Wednesday, November 12, 2008

New Jewelry

Today I went and got a shorter piece of jewelry for my piercing. It fits a lot better now and hasn't slipped out at all so far. I wasn't happy with my experience at the tattoo shop. Ross and I did have fun looking at the Chinese characters and what they supposedly meant. Ross found plenty of characters with incorrect English translations. Never get a Chinese character tattoo without a lot of research. The shop charged me 5 extra dollars for putting in the jewelry and five more for using a credit card! I'm going to dispute the 5 dollar credit card fee with my credit card company. I know my neck isn't sterile (I managed to get some goo out of it before going to the tattoo shop.)--but please try to maintain some semblance of sterile technique! The guy put some gloves on, then touched the bottom of the Mayo stand. He then decided to lean me back, and touched the back of the chair! As soon as I got home I cleaned up with hot water and antibacterial soap. That red lump looks really bad in the photograph. I think it is a collection of goo. I'm going to soak it for a long time tonight and start taking my vitamins regularly again. I hope I don't have any more major problems with this piercing. I guess I should be happy that I have made it this far. If I got another piercing I have no idea what I'd get, but surface piercings are a pain in the butt! I've got 6 pounds to lose and 3 months after that before I should even start thinking about another piercing.

4 comments:

Team Serrins Springfield said...

Well, I'm totally squicked out about the lack of sterile technique. Blech. And $5 for putting it in and $5 for using a cc is crazy. But I think it looks much better than it did before. Obviously you've got to get the goo out but it looks better than it did.

LisaDiane said...

The new jewelry looks great. I guess the lame tatoo shop highlights how good Justin's place is. I have heard of charging for putting in jewelry, but such a high fee for using a cc is silly!

billy said...

I'm glad it fits better. You should probably let Justin know what kind of experience you had (the sterility, in particular). I wouldn't want him to keep recommending a shop he would be embarrassed to work in. The piercing looks great and I hope the goo goes away in short order.

I'm really looking forward to Saturday! I can't wait to see what you've put together. A word of caution though: I've only been hearing about this thing for, like, two years now. No pressure, though.

k. said...

I did let Justin know about the shop. It wasn't the one he had recommended, but I told him so that he wouldn't recommend it to anyone else.