It’s been a rather difficult few months and I kinda felt the need to do something a little wild! ….
So today me and my sister, went and did this….
We got our ears pierced! I added 2 in my left ear and 1 in my right. My sister opted for 1 more piercing in each.
Multiple ear piercings in your thirties, midlife crisis or still young and bang on trend?
We both originally got our ears pierced when we were about 13! Taken by our Mother on a birthday trip to House of Fraser. My first attempt to get my ears pierced didn’t got so well and I left with a pair of blue dots after fainting.
Fainting as a child was a common problem, like the time I knocked myself unconscious in the dentists waiting room, after they’d removed a tooth that was dangling by a thread. Then another time when I was eating a burger and managed to squeeze a wasp in the crease of my arm, it stung me in protest, so I fainted! It’s still a bit of an issue for me today and an amusing story on repeat within our family!
Bearing this in mind, when I decided I wanted to do something a bit wild, I had to tell my sister, as I knew I might need someone there to catch me.
It turned out, she too had been thinking about getting another pair of holes! We both missed the teenage rebellion stage of sneaking off underage to get a piercing from a dodgy tattoo shop. So this felt a bit spontaneous & crazy!
When I say spontaneous, I mean a good week of google searching piercings, then creating a Pinterest board. Whilst trying to decide between secondary lobe, front helix, tragus or inner conch!
Should we be getting extra piercings as responsible parents in our thirties? Are we setting a bad example? Does that stuff even matter anymore? Nearly everyone I know has a tattoo and at some point had an alternative piercing in their nose, ears or belly button. Saying that, most my mum friends have now removed their belly button piercings, after it went a bit weird looking post baby!
Through my searches I realised we were bang on trend, kinda! Last year at London Fashion Week they had piercing after parties. Since then, one of my fave jewellery designers Astley Clarke, has launched a collection of single studs.
Here are some of my faves, I can’t wait to layer up different studs. (Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, Father Christmas)
After much deliberation, we decided on just lobe piercings, but our first attempt was a little unsuccessful and I left with blue dots on my ears! Much to my families amusement! However this time it wasn’t me who passed out, the girl doing the piercings, cancelled our appointment because she was feeling faint. (Not a great thing for a fainter to hear)
Finally, today we managed to find a place with a decent choice of studs in stock & a piercer with a steady hand!
I was nervous, but determined to walk out with holes in my ears instead of blue dots! (I will not faint, I will not faint, I’ve had two children & been through IVF, I can do this)
Blue dots in place & I’m still conscious, not lying on the floor in a drooly, passed out mess!
Check me out! Wild!!
Then it was my sisters turn in the chair, whilst I admired my new, swollen blingy ears!
So two weeks after deciding to do something spontaneous and wild (haha) we skipped out of the salon with bright red, shiny ears, feeling a little bit rebellious, a little younger & a little bit cooler! Kinda!!!