artist date: august 2012

lipI know August is over; I’m posting this late. For my August artist’s date, I finally pierced my lip.  It took a few weeks for the piercing to heal and then for me to get an adequate photo.

A friend of mine back in college had a thin black hoop piercing in her bottom lip.  I’d always loved it.  I thought it was subtle, pretty, and fun–and had always wanted to get one myself.  I was afraid of what other people would think–so I never did it. After 25, I assumed I was too old, too much of an adult for another facial piercing. However, something this past summer stirred in me and I decided I wanted to the piercing I’d been secretly admiring for about eight years. I decided to step out of my comfort zone, despite what other’s may think.

The first couple weeks I had to keep the initial barbell placed by the piercer to allow for the swelling to go down and for the hole to properly heal.  From there I was able to change to a more delicate silver hoop. I like it.  Granted, not everyone else does.   Obviously my face isn’t their face–so it doesn’t matter too much what they think, and I can always remove it in the future.

Understandably, my parents aren’t keen, but they love me anyway.

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