Saturday, June 30, 2012

Orientation and New Piercing

Earlier this week, I went to my school for orientation. I'll be attending Georgia State at their Honors College. I'm pretty happy about being a student there. I think I'll enjoy it. The Orientation was an all day affair. I took a tour, talked to clubs, and signed up for classes. I was pestered by Greek life to join a sorority (I don't pay for friends and connections, thank you very much), and I even got a free zombie shirt from the school's television booth. 
This is the awesome night of The Living Dead Shirt. I'm wearing it right now.
At the end of the day, I trekked up to see financial aid to see how much tuition, books, and fees would be.  They told me I'll only have to pay a very very small amount (less than $100) for tuition per semester. Previously, the issue of money was worrying me. When I discovered that scholarships are paying for most everything, I practically jumped up and down with joy. My grandma, the one I mentioned in a past post, really wants to buy my laptop as well. That's another weight lifted off my shoulders. Everything seems to be working out for me. Relief is a lovely feeling that I haven't felt in a long time until now.

On Thursday, I decided to go back to Lucky Draw and get my cartilage pierced. 

I was going to get my center lip piercing, but The swelling, rigorous cleaning process, and temporary speech impairment deterred me for a time. I'm not sure when I'll be getting that done, or even if I will. Everyone around me seems to think that a lip piercing would be "too distracting" for my face, and it would "detract from my eyes." They're also worried that it would prevent me from getting a respectable job. I see where they're coming from, but I've been wanting one for a while. Now I'm starting to have doubts. Do you all think a center labret would look good on me?

Here's a picture of me for reference...

Also, here's a picture of a center labret If you don't know what that is...


  1. I think a center labret would look great on you! I've faced similar complaints and warnings against a lip piercing from my family (though a lot of it is my dad is afraid it will ruin the teeth they put good money into fixing...) However when I'm out of my parents house I plan on getting "spider bites". For now I want a few cartilage piercings and my nose done.

    1. Teeth scraping is another concern of mine. Also, food gets trapped in there easily.

  2. Before I got my lip pierced, everyone said that kind of thing to me too (particularly my mum) but if it's what you really want, then go for it. People realise after it's done that you're still the same gorgeous person you were before. You're just slightly more magnetic ;)

    Another thing to watch out for is chipping a tooth, it kills -_- and I had ultra sensitive teeth for weeks after. To avoid it, make sure you get the bar changed after the swelling goes down so you don't accidentally chomp on it. ouch. x

    1. That sounds painful. Thanks for telling me. :)