You might have noticed things are looking a lot different on the blog. I have been wanting to change things around for a while now and finally managed to find the time to make the changes I wanted over the last couple of weeks.
It would have been done sooner, however the hard drive on my laptop failed which put things on hold and ended up with me taking it to bits, thankfully it was an easy fix but it was a pain none the less. These things are sent to try us right?!
I still have a few things to add and edit to get it exactly how I want it but I really like it, it’s a much cleaner design than the last one and I’m glad I made the change. If you know of any must have plugins or widgets do let me know!
Now on to my new piercing.. Last week I randomly came across a picture of a piercing I had never seen before, it looked really nice and after seeing it I really wanted to have it done. I did some research and found out it’s called a surface tragus piercing. It looks really nice, if a little painful!
After having a look at a few different pictures and researching how the piercing was done, including watching a few YouTube videos (maybe not the best idea) I decided to get it done the next time I went into town.
A few days later I went on a girly shopping trip with my mum and sister which gave me the perfect opportunity to head to the shop and get it done. When I got there I was umming and ahhing whether to get it done or whether to get the normal tragus piercing. In the end I decided to have a think about it and go back later in the day when I had made a decision.
After we had finished shopping I went back to the shop and decided to get the tragus piercing rather than the surface piercing. The surface tragus piercing goes through the skin on the face rather than the ear which seems more permanent and not as easy to hide if it scars etc.
I mentioned to the piercer (is that the technical name? lol) that I was thinking about the surface tragus but had changed my mind. He said the surface piercings don’t last very long in many cases and are prone to rejection so a decision well made I think.
It was a really quick process and I was in and out in about 5 minutes. He cleaned my ear, marked the spot to pierce with a pen, the clamp was then placed on my ear which didn’t hurt (I heard the clamp was supposed to hurt), the piercing was then done which hurt but it was over in seconds and wasn’t painful enough to make me flinch or anything.
It stung slightly for a few hours afterwards, similar to how a cat scratch feels and was slightly tender for the first couple of days but has been fine since, unless I forget it’s there and accidentally knock it which I have done a couple of times now – ouch!
I was surprised when he said I shouldn’t change the stud for 16-18 weeks – must be patient! I’m planning to get a small ring to see how that looks but I do like the stud so I might keep that, I’m not really sure yet.
Annoyingly. I didn’t think about what side I slept on before getting it done and when I went to bed that night realised I couldn’t sleep on my left side like normal as it was a bit tender. The discomfort has since settled down and I can sleep on either side now which is much better.
I really wish I had video’d getting the piercing to show you all but I’m not getting it done again just to get a video ha ha!