Nana hugged me today, but practically ripped out my triad helix in the same breath. Ok, not really but it felt like it.
My ears no longer like the extended barbells and need to downsize again. Fingers crossed they will not swell and scare me like they did before. Though, being real here, that was my fault because I was neglecting them and that is a no-no.
Love your piercings and they will love you.
I mean really. When you ask who this is every time I send you a message, it’s obvious you’ve written me out of your life.
It’s obvious every word you said to me about being friends has been a lie.
It’s obvious you are trying to erase every part of me from your life.
You know, I forgave you after you cheated on me. I was honestly happy you decided to settle down with your ex, since you went back to her while you were with me. I was trying to keep my word and be the friend I was before I fell in love with you and that stupid smirk.
You hurt me, and you don’t even know why.
That has to be the worst part in all this. You have no idea how much you actually hurt me. Never mind I still keep in contact with you. Never mind I still hope we can maybe hang out, catch up. And it’s not even because I want your lying, cheating ass back. It’s because I feel like I left without giving you a reason.
I left without giving you a reason.
Wow. You really did a number on me to make me believe I have to be the one to fix our friendship, when I did nothing wrong.
I am happy for you, that you’re with some one now. I hope she was worth the lies and the heartache. I’ll leave you two alone now.
I was “awarded” the Humanitarian and make-a-difference award in my studio today by my peers for my Autism print project. Even though it was solely for my class, knowing how people appreciated my work makes me happy.
That is slightly long winded and more detailed than I care to go in at the moment so I’ll leave it here:
I hate promoting myself. I feel greedy, selfish, and condescending. Especially with my writings. I obviously have strong bias towards my ideas/work, so when I share things I’ve done, I genuinely feel like I’m rubbing my thoughts and feelings into people’s faces. Or begging for attention in a bad way.
There are times when I share my artwork, and those moments are rare. For the most part, when this happens, I am happy with what I did and am confident in my skills to put it out there. Sharing my writing with people is even more of a rarity, as that is almost too personal to just put out for any one to read. In most cases, I share my writing in person, to a specific person, and only when I am ready.
So yes, I do have doubts in myself, and don’t think I’m as awesome as other individuals to show my work to the public (i.e. Internet (lol pun))
On the flip side, I also don’t want to be copied, so I keep my things to myself. Especially on tumblr. It’s too easy to change the source, and after putting in the effort and emotion I did into a piece of art or writing, I don’t want a bratty 14 year old to claim it as their own. Art would be easier to share, but still. I’d rather not.
This stuff is personal. I’d like to keep it that way as much as I can.
These are also the piercings in question from my rant on piercers who talked smack about other piercers.
As you may or may not know, I woke up this morning with my triad helix piercings all sorts of swollen since I was dumb and slept on that side. Needless to say, it was imperative I go in to lengthen the barbells so as to ease the swelling and help out healing.
Since I was going to be at university all day, I decided to go to the piercing shop close to campus. Now, this is the same company I usually go to for my piercing needs, just a different location. It would be a quick fix, considering I had my jewellery still, and they change them for free (provided it’s their jewellery).
I walk in and was friendly greeted, and asked what’s the dealio. As I explained what I needed done, I also mentioned I got my helix done at the location in Phoenix. Immediately after, he begins talking smack about the location. Remember this is the same company. Same industry. I was a tad miffed, since I had been going to my piercer for almost 2 years now and NEVER had a bad experience. He has been professionally piercing for over 30 years, and had more than enough qualifications to be a top piercer and manager at his shop. Plus on top of that, he’s an overall great guy, who genuinely cares about his customers.
Back to the current situation. The counter guy continues to point out what is wrong with my piercings, including one I didn’t even come in for. While I did appreciate the suggestion to shorten my other helix barbell (it had a longer barbell to accommodate swelling), this guy did not need to say how bad he thought the other shop was or question his colleagues.
To top it off, as I was waiting for the piercer to get back from his lunch, another customer came in. The counter guy strikes up conversation, and I zone out. But I hear him say -to the customer- how much weed he smoked before coming in to work today. Ok. Never mind the fact he is only the counter guy. Never mind the fact that I don’t agree with that or smoke at all. But what the hell! You don’t say that to a customer for one. Secondly, you don’t do that before work, regardless of how easy your job is. You’re dealing with people’s payment, suppose to be consulting them in aftercare, jewellery choices, potential hiccups in piercing, etc. You need to be attentive and preset for you JOB.
Thankfully, the piercer who helped me out was polite and professional. But here’s my whole point. You’re all in the same industry. Yes, piercings and body modifications are becoming more socially accepted nowadays, but the industry still has it’s negative attachments. You’re all working in the same industry, so why wouldn’t you support your fellow individuals who decided to make it their job and passion?! Prefacing your derogatory remarks toward other piercers and shops by saying “not that I would talk smack about any body” or “not trying to take away from their business but…” DOES NOT MAKE IT BETTER.
Seriously. My hiccups with my piercings had nothing to do with my piercer or shop, they were all actions done by me to make them irritated and need professional help. Even if it had somehow been the piercer’s fault, we’re all human, and if you have a good piercer, they’ll correct anything they did wrong without question. Goodness.Needless to say, I doubt I will going to the same location any time soon, unless I have another dire situation. Which should be never.
Day Glitter! Yeah, actually made it two designs in a row! Don’t get cozy to that idea of being regular and all though.
I have six weeks left till the semester is over. Six weeks. Then I have maybe two weeks off before taking summer classes and spending time with my love before he heads off to Med School. Boo :(
Regardless. My time is jam packed! Did a simple classic, the glitter sammich! Seriously love these and wanted to test out a new glitter polish I got months ago and haven’t really used. Since its super fine, it carries the sandwich well, and the neutral sheer polish between is lovely.