Hey, piercing fans! Check out our latest interview with Body Candy team member, Tara. Here she talks about her labret, septum, and dimple piercings, and tells us all a little something about safety and proper aftercare. Here we go:
BC: Hey guys. I’m Kelsey from BodyCandy dot com. Today we’re here with Tara, and we’re gonna talk about her piercings. Hi, Tara. How are you?
Tara: Good. How are you?
BC: Good. So, what piercings do you have?
Tara: I have my septum, my labret, my dimples, and my nipples.
BC: Alright. And you also have your ears gauged too?
Tara: Yes I do.
BC: What size are they?
Tara: I’m currently at five eighths, and I’m working my way up to three fourths.
BC: Cool. How long did it take you to get to that size?
Tara: It took me about a year and a half to two years.
BC: Alright. And you plan on going bigger?
BC: Alright. How old were you when you got your first piercing, and what was it?
Tara: I was eighteen when I got my labret done.
BC: And how about your most recent piercing?
Tara: That would be my dimples, which I just got last Friday.
BC: Oh. So they’re still healing?
Tara: Yes, they’re still a bit swollen.
BC: How long do they take to heal about?
Tara: It takes about eight to twelve weeks.
BC: Oh, okay. So that’s a little longer your labret piercing, or any other piercing?
Tara: Yes, most other piercings take around four to six weeks.
BC: Alright. That’s good to know. Alright. Do you have any interesting stories about your piercings?
Tara: Yes, actually, um, I used to have to wear a nose retainer for my septum, and it would fall out while I was sleeping. So, one morning I couldn’t find it, and a week later, I ended up sneezing it out. (giggling ensues) I had no idea it was in my nose.
BC: You didn’t know the whole time?
Tara: No. No idea.
BC: Alright, well, what do you like about all your piercings?
Tara: I just kind of like the way they accent my features.
BC: Alright. Yeah, they look good on you. And what about cleaning your piercings? How do you clean different ones?
Tara: Uh, with most piercings, most piercers will tell you to use a mixture of sea salt and warm water, which you can use a small shot glass to hold over the area.
Tara: And the difference with that is, you would want to clean them more often, which will make them heal faster. But with my dimple piercings, I have to use an anti-microbial soap, only twice a day, or it will dry out the puiercing.
BC: You don’t wanna do it too much then right?
BC: So that’s a big difference between that.
BC: Alright, well do you have any advice for someone who may wanna get any of these piercings?
Tara: I would say, definitely wait until you are eighteen years old or whatever the legal age is in your state to get a professional to do it. I know it’s very tempting to wanna do it sooner, but safety is very important, especially when you’re dealing with your skin and the possibility of infection.
Tara: And as far as gauging your ears goes, I would say take your time and wait for your skin to be adjusted to the new size. I know it’s very exciting to go up to the new jewelry.
BC: The new size, yeah.
Tara: But you don’t wanna blow out your ears or cause any permanent damage.
BC: Alrighty. Well, thank you for coming in.
Tara: Thank you for having me.
BC: You’re welcome.
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