Well should I?
I got my ears pierced when I was 11. I was allowed to get it done when I went from Primary to Secondary School. I remember nagging and nagging my Mum and then one day her suddenly changing from a no to a yes and marching off down to the shops instantly to do it. I was actually a bit scared all of a sudden. I had built it up in my head as something she would always say no too and her about turn caught me out. I got over it quickly though and so delighted with my pretty new ears as a result. When I was 16 I added an extra hole on one side which I wore random single earrings in through out my teens and 20’s.
In recent years I taken to mostly not wearing earring and as a result I am fairly sure that second hole has closed up. The original ones are still operational though and still get use from time to time just not every day.
I have always wanted more piercings though but was mainly too scared to get them. For years I wanted to get my nose pierced and when I met Michael it was something I shared with him but every time he said do it I would bottle out of it. For someone who is often OK with pain it actually kinda freaked me out that was until one day in Camden Market I was yet again bemoaning the fact I never had my nose pierced and he basically steered me to the nearest piercing place and said to them.
“She wants to get her nose pierced”
There was a very brief moment where I considered denying it and bolting from the shop but then I realised he was right and within about 20 minutes I had a beautiful new nose piercing. Top tip: Do not then go out for dinner later that day and eat really spicy foot that makes your nose run!
That was back in 2012 and I still absolutely love my nose piercing to this very day.
Then in 2017 I decided to get another piercing that I spent a great deal of my life wanting but talking myself out of and that was my belly button. Unlike my nose piercing I didn’t immediately fall in love with it. In fact quite the opposite and I very nearly took it out the same day I had it done but Michael convinced me to give a chance and I did for well over a year but in the end it constantly snagging on the waist band of fucking everything doubled with the fact that I never really loved it that much resulted in me taking it out. I have not missed it once since it has been gone.
But that brings me to nipple piercings. I have long thought they were beautiful and a bit like the nose and belly button piercing I have wished I had one but over the years I have talked myself out of it again and again. I have heard horror stories about healing them and getting them caught on clothes and then there is the fact that I worry, like with the belly button piercing, I think they look awesome on other people but on me it just made me sad about the state of my tummy. Will I get my nipple pierced and the same thing happen? I will I just end up being sad because it doesn’t look it does on other people or how I imagine it to look? Or could it turn out like the nose piercing and be something I absolutely adore?
I am sure you are thinking well just get it done and if you don’t like it that it out. Which I could do but I also worry about other things. Might it change the sensitivity of my nipple? (and I am using the singular because at the moment I was thinking of only getting one done) Should I have it done in my favourite boob? (The right one before you ask. It is smaller than the other one and tends to be the one I play with the most) Or the other one? The piercing I had in my belly button has actually left a bit of a scar. Although I will say with time it is slowly fading but what if I get it pierced, hate it, take it out, and it leaves an unsightly scar on my nipple?
But if I don’t do it will I look back and always wish I had done?
It is all soooo complicated and I have no friggin idea what to do so dear reader what do you think; Should I get my nipple pierced or not?
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