Saturday, April 5, 2014

My Piercing Wishlist

Will I ever stop writing about piercings? It seems like as soon as I got back into the habit of poking holes through my person and hanging bits of metal though I just can't shut up about it. People who got on the piercing train years ago are probably laughing at me eagerness but whatever.

As I've mentioned before, I'm going to be entering a relatively corporate environment when I exit graduate school. While I've lucked out in working at a college museum where the dress codes are much more relaxed, I doubt that can last forever. So, for the time being, the piercings I want are all on my ears, where they are much easier to hide.


So, here are the piercings I want in no particular order
  1. Anti-tragus, left ear
  2. Triple forward helix, left ear
  3. Upper lobe, both ears
  4. Snug, left ear. 
  5. Single helix, left ear. 
  6. Double helix, right ear
  7. Daith, right ear
  8. Conch, right ear.
Just looking at that and trying to think about the amount it's going to cost makes me wince (especially that triple forward helix, ouch!), but I'm not in a rush to get them. As you can probably tell, I'm also not fussy about symmetry. While I would like my piercings to feel "even," I prefer to have this with a similar number of piercings rather than the exact same piercing on each ear. And alternating ears means I'll hopefully always have a side to sleep on.

What piercings are on your wish list?

12 comments:

  1. They are some very nice piercing choices! I'd love to get more lobe piercings on my right ear and I'd also really like a rook piercing :) but the prices are what hold me back! Ah well, one day... Haha

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    1. Yeah, definitely! I understand that piercers have to get their money so I don't want to fault them for it, but it does slow things down a tad.

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  2. Recently I've really wanted my cheeks pierced and/or and smiley piercing, but after getting my first small tattoo last night I think I know where all my money's going to be in the next few years. Then again, I take a lot of time between body-modifications.

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    1. Ooh cheek piercings are super cute, but yeah, the tattoo bug has also bitten me so piercings might go on hold for a while...

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  3. At the moment my piercing wishlist is to re-do my left lobe after it went wrong to take both back to 4 and after that I want my septum done and then to go up my cartilage to do about 6 on each ear. There are others I wouldn't mind like the forward helix and conch but at the moment I'm more concerned about symmetry XD

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    1. I can definitely see what you mean. Good luck!

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  4. I'd never even heard of a triple forward helix but holy crap are those gorgeous piercings.

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    1. Right?? My friend got them and now I'm obsessed. They look really cute in a large-small progression, too.

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  5. yep, not symmetrical, but certainly balanced. I like #2 and #6. I wanted #8 forever, but don't want to deal with the pain of another cartilage piercing (the industrial I have was pain enough). I keep telling myself that I'm not getting any more piercings, but every couple years, I can't help myself. I retire one and add another. I'm liking the idea of a second nostril right now.

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    1. My friend who got her industrial pierced said it was by far her most painful, I wonder why that is?

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  6. I'm going to get a double helix in my right ear, pretty soon actually, some time in April. I also really want an Industrial, and maybe Snakebites, but those will be in a while though.

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  7. I learnt at an early age that my body repels all piercings. Just wanted to comment on the work angle - I recently received an updated staff handbook at work. I work for a fairly liberal charitable trust, committed to equality, diversity, paying a living wage etc. Except when it comes to body mods and tats, it would seem. The new handbook explicitly states that it is not acceptable for any staff to have 'excessive' facial / visible piercings whilst at work, nor any visible tattoos or body modifications. Now none of us do, so this rule hasn't had to be enforced but I must admit I was a bit shocked by it. We have to promote a corporate image at all time (but hey, we can wear jeans on a Friday!). I actually think this could be classed as discriminatory, but the powers that be have cleared this with HR / legal specialists. Made for depressing reading :(

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