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Since my early teens I was always intrigued with the different types of body modification, piercings included.

At the age of around 15, I visited my mother over summer vacation from school. We were hanging out and I realized that she had her tongue pierced. I thought it was the coolest thing I'd ever seen, and knew I'd have it done someday.

So I recall asking my father back home if I could do it and whether he'd sign for me. He, of course, told me no.

So long, and patiently, I waited for my time. I was 17 years old when I graduated high school and moved to live with my mother. I asked her if she'd sign for me, and to my amazement, she agreed. It was my first piercing.

I have since had a labret, both nostrils, my nipples, and most recently a philtrum (or medusa).

All are retired save for my stretched earlobes, tongue and philtrum. I do plan on eventually having the rest redone when time and job (financially, and dress-code wise) allow it.

To date, the philtrum was the most painful, but is quickly becoming my favorite.

lastleafoffall lastleafoffall 26-30 5 Responses Sep 18, 2009

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I have no clue why it became referred to as a medusa. <br />
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Yep, it was probably the most painful of all I've had done...including nipple piercings. I'm normally not a wimp but I groaned as the needle went through on the medusa.

I had a nevus removed very close to there once a long time ago...and...when I think about eyes still water & it hurts! YOUCH!

Why is it called a medusa? I've always wondered if the back doesn't get in the way of moving your lips?

Not Me, but a randomly googled image:<br /><br />
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Its the area right above the center of your top lip.

philtrum (or medusa). I'm not into piercing so could you elaborate on this one for me?