I have several projects in the hopper, so the beginning of my adventure has started with the install. I’ll post about it before detailing any projects.
Important information about me, I have a severe needle phobia. This isn’t an “Ewww, needles are gross”. This is full on fetal position with cold sweats medical phobia stemming from a severe car accident when I was 14 resulting in over 100 facial stitches and some minor dental reconstructive surgery. It’s not uncommon for me to use phlebotomists as vomit target practice, but I’ve gotten better over the years.
I show up and tell the piercer I’m terrified, but very excited. So he gives me some time and we bullshit for a while. He’s extremely interested in the tech and had been doing a lot of research since I spoke to him and wants to become a partner when his studio reopens post covid. I hand him the NeXT kit to get setup, and he comments on the impressive professionalism of DT as everything he needs is included. He gets everything sketched out on my hand and his communication is amazing.
I meditate for about a minute and give him the nod. Breath in, breath out, POP. Slight sting, but the intense burning sensation was definitely uncomfortable. I remember thinking it was worse than described on this forum, but not as bad as I feared. Implant is done in about 15 seconds. Feeling a bit nauseous but not bad. And then the phobia has the delayed effect. Blood pressure plummets and my hands start shaking uncontrollably. Piercer places a hand on my chest for support and hands me a bottle of water. I try to drink but my hands are spilling it all over me. I’m frustrated and keep telling myself it’s over, calm down. I break out in a cold sweat, literally dripping off of my face. Took a solid couple of minutes to stop shaking, but my fingers are tingling so he has me hang out a bit until I’m OK to drive. So I take the opportunity to flash the NFC chip with a YouTube link to Mr Roboto and have him test it. Success.
Made it home and everything is fine. No bruising, but some minor swelling. 2 days later, and a tad bit of tenderness around the implant. Proxmark rdv2 reads and programs fine with good positioning. My desire for more implants is still strong, but I don’t know if I can physically take it. Piercer had great bedside manner, so I tipped him 30% for dealing with me. I don’t regret getting it done, but I’m disappointed a magic mifare or spark 2 install are just not in the cards.
But the projects have already begun and will be posted to that category.