One of the questions I get asked the most is on my piercings;
”I want to get one but I’m scared.”
“Is it painful?”
“Did you cry.”
“Why are you inflicting pain to yourself”
I got my first piercing 5th June 2017, I always wanted to get a Helix piercing, so when I got the opportunity to do it, I did it.
I didn’t do a background check, I didn’t ask anyone about it, I just went for it,
So many things I know now that I wish I knew then.
Before getting a piercing, you should do a background check on it, nothing serious but just know what you are getting yourself into.
Google, Youtube are always my go-to for information then sometimes I ask people.
My Helix was one of the most uncomfortable pain ever, I couldn’t even complain so much cause
”nobody sent me work.”
I cried a lot, my ear got so swollen.
For pain 7/10
The first night I slept on it and when I woke up, it was so swollen and I couldn’t remove the earring again 😂😂
I had to use hot water to press it down, of course I couldn’t do it myself, I needed someone to do it for me.
It took a whole year for it to heal.
I didn’t pierce again until 21st January 2020 and it was the Rook, it’s still my favourite piercing ever.
For pain 3/10
I already saw pictures and I watched a lot of videos so I knew what to expect.
They used a needle, it was the longest 15 seconds ever, the lady who pierced it told me a needle is always better for piercings and for the one I wanted to do, it was only a needle they could use.
For the first 3 weeks it was great, no swelling or pain, then a month after it started to hurt so bad, it was swelling I got so many advice from different people I didn’t even know which one to take.
It took about 7months to heal completely by July 2020 it was so much better I could change the earring without stress.
What you should know about piercings.
1. Before getting a piercing you should have done enough background check on it, so nothing surprises you or throws you off balance.
2. Pain is relative, a piercing could be a 7 in terms of pain for me and be a 3 for you. After getting a piercing done, don’t touch it, that will infect it.
3. No one wants to hear this but a needle is so much better than a gun. With a gun, the cartilage can break cause of the force of the gun and that might cause another problem but with a needle, it’s a process.
4. Make sure you’re getting it from a professional they know what they are doing. Piercings are sensitive and if not done well they’d cause a permanent scar.
Other times your skin type matters.
5. The Go-to care is always salt and clean (warm) water, you’d use a cotton bud to clean it
That’s what mine looks like now. The helix is 3 years now and the Rook is just a year old.
You can check google and Youtube for more information they always have what you need, and various people sharing their take.
Picture (all) credit – Pinterest.
Get that piercing today! Pain is Temporary, Drip is forever.
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