Piercings!

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.

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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 :)

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  • Nadia

    I have 11 piercings all together… We share the industrial, tragus, helix,and the lobe… I also want to get the rook… And Like u said each piercing is different with each individual… My belly butting dent hurt that much when I got it pierced professionally but my friend was in total pain… Some I did myself and some I paid to get… But piercing are very much worth the pain they cause!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/tracee.c.mason Tracee

    I have 10 piercings.
    Ears a total of 7 times, including 7/16 lobes, nose, monroe, & tongue.
    None of them really hurt at all. I love all of them!
    I plan on getting at least one more before I start getting tattoos.
    But I also want to get my industrial & maybe tragus or daith.
    I think my ears are too small for an industrial or tragus though.
    Good post :D

  • Helen

    Id love to see a video…

  • Amelia

    I remember spying your industrial one day in your videos and got too excited over that, mostly cause I have one myself and most of the people I know were like “I’ve never seen that before/why did you get it” and stuff. I didn’t find mine painful to get pierced, and healing was smooth, but even now, two and a half years later, it likes to kick up a fuss and weep/bleed after a hefty knock. I also had the issue of my ear shape not curling over enough/being small so I almost couldn’t get it so I understand what you would have gone through with your traguses :P

    I’m suddenly inspired to go get some more metal for my ears now :D

  • http://www.twitter.com/muffincrash Mara

    Your piercings are amazing !
    I got my tragus done recently so i was wondering, what piercings to you wear in your tragus ? They look so pretty !

  • Nazlee

    where did you get your robot earrings? I LOVE THEM!

  • sylvia

    hey leesha
    could you pleeaaase pleeaasse do a video about your piercings?
    loove looove your videos, you’re one of youtube’s best gurus ;)

  • Heather

    I have an industrial, and 4G (soon to be 2G) lobes. I had a tragus and a belly button piercing, but they both healed during a stint in the hospital were the made me take it out. I’m getting them redone, along with another set on my lobes (I miss normal earrings!).
    It would be really nice if you could do an informational video about piercing shops, what to look for and what to avoid. Even if you could link us to some websites with good info about it. I don’t necessarily need it, as I’ve always been paranoid about where I get my piercings, but I think it could be really useful. Maybe do it within the video about your piercings?

    And yeah, I’ve had my tragus since August ’08, and it still gets agitated, but then again, I’ve got sensitive ears and have trouble healing, so that’s just something people need to look out for.
    Thanks for the info!

  • Mae

    Please do a vid :] I have a lot of the ones you do and I wanna hear about them from you

  • Ally

    I have had my nostril, tongue, two helix, a bunch of lobes, and an industrial. And I have to say even though the industrial is a little bit of a bitch and will start hurting randomly even after almost a year, my most painful by FAR are my two helix piercings. I got them done in a mall like an idiot. It just goes to show how using a gun on any sort of cartilage is wrongwrongwrong. I actually took one out because it healed crooked and I almost couldn’t get it out after a whole year because it hurt to much to pull on. Ughh. NOBODY get anything but ear lobes done at a mall!

  • Brittany

    I just got my tragus done this weekend, I was surprised that it didn’t hurt at all base on the very mixed reviews that I had heard! I want to get the other side done too. And moree!

  • Mim

    Where did you get the robot earrings? They are tres cute.

    Also, where do you get your earrings from to the industrial and tragus? I have trouble finding good ones.

  • Marcy

    love your piercings and earring choices! I have 3 earlobe piercings on each ear (and a belly ring) and 3 of the 6 lobe ones actually took a looong time to heal and would bleed/ooze from time to time despite my taking excellent care of them and constant cleaning/treating. people definitely need to keep in mind that everyone will react differently to piercings, even simple ones in the lobe that generally heal within 6 weeks. i desperately want a tragus and/or a rook now that i’ve seen your video! but i’m scared of how it will go because of the hard time i had with my lobes (even though they’re perfectly healed now with no scar tissue or keloids).

  • Jodi

    hey leesha, i was wondering if you got your helix piercings at the same time… because i really want two like yours but i don’t really want to have to wait to get both done. i’d rather have them heal together

  • Vicky

    I just got an industrial done three months ago and it has formed two hypertrophic scars around the bar. I was wondering if you had any problems with hypertrophic scarring on your piercings, and if so, what did you do to get rid of them?
    Thank you so much! :)

  • Morgan

    Best place to get body jewelry online? It’s so hard to find shops around me so any suggestions would be great. Thanks!

  • Girlaxia

    It is very normal for piercers to use a needle one gauge up from the size piercing you want for all cartilage piercings (ears, septum) as cartilage does not stretch and move as skin does for most other piercings (ear loves, lip, belly button).

    If you use a 14g needle on a 14g piercing the cartilage will swell too much and not heal correctly.
    You always want the needle to be a size up when getting your cartilage pierced :)

  • Sandra

    LOL, didn’t know that the helix actually had a name. I just call mine the “at the top of the ear-hole”!

  • Amy

    I am terrified of needles so even I’m amazed that I have 7 piercings (had 8 but recently took one out) I have the tragus, daith, forward helix, snakebites and medusa plus I have a surface piercing on the back of my neck. I had my chest surface done but had to take it out. By far my most painful one was the chest piercing xD hurt soo bad!

    • Frannie

      I am absolutely terrified of needles too, but for some reason, tattoos and piercings don’t scare me..I think it’s more the idea of an injection that scares me than the needles themselves. I don’t know..I want to get some more piercings, mainly nose, lip, and ear, but my work has a really strict appearance code.