I can't begin to tell you the impact it's had on me mentally. I literally thought I was going into the place to be unpleasantly impaled on a large needle and then I'd come out either looking slightly cooler or utterly ridiculous and that'd be it.
Even to the point where I was filling out my name and DOB on the form, I was thinking "I really do not
want this", but then sitting outside the room, I started to become nervously excited and by the time it was over, I strangely wished it hadn't been over with so quickly
I've been in a dark, bottomless pit of despair for about 6 months now and this wasn't anything to do with self-harming, attention seeking or anything deeply psychological, I just bought the fake ring off eBay and thought "Yeah, that looks kind of cool", never intended to take it any further, but positive comments from internet people and my philosophy of "What the hell, you only live once" made me go with it. And I've basically not stopped smiling or laughing since. This little piece of metal has totally changed my state of mind and that certainly wasn't intended or expected.
So yeah, I didn't mean to be so deep about it, but I just wanted to convey my feelings
And purely for the experience alone, I can't wait to get more