One of the most requested videos I get is to do a video about my piercings. I always put it off because I really wasn’t sure what people wanted, as pain is subjective so talking about how it was for me in no way is to say it will be the same for someone else. That being said, I’m giving in anyways, because its asked SO much!!
Here are a list of the piercings I have, and a description of the experience.
Lobe: I have three lobe piercings on each ear. This is the least painful, most simple piercing to get. It heals fast too, 6 weeks! I got most of these done at Claires a long time ago when I really didn’t know about getting piercing done at a place designed for it!
Helix: This is also known to a lot as a cartilage piercing. I have two on my right ear. These are also pretty easy to get done, although the healing time is a lot higher- about 6 months. These are really common, and you can also get these done at accessory shops like Claires. I DO NOT recommend this, as it can shatter the cartilage. Also the people at these shops really generally don’t know what they are doing, so go to a professional.
Industrial: this is the bar in my left ear. This was the first piercing I got done at a piercing shop. I was SUPER nervous because of that! This was probably the most painful piercing I have gotten for a few reason. One, the guy who pierced it used a larger guage than the jewelry is (he used a 12g instead of a 14g) because he said it would heal better (ive never had another place do that). It’s also painful because you have to pierce the holes one at a time, so you get one done, all the blood rushes to your ear, and then BAM another hole. This was by far the most painful to get pierced, and it’s also a huge pain to heal. It takes FOREVER. I have had mine for almost a year now, and it will still randomly start hurting. That being said, this is by far my FAVORITE piercing!!!
Tragus: I get asked about this one so much! Almost as much as the industrial. This is the piercing that is on that piece of skin by your ear holes. This one didn’t hurt much at all, but it is loud, because its RIGHT next to your ear drum! My traguses are small, so each time the piercer had a bit of trouble with this… one didn’t even think hed be able to do it! I have this on both my ears.
Rook: I think this is a piercing most people don’t see in my videos because its hard to see from the front. Its on my left ear, right under my industrial. This piercing was a piece of cake for me to get, all I felt was pressure, however for the next few days after getting it, my ear hurt more than any other time. It throbbed constantly, and it was horrrrible. My friend got this piercing too, and she said it was the most painful to actually get pierced for her, but was the EASIEST to heal fot he most part. That just goes to show how it varies person to person!
Tongue: I got my tongue pierced in Massachusetts on a whim with friends. You may have seen the whole process on Sayanythingbr00ke’s channel, as my friend joy filmed the whole thing! This one doesn’t hurt too bad to get done, but its weird because the bar seems SO long, and that’s because it is, because for the next week your tongue will swell huge! Its really hard to eat too, I kept biting the bar or getting the bottom of the bar stuck in front of my teeth. Once it healed, I got a bar that wasn’t metal, it actually was bendable, and then acrylic ends so it wouldn’t chip my teeth (I actually did chip my front tooth from the metal bar!) After about 6 weeks, and swallowing some of the acrylic ends from eating, I said “screw this!” and took it out. That piercing was SOOO not for me, I couldn’t stand it!!!
I’ll do a video about this sometime this week if you want, and I’ll record it with my friend who is my piercing buddy :)