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.

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