“Use some needles; 4 of them to be precise in a place of your choosing.”
When I get a task, I don’t want to just do it and get it over with. If possible, I like to do something special or creative with it, though I’m not always sure how. Four needles, for instance, left me wondering what I could possibly do with them. It didn’t make sense to do something with them like I’ve done before (holding a piece of paper or piercing my nipples), so I thought of perhaps a nice pattern and googled one. Maybe it would be fun to try and have all of them cross over and so I made a… sun?
This task was more challenging than I thought it would be. I know it seems like I don’t struggle a lot with pain, but I’m in fact very sensitive. I can cope because that’s just what I do and also take joy in, but implementing these sorts of things on yourself is difficult and needles hurt more than you might think they do, in my experience anyway.
After the first, the second became a struggle, then after the second, the third became a struggle and by the fourth, I just bit my tongue, held my breath and pushed it in without caring. Pain is temporary, is what I tell myself. I can assure you it still hurt for an hour or two after they’d come out!