Yesterday I went and got my nose pierced, I haven’t had any piercings in years! Here is a list of the piercings I have had in the past; both eyebrows at the same time (twice) both sides of my bottom lip at various times, both sides of my nose at various times, ears of course, and a Monroe. The last time I had my nose done, it was with a gun, and cost $5. FIVE DOLLARS! Who remembers ‘Reflex” on George St in Dunedin? I know that my friend Heidi does, because she got her ears pierced there when we were 13, and she fainted out the front, haha.
Anyway, the days of $5 “Reflex” gun piercings are long behind me and I got a professional piercing this time, with Dianne Fking Brown who is the Ink Garage’s resident hole-driller with mad skillz. She is hella nice and totally the opposite of a scary drilling mad dentist, which is what my irrational mind pictures when I think about being pierced!
You wouldn’t read about it, but I was actually really nervous, to the point where my palms were sweaty and my heart was pounding. I don’t do well with needles at all … but hark! You protest. Surely your many hours in the tattoo chair have calmed this storm of nerves? Well, no! That’s a different kind of needle and a different kind of pain. That ain’t no needle going right through part of me!!
Chris and Nick were sitting in reception when I got pierced and afterwards they told me that they heard my cry of pain, and it coincided directly with the start of an Alice Cooper song coming on the radio. Dianne was lovely and gentle as a lamb, which helped a lot! As the needle went in, tears started pouring down my face, on the side being pierced, and a few on the non-pierced side too, just because I’m a giant baby! Anyhoo, all went well and I ended up with a bigass ring through my nose like a 90s whore, yussssss!! Once it is fully healed I can go in and get a smaller ring, as this one is a little bit bigger to allow for swelling etc.
Although I love the nose ring, I do believe I’m gonna have to stick to tattoos until I toughen up a bit I think!! If anyone is keen for a piercing you should definitely go and see Dianne, check out the Ink Garage’s page for details.
30 Day Drawing Challenge for yesterday was “A couple (any 2 people)” so I chose Walt and Jesse from Breaking Bad, this was done with black fineliner and was really fun to draw!
Love, Chelle xxooxoxoxooxox