My self done septum
Since a very young age, I have been infatuated with piercings. I am not sure why, but being able to decorate your body fascinated me. naturally my parents have always been against any piercings, other than the standard single hole in each earlobe. my rebellion began in 5th grade. this is a very clear memory. I had wanted to put a second hole in one of my ears, so one day, I sat on my bed and rammed an earring stud through my ear. pop! it went in. when my dad drove me to school the next morning, I covered it with my hair, and at school, I immediately showed it off, gloated about how " I did it myself, and it totally didn't hurt and there was no blood!!!" pretty soon my parents saw and forced me to take it out. over the next 4 or 5 years, i would pierce my ear, get away with it, then get yelled at, take it out, and do it again in a month.
well, I'm entering 11th grade, and I proudly have 4 holes in each ear, done by myself, and they're all pretty permanent by now. I 've gotten much cleverer regarding being around my parents. But all of the sudden, my ears seemed lame, a feeble attempt at body piercings.
I became obsessed with the septum piercing. It was perfect. I could hide it from my parents by flipping it up in my nose. It would look really good with my nose, it wasn't too intense, and apparently it was a relatively painless, bloodless piercing to do. I spent weeks researching it online, and after finding the perfect ring at hot topic, I sat down in front of my mirror, armed with the biggest sewing needle my mom owned, a bottle of rubbing alcohol and my ring.
After feeling around for a few minutes, I found a good spot. Then, I took a deep breath and proceeded to push the needle in. obviously, there was some pain involved, and I did have to stop and close my eyes a couple times, but it was much better than I expected. pretty soon it was almost through. I stopped, calmed down, took a deep breath, and pushed it right in. pop! It was just like when I pierce my ears. When it's 95% in, you have to just ram it in. then there's a pop, and a feeling of relief, shock, and intense euphoria takes over. You think "oh my god, I really did it! It's in! It's for real!" so now I was sitting in front of my mirror with a needle in my nose, when I realized, "how the hell do I put in this ring??" I didn't want to take the needle out, for fear of losing the hole so I eventually took an old hoop earring, and took off the part that goes in your ear with nail clippers. I was really worried about putting in that circular jewelry I had bought, so I just qu ickly removed the long needle, and replaced it with that piece from the earring I defaced.
For about 2 days, I left that stupid little rod in, until I finally got up the nerve and sought professional help. I went to a piercing shop the next neighborhood over and figured that if I wanted some help, I'd have to buy something. I explained my story and bought a 14g circular barbell for $20, and the guy said "would you like us to put it in for you, free of charge?" hell yeah I would! So I waited, and then went to the back of the store. I explained everything to the piercer and he was shocked I had done it myself. Jokingly he offered me a job, and complimented me on a job well done. He then used his professional piercing thingy to put the barbell in. "I don't really like girls with septum piercings, but I must say, you pull it off nicely" he said. I tipped him $5, and left, thanking him profusely and being very satisfied. I was ecstatic, as I walked home, thinking of all the people I had to surprise.
It's been about a week and a half, and everything is going swimmingly. My parents don't know, I love it, my friends love it, and I constantly get complimented on it. I am 100% pleased with my new decorated nose, and I can't wait to go back to school and show it off. I am proud of the piercing experience I gained, and glad to have made some new friends at the piercing shop. I would definitely recommend the septum piercing to anyone considering it. It really does make your face feel 10x more awesome. It was pretty easy, and you get great results. If you are inexperienced with piercing yourself though, I would recommend going to a shop. They are generally very nice and eager to help you. And if you do end up piercing yourself, I wish you luck, and hope you have fun. I totally did, and I'm proud of what I have done.
submitted by: Anonymous
on: 01 Sept. 2008
in Nose Piercing