“…It didn’t hurt at all…”
(Female, 30’s) This wasn’t much of a nightmare because as soon as I realized what I’d done, I woke up. It was pretty shocking though.
I had a set of long embroidery needles and some beautiful silk thread. And I was using them to embroider my own face. I would poke the needle in at my chin right where the bone is and run the thread up under the skin to just under my eye where I’d poke it out again and wrap it around my cheek. I was using orange with a patch of purple in the middle for highlight.
It didn’t hurt at all.
I looked over into a little compact mirror to see how it looked and only then was I struck with the horror of what I was doing.