Pain=Temporary, Drip is Forever.

Pain=Temporary, Drip is Forever.

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.

If you are thinking of what piercing to get you should watch this Dodo’s Piercings and 20 Piercing Tour

Picture (all) credit – Pinterest.

Get that piercing today! Pain is Temporary, Drip is forever.

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Well that’s that.

Love always,

Eyilayo🍫✨