A Very Easy Piercing For a Very Scared Girl!
I have wanted my nose pierced for the last few years, since a friend of mine got hers done. I've always thought that nose rings looked nice, not too big and really cute! I'm in a profession that tends to frown on visible body modifications so that deterred me a little, however, after actually looking at the staff I realized that quite a few of them have their noses pierced so I didn't think it would be much of a problem for me, I just needed the guts to do it.
To give you an idea of how much the thought of piercing my nose scared me I feel the need to say that I've actually walked into various studios over the past few years to get it done and then walked out with nothing. I was terrified that it would hurt really badly. Its not that I'm bad with pain, I actually handle it pretty well, for some reason I just anticipated this pain to be amoung the worst I'd ever felt. Not to mention the fact that this would be my first piercing besides my ears and the first one done with a needle as opposed to the dreaded piercing gun.
About a month ago a friend of mine decided to get a new tattoo, and I asked if I could go with her. I have 2 tattoos myself and I love watching people get their own mods done. My friend agreed, but only if I pierced my nose on the same day (she knows how long I've wanted this for and how scared I was to do it). I agreed, but a part of me felt like I would just end up chickening out again. To try to get over my fear I checked out a lot of websites and read a lot of different people's experiences, but I was still really nervous.
When the day came my friend and I walked into the first studio(where I'd gotten my first tattoo done) and unfortunately, ended up leaving. They couldn't do my friend's tattoo and didn't have the jewelery I wanted, so there was no sense in sticking around. Luckily, Adrenaline was across the street. I'd heard good things about this place so I decided to go in and look around. The staff was extremely helpful, they answered all of my questions and even showed me the piercing rooms prior to me saying I was definitely going to get pierced there.
After a few minutes of debating whether or not I was actually going to do this I decided that it was now or never, it would hurt but it would be worth it in the end. I filled out my paperwork, picked out a stud with a clear gem to be pierced with and was lead into one of the back rooms where my piercer was already waiting for me.
He talked me through the procedure and aftercare, assured me that the jewelery was high quality and answered all of my questions (I didn't really have anymore questions, at this point I was just stalling the inevitable pain). He understood that I was nervous and joked around with me which made me feel a lot more comfortable. There was no backing out for me now, paperwork was signed, I was sitting on the piercing table and the piercer was setting everything up.
When I was ready he marked a spot on my nose and let me check it, a quick look in the mirror and verification from my friend and we were good to go. Next, my left nostril was cleaned inside and out and I was told to close my eyes. I grabbed my friend's hand for something to squeeze when the pain came, closed my eyes, was told to take a deep breath in and while I was exhaling the needle was pushed through my nostril. Before I knew it, it was done! I was shocked by the fact that my eyes weren't watering and I was in NO pain at all! No pain, no blood, no sickening popping noise and no tears... I kind of felt like I'd been cheated (kidding). I hopped off the table, looked at my new piercing in the mirror and instantly loved it!
Seeing it out of the corner of my eye was weird for the first little bit but I've had nothing to complain about! Most people who see it seem to like it (including my grandmother), or not even notice that its there. My mother goes through phases where she likes it, hates it, and likes it again, but all I have to do to stop that is remind her that my younger brother has both his labret and eyebrow pierced, which seems to make her love my nostril piercing!
For anyone wondering what it felt like for me, I can honestly say that it felt the same as the prick you feel when having blood taken! It was nothing! If you're debating getting your nose pierced I say DO IT, sure it may hurt a bit, but it will all be worth it in the end. If you're in the Toronto area pop into Adrenaline, the staff is so nice and are really good at what they do! If you're scared like I was just keep telling yourself that life's no fun without a few risks here and there.
submitted by: Anonymous
on: 23 Sept. 2008
in Nose Piercing