pierced with a heart

ever since high school i have been thinking about getting a second earlobe piercing. i never went through with it because i’m terribly afraid of needles and my mother has always swayed me against it. it was something i wanted but never enough.

recently the conversation has come up more often with leta. she’s debated a cartilage piercing in the same way for years, and during my birthday dinner, we made a deal that when one of us was ready, the other one would go and commit to their respective piercing, too. well, a week ago, leta and i started talking about a daith piercing for her and finally i said, let’s just do it! so for galentine’s day, we scheduled an appointment at a local piercing shop, and made an afternoon adventure of it.

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brilliance piercing, a shop in vienna, had excellent ratings and wasn’t too far away. we headed over there and met jen, this amazingly kind and professional piercer. we spent quite a bit of time picking out our jewelry, but once that was done, we gossiped for a while until it was time for our appointment.

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i was so anxious, since i’m such a baby and don’t take pain well. jen explained the process so well and once it was time, i took a deep breath in and a deep breath out. she was quick and gentle, but true to form, i still shouted, “agony!”

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it was incredibly painful, but i was proud of myself for sitting still and making it through the whole process.

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leta’s daith turned out absolutely gorgeous! she was a lot stronger than me, not to mention that hers hurts much more than a simple lobe piercing. after the deed was done, we headed over to enjoy some poke and bubble tea.

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after our bellies were full, we changed into our matching sweaters and took pictures together. we’ll now have these best friend piercings to remember this galentine’s day forvever!

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i was really shocked that i would need to wait three whole months for the piercing to heal, and that i couldn’t take it out until then. it’s funny, normally i’m a very meticulous person who does a lot of research, but this time i really just played it by ear.

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that evening i tried it out with hoops to see how it looked. i was really happy with it, and i’m really glad i took the leap with leta and fulfilled an old high school wish.

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finally, i have to take a moment to appreciate this girl. leta’s been my best friend for years now and i don’t know how i would have made it through all of my crazy life experiences without her. through thick and thin, she’s been there when i needed her the most, and the fact that we went out for galentine’s day and did something this big together really reminds me how lucky i am to have her in my life. i’m excited for many more adventures with her in the years to come. ❤

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