Day 4 with a helix piercing

I'm now on my fourth day of being pierced for the first time, and I figured I'd update those of you who might be considering getting one on how I'm doing. Come to think of it I didn't really tell you anything about the actual experience, and I'm oblivious to why I waited so long to get my ear pierced in the first place. Sure, we all experience pain in different ways, but I have to say it didn't hurt at all. I really thought it would hurt like hell, and I was actually thinking about chickening out as I entered the store! You know, hating needles and all that. Thankfully I never saw the needle - Øyvind did, and later said it was quite the size - it felt like.. someone pinched my ear really hard. It wasn't painful, just unpleasant. It kept stinging for a good 10 minutes, then it stopped. I was expecting swelling, redness, maybe some bleeding, but I've experienced none of that. And today my ear cartilage feels completely normal, and I keep forgetting the fact that I've recently been pierced. I've also been cleaning it thoroughly with sterile saline solution and I've refrained from touching it at all, as I was told. I'm hoping it'll stay like this, and that it'll heal nicely.

Piercing JewelryI don't intend to change my piercing before I'm sure it's healed, making it safe to change the jewelry without risking any damage, and I'll be going back to Ragnaråkk to have it done my professionals. I don't want to risk getting any infections either just because I'm too impatient to wait for it to heal properly. In the meantime I've been enjoying myself by browsing for cool jewelry, and these are the ones I've ended up ordering. All of these are made from 316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel, and some have charms or whatever made from .925 Sterling Silver. I'm not sure how the two circular barbells will look in my helix since they are best suited for "forward facing" piercings, but I couldn't pass them up. Would you look at that awesome dragon!

As shown in my little "collage" I've chosen mostly jewelry that's relatively easy to change, but a I also bought a set of ring opening and ring closing pliers so I can change my own captive closure rings. I've found several sites selling piercing jewelry for just a few dollars or pounds - yes, I have checked reviews before ordering anything from them - and I'm very pleased with the selection. Now I hope my helix will heal quickly so I can start wearing my new treasures!

Photo edited by Shamini Thevarajah '10

Posted by Shamini on June 17, 2010 – 7:59 PM

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  1. WOW ! Jeg har lest bloggen din før, men visste ikke at du var norsk ! Morsomt ! Denne bloggen kommer jeg til å følge med på Grin

  2. Marie:
    Takk for hyggelig kommentar! Grin

  3. Can you tell me where you purchased your earrings at? Thanks so much!

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