Photos by Stacy McCullough
Jessica: I've heard it both ways.
Jessica: Some people are like it daf, some people are like it daith type. Just whatever.
Stacy: Okay, cool!
Jessica: Very cool! What was getting I'll call it the "daith", what was getting your daith pierced like?
Stacy: It was a lot easier than I thought. Actually, I got it done with Avanti and I wanted to not have to ever change it so I got a really expensive piece of jewelry that I'm so ecstatic with. It makes me love the piercing even more and that girl who did it was just like "Hold your best, let go, we're gonna do this," and went through really easily and then it hurt a lot while she was screwing it together to piercing. Yeah.
Jessica: I always tell people when they come in that the piercing itself doesn't hurt nearly as much usually as putting the jewelry in.
Stacy: That was definitely the hardest part of it.
Jessica: Do you mind flashing it so we can see it? Oh, so pretty!
Jessica: Oh, perfect! That's so cute. Did you get that piercing after your rook or after your rook?
Jessica: On a pain scale-wise because I know people come in all the time and then they're like, okay, this hurt more than this. Did the rook hurt more than the daith?
Stacy: I think the daith is.
Stacy: The rook hurt more only because I had an apprentice piercer who was doing it and the jewelry, I chose was really small and he cannot get it in and so after 15 minutes probably of him trying, the actual piercer came over and put it in for me. Yeah.
Jessica: That doesn't sound like a fun experience for you or the apprentice.
Stacy: He was definitely struggling. He could not get a hold of the tool at all.
Jessica: Yeah, that's something that I mean, I'm not a piercer. I just managed the store but I have heard that learning how to put jewelry into a fresh wound is one of the trickiest parts because it gets slippery.
Stacy: Oh, yeah. That would make sense.
Jessica: I was like that. Yeah and with gloves. I don't know. Anything with gloves is always harder for me because they get all crinkled up under my fingernails.
Stacy: Right? And you can't feel anything as well either.
Jessica: Yeah, I'm like, all my senses are destroyed. Why did you get your daith pierced?
Stacy: I've been wanting cartilage piercings, but I was scared of the pain and I'm also a migraine sufferer so I thought what the heck? Maybe if it helps, it will be worth it.
Stacy: And so those two together made me go for that one.
Jessica: Very cool! Did you notice that it did help or?
Stacy: No, honestly.
Stacy: It does help. I have anxiety and it does help with that because I will actually find myself like playing with it. Kind of like a fidget spinner, but it's in my ear.
Jessica: Yeah. Whenever anyone asks, I'm like, if [inaudible 6:02] and if there was something, I would try it but there's no guarantee and sometimes people it works, whether it's a placebo or not, and I'm like, go for it and other times it doesn't. I'm just like, I'm so sorry.
Stacy: And I wanted the piercing regardless if it worked. It made sense.
Jessica: It looks really cute.
Stacy: Thank you!
Jessica: Sorry, there's a little bit of a delay, I think.