Ok, sorry. Terribly bad pun title. But I had to do something with it because my friend didn’t even know what I was saying at first, and thought I had suddenly picked up Old English.
So what am I talking about? I just got my daith pierced the other day at Idle Hands Tattoo in Mesa!
Not to be mistaken for my rook, the daith is that little piece of cartilage between the rook and tragus. Super cute, right?
And for me it was completely painless! I’ve never had such an easy piercing before! 1/10 on the pain scale! It doesn’t even hurt with the healing process. I even slept on it a few hours after it was done (woops).
And my plugs, in case you’re wondering, are my 4g pyrex plugs from Body Art Forms, which I talked about here, and said I would do a little review on, so here we go!
I absolutely love these plugs. I thought about switching them out for my tunnels the other day, but changed them back after about ten seconds with the others. They’re incredibly comfortable to wear, especially to slide in because of the curved back, so when I put my tunnels in, the flat edges feel sharp and painful in comparison.
These are super easy to clean, although they get real slippery when wet and soapy, so I always clean them over a plugged sink for fear of losing them down the drain. They’re a little harder to put in when freshly cleaned (not impossible or difficult, just more friction), but I don’t see it as a problem because it’s a good reminder to oil up my lobes and massage them. My ears have been dry lately, so it’s actually a huge help.
I also love the flares on them. They give the appearance of a larger gauge, but at smaller sizes, also have an appearance of normal earrings, which appeases those in my life who disagree with body mods (especially those who hated my tunnels like no other…mom…).
I should probably also talk about my most recent stretching experience, as some people have asked about it, knowing I had difficulty with this stretch.
My ears, despite waiting for them to heal and develop a gap around my 6g plugs, were just not able to stretch directly to a 4g, so I went about the taping method as I had done stretching from an 8g to a 6g. I had a few issues with taping and my ears seeming to do the opposite of what made sense. My right ear usually stretches easier than my left, but they switched it up this time. My left ear was more than willing to take extra layers of tape, while my right refusing to add even a layer every day.
Anyways, after a few days of taping I was able to get a 4g taper through my left ear, but was unable to follow through with the plug, and after about 3 attempts of the taper falling out and having to redo it over and over, my ear had had enough. So I put o rings on it and slept with it in, with the hopes of removing the taper and replacing it with a plug in the morning. No such luck. It took me two or three days for the swelling in my lobe to go down enough for me to even be able to remove the taper. You read that right, the taper was stuck in my ear.
Well, by the time I was able to move the taper out and replace it with a plug in my left ear, I decided to try the taper on my right. It went through, no pain, no friction, so I slid it out and tried a plug on its own. It went in. Don’t ask me how.
Well, two days later, I removed my left plug to clean my ear, only to find my Q-tips were covered in blood. When I had cleaned my ear after removing the stuck taper, they were fine, and there was no additional stretch to put the plug in, so what caused this, I have no idea. I don’t think it was a tear, but maybe just irritation from the whole process?
My ears are both super healthy again though, but in case it was a tear, I’ve put off stretching til at least July (but I’ll probably pierce the rest of my body to keep me busy in the meantime).
If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I’ll answer to the best of my knowledge.