My first REAL piercing.
I had already made up my mind and I had decided that I was going to get my nose pierced by the time I was 13 years old. Although, it would seem that my parents aren't exactly the type who approve of any form of body piercing because it's 'altering what you were given naturally'. (However, that hasn't since detered me from getting my left tragus, right conch, navel and right nipple pierced.) :D
So I first raised the issue of wanting to get my nose pierced with them when I was about 13, and of course their first was reaction was to say no. So as it was, I gave up my constant nagging for a bit over about a year and a half or there abouts until it was nearing my 15th birthday.
About three weeks before my birthday, I hinted to my parents that I would very much appreciate it if they would allow me to get my nose pierced for my birthday. And yet again, their answer was no. But I was determined to have my nose pierced, right or wrong. So one day when I was out with my dad, I asked if he would let me get it done and we could just surprise mum with it when we arrived home... Of course, he wasn't too partial to this idea and made me give mum a call before any decisions were made. When I finally got in contact with her, she said no - yet again.
Feeling really quite annoyed, I told dad straight out not to worry about it, that it probably wouldn't be too hard for me to just do it myself (which, to be completely honest, was nothing more than a bluff. No way would I get pierced by anyone other than a professional). Dad, who I could tell had begun to fear the worst, then took me into Tattoo Nation, where we then arranged a time for me to come back the next morning (since they were so busy that afternoon), and have a stud put in my nose. I was then pretty ecstatic :)
When I got home, I informed mum of the good news, and much to my shock, she finally didn't object to the idea of letting me to get it done. And with that, the next morning my dad and I were on our way back to Echuca so I could get my nose pierced.
I was so excited, that was until I got to the piercing shop, and then I began to feel a teeny bit nervous. When we got there, they had dad fill out and sign some paperwork whilst I picked out which stud I wanted. (While we were waiting, I couldn't help noticing that the studio was incredibly neat and cleanly smelling). She then took then stud and sterilised it while I sat with dad in the waiting room. The piercer then came took me out back into where she had me sit down and she cleaned and marked out the placement of where the hole would go. Then she had me check it out. By this stage I was pretty nervous, but she informed me that it would be fine. I was happy with where the dot was positioned, so then she got me to lie down and turn my head to the side. She changed her gloves again before doing the piercing.
She told me to close my eyes and take a deep breath, and then she pierced my nose. When I felt the needle go through, I opened my eyes and I could feel them watering a little. It didn't really 'hurt' so much as such, it was more just a stinging or burning kind of sensation. I had expected it to be much worse than it really was.
She then inserted the jewellery and explained to me the aftercare instructions (avoid touching it at all costs, and clean it morning and night for about 6 weeks with 1tsp of salt diluted in a cup of water). I then thanked her, paid and left.
After we left the shop, I couldn't stop admiring it. I was extremely happy with how it looked. And although my nose was pretty sensitive for at least a week or two afterwards, I hardly noticed it unless I was careless enough to bump it or whatever.
I continued my aftercare for about four or five weeks after the initial piercing (which, I don't know if that's too long, but oh well), cleaning it every morning and night. By this time it was no longer causing me any hassles at all, so I was pretty pleased. Overall, I had a very good piercing experience.
I haven't had any problems with my nostril piercing what so ever, and I would definately recommend checking Tattoo Nation out if you live anywhere around Echuca or the surrounding area.
Happy piercing. :)
submitted by: Anonymous
on: 21 Dec. 2008
in Nose Piercing