always wanted my belly button pierced, ever since Mandy Winkler pierced hers in the eighth grade with a safety pin and showed us all her newly blinged-out naval in the locker room. I even went to go get it pierced when I was 18, only to be denied due to my outie belly button (hello, visiting outie fetish Googlers!).

So when Sis won a free piercing at the concert last week - which I didn't let her use, much to her chagrin - I thought it was going to go to waste. I, after all, was cursed with an outie belly button that couldn't be pierced and Sis was much too young. And I was already pierced out - seven in my ears and my tongue (which I took out a couple years ago because it was annoying, and for which my mother disowned me, so disgusted with it was she, and for which she'll probably disown me again for even mentioning it). So there wasn't much left to pierce, minus genitals or nipples (neither of which I have any interest in piercing) or my nose (which I would love to do, as I love the little tiny diamond studs, but my work won't let me). So I asked the guy at the counter if he was sure outie belly buttons couldn't be pierced. Kind of half joking. But not. He said that actually, sometimes they can be, depending on how they are formed. And mine? Mine was one of the ones that could be pierced.

Sweet Jesus. A lifelong dream was about to come true.

I decided to just go for it (after much hemming and hawing and nearly chickening out), since it was a) free, and b) free. After a little pinch and virtually no pain, my belly button was permanently adorned with a sparkly crystal barbell. And while I do love it, I am still embarrassed that I was nearly 25 when i got it done.

39 comments:

The Other Half said...

as long as you take it out before you have kids and turn 40...i don't think it's such a bad thing

Blonde said...

There is nothing wrong with it!

I had mine peirced 12 years ago and let it close because I thought it was childish. Then I got it re-peirced and ripped it out by accident. Then I got it pierced AGAIN 2 years ago.

I am 34 this week and I will wear it in my belly until I am old and fat and you can't see my belly button anymore.

It is better to regret things you have done, then to regret things you haven't done ;).

Storm said...

I had my belly button pierced for several years but got tired of fooling with it. I finally let it grow back in earlier this year.

You go girl! Good for you in getting it done. Who gives a shit that you did it at nearly 25 years of age?

Louie said...

If you have the belly to pull it off, it is deffinately sexy, no matter what age... but there is nothing worse than a fat belly with a ring through the first roll!

I am sure yours looks great!

Pat said...

That's OK. I'm 25 and I can't figure out whether I should get a tattoo or not. I want one, but on the other hand, I'm freakin' 25. That only leaves me about 10 years to enjoy it before I'm too old to ever show it in public.

Justice said...

I would have thought that an outie would have been easier to pierce. I'm surprised to hear that they can't do some of them.

Thomas, the Retarded Monkey said...

I have 122 piercings. I am 600 years old... and perhaps a bit too competitive. But whatever.



So - did I win?!

Carrie said...

i think that is wicked cool! good for you! i want to do mine now too. ;)

Scoot said...

So jeez, where's the pic? :)

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S.Klassen said...

I used to be a piercer for Spellbound Tattoo, Portage la Prairie, MB, Canada. And I think your never too old to get piercings. I once did a 40+ women who thought they looked cool but wasn't sure if she should get one. Take it from me, your only as old as you feel. :)

sage said...

From this post, I’ve learned that parents who wanted their kids not to have pierced belly buttons should insist that the doctor tie off the cord in a way that the knot is an outie—but one that is a special kind of outie… And that some anonymous woman in the Midwest will owe some anonymous girl in the Midwest a piercing in a few years, when she is of legal age… Great story!

x said...

good for you! you gotta do what you want.
if you didn't do it because other people would think it was weird that would be just as bad as doing it because it was trendy.

exile said...

see, you think it' childish to do in your mid to late 20's because it is a rebellious act of a teenager. IF YOU LIVE IN THE MIDWEST! out here in true cali land it's everywhere. girls get punctured from 18 to nearly 40.

so it's all good, but you have to post a pic. it a rule.

The Everglades said...

It doesn't matter how old you are when you got it done, but the fact that you got it done is more impresive. I always wanted a tatoo but fear(ed) it would date me, and I don't want to regret a tasmanian devil.

Blake

Marie said...

I'm sure it looks great! :)

DIAMONDKT said...

I think on the right girl (young with a nice flat/toned stomach), they are sexy! On a date once we went to a shop because I wanted to get a tattoo, well I couldn't decide on what I wanted so I didn't get one at the time. Although my date got her belly button pierced in front of me. Looked painful and I could tell it hurt by the sweat on her face and the fact that she nearly broke the bones in my hand when they stuck it in - lol.

Anyway, I did get my tat about a month later. So far I don't regret it, but time will tell. Probably when I'm old it will feel "lame".

Chixulub said...

Frau Lobster didn't get a tattoo until she was 34, and I'll be 36 in less than a month and am still unadorned.

And I have always wanted a tattoo, I just can figure out what to get.

