First Piercing, And Painless Too
I had been thinking about getting a piercing for a while, but my phobia of needles was always too great! Had always wanted a septum piercing, as with a keeper, it would be easy to hide, and with my parents views on piercings, that was very important. Still living with them can be a pain as I can't do many of the things I would like to do, which is one of the reasons a septum appealed to me. Also, I like the idea of more private, hidden piercings that I can show people if I choose.
I had been invited by one of my mates in Brighton to view his septum piercing being done. I thought this would be a great chance to see a piercing being done. I hoped that viewing it being done would overcome my phobia and that I would eventually bite the bullet and get mine done. All of my mates are pierced in one manner or another, and all did their best to convince me that it didn't hurt and that I would enjoy it. Over the weekend, they slowly wore me down, until I gave in and decided that I would have to overcome my fear and get a piercing.
I don't know what it is about needles, but I have never liked them. I was told that it didn't hurt very much, but these words did little to calm my fears. We went into town, and my mate Mickie and I booked our piercing sessions. We decided that he would go first so I could watch and then I would go afterwards. We had to wait about 20 minutes, so went for a little walk around town. During this time, I bought a ring and went to the pub for a drink. I decided against alcohol as I didn't want to be drunk when it was pierced, so went for an orange juice.
Even though my mate had been pierced many times before, he was very nervous, and surprising I was very calm. When we arrived, we were greeted by our piercer, Tom. As silly as it sounds, the fact that we share a name helped calm me down, and the fact that he was cute helped also!
First Mickie got in the chair, and I watched with fascination as my mates nose was clamped and after a few deep breaths, was pierced with a large but thin needle. Mickie had decided to go for a ring, so within a moment, was freshly pierced. As per his request, I filmed it all on my phone. Afterwards he told me that it was pretty painless. Then it was my turn.
I climbed into the chair, and my heart was beating like crazy. Was really nervous, but my friends who had come along all helped with jokes and banter. Tom, the piercer, felt around for the right spot in my nose, and when he found it, clamped the area. I avoided looking at the needle, because I was worried that one look at it would cause me to run out of the shop. I was then told to take a couple of deep breaths. After the second breath, he pushed the needle through. Apart from a slight stinging sensation for a second or two, it didn't hurt at all. I was very surprised. He then lined up my horseshoe keeper and pushed that through. Again, a second or two of pain, and then nothing. And that was it.
I was very surprised by how little it hurt. Have read other piercing stories and many said it was very painful. As this is the first of many piercings, I am interested to find out how the others will feel. Looking after it was quite easy. I slowly moved it about a week afterward and after a month had it out and replaced it on different days with a ring. I convinced my parents it was a clip on piercing, which they fell for, which amused me greatly. Many of my friends love it, as does my boyfriend. Have to wear my keeper for work, but love getting my ring in. Have developed a crusty build up on the keeper, but regular cleaning has kept it clean and easy to move around.
I would definitely recommend this piercing and Tom at Punktured. He was very friendly, helped to calm me down as he knew it was my first time, and gave some great advice on cleaning it. Both he and the staff there were very friendly and if it weren't so far away, I would go there again!
Enjoyed the experience so much, that I am now planning on getting my ears done and stretched, my nipples done and my guiche pierced. If my septum is anything to go by, it will be a very enjoyable experience!
submitted by: Anonymous
on: 11 Nov. 2008
in Nose Piercing