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she’s gone boys, she’s gone…

I’ve found that my labret (a metallic part of me for nearly ten years, which makes me, like, .05% robocop) has recently become more of a bother than anything. It doesn’t help that nearly every workplace in Japan doesn’t allow them and that I’ve gotten many “ugh… it’s kinda scary” reactions here… but more importantly, I’m starting to forget the benefits of having one.

The labret…

It all started one day when, frustrated with a terribly infected eyebrow piercing, I decided to visit the nearby piercing shops for some advice. The best advice I got was “the piercer ****ed up.. I’ll give you a discount on something else.” Toss in a rumour that one of the guys working there had done time for murder and I just knew this was the place to have a 6” needle driven through my lower lip :o)

Well, I got a discounted labret and a piercing experience forever burned into my memory. I then managed to lose the end of the piercing within thirty minutes and, just because I’m a complete idiot, I decided to eat a big mac value meal, resulting in a chipped and cracked front tooth. Next time you see me open my mouth, take a look :o)

The better part of a decade and a good deal of gum erosion later, I’ve decided to join the other naked-chins of the world. Besides, if it ever came down to redoing it, the once bank-breaking $40 just doesn’t seem like all that much now that I’m no longer a starving student… or, at least, less of one…

What is life like without metal hanging from your chin? It’s a life I’m unfamiliar with but will have to nevertheless get used to…
With my cyborg days slowly slipping behind me, I decided to make a tribute to my stainless sidekick.

You may have made me look like the victim of a fishing trip gone awry but you were still my friend… here’s to you buddy.


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