As children grow up, it's completely natural for them to have certain things about their lives that they keep secret from their parents. It has happened from generation to generation since the beginning of time. Most of the time, these secrets are pretty unexceptional and run-of-the-mill. Most parents don't need to know every single detail about their kids' lives.
Many kids go through a stage of rebellion and try things they know their parents wouldn't approve of — they may try drinking to excess, doing drugs, or other dangerous activities. Or they may decide to pull an all-nighter and skip breakfast in the morning.
And then there are people who decide to get secret piercings. It's all good until they accidentally reveal their piercings.
That's what happened to Sydney Allen, a 20-year-old woman from Florida. And the way her piercings were revealed is pretty funny.
Our story begins at a doctor's office.20-year-old Sydney Allen of Clearwater, Florida went into her doctor's appointment and had no idea that she was about to become a viral sensation.
She was there for an X-ray.Specifically, an X-ray of her spine. It was a routine checkup, nothing out of the ordinary.
In fact, she gets X-rays pretty frequently.
@__ikreezy I have chiari malformation (“brain leakage”) which causes a lot of spinal fluid and nerve issues. I get… https://t.co/jHvUqQW4CT— Syd (@Syd)1540498756.0
To Sydney's 20th birthday!Obviously, your 20th birthday is the time to do something extra special. It's not every day you can say that you've lived for two entire decades! Some people decide to throw a party, while others may prefer a quiet night in with friends and family.
Sydney, on the other hand...She celebrated her birthday by getting her nipples pierced.
Actually, the nipple piercings were a gift from her sister.Her sister is pretty awesome. Sydney decided to keep her nipple piercings a complete secret from her parents. As she told Buzzfeed, her mom is "a bit conservative on appearances and hates tattoos and piercings." Uh oh. You see where this is going, right?
Anyway, back to the doctor's appointment.Sydney was there with her mom. Sydney was getting an X-ray. Sydney had nipple piercings.
This was the result:
My mom found out I got my nipples pierced today https://t.co/BCRE1dz68f— Syd (@Syd)1540301872.0
Yep, her mom saw them too."My mom saw my piercings as soon as the X-ray popped up and the doctor and I started laughing hysterically," Sydney said. Sydney says her mom was visibly upset and eventually said, "We will discuss this later." Yikes.
Sydney posted the hilarious image to Twitter, where people started asking the important questions:
@Sydney_allenn Fr question tho, did it hurt???— Cydney (@Cydney)1540390545.0
Sydney was kind enough to answer:
@CydneyClouse Slight pinch. If you get a good piercer that does it fast not bad at all!— Syd (@Syd)1540400114.0
Some people also tried to give Sydney some brilliant excuses:
@Sydney_allenn Should’ve said you inhaled tiny dumbbells— ScubbaSteve (@ScubbaSteve)1540421789.0
There was also this solution:
@Sydney_allenn @ArtisticKhoala I wouldve said that I couldn’t believe the hospital would digitally alter xrays of me— Grand Legionaire of the Legion of Lechery🥴😈 (@Grand Legionaire of the Legion of Lechery🥴😈)1540516572.0
As always, Twitter was on point with their responses.
@Sydney_allenn You must’ve been in the room after like https://t.co/TliL3MPfiR— Demetria Russell (@Demetria Russell)1540449908.0
I can also clearly imagine Sydney's mom pulling this move:
@Sydney_allenn Your mom getting a closer look at the xrays https://t.co/2obxXtUetp— ρɦყℓ ∠( ᐛ 」∠)＿ 🖤🤍💜 (@ρɦყℓ ∠( ᐛ 」∠)＿ 🖤🤍💜)1540578008.0
Sydney is not the only person who has experienced this awkward situation.
@Alexis__Valone @Sydney_allenn This is deadass how my mother found out my nipples were pierced when I went to the hospital— erica (@erica)1540434379.0
In fact, multiple people responded that they'd experienced the exact same scenario.
@Sydney_allenn @kenzken14 THIS IS HOW MY MOM FOUND OUT ALSO— 𝙽𝚒𝚌𝚘𝚕𝚎 🦇🕸 (@𝙽𝚒𝚌𝚘𝚕𝚎 🦇🕸)1540432827.0
Some people posted their own X-ray images!
@Sydney_allenn @ThugCookie Girl, I feel ya https://t.co/zOlfthrFHL— 👁👄👁 (@👁👄👁)1540418005.0
That's right. There's another one.
@Sydney_allenn I feel u too https://t.co/IuBTe9ksmM— chitsyakovya 𖤐 (@chitsyakovya 𖤐)1540645921.0
This X-ray reveal is slightly different:It's a web piercing (of the skin under the tongue). So yeah, piercings of all types show up on an X-ray.
Some people appreciated the heads up!
@treefuzzz @Sydney_allenn @ThugCookie Now I know what to look forward to if I ever get an X-ray lol— ☁️✨𝙘𝙖𝙧𝙡𝙞 ✨☁️ (@☁️✨𝙘𝙖𝙧𝙡𝙞 ✨☁️)1540430920.0
Other people made privacy pacts:
@MegTony99 @Sydney_allenn 😂😂😂😂 so no allowing our parents to ever see any xrays👍🏼— Shaelyn 🖤 (@Shaelyn 🖤)1540395585.0
Also, a lot of people were throwing shade at the X-ray tech, which was my favorite part of this whole thread.
@Sydney_allenn I’d be more horrified that they didn’t collimate at all for a t-spine Xray. 😬— Ĵ€ŇŇ (@Ĵ€ŇŇ)1540413109.0
@JozzlynnHunter @bakemoneko @stephenvsawyer @Sydney_allenn This is supposed to be an AP of the t-spine. Look how te… https://t.co/hJo62inUT3— The Cardsharp (@The Cardsharp)1540459875.0
In case you had no idea what collimating is:
@tj_cubin @meowtownbound @Sydney_allenn Collimating is when you narrow it down to only the specific area that needs… https://t.co/2Y0Gl6Uf6m— E Mak🌻 (@E Mak🌻)1540684235.0