Lol, they put numbing spray on it and told me to go away for half an hour so I went to an Internet cafe :P
=/ Not a fan of freeze spray. Unnecessary, only numbs the top layers of skin and can cause minor frostbite and longer healing problems. And I really wouldn't want it anywhere near genitals tbh. Personally I wouldn't be happy with a piercer using freeze spray at all.
(edit - if it wasn't freeze spray but something like EMLA, that's different, but still not recommended for use on genitals as far as I know...I've read contradicting information on it though)
I was thinking of using EMLA when I get my tattoo outline coloured in in a few weeks - does it really work then? And how long does it last if it does work? My artist said I could use it if I really wanted but she didn't think it worked that well...
Some people say it works, some don't.
"I have to tell you, when I had my nipples pierced, I had an EMLA patch on one side ond nothing on the other, left the EMLA on for a good 45 minutes or so prior to the piercing being done, and it really didn't make a damned bit of difference"
- Lori, BME QOD4
Hmmm. I've found somewhere that sells it for £2 so I might just buy some and try it out on my hands and then poke it or something..
I prefer getting piercings done without the spray but I was given it and didn't want to say no for the piercer to turn around and say "I told you so."
Didn't want to act like the "hard man" then regret it lol
don't know if anyone remembers me from before, but just thought i'd update on my tragus - i was whinging after it was playing up a couple of weeks after being pierced.
its been almost two months now, and after many ups and downs i'm almost completely satisfied with it. the most annoying problem was that just as i felt it was almost 'healed' i spent the most part of a long journey wearing headphones (over ear) which irritated the piercing no end: red, swollen and painful. I spent most of my easter holidays trying different things - leaving it alone, salt water soaks, mild anticbacterial soaps - but i have to recommend tea tree oil for anyone in this situation. its dried out my tragus, but the weird red lumps and soreness are gradually disappearing.
just wondering if anyone else has had the same experience? i'm looking forward to finally having a problem-free ear and planning my next piercing!
tragus piercings take at least 8 months before you can consider saying they're healed.it's more like it's settled. you'll continue to have ups and downs with it as it's a cartilage piercing,as long as you avoid irritating it and it's not infected then you're ok. my anti-tragus is just like that.to be safe, i'm still not wearing headphones in it but it has it's ups and downs as well.