J says he doesn’t get my sense of style. I’m a little “edgy,” though I don’t consider myself over the top with it.
I got my nose pierced on Friday, for the 4th time.
Let me clarify. I’ve had it pierced in the same place 3 times before. There aren’t 4 different holes! It’s pierced in the same place right now as it is in the above picture.
I’ve been into piercing for a long time. When I was 21, I got the over-popular navel piercing. That same year I got the more unusual tragus of both ears pierced. At least, it was more unusual then. I’ve had my first ear lobes pierced since I was 6.
That was it for the navel and tragus were it for a couple of years. In 2004, I got a wild hair and got my tongue pierced for the first time. It only lasted for a couple of months because I couldn’t stand not being able to talk normally. Besides, I had a reason for getting my tongue pierced at the time; I openly admitted that I was rebelling from my perception of J’s relatively conservative nature.
Over the years, I’ve had my tongue pierced 3 different times, and as I said before, Friday was the fourth time I’ve pierced my nose. I went a little nuts last Spring and got my nose, tongue, and navel each pierced again at the same time and a couple of weeks later, I got each second ear lobe done.
Then, there are my tattoos. There’s one on each wrist. I did the first one on a whim, when I visited a shop with a friend. Then I got the other one because I decided I wanted some balance, as odd as that may say. My first tattoo is an ambigram of “serenity,” the other is below:
I will say, it’s interesting to be an established customer of both my piercer and my tattoo artist. They’re both nice guys. In fact, my piercer gave me a break on Friday and introduced me to a clear nose bead, for those instances when I need to appear more conservative (that’s the whole reason I’ve taken it out three times before).
I think I’ve done all the body modification I will do. Can’t say that I’ll never do blue or purple hair again, though. That’s just plain fun and the boys love it!