Finding Gratitude in Getting Pierced

I know it’s been almost a week since I last written, it’s been a busy week. Last Saturday I had to have an MRI and had to get my piercings out. I went to the piercing parlour I frequent and they were the most helpful. I was anxious about my piercings closing up and how much it would cost me to get everything removed. Well, removing is free and I only needed an insert for my nose, which was $10. My other piercings wouldn’t close overnight. The woman behind the counter listened to my anxiety, gave me some breathing tips, and not to sweat the small stuff; most things are the small stuff. I appreciated her kindness and took her advice.

Saturday I went back and had my piercings inserted. Again, the staff was helpful. They asked how the scan went and they have their fingers crossed for me.  They understood that I didn’t remember all of the piercings I had because I had a lot of other things on my mind. I pointed to different spots on my ear and they gathered the information perfectly.

Zach, my piercer on Saturday, was awesome and he fixed up one of my piercings. It took an hour to put me back together and get a second lobe piercing, but we had fun laughing and chatting. He said I had a sick setup, he loved what I had done to my ears over the years, and the time I put into my appearance. That made me smile. I also got a second lobe piercing in the left ear. Before I left, Zach agreed to a photo that I put into my happiness box.


I am grateful for Infinite Body Piercing and how the staff went above and beyond to care for me.

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Creator of the Happiness Box Project Initiative, a project where you write your happiness or gratitude each day, then open the box in the New Year. The Initiative is to teach joy and gratitude, to pass it on to others.

One thought on “Finding Gratitude in Getting Pierced”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    You certainly did have an eventful week. I am happy to learn about the positive experience you had at the piercing parlor. Clearly your piercer, Zach, and other members of the staff are experts in their field and their warm bedside manner eased your anxiety. It was nice of Zach to pose with you for a picture for your Happiness Box. i wish you the best possible outcome with your MRI, dear friend JM. Take care and enjoy the rest of your week!


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