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My Nostril Piercing

When I turned 18 I decided that I wanted to get a tattoo and I had been thinking about what to get for a long time. My parents didn't want me to get a tattoo but they figured a piercing would be okay, so I decided that I wanted to get my nose pierced. I had been talking to a friend of mine who also has her nose pierced and she told me that she absolutely loved hers and that she knew I could do it if I wanted too.

When the day finally came I walked into the tattoo and piercing place and the lady at the front desk asked me what I wanted to get done I told them I wanted to get my nose pierced. I filled out some quick paper work and showed the lady at the desk my ID and since it was my birthday I got a free T-Shirt=)

Then came the moment of truth Brandon came out and called my name I nervously walked into the room. The first thing he asked was if I wanted a stud or a hoop and I definitely wanted a stud because I think they look so much cuter than a hoop. He explained to me what he was going to do then he had me sit on the table and lean my head back so he could see how long he would need to make the stud. He then marked a place that he thought it would look the best had me check in the mirror and I loved it already. He then had me lay on my back and I closed my eyes because I'm a chicken like that.

He then told me that he was going to clean the area so he took a cotton swab and cleaned out the area where the new piercing would be. Then he explained that I would soon feel something cold in my nose because he was putting the recieving tube into my nose. This tube prevented the rest of my nose from getting pierced. Brandon then said take a deep breath in and when you breathe out I will insert the needle so I took one big deep breath in and while I was breathing out he did it. After he was done I could feel my eyes watering and I felt kind of stupid about that, but Brandon reassured me that it happens to almost everyone.When you first feel the jewelry you will want to play with it and/or get it out because that's a normal reaction when you have something in your nose.

Brandon then went on to tell me how to properly care for the piercing he said to mix sea salt with warm water 2 times a day in a an unused Dixie Cup (Dixie cups are recommended because they don't have any germs on them and they are sterile). Then dip a cotton swab and a cotton ball into the sea salt and water and to put the cotton swab inside your nose and the cotton ball on the outside of my nose. I also purchased some spray Sea Salt which is amazing for a person who is always on the go like me. Just be careful not to clean the new piercing too much (as weird as that sounds) it is possible that you can make the piercing even harder to heal if you clean it too much because you can dry out the skin around the piercing.

I will admit that the piercing hurt but it wasn't any worse than getting your cartilage pierced. The worst part was after he had the jewelery in he had to place it right so that hurt. I've had this piercing for almost a year and I absolutely LOVE it, I recommend this piercing to anyone who asks me about it.

I have had no complications whatsoever with this piercing (I have had it for about a year now it will be a year in June of 2008) and the healing process was very quick for me in about 2 and a half months I changed to a different stud. Since this I have had two friends who have also got their noses pierced and we all just love them.

I will definitely go back to Brandon in the future when I get piercings he is very calm and explains everything throughly and he is very easy going to talk to. In the future I want to get my tongue pierced, a monroe and a nipple or maybe both, and more if I get the urge.

I encourage you to ask me any questions if you have any about this story or piercing. Please do not hesitate to ask questions about this because a piercing is a very serious thing.


submitted by: Anonymous
on: 24 April 2008
in Nose Piercing

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Artist: Brandon
Studio: Cactus+Tattoo
Location: Mankato%2C+MN

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