My Septum and Ear Piercing Experience
My Septum and Ear Piercing Experience
From a very young age I have always been interested in body art, I always loved looking at people who had piercings or tattoos and wish so much that I could do that. Originally I had hoped and intended to get by tongue pierced, but do to several complications, namely my tongue web being too far forward, and my mother's stubbornness (I'm 17). So I opted to get my ears and septum pierced, I had always liked the look of a pierced septum and think that stretched ears are totally fuckin' awesome, I had been considering a labret or bridge piercing, but my school doesn't allow for visible facial piercings. So today, at long last, my mother agreed to go to Golden Body Rings in Seattle, to put all of her worries about sanitation and procedure to rest. I had heard excellent things about this studio and I was not disappointed. When I got there Kurtis, the head piercer, and owner answered all of my mom's questions and began to talk with me about what I wanted done. I told Kurtis that I wanted my lobes and septum pierced, he and I began to talk about appropriate jewelry, I asked how large my lobes could be pierced, he said that 12ga is about as large as I would want to go during the healing, I chose a 12ga CBR and we moved on. He began to take a 14ga septum retainer out of the case and I asked if it had to be pierced at 14ga, he promptly asked me what gauge I would like it pierced at, I asked if a 10ga was possible he said no problem, I decided on a 10ga circular barbell for ease of concealment. As it was nearing lunch time we set an appointment for 1:30. After a nice lunch I made my way back to the studio, doing what mental preparation I could. Before I knew it I was at the door and Kurtis greeted me with a smile, and after signing the waivers and a brief overview of the aftercare we went back to the piercing room. He asked me what I wanted to do first and I said the ears. I climbed up on the up on to the table and he and I talked about my summer in New York while he proceeded to mark them, he did note that the tragus area on my right ear was more pronounced than on my left, so he remarked and asked if I liked the placement, I said yes and we went ahead. No real pain it did sting a bit when the jewelry went in and there was a slight pressure afterwards. Now on to the septum he had me lie down and he proceeded to shove cotton swabs with iodine up my nose then swabs with alcohol then dry then some more with iodine then antibiotic ointment I think. Most of this stuff wasn't bad at all, but the alcohol swabs smelled fuckin terrible. It was it this time I noticed the small embossed picture of a Mayan sun god on the ceiling, this helped distract me a little bit. He began to mark, show me the receiving tube and tell me to just breathe deep. I began to breathe 1, 2, 3, 4.... then the needle went in and through. At first when I saw the size of the needle I thought oh shit this is gonna hurt, but then when I felt the needle go through it wasn't bad at all, it just made my eyes water a little bit. I laid there thinking oh fuck there's something on both sides of my septum, this is totally fuckin awesome. In a few seconds he threaded the jewelry through and it didn't hurt at all, he screwed the ball on, widened the gap so I could flip it up and then I sat up and was amazed, damn this is so cool. So here I am several hours after with three new holes that weren't there when I got up this morning. I can't wait till they've healed and I can stretch em. I've never thought of myself as one who liked pain, but after this experience I realized that I really like it and I think, I'm gonna have to get more pierces very soon. As stuff down the line, once school is done I wanna get a labret, but sooner probably nipples, if I can get my tongue web cut, I want get my tongue pierced so bad, some more ear stuff and eventually someting like an apadravya.
submitted by: Anonymous
on: 16 Sept. 1997
in Nose Piercing