What a great day

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I can’t believe how great today ended up being! Since losing the car mid month and being cooped up in the house due to low funds I declared today my day out. Boy did I need it! I hoped a bus with my sister and little niece and hit the mall. Seriously, it was sunny, warm, and I just got paid so hell yeah mall it was.

We walked our asses off doubling back and forth as each of us took turns selecting our next destination (I guess I won’t feel so bad for not working out like I intended to). It’s amazing how fun it is to just clown with friends/family outside of home, my niece even made trying on sunglasses into a fun event…she’s adorable.

So my one destination and motivation to hit that particular mall was to hit the body piercing spot and pick up a new labret stud with a longer stem, my hoop was too big, heavy, and driving me crazy and the original labret stud was still too short to allow the inside of my lip to heal right. Well I got one and it feels great!! I’ll post a pic tomorrow, can’t see it in the dark. 🙂

Anyways, I’m exhausted and have more running to do tomorrow…a new day, new missions. Good night all.

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Complications happen, be prepared Self Piercers

Murphy’s law is a bitch so before you do your own piercing, or allow a friend to, make sure that you’ve researched and prepared for the unexpected. Seriously, know what you’re getting into. Know your material options (titanium, surgical steel, etc.), recommended gages, length/diameter recommended for new piercings to allow for swelling, healing time, aftercare, potential dangers for each location (nerves, reflection…), angles and techniques, and even piercing needle options (lubricated?, with guide?). Even if you’re just shoving a safety pin through know how long to leave it in before trying to replace it with jewelry.

There’s a million videos and reads explain all of this, but none of them know exactly how your body will react to the piercing or jewelry. Although there are recommendations to allow for swelling those recommendations might not be enough for you or the style of jewelry you want isn’t the best for you while healing. So while others won’t tell you, I will…Buy a variety pack of sizes and styles and keep on hand for new piercings just in case.

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24 hours after changing, swelling down a lot

I’ve self pierced before, but this time chose to use piercing needles instead of safety pin or piercing stud (not recommended for cartilage as they have a lot of grooves). Money was a factor and I went with a $5 pack that came with different gage needless (14, 16, 18) that were not lubricated. The pack came with a few jewelry options for each gage, but they were basic surgical steel and I wanted something cuter and titanium as I wasn’t sure how my body would react, so I bought a labret for my lip and a hoop for my nose.

Thank God I went with the assorted pack of jewelry because my lip swelled so much the next day that the labret stud I initially selected was not long enough. It dug into the meat of my lip and was causing the meat to pucker around it. NOT good. I had no choice but to remove it and find a hoop big enough to fit around my fat lip. So here I am now with a silver 14 gage CBR in my lip (which I intended to be a 16G) that flops from side to side but feels SO much better. When the swelling comes down more I can switch to the smaller diameter horseshoe, and eventually back to my sexy labret. It’s not what I planned but thank God I had options.

Always prepare for the unexpected!!

It’s getting brighter

Good morning world!

I’m not sure how I managed it, but I actually got a comfy sleep last night and, thanks to daylight savings, awoke at 8:30. It’s a miracle 😉

Talked to the repair shop already, they said it’s the timing belt so now I wait for the estimate. My dear, sweet punk _ 14 year old who was awake before me is now sleeping. 😦 He has a lot of buses to hop to get to his class today, this will be fun.

On the bright side, I got my piercing supplies in the other day!! I’m just waiting for 1 piece of jewelry then I can get to it. I can’t wait, it’s taking too long!! Jewelry is like make up, it just accentuates your beauty…but it doesn’t taste nasty when kissing 🙂

Hmm, it’s sunny, I’m up, and I have nowhere to be today I think I will throw open windows and start sorting and packing. What do you do on your days off?

Time to wake the beast. Enjoy your day!!