so happy with my nose piercing
So I got my nose done two days after my seventeenth birthday. The only other piercing I have are my ears (two holes in each.) I got a little stud on the left side of my nose. My mom went with me and she drove me up to the shop. On the drive there I was trying to stay cool and I was just jamming out to some music to take my mind off of it. I had heard stories that it is a very painful piercing and that it was excruciating, and I'm kind of a wimp, so I was nervous, but I tried to relax.
We get to Queen City and the first thing I noticed was that the place was very clean, welcoming, and professional-looking. We go up to the front desk, tell him I want a nose piercing, and the guy asks for my ID and my mom's ID and we had to fill out a form. There was only one other person waiting and he was getting a tattoo, so I thought if he can endure getting a tattoo, I can get a tiny little nose piercing. My mom and I were looking at some of the tattoo books, but we only had to wait in the waiting room for about 5 minutes before he called me back.
He led my mom and I into a small, private room that resembled a doctor's office. He told me to sit up on this booth thing and he began taking out the equipment. Everything that he used came from a new, unopened pack. During the whole procedure he changed his gloves twice. He marked the spot and asked me if it looked alright and it did. At this point I'm squeezing my mom's hand but she's way more nervous than I was. He cleaned my nose with this nasty stuff that smelled kind of funky. He tells me that I can close my eyes if I want (and I do.) Then he puts the clamp-thing on, which just felt kind of cold, and tells me to take a couple deep breaths. Then he says to take a deep breath in and hold it, then exhale and he just stuck the needle in. Then a second later he stuck the jewelry in and I had my new nose piercing!
Honestly, it barely hurt at all. I felt a little pinch when the needle first went in, then another pinch when the jewelry went in, but it didn't last more than a couple seconds and the pain was very mild. Actually, the first thing I said after the jewelry went in was "I could barely feel that at all!" On a scale of 1-10 (10 being horrible) I'd give it a 2 or a 3 and that's only for like a couple seconds. My eyes watered and my nose bled a little, but he wiped it off and put some slight pressure on it. Afterwards I couldn't feel it at all. It didn't throb, hurt or anything. It sort of tingles once in a while, but there's no pain. It hurt way less than some shots I've gotten. With my ears I got them pierced with a gun (I know better now) but I actually think my nose hurt less than my ears!
I was in and out of the place in about 10 minutes. He took most of the time setting up and the actual piercing was over in less than a couple seconds. He gave me cleaning solution, sea salt, and instructions how to clean it. They also said that when I'm able to change jewelry I can come back there and they will show me how to change it.
It looks so awesome and every time I pass by a mirror I stop and look at it. I have to be very careful not to touch it, because it's easy to forget that it's even there. I haven't been able to show it off to many people yet, but it felt pretty cool just walking through the store with it in. :D I can't wait until it heals and I can buy a bunch of new jewelry for it!
So for anyone looking to get their nose pierced I say go for it! I do recommend, though that you do a lot of research about it beforehand. Make sure you know what to expect during the procedure, where to go to get it done, how to care for it, etc. I think a reason why my piercing was so painless and it went so smoothly is because I went to a reputable place and my piercer knew exactly what he was doing and he had a lot of experience. Do it, but be smart about it, kids!
submitted by: Anonymous
on: 13 Aug. 2008
in Nose Piercing