Saturday, April 23, 2016

My Piercing History!

Hey guys!

When I was in my mid to late teens, I decided I wanted to get piercings I’d wanted my lip pierced since I first got into AFI & Davey Havok had his lip ring, & over the years, the list of piercings I wanted grew. Thankfully, I didn’t get every single one on my list I remember at one stage I wanted the bridge of my nose pierced (no offence intended to anyone who has/had one, I just look back now & realise that it really wouldn’t have suited me) but I did get a few!
Before I start I can’t remember the exact dates, or even years, that I got my piercings, or exactly when I took them out! I know roughly what age I was though!

First off when I was 16, I knew the first piercing I wanted to get was my lip. I’d wanted it for years (as I stated above) so one weekend, I decided to just go & get it done! I went to Old London Road in Kingston for this piercing I got most of them here, I think - & I think I took a couple of my friends with me too, for moral support. It didn’t hurt at all, but I remember looking down at the needle in my lip before closing my eyes so I didn’t have to look, haha! I actually got it done just before my GCSEs started, so I had to cover it up with a plaster for my exams so I didn’t get marked down for having it (my school were weird for things like makeup, piercings & hair dye). I had this piercing for the longest time out of all of my piercings I only took it out when I had my tonsils out about 3 years ago because I had to & by the time I was less groggy, the hole had closed (I’m one of those people whose piercings close up pretty quickly). I still miss that piercing to this day & I keep getting really tempted to get it back! 

Next up I loved my lip piercing so much that I decided to get the other side of my lip pierced too (that’s called snakebites, for people who might not know). It was about a year later I think, so I persuaded a friend to come with me again & I went to the same place, as I’d had no problems with it before! When I first had it done, I loved it however, I eventually got bored of having it after about 6 months, so I took it out & let it heal. I actually got it pierced again before I went to college in 2009 though I have a ton of pictures of me with lip rings in so I had it redone, then when it healed, I got rings instead of studs for a while! I didn’t really like the rings, though, so I went back to studs. Again, I got really bored of having snakebites & felt like I had too much metal in my face, so I took out the left side again (the first lip piercing was on the right, so when I had the second ones, they were both on the left)

When my grandad died, I was devastated & I knew I wanted to do something a bit rebellious, if you will. So, a few days after New Year’s Eve (when he died) I met up with my best friend Jen & headed into Kingston again to get my septum pierced! I got it done with the staple looking bar, as I’d heard they were easier to flip up & hide. No one knew about this piercing for ages I did show my mum, but she thought it was fake at first - & if I remember correctly, I only got caught out because someone tagged a picture of me with it down on Facebook & my family saw it, so I had to come clean, aha. I only got rid of this because it fell out in my sleep one night & by the time I woke up, it’d closed up on one side & I was too scared to force it though, so I had to just leave it to close I was getting a bit bored of it by this point, though, so it was probably a blessing in disguise.

I also got my nose pierced when I was at college I think me & one of my friends went to Up In Smoke in Croydon to get it done. I got mine pierced with a really thick ring which I regretted but I loved that piercing a lot. I didn’t want it done with a stud, as I knew I’d just end up losing the stud, so I always had a ring in. I took this out because it got a lump on it & my mum make me take it out, so I reluctantly did. 

Finally I got my nose pierced again about a year & a half ago! I got it done at Tattoo UK in Twickenham & got it redone in the same spot as my first nose piercing. I’ve had no problems with this one & I love it!
So, that was the story of my piercings! I’ll insert some photos too, so you can see what I looked like with piercings. 

Do you have any piercings? What do you have/what would you get?

Monday, April 18, 2016

I'm Back // An Explanation

Hey guys!

So, as you’ve undoubtedly noticed, I haven’t actually blogged in a while around a month or so now.
I wanted to write a post to explain a little bit about why I haven’t been around & blogging, so that’s pretty much all I’m going to talk about in this post, hopefully I’ll get back to posting some more interesting content again soon.

Okay, so the first reason is my laptop screen. I broke it before Christmas & just haven’t got round to sorting it out yet I’ve been putting it off because I had more urgent things I had to pay for first, meaning that I’ve not been able to afford it. Now, I should be able to afford to get it fixed very soon, which means that I’ll be excited to blog  more, instead of getting frustrated that I can’t see what I’m typing properly & being sad that my screen is ruined (the crack has spread since I first did it, so it’s gradually been getting worse & worse.

The biggest reason, though, is that I’ve just not really felt particularly inspired recently, I felt like I was stuck in a rut with blogging, that I was going through the motions with all my posts & that my ideas were all stale & boring. I felt like it was probably for the best that I took a step back from blogging to reassess what I like about blogging again, hopefully come up with some ideas & just generally make me want to start writing again hopefully it worked, as I have a (small) list of ideas which I’m reasonably excited about!

So, if anyone was wondering where I’d gone, don’t worry I haven’t dropped off the face of the Earth (yet), I’ve just been taking some time away from blogging/Facebook to regroup! (Also, I don’t really use Facebook all that much anyway)
I feel like I haven’t really expressed myself as well as I wanted to in this post I’m sorry if this post is a bit all over the place but I just wanted to try & explain where I’ve been hiding for all this time! Hopefully, I’ll fall back in love with writing/blogging again soon I’ve definitely missed having this little corner of the internet to express myself in so watch this space & I’ll be back soon! 

Thank you for sticking around & reading this I appreciate it so much & I love each & every one of you who read this blog!