A Lobster? Maybe, my buckaroo lobster, I've thought about it.

Got my ear pierced when I turned 18 because Mom couldn't stop me, and after a few days of jacking with the alcohol pads, I remembered that I HATE wearing jewelry. So I gook it out and it healed up.

But you still haven't shown us PHOTOGRAPHS of your new piercing. I'd give you a pass if it was your nipples or clit, but for serious, you can show us your belly button. It can't be uglier than the gremlin bruise...

You Can't Afford Me said...

i got mine pierced when i was 26, got to keep it in through my pregnancy at 27 (doc said it was okay as long as my belly button didn't pop out, which it didn't).

i'm 34 now and i still have it pierced and i love it.

JeN said...

When is your birthday? I also turn 25 in less than two weeks

blog administrator said...

Can't say I approve of this piercing bidness. And what does "anonymous" mean anyhow?

Gordy said...

I am sure it looks great, but I think we need photographic proof :-)

babyjewels said...

Twelve years ago I had my nose pierced on a whim. I loved it, but my very stupid job (server at Ruby Tuesdays) wouldn't let me keep it in. I was forever taking it out, putting back in. It started to look questionable, so I took it out completely.

If I were a little younger, I'd go for the eyebrow piercing. Love that look.

LocuTus of Borg said...

Chix - go get it man!! Well I guess you do have to figure out what you want. See you have lots of support here AMG :).

Don't worry about the age or anything like that. I got my nipple pierced just this year at age 34. I had wanted to do it for about 3 or 4 years now and just finally did it.

btw you were lucky - that f*cking nipple piercing hurt like a son of a bitch!

Anonymous Midwest Girl said...

Tattoos are a little different - completely permanent, you know? So I understand the hesitation in that area. I have two tattoos, on on my lower back and one on my neck, and since I can't see them I don't get sick of them. It works out nicely. I would never get a cartoon character or team name or anything like that, though.

DiamondKT, your girlfriend was a pussy. It didn't hurt hardly at all!

Justice, they don't pierce THROUGH the outie part, but through the little hood over it. YOu need that little bit of skin to pierce. Some outies don't have it, and some outies stick out so much that it would rub against the piercing, making it hard to heal and constantly causing it to unscrew. Or so they told me. But mine's just a tiny little nubbin, barely out at all.

Jen, it's August 31, when's yours?

Locus, I'll post pics of mine if you post pics of yours! :)

Mon said...

I have my eyebrow peirced. Have for 6 yrs, still wear it! I will be 30 this Dec. --If I had the belly for it, I'd do mine today! I It just means you are hip and cool. You are still YOUNG!!!

Cass said...

When I was 18 I was still kind of an outie. I had the little nubbin you speak of. I had mine pierced and loved it. I had my nosed pierced a few years ago and loved that also, but I went to work for a dentist who didn't approve, and the taking it out and putting it back in started to get old so I let it go. I now have a small black spot on my nose, and am thinking of doing it again.

zuzula said...

I'm sure it looks fab. If I had a flatter tum I'd do the same... and I'm 28 in a couple of weeks :)

Just visiting.. love your blog!

SirTalksALot said...

Dear Lord, are you nuts! The prospect of pain, oh me, oh! Why not just put a knitting needle through there, use the belly button lint to knit a sweater!

kari said...

You are young! I got my nipples pierced when I was 37.

LocuTus of Borg said...

Deal! Look for it next Thursday for HNT!

Neonalune said...

I got my belly button pierced when I was 33 (ahem - yeah last year). Feel better now?

Smelly Finger said...

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Habibi said...

Well, I wouldn't say much about the piercing thing per se, since I abut I'm a bit concerned about that free piercing thing. I mean, that is the weirdest coupon I've ever heard of! Am I just out of it?

Habibi said...

Oh fuck. Stupid mousepad and erasing things I say. Basically I'm trying to say that since I got my nose pierced only three years ago, I can sympathize with your "always wanting a [insert piercing fetish here]." But...[start back up with the part of my comment that makes sense here]

Lord Chimmy said...

Enough with the chit-chat...let's see a picture.

trish said...

I did mine when I was 16 or 17..I passed out dead away & the nice lady had to revive me and all...but it was worth it.

It looked great for the first month of two before I finally just got irritated by it.

At least at 25, you can say you made an informed decision when you got it?

Oh, that girl. said...

I didn't get my ears pierced until I was 20 years old. WHy? because I was afraid it was gonna hurt! Yeah. I already had 3 tattoo's a tounge piercing and a belly button too, but I was too afraid to get my ears pierced. My sister took me and MADE me do it. It was kinda silly.

Tenderheart said...

Piercings are not so bad. I had my belly button done when I was 35 and I'll be 40 soon. I LOVE it. It's something I've always wanted to do, but never had the courage.
Just enjoy it, and don't let anyone dictate what you can and cannot do at ANY age.