Hello and happy Sunday. You thought I was done with piercings? Well, I thought so too, until a couple of months ago when I got these two beauties you see between my…well, you know. I think I was in the middle of an existential crisis when I got them, having announced that I’d quit my job just the day before. Still, I love how they look and I’m not removing them for the world (especially because I’m pretty sure a professional would need to remove them). I’m listing my advice if you’re thinking about these microdermal piercings. Let’s get started, shall we?
Do Your Research
Educate yourself on these piercings, especially if like me, they’re your first microdermals. Getting these isn’t like getting a cartilage piercing, and it’s important that you know what to expect about the process, the aftercare and the overall healing process. Watching videos of people getting them helped me understand what was going to happen. Learning about people’s experience with them was also very useful.
Be Smart About Where You’re Getting Them
Here I’m talking about the shop where you’ll be getting your piercings. I didn’t go to my usual shop because I wasn’t sure if microdermals were something they did regularly. I went to a shop that is basically famous in Bogota, both for their quality, and their high prices. When I tell you to be smart, I also mean that you should be willing to spend a fair amount of money in those piercings. Why? Because if you did your research and found a good shop, then the person who’s going to work on you is a professional, and the tools and techniques they use are high quality. That costs money, as well as the piece of jewelry itself. My piercings are Swarovski crystals, so to me the price I paid for them was 100% worth it.
Be Prepared For the Pain
There are many factors that make each piercing experience different: some people resist pain more than others, some are tense or nervous, and that can also add to the pain, and, let’s be real, some piercings hurt more than others. That being said, my tolerance towards pain is high, I’m very chill about piercings and tattoos (this is, after having gotten a fair amount of both), and my ear piercings weren’t that painful. They weren’t that painful compared to the microdermals because, those hurt like hell. Getting them was horrible, but in a way I came prepared to experience lots of pain because I’d heard from people who’d gotten them. I even heard about this Colombian actress who was originally getting two, but the first one hurt so badly, she couldn’t get the second one. I did get both, and the pain from the second is way more endurable than the one from the first because you know exactly what to expect.
Follow the Aftercare Instructions
Like any piercing, you have to clean these, and the person who does them will give you instructions. Don’t be a smartass and follow them, even if you have other piercings. Don’t try to pull or twist them. I know you’re probably rolling your eyes at me, but trust me, once you’ve got them you’ll feel tempted to do this. Cleaning them with water and a Q-tip was what worked best for me, and at times when I got some swelling or signs of infection, I’d use anti-swelling cream and that was it.
Do you have any other pieces of advice to share? Let me know in the comments below!
Love, Miss Camila