Once upon a time, I had my ears pierced.
I didn't get this done in elementary, junior high, or high school like most girls. I got my ears pierced when I was well into my 20s. There was no real reason for waiting so long... I just simply never got it done. After a while I'd already gone so long I didn't really feel the pressure or need to have my ears done.
Then, one day, I decided I did.
My friend Carrie got me a gift certificate for the typical Claire's mall piercing and I delighted in all the funky, fad-dy, fun earrings I could wear. And then everything went terribly wrong. My ears flared up. They were hot and red and, um, draining - delicately put. I also think the angle of the hole in my right ear was off. I had the most difficult time getting an earring in! I almost couldn't.
Finally, I gave up. My ears were rejecting earrings. I must be allergic to something I heard a few times over. So, I stopped trying, got rid of my trendy collection of ear jewelry and let my ears close.
The problem was, I liked the look of earrings on me. I think it suits my face somehow. And a few years later I started wanting them pierced again, but was afraid to take the leap. Then last year, in Oklahoma City for a work trip, I saw a pair of delicate silver and turquoise earrings and I couldn't help myself. I bought them after holding them up to my ear. I loved how they dangled so gently next to my neck.
That was it. I had earrings...I was going to get the job done.
For Christmas, Todd got me a gift certificate to get my ears pierced at a tattoo and body piercing shop downtown. I'd previously mentioned that if I ever got them done again I would never have a 15 year old girl get a hold of my lobes. I wanted someone experienced.
Over the weekend, I found a pair of pretty crystal studs and a couple nights ago Todd and I walked down and I got them clicked. There I was, sitting in the chair talking to a tatted guy with an eyebrow piercing while raging death metal screamed in the background. I was pretty out of place.
But in minutes it was done and I love their look! I hope they take this time and I can't wait to mix it up! Only problem this time: my ears will be a little more pricey. No more cheap Claire's for me. At least not for a while.
I'm so classy with my workout fleece and sparkly studs, aren't I...?