New piercing

(143 Posts)
QueenofLouisiana Fri 23-Sep-16 17:06:39

After lots of indecision I have taken the plunge and had a daith piercing done. I love it! It's a tiny act of rebellion against being 40 and always dressing for my professional role.

I was so pleased with the speed and the fact it barely hurt at all- I will never again ask why people say you shouldn't do ear piercings with a gun and to get a needle job done. No comparison at all! smile

I just wanted to tell someone as I haven't got anyone else to tell about it- DS looked horrified and DH isn't home yet.

PegEgg Fri 23-Sep-16 17:18:18

Well done! Liberating isn't it? I finally had my nose pierced this summer.

wendytorrence Fri 23-Sep-16 17:29:26

I'm wanting my done before my 40th too.
It really doesn't hurt? I've been putting in off tbh because I'm a wimp!

wendytorrence Fri 23-Sep-16 17:29:42

*mine not my

Psyhke Fri 23-Sep-16 17:31:21

Ohh I want. I just got a new helix the other day to join the tragus one I already have. Love shiny new metal smile

Gingefringe Fri 23-Sep-16 17:33:11

I fancy getting a Helix piercing as I like the look of Hermione Norris's on Cold Feet (sorry dont have a link) - it looks quite classy.

MimsyBorogroves Fri 23-Sep-16 17:33:53

I had a daith done the other day too. Pretty, aren't they?

TeaStory Fri 23-Sep-16 17:36:52

I love my daith. It's such a pretty piercing.

mycatstares Fri 23-Sep-16 17:39:59

Ah jealous I want one! Fancy sharing a photo of it? Did it really not hurtshock.

I'd like one but not sure if it would look silly with my Tragus hoop..

raspberrysuicide Fri 23-Sep-16 17:40:18

I had my nose done this year and a 3rd hole in both ears too. I love it! Was thinking of getting a daith piercing too pleased to hear it didn't hurt x

fruitysmoothie Fri 23-Sep-16 17:41:30

Could I be cheeky and ask for a photo of anyone's daith piercings too?! I have been thinking of getting one....

QueenofLouisiana Fri 23-Sep-16 17:41:39

This is mine. Not at all painful- bit of freeze spray on first, then nothing more than a scratch. A bit of fiddling while the ring and beads were put in. I was warned it takes up to a year to heal, which was a surprise. I keep "accidentally" looking in a mirror to admire it.

fruitysmoothie Fri 23-Sep-16 17:42:38

That is stunning Queenoflouisiana

QueenofLouisiana Fri 23-Sep-16 17:42:39

Oh, should point out, this is only 1 1/2 hours old so it still looks a bit pink!

BellaShLex Fri 23-Sep-16 17:43:25

It's gorgeous! I had both of mine done a few weeks ago with little hearts, you'll get so many compliments on it!

noshit Fri 23-Sep-16 18:20:42

I had my daith done 2 weeks ago. Love it! I love your earring OP, that is so pretty. I've got 8 piercings - 5 lobe and daith, helix and forward helix. Love them!
I thought Hermione Norris looked great with the helix piercing.

noshit Fri 23-Sep-16 18:21:34

Meant to say - I'm 51! Rebel!

Psyhke Fri 23-Sep-16 18:26:30

Daith piercings are meant to be good as a pressure point to help with migraines too I've heard. Are they difficult to clean?

QueenofLouisiana Fri 23-Sep-16 18:31:59

I've been told to soak it with warm salt water twice a day for 2 weeks, then once a day. No fiddling or twisting.

It bled when it was pierced, but stopped quickly and isn't sore. I'm stocked with ibuprofen and advised to take them to avoid the swelling.

QueenofLouisiana Fri 23-Sep-16 18:32:51

Noshit yours looks good, hoping mine looks the same when it's healed.

LolaStarr Fri 23-Sep-16 18:36:28

This is mine, I absolutely love it! I've got to be honest though, I thought it hurt (although the earring was very fiddly to get in after it was pierced so that was maybe what was painful!)

JinkxMonsoon Fri 23-Sep-16 18:46:07

Cartilage piercings can be a nightmare to heal. I have a rook piercing and I took the "never touch it!" advice too seriously and was a bit too hands-off even when washing. Blasting it with the shower head wasn't enough because it got infected. I then kept cleaning really meticulously and started using surgical spirit (which isn't recommended by piercers but I remember using on my earlobe piercings as a teen) and it turned out fine.

Don't sleep on that side either. For months grin

QueenofLouisiana Fri 23-Sep-16 18:52:57

Pretty heart lola, love the rainbow colours.

LolaStarr Fri 23-Sep-16 18:58:37

Thanks Queen smile

I found my daith healed really easily compared to the rest of my cartilage piercings, I could sleep on it pretty much straight away. My tragus was another story entirely!

notevernow Fri 23-Sep-16 20:09:59

I want one! and a forward helix. But I seem to be prone to granulomas - I should buy shares in chamomile teabags.

Actually my rook is fine, but my tragus is a nightmare.

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