Hi guys! How is everyone? I hope everyone's enjoying their weekend. Anyway, this is just going to be a little update post, hopefully you're all cool with that :)
Recently I went and got a second piercing on my earlobes and this was actually a pretty nerve-wracking experience for me! You see, I didn't know what it felt like to have my ear pierced prior to the second piercings. This is because I first had my ears pierced when I was only 2 years old, and I can't recall a thing from back then. My mum told me that when I got my ears pierced for the first time, I cried a lot :S Even before the piercer even did anything! I think this may have been due to feeling confused. I think I cried and moved around so much that it caused my piercings on both sides to be uneven :(
A few days ago I went to get a second piercing on my lobes but as I approached the venue, I felt worried and slightly nervous. I actually walked past the place twice before entering. That was how 'scared' I was. I was also on my own so I didn't have anyone with me to persuade and/or encourage me to get it done. It was something that I decided on by myself with my mum knowing beforehand. Instead I had voices inside my head telling me that it'll be all okay and that I would actually regret not getting it done before I went home. I'm glad I listened to my head, and my heart, because I would have felt a HUGE regret.
After my apprehensiveness had died down, I entered with minimal hesitation. A lady working there approached me as soon as I walked in, so for me there was no backing out from then on. I told her that I wanted my ears pierced and she showed me the studs that I could choose from for the piercings. After I selected the one I wanted, she walked me into a room and I sat down. I watched as the lady prepared the tools, put on some gloves and disinfect my earlobes.
She examined my earlobes and then said to me "Your current piercings are uneven, so would you like the new piercings to be even with the piercings or even on the ears?" Okay, maybe she didn't use those exact words or in that order but that's basically what she said and asked. I replied without needing to think - "even on the ears" because there was no way that I wanted to have uneven piercings again :/
After that she marked the spots to be pierced and used a piercing gun. It was held to my right earlobe first and all of a sudden I hear a loud 'BANG' noise. My earlobe was in a wee bit of pain and the whole ear felt hot as blood had suddenly rushed to it. Luckily my ear wasn't bleeding or anything. Same thing happened with my left ear but this time I was prepared for the sound and feeling of the piercing.
Here is my second lobe piercing on my right ear, which I posted on my Twitter...
I chose pink studs because it's my favourite colour
So pretty ♥
That was all to it and the process took no longer than 5 minutes. I was really happy when it was over, because I felt accomplished... as though I had finally faced the fear of getting my ears pierced. I'm one who is greatly terrified of pain, even if the pain is just a bit. This is why I am not planning to ever get a tattoo!
In case I get bombarded with questions like 'did it hurt?' I'll just tell you now that yes, it did hurt but it wasn't unbearably painful. On each ear it was only a few seconds of very slight pain after the piercing gun was 'shot'. I asked people about the pain before getting it done and I agree with everyone - it felt like a sharp pinch.
Did you know that I had always wanted a second lobe piercing, even back when I was around 10 years old? It has pretty much taken me 8 years to finally get it done and it's not because I've been afraid for all that time - there's more to it than that. I've always been to a Catholic school with strict uniform policies and only allowing one lobe piercing on each ear. High school had this same policy too, so I was never really 'able' to get a second lobe piercing. Now that I am out of high school, I have no more strict policies to deal with :)
You all may or may not know my admiration for K-Pop (Korean pop music, dramas etc.) so I've decided to add some images of famous Korean females who have more than one piercing on each either, or double lobe piercings like me.
TaeYeon from SNSD (singer)
Yoon Eun Hye (singer/actress)
Amber Liu from F(x) - singer
Son Dam Bi (singer)
And last but not least is a well-known Korean singer who I reckon holds the record of being a famous female Korean star with the most piercings...
BoA Kwon (singer)
Yes the collages above are all of her ears and piercings
I want to hear your thoughts on piercings. Love them, hate them? Want more or have enough already?
I also want to know what piercings you have and whether or not you have any regrets. Unlike tattoos, piercings can be removed so they could be temporary or permanent which is a really good thing :)
For me, piercings are fine as long as there aren't too many on someone and aren't in any 'weird' places. Too many for me is 10+ is way too much and weird places like... the genitals and on random parts of the body. Personally I wouldn't consider having any other piercings other than on the ears. I don't think that I am going to have another piercing, although now I feel much more brave enough to do so.
Seeing the images of those Korean stars with multiple ear piercings makes me want to have more too, only because they look so pretty. Maybe not as much as BoA has, but I really like Taeyeon's piercings as they all look very neat and not over-the-top. I really love her tragus and conch piercings but I'm too scared to get mine done (those areas aren't as soft as the lobe)! I decided to get a second piercing on my lobes because I love wearing earrings and now I can wear two pairs at one time :D