The phrase "beauty is pain" has stuck with me ever since I first watched Frenchy say it to Sandy in Grease. I don't flinch when a hairstylist pulls on my knots, because beauty is pain. I don't ask for numbing cream when I get injected, because beauty is pain (also, it takes too long to kick in). Deep nose extractions come with a warning from the facialist because, well, you know.
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