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My Nose Piercing

I've wanted my nose pierced for a couple of months. Unfortunately, all my friends from school want it done too, and due to it being against the school rules to have a facial piercing, they are all planning to get it done at schoolies when we graduate at the end of the year. So I decided to get it done now to avoid looking like I was following the crowd.

My parents haven't always been keen on the idea, but I had gotten my lip pierced in January this year and last month, July, I took it out because I decided I didn't like it. My parents then realised that I could take out my nose if it didn't look good, and my mum agreed to let me have it done. I didn't want to go alone, so she and my aunty came with me.

We got there and they were training a piercer and all piercings were reduced to $10. They were booked for the entire day because of the price reduction but then a cancellation happened and they could fit me in an hour later. I was really glad they let me do it that day or I would have had to wait until the next week to get it done. That would have really been annoying.

So when we got there they had just pierced a girl's septum, and then we had to wait a good 15 minutes whilst they cleaned up and started sterilising everything ready for me. They got out a new needle in a sealed packet and sterilised everything whilst I filled out a form with my details and signed it. This made me feel better, because everytime I go to this place to get a piercing they make me do this, which shows they actually care about their customers.

The trainee made me lie down on the seat thing, which looked like a doctor's bed. The qualified pierced was at my side the entire time. The trainee asked me about my day and made small talk whilst I chose a stud and everything, which made me feel at ease. I've had piercers in the past who have not been the nicest people. I asked her if it hurt and she said 'have you ever had your cartilege pierced?' I said yes, and she told me that's what it felt like. I had my cartilege pierced with a gun, and it was really painful but quick. So I was expecting something similar. However, it didn't feel like that at all. It was worse. She told me to close my eyes and gave me tissues whilst she swabbed my nose with alcohol. The fumes were strong and she had to tell me when to open my eyes, because it made them water. She then told me I could open them whilst she clamped my nose. It was weird, she clamped it for 1 second then took away the clamp. I think it was something to do with making sure I wouldn't bleed too much.

So then she told me to close my eyes as she put the needle in. It was a really sharp pain and yes, my eyes watered like crazy! But I only felt it go in one side, I didn't even feel it come out on the inside of my nose. The pain then went away, but the worse part hadn't happened. She had to then cut of the end of the needle, and curl the inside which formed the stud. That was really bad because she was basically pulling on a new wound. But once that was over, I looked in the mirror and it was all red, but I loved it. It was stinging a little bit, which lasted about 20 minutes. And it hurt to flare my nostrils.. The trainee then gave me instructions on how to clean it, showed me how, wiped the blood from the inside of my nose and sent me away to buy the anti-bacterial spray.

I love my piercing now, and am thinking of getting a really small ring instead of the stud. I'm supposed to go back in 6 weeks to get it changed to a smaller stud, which I'm looking forward to, as I've had to put a bandaid over the stud for school. It's school holidays now, thank goodness. So I'm hoping when I get a small stud they won't really notice as much. I've noticed 2 other people in my grade which have small nose piercings, and apparently they haven't gotten in much trouble for them. So I'm hoping that seeing as how it is term 4 and I have 4 weeks of school left forever, that the teachers will allow me to have it. Wish me luck, I'll need it.


submitted by: Anonymous
on: 28 Sept. 2008
in Nose Piercing

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