When I was in year 8, a massive desire to get more piercings began... I constantly found myself googling the best places to get pierced, the most painful and the most stylish. Upon telling my parents, they shut the idea down completely for reasons of their own.
As the years went by I became interested in other things such as Performing Arts, Dance and ofc building my social media, however every time I saw that someone had added to their piercing collection, I would get extremely jealous.
In year 10 I began to break free of my parents reign a little and took more control over matters such as fashion, and with that came the opportunity to get more piercings...
I knew that if I was to get the piercings that I wanted, I was going to have to hide them at school because they have a strict policy over piercings, so I decided to wait til after prom.
The school year ended and about a month passed when I realised that I still hadn't gone to get the piercings I wanted, therefore, I began researching the best places near me that do tattoos and piercings.
Yet another problem arose, turns out it's not that clever to get a piercing the week before you go on holiday... this is because the water in the pool and sea will irritate your piercings and will probably infect them. So I had to wait an extra 2 weeks in order to get them.
Finally, the day came where I decided that I would go, with someone or not, and get the piercings that I wanted for such a long time. I already had my single lobes pierced and the plan was to get double piercings on both sides and a single helix on the right ear.
On the way there, I saw a stunning photo of an ear with a load of various piercings on it, and because I had the cash, I re-decided that I was going to get a double lobe on one ear, a triple lobe on the other as well as a helix.
We ( me and my mum) arrived at the tattoo place and filled out a few forms, then I got taken to the room and my piercer began marking out the places where she was to pierce.
After the location was thoroughly checked by my mum, I had my double lobes first.
The double lobes didn't hurt (that much), it was done with a gun and the process was very straight forward, the experience I imagine is similar to how a wall would feel if someone shot it with a staple gun. It took around 2 minutes to mark the position of the piercings and get the first piercings done.
Next the piercer pierced my triple lobe on my right ear, this hurt a bit more because the area was experiencing the trauma of the double piercing however it was nothing unbearable.
Lastly, my helix piercing was to be done. This was by far the most painful, and almost 5 days later, it still is. This could have been because it was done with a needle as opposed to a gun, but also because piercing the cartilage is generally more painful than the lobes. The process is slightly longer when your artist is using a needle as opposed to a gun, therefore I was able to find out which part of the process was the most painful. I found that the worst part of my helix piercing was not when she actually pierced through my ear, it was when she fed the earring through the hole, I think this is because you are basically sticking a titanium rod into a wound...
Walking home I found that my right ear ( the one with more piercings) was hot and it was throbbing, whereas the side where I only added one lobe was absolutely fine.
Sleeping comfortably has been an issue as I sleep on my side, recently I have found that I am able to sleep on my left side as the double piercing has settled down, but before, I had to sleep on my back which I actuallllyyyyyy hated :) The bar used for my helix is extra long, this is because it can accomodate for any swelling, the only time I will be able to sleep on my right side, is when I get the bar changed to a horse shoe in about 6 months :)
Cleaning the piercings is easy, as is turning them. I have found that the most suitable time of the day to clean them is in the morning after a shower and before you go to sleep. I'm taking extra care by making sure that my sheets are always clean and my hair is never tangled in the helix's long bar.
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