RIP Eyebrow Piercings :(

Posted: Sat, Jun 8, 2019


I knew very shortly after I got my eyebrow pierced twice in one sitting that something was not quite right. The long bit (needle?) of the curved barbell was far too short for the amount of skin the needle had gone through. She had put in a 10mm, and I need at least a 12mm, preferably a 14mm.

So the wounds were in a constant state of scabbing for a few months as the skin was pressed to the point it couldn’t heal. I then changed them out after a few months for longer ones, it got infected, I sorted the infection out, and then had to deal with minimising the scar tissue that had formed.

Things are alright at this point. Scars are fading okay… until I get home from the She Past Away concert last night. I was sat in my living room after having peeled off my vinyl pants and was about to grab something to eat. I suddenly feel this strong pressure against my eyelid and freak the fuck out. I head to the bathroom and look in the mirror and my eyebrow has just full on swollen up.

I went to a walk-in clinic early today and the nurse said it’s likely just allergies rather than anything mental, so I bought some cheap antihistamines and it’s calmed down a lot. I took my piercings out because I just did not have the time to deal with them. Okay, I have 4 very distinct pink circles where the piercings were, but they’ll fade over time.

Virtual gravestone for what once was

Once the swelling has completely gone I’ll try sticking the piercings back in. If the holes haven’t closed up it will be business as usual and I’ll pretend this never happened.