You may have seen in my Weekly Review that I got my rook pierced at the weekend, which I was super nervous for but so pleased I got it done. It inspired me to do a mid-week post about all my piercings! I love piercings and have done since I got my first set done at aged 4!
I am also planning to do a specific post about my rook piercing experience while it is still fresh in my mind.
I had my first set of lobes done when I was aged 4 and the second at aged 7! I admit that I do not wear earings enough in these holes and I am making an effort at the moment to increase the wear time. This has also given me the perfect excuse to buy some new studs. I found when I was at school, I did a lot of sport so I had to take these out and never got around to putting them back in, luckily, I had them done when I was so young they’ve not healed up.
I had this done when I was about 13/14 and I begged my mum for ages and when she first said yes, I actually chickened out in the tattoo place. We had to wait ages and this just made my nerves worse. When I did get it done, I did not feel any pain at all. Now I am getting older I feel as if I never change the bar and never actually have the piercing on show. If my stomach didn’t look so alien without it (to me that is as I am so used to it now) I would remove it. I think when I eventually have kids it will be removed as soon as I know I am pregnant and not put back in.
This was a bit of an impulse piercing and it hurt a lot less than I expected, although I have a feeling that they numbed it. I was about 17 at the time and it felt like everyone was getting this done. I still love this one, it is very fiddly to change though.
I had this one about four years ago and I have only just had to take it out and put it back in, I was so scared that it would heal up but luckily it didn’t and it was super easy to change. I am looking forward to changing this to a rose gold earing to match the rest of my current ones. This didn’t actually hurt when it was being done but I did have a sharp headache for a few hours later that day. It healed amazingly well and I am very happy with it.
My new baby! I very nearly got the middle cartilage done instead of this but I am so glad I got it done as I had been looking at them for a while. The actual piercing was much less painful than I was expecting and so far the healing process has been ok. I heard that it does take up to a year to heal properly so I will keep you updated. I have already purchased a rose gold bar to replace this one with even though I may have to wait a while before I can do this.
My 15-year-old self is to blame for this one. I was still at school when I had this pierced and I loved it for so long but when it came to start thinking about my legal career I decided that I needed to appear more professional on open days and interviews so I took it out. I am so glad that I did, it may be personal preference but I feel that they are very chavvy when I see them now. It also did some damage to my gums which I don’t think can be reversed. I feel that I should have researched this more.
I had been desperate for this for ages and was so impatient, I actually had it done with a gun!! This has been the most painful piercing I’ve had and took the longest to heal. I have retired this after taking it out for my MRI, so a good 10 years after having it done because when it was out I noticed how bumpy the cartilage was. The healing process took so long for this and I would often wake up in the night with a swollen ear months and years after the piercing. It is so easy to catch too, especially when my ears are kind big. I do not miss having this one in at all.
I had my third lobe set done when I was 16/17 and again, I still did a lot of sport so they healed over pretty quickly when I forgot to put the earings back in. I do not miss these now at all.
What I want next
I almost had this done instead of my rook and then the girl suggested that I had both but I was not prepared for that! Anyway, I have seen many pictures online of this piercing and it looks so good! I do have ears that stick out a bit so I am worried about the attention that this may draw to them or it doesn’t look as nice as the pictures but I may consider this again when my rook has healed. I will get this done with a needle not a gun and hopefully not have the same issue I had with my helix.
What piercings do you have?
Love, Minnie x
P.S. I am aware that my earings don’t currently match, I have ordered some that do…