|Most of you kids are just ignorant and naive. You probably smoke pot or cigarettes, label anyone who wears a lot of black and buys a majority of their wardrobe from hot topic, "gothic", and just want this lip piercing (if you're male or female:) to rebel from your parents, (male:) to look cool and 'fit in' because it's the 'new cool thing', or (if you're female:) because Tom Delonge from Blink 182 has it, and OMG!!1!!! he's so hot, and because you think Blink 182 is 'punk'.
Well let me tell you little kids something, you shouldn't want your lip pierced for any of those previous reasons because then you would be conforming to America, and that is just exactly what they want. You are conforming to this sort of, 'individuality' scheme, which is an obvious oxymoron. First of all, you should want your piercing because you are in love with it, and you want it for yourself, not to prove anything, impress (or infuriate) someone, ot just to 'look cool'.
Many of you are what, 12-15? You are mere pubescent little teenyboppers in middle school or freshmen in high school. You have not yet hit reality, and learned and experienced enough to remotely understand what you are reading right now. (no offense) Your new lip piercing is going to change your usual environment, from your friends, teachers, peers and family's opinions, to the chances of you acquiring a job someday.
I am currently 17, and I will be 18 on June 14th, 2005. My grandma does not approve of my decision to puncture my lips, but that is not for her to decide. Therefore I have to wait until then to get my piercing. Although sometimes home piercings can be highly successful, I would never trust myself in such a situation.
I have been researching lip piercings and care for over a year now, as of Halloween 2004 when I first fell in love with lip piercings on myself. My costume that year was inspired by the song, "Punk Rock Princess", from a band called Something Corporate. They were my favorite band at the time, so I dressed up as a 'punk rock princess'. I put on a little hoop earring on my lip, after removing the metal post, and wore it all night at a party. Everytime I would pass a mirror or be in the bathroom, I would stare, intoxicated by this piece of metal embracing my mouth. It grew on me, hour by hour, and I decided that I loved the way I look with one. I find lip rings attractive yes, but my reason behind my choice for the piercing is not because some hot guy in a band has one as well. That is so lame.
Although I know enough now, and have a friend who is a certified body piercer artist and could have personal access to all the pro equipment to do it myself, or have a friend do it, I still restrain. I want to get it done right, and with confident spirit. After June 14th, I'll come back here and let you know how it went.
Be smart kids. Don't fall victim to America, or yourself.
PS: learn to spell you dumbasses. And to the commonly asked questions; yes it will hurt, but everyone has a differentiating level of pain tolerance, so don't ask how much. There's probably no way to make your parents sign or say okay. Or make them like it when you do it yourself or have someone else do it. Just wait until you're 18. You'll love it more, and appreciate it more, and therefore probably care for it more maturely. And the satisfaction will be like none other. Like sex. Goodnight.