I went home over the holidays and while is was there I decided to get a helix piercing.
Here’s the thing – I had been dying to get one for at least 7 years but my parents had always told me it would only happen once I was legally an adult (=18 where I live).
However, when I turned 18, I was close to completing school and too worried about any pain associated with the healing process which would impact my ability to think.
I was running errands in the city a few weeks ago when I saw a piercer that was open – I had checked them out online a year ago or so and had decided that this was probably my best option in the area.
I was in the middle of recording a voice message for my boyfriend when I saw it and just said „hey, I see there’s a piercing studio that’s currently open – I’ll go in there now and may get pierced right away. Just wanted to let you know.“, put my phone away, went in there and paid for it upfront, got the piercing and went home.
I was in very good hands, they followed all rules the government had inflicted on them due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
The only thing that worried me were my parents as they tend to be a little conservative with these things, but they handled it very well, we had a good laugh at me deciding to get it „just like that“ – all I did was seize an opportunity.
I love how the piercing looks. It doesn’t hurt. I haven’t experienced any pain at all after getting it – getting it only hurt for a minute or so and after the first day, my ear was completely fine.
It’s only uncomfortable when I touch it – I was advised to steer clear of my ear and that’s what I’ve been doing.
Getting my ear pierced has given me way more confidence, it showed me that I can turn 2020 into an even better year for me than it already is and that when I want something, I’ll eventually get it.
Here’s what I took away for myself:
- Don’t listen to what others say all the time. It’s good to know what you’re getting yourself into (e.g. most people I talked to couldn’t sleep on the side they got their helix on for 6 months or longer), but don’t let other’s opinions stop you.
- Do what feels right for YOU.
- Don’t be afraid all the time – I know firsthand that parents can be a little intimidating at times, but in the end, once you’re legally an adult, they’ll have to accept your choices. Also, they may not even be soooo against the things they didn’t want you to do when you were younger (e.g. drinking) as most parents eventually realise that they should accept you’re old enough to make your own choices now.
- Love yourself!
Did any of you experience a similar epiphany when they got pierced/tattooed/changed something about themselves?