Holes In My Head
There's nothing I like to do more than spend a relaxing afternoon with friends, eating, drinking, and getting pierced. And no better place to do all of the above than Northampton, Mass.
Miss H came in the room with me and shot these photos. I had my ears originally pierced years ago, but they were constantly getting infected every time I wore earrings and so I just stopped. This time I did it right and went to a professional piercer. I had my first two holes re-pierced in October and everything has been great since. I went back yesterday to finish the job. Really, I can't emphasize enough how much better it is to go the professional route and skip the piercing gun at the mall. You can hardly feel the needle and it's over in about a second.
This of course, led to the drinking topic of what you should and should not pierce. I'm thinking I may go for a couple of more holes in the ears, but I wouldn't do anywhere else on my face. Going lower of course, is always an option. I actually think piercings between the neck and the lower abdomen look quite nice. Any lower than that just sort of makes me feel a bit queasy, mostly because I would think the healing process might be a bit uncomfortable.
Ok, who has holes where?
One set done at the mall.
Another set done at the mall a few years later.
A fifth hole done at home by a friend with ice, a rug needle and a potato behind my ear. No sweat and FREE!
The last one back at the mall. In the upper part of my ear through the cartilage. This one hurt the most and took the longest to heal.
Now if she has piercings -- wee and why not?!
I have the usual ear studs and another piercing "below the neck but above the waist." Since I am of the more butch inclination, I have more tat's than piercings.
I appreciate the info', just in case!
it was so very important to pierce the LEFT ear - because having a second hole in the other ear meant you were gay.
ha.. if I only waited just a couple short years.
I've got the two standard ear ones, tragus, nose (totally my favorite--I think nose piercings are so damn cute!), and I've had my eyebrow done 3 diff times but had to remove for various reasons.
Do you have any tats?
Hey Lilli - Nine!? Only 6 more to go before I catch up. I like the belly too - although I don't think I could do it.
Hi Ms. Creek - No way could I do a tongue. I would cry.
Hey Amy - 12 tats - very cool. Ok, where and what are they? And if you have 12 of them, you are no way a wuss.
Hey Chewy - Are you serious? I can't believe the rug needle through the ear and into the potato didn't hurt like crazy. I'm thinking about getting the upper ear one next.
Hi H! Thank you for being such a good sport and coming in with me. What a fun afternoon! But just when did I go back for the nipple piercing? Was that after the shots?
Ummm MLC - I have seen that beautiful tat of yours on your blog and I would bet it was a little painful. I think you are a trooper. It is an awesome tattoo.
Hey Dykewife - For some reason, I like the look of having more in one ear than the other. Did the nostril one hurt?
Hi Sassy - Wow, you went from 8 to 2. So you let the others close up?
Hey Solo - I just think getting a tattoo would be so much more intense than getting a piercing. What's your favorite one?
Hi Weese! That is too funny. We used to say left is right, right is wrong in order to remember which one we were supposed to pierce. Safety pin and ice - ouch!
Hey Lesbo - I admit it, I had to google tragus. I like that! Looks like it would be a little painful to get but I imagine the eyebrow didn't tickle. No tats on me just yet but I keep thinking about it.