Needle + Ear = Pain

My new piercing

Yesterday I got a Tragus piercing in my right ear. What an adventure! Who would have thought that getting a hole punched in your ear cartlidge would be so painful? Ben and Conrad were there to encourage, laugh, and document the whole thing. Conrad has even made a flash presentation of the whole thing which I will put up later.

Here’s a list of the questions that I’ve been asked most frequently since getting it done:

  • Did it hurt? Yes, yes it did.
  • Did it really hurt? I wasn’t lying the first time! It really hurt.
  • How much did it hurt? Like I said; it hurt! But not as much as I thought. Indications going in were that it would be a 10 out of 10 on the pain scale, but I would have rated it more as an 8. I yelled with the pain, but that’s about it. No tears! And putting the jewellery in hurt more than putting the hole in.
  • Did it hurt afterwards? It throbbed a bit for a while, but not really. It’s only painful while it’s getting done. Cleaning isn’t even as painful as I thought it would be.
  • Why? Why not? I reckon it’s super cool! No doubt some people won’t like it, but to each their own.
  • How long before it heals? I’m not exactly sure, but indications are anything from 2 to 12 months. I’m hoping it’s more towards the 2 month (or less!) mark.
  • Do you think it would be strong enough that you could thread a bigger ring though it and then hang your keys from your ear? Probably, but I have pockets for that kind of thing.

The things I do for a story!

Posted in life in australia, style
0 comments on “Needle + Ear = Pain
1 Pings/Trackbacks for "Needle + Ear = Pain"
  1. […] you could get a pierced ear like Gerrod but why start […]

Leave a Reply

Recent Comments

  • Janet: Good luck, my Epson WP4530 is 18 months old and is giving me a paper jam error message. The paper isn’t out and there is no paper jam. I have spent 3 hours inspecting, cleaning and...
  • Jason: I did the tank swim many years ago as part of a work thing – pretty cool!
  • Leanne: Congratulations guys that is wonderful news!!!!
  • Nick: Hope you get better soon dude!! PS I’ve asked the misses for a new bike for my birthday with your initials on it :-)
  • Nick: Congratulations guys! So happy for you!!

Random Photos

About to chase the rabbit

Mandalay Bay

Martyn and Susan

G-man

Ready for bed

Archives

2014 (38)
2013 (71)
2012 (87)
2011 (121)
2010 (159)
2009 (175)
2008 (137)
2007 (166)
2006 (235)
2005 (330)
2004 (278)