I loved my job. Once I got all my training and certification, I could pierce just about anything. However, 90% of all my business involved nose rings, ear piercings, and belly buttons. Navel piercings were by far the most common piercing. I got so sick of seeing girls' belly buttons. It seemed that every other customer was a teenage girl or young woman wanting the latest fad piercing, which was the navel. It was fast and it was easy money, I just got tired of doing the same piercings all the time.
Eyebrows were a little more fun, but I don't know why. I just enjoyed doing them. Piercing tongues made me nervous, because their were so many serious dangers involved. Plus, I never knew when a customer might freak out and pull their tongue back into their mouth immediately after I stuck the needle through it.
Over the course of my time there, I pierced body parts that many people outside of the body modification world may not even realize can be pierced. I did all the usual ones: eyebrows, nose, lips tongue, ears and navels. However, I also pierced the bridge of the nose, hips, back of the neck, nipples, small of the back, collar bone, cheeks, private body parts (hundreds of different styles), and even the webbing underneath the tongue. Dozens of other parts as well too numerous to list.
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The real fun usually involved custom piercing for ears. Every now and then, a customer would come up with an idea or was willing to just let me design something. Since everyone's ear is different, it would have to be custom made just for them. Using my tools, I could bend the jewelry in any direction and slowly weave it through their ear. Sometimes, girls would come in to get elaborate pieces for a dance. They would often have to come back to see me to have it removed since they didn't just slide out.
I felt like an artist the whole time I worked there.
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