Over half way, I am so impressed how many are still with me!
So today is about piercings and tattoos…
When I was 5 years old I DESPERATELY wanted my ears pierced, but no matter which jewellers my mum took me too (there were no Claires Accessories then!) they refused, saying I was either too old (they were happy to do them on a six month old baby, but not a sensible 5 year old) or I was too young, again happy to do it on a stroppy teenager but not me!
Thankfully in those days the health and safety police were not the same as now and I found a lovely market stall that happily obliged! I sat so very still and even when the gun went clunk and the burning sensation kicked in I sat proud as punch with my new earrings, my nan bought me a lovely pair of gold hoops, you can see them in my day 2 picture, and I wore nothing but that pair for years.
When I turned 10, I pleaded with my mum to let me have a second hole, which she agreed to, however I wasn’t counting on going away with school to the Isle of Wight and getting sand in it, resulting in an ear three times the size and my dad having to hold both sides of the stud with pliers to pull it out of my ear! Needless to say I didn’t wear earrings for quite a long time after that, however, not being deterred I had the ear re-pierced and all was fine for another 5 years (no idea why it was every five years I felt the need for a new ear piercing!) so at 15 I had three holes in my ears, they are all still there but it isn’t very often that I actually wear three pairs at once.
When I was 18/19 the latest craze was belly button piercing, I was going through a bit of a wild stage, mainly I think due to the fact that my nan (who bought me the gold earrings) had just passed away and I wasn’t dealing with it very well, so within a few weeks of each other I had my belly button pierced and I had a dolphin tattoo on my upper thigh.
When I became a grown up, well, when I became pregnant I removed the belly button piercing, and I haven’t worn anything since, although the hole is still there. I don’t regret any of my piercings or my tattoo, I am glad I chose just a small dolphin and it is in a place that I can cover it if I want to, gone are my days of skimpy bikinis!
So, there we have it, my piercing and tattoo story, what’s yours ?
Big Family Organised Chaos is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.co.uk and affiliated sites