I was sitting down on the bus one day, and my mind moved onto piercings. I had always been into piercings since I was young, but my parents always said that I had to wait until I was old enough to get anymore than the couple of lobes that I had. But now I was 18 and my friend had become an apprentice at Vogue Body Piercing, the only professional studio the area. Being an apprentice, she needed practice cushions, and I was only too happy to lend my body to her art!
I really wanted a piercing, as it had been too long (a few months) since my previous piercing and I had the itch again. My friend was learning genitalia piercings, but I was not particularly interested in getting that region of my body pierced. I remembered that she still had to do a septum piercing. I had always been interested in septum piercings but never thought of actually getting one, because I'd always thought they'd look terrible on me. I decided that I would do it if I could get pierced with a retainer, then nobody would have to see it except me, which would also keep my Dad pleased, as he wasn't very accepting of my interest.
I walked into Vogue Body Piercing and asked my friend, Sana, if she could pierce my septum. Her boss, Lori, who was to supervise all of the piercings that she was still learning about, was on leave. Sana gave her a call to see if it was possible for her to come in. I'd completely forgotten to take into account the fact that Lori would not be in, and started to worry that I could not get it done. But, thankfully, she said she agreed to come in. While waiting for Lori to come in, I signed the necessary paperwork and figured out the cost of the piercing, so I knew I'd have to money. Being a university student, I don't have a lot of money, so I like to be able to make sure I can afford something before I do it.
When Lori arrived, I told them both that I wished to be pierced with a retainer so nobody would have to see it, which worked well for them. We all went into the studio and I got ready to be stabbed. I become very nervous when I get piercings, and I had always been told that septum piercings were awfully painful, so I was very anxious.
Sana put on her gloves and started feeling inside my nose, which was a new experience for me. She told me that she was going to pierce in a place called the sweet spot, which is a dip just before the cartilage. As they got all the equipment that was needed, they told me how the procedure would go, that I would naturally tear up, and tried to settle my nerves a little.
Lori informed me that I would have to sit up for this piercing, which made me a little more anxious. I had become used to being able to lie down and just try and space out for my piercing, but not this time. I started to freak out a little bit, but both Sana and Lori told me that septum piercings are not as bad as people say they are, although I wasn't sure I believed them. Sometimes I find it hard to believe people who are covered in tattoos and piercings when they tell me certain things don't hurt.
Sana pulled out the clamp and started to place it, with instruction from Lori. After fiddling around a bit, she got it perfectly straight. She reached for the needle and instructed me to take slow, deep breaths. I closed my eyes, took a deep breath in, and tried to concentrate on breathed out. As I breathed out, my eyes watered so much; I thought I was crying a river. I was told that I was able to lie down on the bench and Lori handed me a tissue. I felt like such a little crybaby, although I knew that septum piercings meant tears.
Lori inspected my new piercing and told me that it was dead straight, which I was pleased with. After the tears stopped, I looked in the mirror to admire my new addition. I loved it, and wanted to show it off, even though I didn't think it suited me at all, but was instructed to keep it tucked up for a week. I thanked them both and left, relieved that it did not hurt as much as I thought it would.
Sana has only been in the piercing world for a short amount of time and yet she is already so skilled. If you're ever in the area and in need of a piercing, I strongly recommend Vogue Body Piercing. They're very professional, very clean, friendly, and helpful in every way possible. I would never go anywhere else.
submitted by: Anonymous
on: 11 Nov. 2008
in Nose Piercing