Jessica: And how weird is that just putting in some ink in my skin or just putting a piece of metal through my nose has unlocked this whole world of possibility in me because now, I feel so brave.
Jordin: Right? Exactly!
Jessica: It's so weird.
Jordin: Oh, and that's another thing too. Anybody who's going to get modified, please stop asking if it hurts. Yes, it hurts but you are going to survive, the pain will not kill you, you will be okay and it will be worth it. And it's, you know, if you get like a piercing it's quick, it's easy, you're done. It's beautiful. If you get tattoos, it's gonna be a couple hours you're gonna be in a lot of pain but it's worth it and it's beautiful. So stop asking if it hurts. Yes, it hurts but you're going to be fine. you'll survive.
Jessica: You're expert on this, too because you do handle pain not in a not a normal way.
Jordin: Every time, I've gotten a piercing. I said like what I've had six on my face every single time I get something pierced, I vomit. Every single time. I just go in shock and then I'm like --- everywhere all over the place but you know what? It was worth it. It was fine. It was contained. I always alert whoever's piercing me, I'm like, Hey, I go into shock. I'm gonna throw up. I need Jessica here to hold my hand and probably a trash can and like a cool paper towel or something, just so I don't throw up all over the place and they're always really appreciative. So if you are going into shock, like my body does, don't even be embarrassed. It's not a big deal, they see it all the time but just be prepared if you know what's gonna happen so that everybody set up for success because if you just vomit all over yourself, if you just [inaudible 19:37], it's not gonna be good.
Jessica: And for anyone listening and thinking, Oh my gosh, is that common? It's not common at all. It's actually highly unusual. I've seen hundreds of procedures and I've only seen you throw up and then one other person.
Jessica: It just not very common but if it does happen, you're right.
Jordin: It's okay.
Jessica: It's okay. It's nothing to worried about. No one ever in the studio, I think there's a lot of things that people can become worried about. I know it's something that I became worried about starting to work on customer service side of things.
Jessica: Like, oh my gosh, like, I'm so worried that they're going to think this or that they're going to make fun of me behind the back or anything like that. That is not the case, at least not in our studio, we're always concerned but we're never like, Oh my gosh, that person threw up like, you know?
Jessica: It's so okay. I don't know. I think it's like, my biggest fear is to [inaudible 20:37] up in public. So I always like it's okay, if it happens, it's okay, we'll take care of you. We will get you a snack, we'll get you some water.
Jessica: We have a private area in the back that will set you up with where you'll just be okay and I'll be quiet. It's totally okay.
Jordin: Yeah, and piercing studios are prepared for that kind of thing. So and especially like, if there's a manager like you there and you're like "Well, I have freaking applesauce pouches in my purse, do you want one?" You know like, yes give it to me but yeah, it's totally okay, it happens. It might be rare, but that's okay too because you just got to accept that that's the way that your body works. Don't be worried about it, don't be freaked out, don't let it hold you back from doing anything. If you throw up, you throw up. It's over in five seconds. It's fine, you know?
Jessica: Well, I think that's the whole part of getting modified to is just understanding this is the way my body works.
Jordin: Exactly! And there's nothing wrong with that. I don't have any piercings in my face anymore because that's the way that my body works. I'm going to try again later but I'm not equipped for that right now and that's okay because that's how my body works.
What are you thinking of getting pierced?
Jessica: What are you thinking of getting pierced?
Jordin: The same things that I've had before that I've taken out I want to get my Medusa pierced and I want to get my nose pierced. I don't know. I kind of want to get everything. I've always wanted dermals. I've always wanted hip dermals. I guess that'd be amazing. I've always wanted my tongue pierced but I'm a musician so I don't know if I could swing it but I still want to do it so I probably will. Yeah, as you know, everything that I do is a last minute decision, and it's going to be super impulsive if I do it but those are just my thoughts but I might end up getting my
eyebrow pierced. I have no idea I'll just decide on it that day and do it, yep.