What's the challenge?
To get a piercing.
What are you afraid of?
Pain. For some reason I believe that I feel more pain than the rest of the people. This might just be in my head, but to me this is real; so I try to avoid pain as much as I can. I'm glad my parents pierced my ears when I was born, otherwise this would've been my first holes ever! (I just did the second hole this time).
How has this fear affected your life so far?
I believe that the fear of pain has been more painful than pain itself. Living trying to avoid pain at all costs hasn’t been easy. Not only do I miss out on so many experiences but I waste so much time thinking about the ones I can’t avoid like a dentist visit, a blood test or a vaccine. I’ve been hearing this comment my whole life: Girl, what are you going to do when you get pregnant? And I really have noooo clue!
How was the experience?
I followed Emily Weiss advice on Refinery29, so I went to this piercing and tattoo parlor in Soho, NY Adorned, which is really cool and has beautiful jewelry (but, very expensive though). I was super excited about the whole experience till the moment came. Everyone told me it wouldn’t hurt and that it was going to be very quick. Well, it wasn’t and it did hurt! Cassi, pulled out a HUGE needle and pierced my ear with no anesthesia whatsoever. It hurt. Then! She had to put the earring in! Whaaaat, the longest 5 minutes of my life! Good news is that I’m glad it’s over and I love my new rose gold pyramid piercing :)