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Wonderous Variety. rook, tragus and orbital

een reading BME for a while now and a couple of months ago posted a story about my tongue piercings. The articles and pictures have inspired me to get various things pierced and now I'm writing to tell you all the story of my ears. It all started when I was 10 when begged my parents to let me have my ears pierced. they finally said OK and took me to some posh hairdressers to get them done. No problem, no pain, no blood. It wasn't until a few years later that I decided I wanted more. I was only 14 so really needed my parents permission at any reputable place. That didn't stop me and I went to the dodgiest place I could find. Problem was that one of the piercings got infected, leaving me very unhappy. I had to take it out but it was only a matter of months before I got it redone. This pattern continued for a number of years until I had 7 or 8 piercings in each ear. All were done using a gun, even the cartiledge ones, (very pianful, didn't heal properly, not recomended). At sixteen I wanted my nose pierced but was only allowed it done on the condition that all but two of my ear piercings came out. I agreed becasue at that time nose piercing wasn't that common and I wanted something different. A few weeks later the rings started to go back in although I found that the majority of my cartiledge piercings had closed (bummer). I tried to pierce a couple myself but this resulting in near fainting on the bathroom floor and blood smeared over the mirror, my mum wasn't exactly amused. I think she finally gave up fighting and stopped yelling at me everytime a new stud appeared in my ear. At eighteen I finally left home and decided that I was going to do whatever I wanted to my body. My navel, eyebrow and lip piercings followed but all either got infected or had to be taken out for work. My second eyebrow piercing was particularly bad. It just didn't seem to want to heal and when it finally did someone yanked it at a club and it grew out. After visiting BME I discovered the joys of getting your ears pierced in wierd and wonderful places. First came my tragus. Piercing was fine if a little uncomfortable. The lovely woman freezed my ear for me so the pain was minimal. There was a little bit of blood but that was OK too. A few weeks later it got infected and was so painful that I had to take the ring out. The swelling had made the ring so tight that this was very difficult and very painful. The infection was probably my fault though as I kept playing with the ring. Next was my rook (and I still have this one). There was lots of blood this time and people starred at me on the bus on the way home and it was running down the side of my face (ick). It was really painful to sleep on for a while and it still is because I can't stop playing with it. I definitely don't want to have to take this one out as it looks so cool. Yesterday I decided it was time for another. After searching the pages of BME I decided on an orbital. Off I went to Nirvana in Glasgow and showed them the printout I'd taken along. No problem, they said. In I went and the woman made me lie down on a comfy couch. Two seperate piercings needed to be done so I braced myself for the freezing. No freezing! arghhhhhhh! Yes it hurt, lots. Well the second one did anyway as my ear was already sore from the first time. The piercer did some really cool breathing exercises with me to make me relax which was cool. She was dead nice and chatted to me all the way through. I was pretty nervous though beacsue she took ages to mark up the spot and make sure that the holes would be in the right position for and orbital. I now have to wait a few months for the intital piercings to heal and then I can have the orbital ring put in, yipee. I had quite a hard night last night trying to get some sleep. i tried sleeping on my back but it just wasn't working. My rook hurt when I slept on my left side and I didn't even dare to sleep on my freshly pierced cartiledge. Thats the story so far folks. I'm hoping to get my helix done in the near future, money permitting, so will keep you up to date on the progress of this ongoing ear project. problem is though that my bloke isn't into piercings that much and keeps telling me that they look silly, philestine!!!

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submitted by: Anonymous
on: 06 Nov. 1999
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