Today, I decided to do the thing I have wanted to do for a couple of years now.
I got my tongue pierced! Yay!
It cost PHP700 at Toxztattoo in Robinson’s Metro East. Some might find the price a bit steep, but it’s worth it to know that I’m getting a safe procedure, not in some shady, hepatitis-infested tattoo parlor from Recto.
At Toxztattoo, they didn’t use guns, which made me nervous because that was how I pictured getting my piercing. However, I decided to suck it up and go for it.
The dude used some sort of clamp on my tongue, then used this huge needle thingy to pierce it. I gotta say, even though the sensation was freaky—like, damn, some dude is putting a hole in my tongue!—it didn’t hurt much.
Before I knew it, the procedure was over and, ta-da! I had a tongue ring!
- Take 250g of amoxicillin at least twice a day, every six hours (Tonight, I realized that I could not spell amoxicillin)
- Take mefanamic if it starts to hurt
- Don’t eat solid food for three days
- Only remove the tongue ring after two weeks
I am especially proud because I went there all by myself, without a friend to egg me on. Granted, my friends were all busy so I didn’t have a choice, but still, gotta give me props for doing this without someone beside me, right? Right?!
Truth be told, I was more nervous telling my mom about my piercing than I was during the actual procedure. Once I walked into the house, she rattled off a sermon, something like, “Bakit mo ginawa yan? Sinabi nang ayoko magpa-pierce ka eh! Tigas talaga ng ulo mo! Daig mo pa si Kuya Sean mo! Bahala ka, pag na-tetano ka, di kita ipapagamot!”
(Full of exclamation points.)
After she calmed down, though, she opened up to the idea of my new piece of jewelry. Knowing full well that I couldn’t eat solid food for three days, she baked the frozen pizza and placed it in front of me.
Me: Oh, nagluto ka? Di ako pwede kumain!
Mom: Alam ko, iniinggit lang kita.