I Did It! I Got a Forward Helix Piercing!
If you’ve met me in person, you know something unique about me is not only my red hair, fair skin and freckles, but also the piercings I have. It wasn’t too long ago that I decided to go to Claires and get a third piercing in my ear. I love the diamond studs I have for my 3 piercings, which believe it or not, I actually bought from Costco! I love my third ear piercing, but it’s taken a LONG time to heal and I don’t feel as confident about having it done there after getting my forward helix piercing and other piercings done at Club Tattoo in Las Vegas. I also didn’t realize how much of a shock the whole piercing gun would be to my ear, but that’s done and I can’t go back and change it. However, I will say that I also didn’t know one could or should get their piercings at a tattoo shop. Now I know differently and am happy to share it with you!
If you follow Redhead Mom blog or my social media channels, you know that my husband and I enjoy traveling to Las Vegas and sharing about our discoveries with you. Prior to traveling to Las Vegas, I had started looking at many of the helix piercing pictures on Instagram, as well as watching videos about it on Youtube. This was spurred when I saw and loved the multiple piercings in the ears of the twins (Emily and Haley Ferguson) on “The Bachelor.” It not only made them unique, but it looked really pretty too! I really wanted to get a Helix Piercing because I thought it looked pretty and would be different. On one of our trips to Las Vegas, I decided that I wanted to get a helix piercing. As we were walking through the Miracles Miles Mall, we noticed the Club Tattoo sign and it said piercings on their sign, so we walked in.
I felt a little uneasy at first as I’d never been to a tattoo shop before, but we were quickly greeted by the staff when we walked through the door and my uneasiness went away. The cashier introduced me to Michael – the piercer that night – who was super friendly and spent a lot of time helping me and answering my questions. I told him I wanted to get a helix piercing, but unfortunately, I didn’t quite get the news I was expecting. The cartilage in my ear was too thick to accommodate a helix piercing, however, he did recommend the forward helix piercing instead. I wasn’t quite sure what to think about it initially, but I wanted to get something pierced, so I said let’s do it! Turns out I LOVE it and the way it looks!
Once I decided to do it, it was time to pick out my jewelry. I love jewelry so I had a lot of fun doing this! Once I chose my jewelry (something sparkly of course), I signed a release and then paid for my jewelry and piercing. Michael then headed to the back to sterilize the jewelry (this needs to be done before being placed during the piercing) and prep the room for my piercing. When he was ready for me, he called me back (and Frank came back to take pics and video too)!
I was nervous and excited at the same time, but Michael was amazing. I am confident in saying that he’s the best piercer I’ve ever been to. In fact, I went back to him two more times to get my nose and daith pierced! The piercing room was a super sterile environment and the piercing was done in a professional manner. The piercing was quick and easy and my forward helix piercing looked awesome!
Check out my video of my Forward Helix Piercing.
My piercer was amazing and I highly recommend him. You can find Michael HERE on social media. He answered all of my questions and kept me calm through the process. I mean I honestly had not had anything pierced other than my ears, so I was a little nervous, but excited and anxious to see my new jewelry and piercing at the same time. I will say that it was NOT as scary as I thought it would be. I’m so glad that I got my forward helix piercing done. I even went back to Michael and got a nose piercing, as well as a daith piercing (blog posts coming soon on those). Wonder what I’ll get pierced next??!!
What piercings do you have?