Francine’s advice for someone who wants to get pierced but afraid of the pain
Francine: Know your piercer, see some of their work, talk to some of their clients and if a person is as good at their craft as they say they are, the pain will be minimal. I haven't experienced any outrageous pain in none of my piercings and I had I got some that's personal airy and I did not experience no extreme amount of pain, no. I think the pain comes from just the initial shock you feel what's going to happen to you, but a good piercer that's good at their craft, they explained the process to you number one, I've experienced that and so by experiencing it and then giving you the full in depth of aftercare. A lot of pain comes in the aftercare, if you don't do it right, you're going to have pain. You might have infection. So, I tell a lot of young people that I come across and asks about the piercing, I said getting the piercing, I mean, if you will to stick your finger with a real bad sharp knife, you feel the pain with anything, but it's how you take care of that after you get up done so I think the aftercare poses a big, big part of the puzzle. Yeah.
Jessica: Yeah, I agree. I've also found that I get freaked out about a piercing that hurts more. If I like build it up in my [inaudible 13:45]. I had my labret done and my philtrum done and my philtrum done, that hurt so much, but it was because I was so afraid of it happening and then with my labret it's like, Oh, I know what to do. I barely felt it. I was like, Was it over already?
Francine: Right. And when a person is afraid you're [inaudible 14:08], it increases a lot, too, so something that would be very easy to do, if you're afraid and all tensed up, it's gonna hurt 10 times worse, so I try to tell people relax, embrace the process and I mean, and as being a female, Oh, God, if you can handle monthly cramps, for those who had monthly cramps, you can handle that and you can handle childbirth, you can handle a piercing. Yeah.
Jessica: That's what I've told many of moms that. They come in with their kiddos or a newborn baby and they're like, can I do this? And I was like, Well, did you birth that? And I'm like, Yeah? Then yeah, for sure.
Jessica: This is nothing. This is like skinning your knee.
Francine: Yeah, it is. Yeah.
Jessica: Yeah. Papercut actually probably hurts more.
Francine: Right, Yeah. I think if you want something bad enough and you really, and it's not just what I call a hanging phase. It's all and that looks so cool and I think I want that, but if you really got a heart's desire and you want it, or at least with me, if I really want something, I get it. I'll get it done and actually, I think some of my tax was a little more painful than the piercings because depending on the part of your body that you have it, it can be pretty painful.
Jessica: Yeah, that's true.
Francine: And a tattoo opposed to piercing, a tattoo lasts for a couple of hours. Size of the of the tattoos, coloring, that lasts but a piercing [inaudible 16:16]
Jessica: Piercings over I am like, 50 second start to finish.
Francine and Jessica shares the significance of knowing the background of piercing
Francine: Right, and like I said, I've traveled a lot and I've seen so many different unique piercings and not only just piercing but body modifications, that different tribes in different countries do for whatever and it's like Wow! I don't know. I guess because of my background, I embrace all the kinds body modification.