On my birthday in December I had two new ear piercings – tragus and conch in my right ear (for the uninitiated, your tragus is the buttony bit in the middle, connected to your head, and the conch is in the middle of your ear cavity, like where bud headphones would sit).
Lots of people had told me that the tragus was quite painful to heal and awkward to sleep on, but I’ve had awkward and uncomfortable piercings in the past and always managed to persevere.
So the husband kindly paid and I had them done at The Oasis in Birmingham, who I trust implicitly because there has been a piercing place there for as long as I can remember.
The piercer told me that I’d be able to change the jewellery after 6 weeks, and if I went back they’d be happy to do it for me.
It’s now been 8 weeks and I don’t think either of them are healed enough to be changed. Most probably because I’m one of life’s natural born pickers (I know!) and I do find myself inadvertently twizzling and poking them. I really ought to bathe them more, but I kind of gave up after about 3 weeks when they seemed to be healing so well.
I’m my own worst enemy and don’t deserve nice things!
Both of them have keloid bumps on and the conch still bleeds occasionally. It’s in a funny position for healing and also my hair gets wrapped around it sometimes.
Anyway, whilst waiting for them to stop itching/bleeding/oozing and being bumpy (nice, no?) I’ve been looking at what kind of jewellery I want to go for. I definitely want a hoop in the conch piercing (I actually wanted it pierced with a hoop, but the piercer, he say no).
Love this jewellery – opals are so beautiful
Quite fancy something ornate in my tragus.
How pretty are all these earring combos? Definitely inspiring me to get some more done once these have healed.
You can read about my other piercings here.
Thanks, as always, for reading! x