My Present Jewelry Obsession… Stacked Gold Earrings and Ear Cuffs

My Current Jewellery Obsession... Earrings and Ear Cuffs | Not Dressed As Lamb: Getting my ears pierced in my 40s

On the ripe outdated age of 48, I went and bought my ears pierced.

You might be a bit of disenchanted (=ahem= clickbait, a lot?!) once I inform you that this was not my first rodeo – it was really an additional piercing to each ears. So I ought to say I bought them pierced once more. Because the final piercing I had achieved was to my stomach button in 1996 [which I took out for the final time several years ago], let’s simply say it felt like a little bit of an act of revolt to do it once more simply two years shy of 50.

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Yep, that’s precisely how rebellious my rebellious streak is: get my ears pierced! Within the earlobes…! I do know, I do know, I’m SUCH a insurgent.

I can’t bear in mind fairly when or why, however just a few months in the past I had the brilliant concept of getting my ears pierced once more to offer me three holes in a single earlobe and two within the different. Piled-on gold jewelry is in all places for the time being, and I’ve been seeing numerous ears adorned with just a few piercings and an ear cuff or two. And I actually just like the look, particularly if there’s a little bit of sparkle and layered gold necklaces as properly.


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I’m not one for having something apart from my lobes pierced – heaven forbid I couldn’t take the ache of getting the cartilage (EEP!) pierced… I’m FAR an excessive amount of of a wuss for that.

No, simply an additional gap in every lobe. Along with a reasonably ear cuff – which to me is a much better, non-painful and non-committal option to have some bling stacked up your ear – I believe it seems extremely fairly. I requested Keith if I may have it achieved for my birthday, however sadly I needed to wait one other week or two as my birthday was simply earlier than salons have been allowed to start out that service once more.

Within the absence of getting them pierced on the day, Keith gave me some lovely huggie hoops and an ear celebration set from one in all my fave jewelry manufacturers for the time being, Orelia (I discussed them in my 9 utterly sensible issues I purchased not too long ago publish).

(Sarcastically, in that publish I discussed that the Orelia earrings I’d purchased have been good high quality however not loopy costly, so if I misplaced one it wouldn’t be the tip of the world. Guess what? I misplaced one. OF COURSE I did #eyeroll. So it was beautiful to obtain one other – even higher and extra sparkly – pair for my birthday.)

So I’m sporting the hoops now and am retaining the remainder of the ear celebration set for when my new piercings have healed and I can change them.

My Current Jewellery Obsession... Earrings and Ear Cuffs | Not Dressed As Lamb: Getting my ears pierced in my 40s

I used to be out and in of the salon in tremendous fast time (in fact masks should be worn and all the pieces was sterilised, which to be sincere is not any completely different to how that kind of service has all the time needed to function anyway) and the ache was nothing actually, just a bit stab. I bear in mind my stomach button piercing being much more traumatic to be sincere (I’m laughing now however didn’t on the time. I bought house and fainted once I appeared down at my navel and considered what I’d had achieved, bleugh).

Anyway, again to my ears: it went high quality and my lobes have solely been a bit of tender if I bash them which, once you’re attempting NOT to do one thing, you simply do it AAAAAALL the time, don’t you.

And now I’m the proud proprietor of fairly piercings on each ears, and I want I’d achieved this sooner. I spent far too lengthy considering “Oh I do like that look, I’d actually like extra piercings in my ears…” – WHY didn’t I simply go and do it years in the past? It’s bizarre how, as you age, you may typically overlook that you just CAN go and do these items, particularly after they’re so easy.

So don’t put these items off when you’re serious about doing one thing related if it’s simply as fundamental.

Life’s too quick. Go and get that pink pixie crop or ankle tattoo you’ve been banging on about for years. You received’t remorse it.


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The story of my first ear piercing… aged You-Don’t-Need-to-Know years outdated

This publish appeared an acceptable time to inform you the story of how I got here to have my ears pierced for the primary time. Most individuals are fairly shocked once I inform them that I had them pierced aged not-quite Four years outdated… sure you learn that proper, I used to be below 4.

(I don’t learn about different nations, however within the UK there’s a little bit of a stigma that surrounds very younger kids with pierced ears. I assume the simplest option to describe the final sentiment is that it’s seen as a little bit trashy for infants and toddlers to have piercings. No judgment from me, contemplating the age that I used to be…!)

There’s a particular cause that I used to be so younger, and it’s not as a result of my mom was the sort to have younger infants with pierced ears – she’s QUITE the alternative kind in actual fact (neither of my sisters had them achieved so younger). I’d even go as far as to say my mom is kind of conventional and old school about numerous issues. No, the rationale I bought them achieved so younger was all all the way down to my OWN behaviour =she rolls her eyes=

Let me clarify:

My sister is sort of 10 years older than me, and for her 13th birthday she was getting her ears pierced. Mum took her to the “ear-piercing parlour” (that’s a guess, it simply sounds proper for the 1970s) and I got here alongside too.

On the salon, and BEFORE my sister had even had something achieved, I jumped within the chair and demanded that I’ve my ears pierced too (let’s not get into any dialogue about my precociousness at this stage of the story).

My mom advised me to get out of the chair, however the ear-piercing girl supplied to do mine as properly for a similar worth. Mum was horrified (THANK GOD) and mentioned that no, I’d have one ear achieved, begin crying and run away so nooooooo thanks, not at this time.

SOMEHOW – and doubtless as a result of I used to be going to kick up a stink if I didn’t get my method – the woman persuaded Mum to let me have them pierced.

As my first ear was pierced, Mum waited for the scream/tears/tantrum to start out… NOTHING. As an alternative, I simply turned my head for the opposite one to be achieved, with out a lot as a peep out of me. And so I got here to have my ears pierced on the merry outdated age of 3½.

Please don’t decide me (or my mom) ;-p


Acquired any ear (or different) piercing tales to inform? Are you continue to serious about getting one thing (else) pierced, or are you a fan of the stacked earrings look? Remark beneath…!


Keep secure XOXO

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What I’m sporting:

Chunky crystal huggie hoops: Orelia
Hoop with star: a part of ear celebration set, Orelia
Diamond studs: Included with piercing
Cross over ear cuff (not seen, you may see the opposite ear in Monday’s publish): Orelia
Crystal ear cuff: Asos
Chain necklace: & Different Tales
Locket: notonthehighstreet
Prime: Asos, outdated (if I’ve made you hanker after a vibrant pink patterned high you would possibly like this one)

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