I think a lot of parents would find their kid’s nipple piercings tricky to mentally digest, but this is surely one of the most hilarious ways for them to find out.
20-year-old Sydney Allen, from Clearwater, Florida, suffers from syringomyelia (spinal fluid inside the spinal chord) caused by Chiari malformation, so has to undergo x-rays every month.
You can hide nipple piercings under clothes, but you can’t hide them from an X-ray, as Sydney, and her unwitting mum, soon found out.
After the X-ray, Sydney, her mum and her doctor all looked at the images with very different reactions.
Her doctor and her burst out laughing, but apparently her mum didn’t see the funny side.
Speaking to UNILAD about the accidental reveal, Sydney said:
The doctors take X-rays to check the alignment of my spine and shoulders because a straight spine is supposed to help alleviate some pain.
This was the first X-ray I had gotten with my nipples pierced. I asked the doctor about it and he said to leave them in.
When we went in to his office to review the images and that one came up the doctor and I started laughing hysterically.
My mom did not. She was in shock and visibly upset and said ‘we’ll talk about this later’. I went silent after that.
After she explained how no one could know about it unless she showed them, her mum came round to the idea.
Sydney explained how they both laugh now:
My mom was a bit more understanding after realising no one will know unless I show them and she laughs at the photo now. But it’s not really a secret anymore.
Initially she told me to take them out, but I showed her how people like it so she’s on board.
Sydney posted the X-ray to Twitter captioned: ‘My mom found out I got my nipples pierced today’ and the tweet received 37k likes and 166k retweets.
Speaking about the huge reaction online, Sydney said:
The popularity was not expected at all. But it’s been awesome because a lot of people have been reaching out to me with Chiari and we have been sharing stories.
I’ve never met someone with the same diagnosis as me so it’s been great talking to people that know what I’m going through.
With 166k retweets, at the time of writing, the cat is well and truly out of the bag.
What a way to find out though!
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