For years I’ve wanted to get an industrial piercing…also known as a scaffold or bar. I’m pretty sure it was freshman year in high school when I saw someone with it, and since then I’ve been jealous. Of course I could have gotten one at any time, since my parents aren’t too concerned with how I present myself (especially since I don’t do anything crazy…so they trust me). However, I never went for it…until this weekend!
Thanks to my two great friends Erica and Siara, they decided to go along with my to The Tat Cave Tattoo & Body Piercing. This place is located at 3629 N Harlem Ave, Chicago, IL 60634 near the Dunning Neighborhood. If your coming from downtown Chicago like myself, take the Blue Line to Irving Park and then hop on the 80 bus. For the amazing price o $20, $25 for credit cards, you can get yourself any piercing. My industrial, which is technically 2 piercings, is included in this price, along with the jewelery too! My friends had gotten a belly button piercing and a cartridge piercing, both for $20. Apparently, this is a great price, since I’ve heard an industrial can be as costly as $50-70…that’s out of my price range. The Tat Cave is fast and relatively painless. Yes my ear is sore, but nothing a pain killer can’t get rid of.
Jokingly, my friend had brought up that having an industrial on your right ear is a way to show that one is gay, but honestly, I don’t mind advertising lol and also, I just got the side pierced in which I’m “handed.” I think it looks great though. If your thinking of getting an industrial, I’d make sure you’re okay with the time it takes to heal, which is about 6 weeks! Pick up a bottle of saline cleaning solution at your Walgreens ($8) and clean it 3 times a day! Also, the guy at the tat cave suggested not changing the jewelery for abut 4 weeks.