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Perfect 19th Birthday Present

Well for my past birthdays, ever since I was 16 years old, I have gotten some kind of body mod whether it is a tattoo or a piercing or last year I got both. Anyways, for my 19th birthday I decided I wanted to go with a nose piercing since I thought they were too cute and a very discrete facial piercing.

I just recently moved to Springfield, MO and one of the first things I started doing was looking around for a good tattoo studio. I did a lot of searching around on the internet and talking to people who had tattoos or piercings of their own. That's when I ran across Next Generation. I had heard a lot about them and how good they were. So I checked out their website and eventually added them to my MySpace.

About a month and a half of talking back and forth with Billy, one of their piercers, about getting a nose piercing I finally decided to get it done a few days before my birthday. Before actually going and getting my piercing I did a lot of research on nose piercings since I had never had a nose piercing or any other facial piercing for that matter. I checked around at different websites for as far as the aftercare goes and what to expect while my new nose piercing was healing. YouTube also had quite a few interesting videos showing how the procedure happens and I felt this was very useful to me since I had never seen someone get their nose pierced

Finally, the day rolled around that I had decided I was going to go get my new piercing so I got up and got ready as quickly as I could. Unfortunately, I had to go by myself because my boyfriend had to work so this freaked me out a little bit since he had been with me for all my body mods.

I headed towards the shop around 11 and as soon as I walked in I was greeted with a smiling face. This comforted me a bit because I'm not going to lie, I was a little nervous. It was Billy and he asked me what I wanted and gave me a few papers to fill out while he got things ready. I filled the papers out fairly quickly and he checked for my ID. After all the paperwork was good he asked me to come over to what looked like a dentist chair and I plopped down. I told him I wanted a stud instead of a ring and he showed me a small diamond nose screw, which worked great for me.

He began telling how the procedure was going to go and about how the eyes tend to water when people get their nose pierced. He explained to me that it will feel awkward at first, like a booger, but not to pick at it. He cleaned the side of my nose that I wanted pierced and marked it so I could see if that was where I wanted it. It was perfect. I sat back down and the adrenaline started pumping. He turned the chair around and kind of tilted me back into a laying position.

He clamped my nose and I could feel the needle against my skin. He told me to take a few deep breaths and by about the second deep breath, BAM, he shoved the needle through. And oh my god my eyes were watering. He told me I'd feel a slight tugging while he put the jewelry in and then we'd be good. The whole procedure took probably about a minute or so. He gave me a tissue to wipe my eyes and cleaned the blood away from the stud.

I sat up and he started telling me about what to do and what not to do and how long the healing time would be. He gave me a little informational card on how to care for it just in case I forget which was really helpful. I got up from the chair, paid the man and he sent me on my way.

This being my first actual facial piercing I was actually surprised at the pain I experienced. I have plenty of other piercings and tattoos to go along with them but my nose piercing had to be the first piercing that I can actually say hurt. Looking back would I do it again? Hell yes I would! The pain was totally worth the result but it came as a shock at how badly it hurt since most people I had talked to said it didn't hurt too bad.

Now that I am home with my new piercing I couldn't be happier. It doesn't hurt (only the initial piercing hurt) and I'm very happy with my service from Next Generation. I will definitely be going back to them for any piercing or tattoo that I want to get in the future. They totally live up to their slogan – clean, friendly, and damn good.


submitted by: Anonymous
on: 30 Oct. 2008
in Nose Piercing

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Artist: Billy
Studio: Next+Generation
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