got my lip pierced

I can already hear my family saying "Not another piercing! You will end up looking like that woman that has all of her face covered in piercings because it will get you addicted!"...-_-

I think I have proven to not be the type of person that goes overboard with anything. Only my family does not know that. I am the odd ball, and things I do cause them to roll their eyes. That's just how it is.

So, even though I am 30, I am nervous about seeing my family any time soon. The first piercings I got at 16 to 18 no one noticed. The first facial piercing was a big deal (Nostril, I was 20) and I had to leave the dinner table haha. I found that very weird because usually my parents would not get into my business...I mean I had just gotten back from traveling all over Germany (Medieval Fairs), with strangers (to them) much older than myself. I had my own money too (while I was going to school still), but a little nose stud was an issue...that and a messy room could cause a big problem *shrug*.

I know many don't like piercings, and that is fine. But I always felt that body art can really compliment looks. The type I prefer personally is subtle, and even though I have 14 piercings, I don't feel they overwhelm me. It also depends on jewelry and placement.

I have actually been wanting a lip piercing since 2006. I even posted on LHC about it then. Back then I was very interested in a labret piercing (under the center lip), which I always found so beautiful on my friend. I ended up not getting it...for different reasons (I had a not so piercing friendly SO then too). But I caught myself thinking about it often still. I can't really explain why. I think it is me liking sparkly things (gemstones!) and the fact that you can attach them to your body lol.

A while back I had decided that a labret is not the best option for me, because of how my lower lip is shaped. The stud would have angled down according to piercers I had asked. I don't like piercings like Monroe or the side of the lip as much for me.

That is when I came across the Medusa piercing. At first I was not sure that it would suit me. I was not really aware of this type of lip piercing, but after looking at a bunch of nice pictures I got more interested. I glued a little gem on my lip, and I liked it :) So that is how I decided to get it.
It is above the center of the lip and most often worn with a small labret stud. It can be really delicate since something as small as 1.5mm could be worn with a 16g piercing (once healed).

I really like these Opal and gem stone cabochons.

As far as the pain level goes - this was my most painful piercing yet. Nape and Septum were less painful for me. Although it really is not any severe type of pain. You can easily get through it ;)
At the moment I am wearing a stud with a simple (big) bead end to avoid embedding. The bead is round and sticks out a bit too much imo. But in about 2-3 weeks, when the swelling goes down I can get the bar shortened (it is plastic so you just clip it) and another bead screwed on.
I plan to order something opal and anodized titanium soon though.

And now here are some pictures. iPot quality only. Once healed and with new jewelry I will take better pictures for sure. I have ink on my lip here still.








5 comments:

  1. Ich finde, das steht dir. Eltern sind halt manchmal etwas komisch, die werden das schon verdauen! ;)

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  2. Danke dir! Ich hab es jetzt gar nicht angekuendigt, mal sehen was sie sagen. Als erstes wird es meine Schwester sehen am We. ;)

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  3. Mein Vater tickt da leider ähnlich bzw. sogar sehr extrem, als ich mit 17 mein erstes Augenbrauenpiercing bekam, hatte er 1,5 Monate nicht mehr mit mir gesprochen. Mittlerweile bin ich 27 und habe mir mein Augenbrauenpiercing nachstechen und zusätzlich ein Labret (mittig, unten) dazu stechen lassen, ohne Ankündigung, weil ich durchaus finde, dass man solchen Dingen auch nicht mehr Bedeutung zugestehen sollte, als nötig, gerade, was die Familie betrifft. Die Außeinandersetzung mit meinem Vater habe ich mit "Ich weiß, dass dus nicht magst, aber ich weiß auch, dass du mich trotzdem liebst" und einem Lächeln beendet und mich gar nicht erst dazu verleiten lassen, mich zu rechtfertigen für etwas, wofür ich niemandem Rechenschaft schulde. Nicht verunsichtert sein. Du bist 30, die Piercings stehen dir unglaublich gut und gehören zu dir, wie alles andere an dir. ;) ...

    Liebe Grüße von einem Elfenhaar ;)

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  4. Hallo Leyaereth (mit dem Elfenhaar ;)
    Danke dir. Genauso muss man damit umgehen.
    Ich habe es diesmal auch nicht angekuendigt, damit sie nicht denken sie haetten Mitspracherecht.
    Als mein Vater es bemerkt hat, bin ich gar icht gross drauf eingegangen. Er meinte nur "was ist denn das?" Und ich erwiderte "ein Piercing", woraufhin er "Ach nee!" sagte. Ich habe dann aber einfach unser Gespraech weitergefuehrt.
    Er ist bei einigen Dingen etwas empfindlich, auch wenn esr sieht dass auf dem Balkon nicht alles Unkraut entfernt ist, oder die Pflanzen ein paar gelbe Blaetter haben (ich mach das nur sporadisch weg, mit Kind habe ich nicht sooo viel Zeit)
    Unglaublich dass dein Vater es so lange ausgehalten hat nicht mir dir zu sprechen, haha.

    LG Emi

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32 yr old slave to a toddler and Medieval Lady from Frankfurt am Main, Germany -"that which is beautiful isn't always good, but that which is good is always beautiful."

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