Nose Piercing. Unprofessionally Done. At Home.
Recently, I have taken more and more of an interest into piercings. I think that they are attention grabbing, and people look at you instantly. I have respect for people who have piercings and tattoos, because alot of the time it isn't always for style, its to push yourself further and further each time and see what your limit of pain is. I don't care what people who don't like piercings think, they just don't understand the culture, and that's fine.
Now, I want to get snakebites, my septum, and a surface piercing on each hip. There is only one obstacle standing in my way. The evil anti-piercing parents. They think it looks stupid. They say it looks dumb. Personally, I think they think i represent what type of parents they are and how they have raised me. "What will the other parents think of our metal faced daughter?"
So, I went out to Sydney, and purchased $60 worth of facial jewellery at the markets. I brought them home with me, and no surprise, my parents absolutely flipped when they saw how serious I was. Funnily enough, that is how it leads me into getting my nose pierced.
My parents are fair people, I suppose. They don't want me getting drastic piercings; so instead, they said
"Sam, we are going to allow you to get your nose pierced."
It wasn't the response I wanted, but obviously I was going to take whatever I could get from them.
The next day, I went to my friends house to get my nose pierced. I wasn't too nervous, as she was getting it done at the same time as me. She had it done before, but took it out due to infection and sport. She laughed all the way through, and was smiling when it was over. Her mother is a nurse, not a piercer, but it was close enough for me, and I didn't have to pay her.
So I gave her the nose stud I wanted her to use, and lay down on the table. I saw the needle, (which I am terrified of) and closed my eyes. The needle went through; it feels like a pinch, like, pinch the hard bit of the inside of your nose. That's what it feels like, but all the way though. Now that I think about it, it wasn't even bad. I won't say it didn't hurt, because it did. But it was defiantly bearable, I didn't cry or anything.
Here is the twist to my story. The stud I gave her, which was purchased for $2 and was poorly made, wasn't long enough. It was trapped in between the wall of my nose and the outside. SO, I had to get it re pierced.
We went through the same thing, the needle through the nose, which hurt so much more the second time. And stupidly, we used the same stud. Well the exactly same thing happened the second time. Great.
I wasn't about to use that same stud the third time round. Luckily enough, my friend lives near a piercing shop, and she ran down and purchased a better quality stud for me to use. It was thicker, and had a bigger stud on the end. She brought that back to me, and this was the third attempt at getting it to work.
At this stage, I was shaken up, and almost in tears. It wasn't the pain, I think I was just in shock. Hesitantly, I laid back down on the table, and prepared myself for round three. Needle went through, and I expected it to hurt the most. But it was less painfuil then the second time and about the same as the first. The stud went through, and the needle came out.
Adjusting the stud is the most painful part I found. But when I got up and looked in the mirror, I was the happiest girl.
Even though that I didn't pierce this myself, I think everyone should go to a professional.
I didn't really use much after care, but I would suggest that you use a hot salt water mix. It did get infected in the first few months, but it was nothing major and wasn't painful. I recommend that you clean it after you do sport, so it isn't sweaty and dirty. It was just a bit pussy right on top of the piercing. Now, six months on, it doesn't get infected much anymore.
It was pierced on a funny angle, which you couldn't tell by looking at, but sometimes, if it comes out, it can prove very difficult to get back in.
Recently, I have been looking for different types of nose studs to put in, but I haven't found any good ones yet. I want to put a ring in.
I would defiantly recommend this as a first facial piercing, just to get used to the idea. I love mine, I feel like a part of me is missing when it isn't there.
submitted by: Anonymous
on: 16 June 2008
in Nose Piercing