Not sure if this has been asked already, but, I'm planning on getting my navel pierced in a few weeks. I went to Google today, to find out how the procedure is done, and I do know it's done by a needle. People described the pain as a pinch, but it didn't really compare it to anything, so this is where I need your help.
Knowing that it's supposed to feel like a "pinch", I would assume it's going to feel like getting a shot..?? Having a needle shoved into your skin, and going out the other end of it. D:
Here is what I'm trying to get at. I got my ears pierced when I was 15 years old. My mother told me it would probably be done by a gun, so I was a little at ease, but not by much. When I got to the place to get my ears done, the woman marked them in the spots where the holes would be. She told me not to move my head or jerk..so I basically tensed up and kept my back and neck as straight as possible. I was afraid I was going to scream from the pain, actually. So, I heard her putting the gun up to my ear, and then she counted to 3, and she pierced it. It was so fast, I really don't remember what happened. I was sort of shocked, knowing that I still had one ear to go, and I wasn't sure how that was going to feel. Once again, I felt a small bit of pain, like someone squeezing my ear, but it was still a quick thing, where I couldn't remember how it felt. When I walked away, I had sweaty palms, and I could feel my ears sort of throbbing.
So, my question is..how would you compare an ear piercing to a navel piercing? Is it just the same..or worse?
If you could please share your past expierience with getting one, I'd like to know, so I can be prepared when I get one.
I proceded to take my sharp nails and pinch my navel, just to see how it would feel, even though, pinching with my nails is probably not as painful as the needle going through my skin will be. :(
Any help is appreciated.