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horrible septum @ Primal Urge!

een pierced professionally four times. Got my belly button @ infinite in Philly, it was just ok. My nostril @ Gorlub in Copenhagen- awesome, awesome, awesome! I don't remember the guy's name but he was one of the coolest, nicest people I have ever met. Got my rook at the Hole 3 in Indiana, PA, very professional. And then my septum @ Primal Urge in New Hope, which has to be one of the worst experiences of my life. I don't really know why I wanted my septum done, I didn't even find it very attractive. I think what I found most intriguing was that you can hide a septum so easily with a retainer but when you show it off people can't help but notice. I liked my nostril piercing better but it got really infected and I had to take it out. I should have known not to get it done since I've pierced my cartilage many times and have never gotten it to heal. Plus I knew I would have to teach in an elementary classroom the next semester and a nostril piercing would not be tolerated. I went to primal urge because I always thought it looked like a nice place and its pretty close to my house. At the time I didn't have any friends that had been pierced near me so I didn't even have anyone to give me advice on where to go. I walked in and told them I wanted to get my septum done with a retainer. The guy who did my piercing (Martin) asked this other guy if they could do that, he said yes. At that moment I should have walked out but I really wanted this done and I didn't know when I would be able to get to Philly. We went upstairs and I asked if there was anything I should know. He said no. I thought he should say something so I asked him all of these questions about aftercare, if it was going to hurt, and how long it would take to heal. He acted very annoyed and said they would answer all of my questions downstairs. He told me to relax and lay down. His manner made me even more nervous. He shoved the needle in me and it was the 2nd worst pain I have ever been in. 2nd only to getting a needle in my nail bed. Then he shoved the retainer in, more horrible pain. But that wasn't the worst of it. He couldn't get the retainer flipped up. He kept pushing against the thing in between my nose. It felt like he was shoving an ice pick up my nose and into my skull. I could feel the blood pouring out and I couldn't help but cry and whimper. He kept telling me to calm down, in this really annoyed voice. Then I felt like I was going to sneeze. All I got out was I think I'm going... then I sneezed. He got all pissed because blood went everywhere. After what felt like forever but my sister said was 5 minutes he finally got it flipped up. I went downstairs and got my aftercare info. I felt violated; I couldn't even look at the guy when I left. The first two weeks were really rough, I didn't want my parents to know that I had it done (after 6 months my dad still doesn't know!) and the retainer kept getting stuck in very uncomfortable positions. I had to keep rubbing my nose without looking too suspicious and without grimacing. I bumped it a few times in front of them and had to hold back the tears. It ended up taking about 10 weeks to heal, longer than they had told me but for some reason it always takes me longer. The first time I wore a ring in it I felt really weird. I'm pretty normally looking and it was strange to have everyone starring at me. But then I started liking the attention. When I went back to school my friends couldn't believe what I had done, but my best friend loved it. I was always really shy because I always thought if I acted like my weird self nobody would like me. When I wear my ring I feel like I can be as weird as I want because that's what everyone expects. I know, that sounds really strange, but it's true. I love my piercing. I love looking at it and I think its absolutely beautiful. My favorite is passing someone else with one, you can't help but smile at one another. This was the best thing I have ever done for myself, I just wish I would have chosen some one else to do it.


submitted by: Anonymous
on: 13 Jan. 2000
in Nose Piercing

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Artist: Martin
Studio: Primal+Urge
Location: New+Hope%2C+PA

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