January 20, 2015

Midlife Crisis My Ass

Her: Take a deep breath.
**peircing pain**
Me: Shit that hurt!

But OMG it's adorable! That's exactly how my cartilage piercing experience went down this past
Tuesday. It was scary, exciting and "What the eff are you doing?" all balled into one. It was also the moment I was happy I chose to get my cartilage pierced over my nipples. I'd nixed that idea when I determined it wouldn't be the best option for my keloid skin, but it's totally nixed after what I experienced Tuesday.

I mean it didn't hurt, but it didn't not hurt. If that makes sense.

I've had mixed reactions from family and friends about my new piercing. They all ranged from "Oooh, I want one" to " Are you going through a midlife crisis?". Not in the least. I simply wanted it so I got it. Period.

It made me wonder though, why when we choose to do something for ourselves, there's a naysayer there waiting to question your sanity. Why couldn't it simply be a decision. Plain and simple. A decision that I never once questioned or considered what anyone would have to say about it.

 Because I didn't care what anyone else had to say about it. Never have. Never will.

Have you dealt with anyone forcing their unwanted opinions on you? How did/do you deal with it?




  1. I have a love for tattoos. Always have. It took some time for me to get what I have BC I was listening to others. I'm 30 and now I have 8. My friends and family always ask if I'm also going thru a midlife crisis but I just simply say nope. I love tats this is my body and this is what I want to do with it.

    1. I'm considering another tattoo as well! Thanks for stopping by!