My not-so-well-planned-out septum piercing.
I love piercings. Piercings, tattoos...anything of the sort. I've always been into it. They fascinate me, and I love seeing them on people. That's why I come here often - to see pictures of amazing piercings and tattoos that amaze me.
So, I've wanted my septum pierced forever. Since getting my earlobes done long ago, I've always wanted more piercings, and so I started out slow - first a cartilage piercing in my left ear, then a nostril piercing done by a friend, one lip piercing in 2007, and one lip piercing earlier this year. I thought I was gonna be satisfied...but then I remembered my septum. I figured I'd go to my regular piercer if I could get downstate, but alas, that didn't happen. My mom's boyfriend couldn't get any days off during Thanksgiving week, and thus, couldn't possibly take us all downstate for the day like we had originally planned.
I decided that I couldn't wait any longer, and that I didn't want to talk to my dad about another piercing just yet, especially after he just took me for my second lip piercing back in August. After discussing it with my brother, who has a piercing kit with clamps and sterilized, individually packaged needles, I decided last night (11/21/08) to let him pierce my septum. I've pierced my own ears before, and I've pierced his ears, plus three noses, but piercing my own nose felt a bit wrong, so I decided to let him do it instead.
I don't condone doing your own piercings...it is a stupid idea, but after doing so many myself, and after my brother doing a bunch, it was relatively easy to make the decision to have him do it. We all know the dangers of piercing at home, but I'm quite positive that since nothing's happened before and everything was sterilized, nothing will happen now.
We came home after buying jewelry and he prepared all of his equipment, and I thought I was ready to go ahead with it, but I wasn't. I set myself up so much for it to hurt, that I ended sitting there for over an hour, pulling away and shying away every time he went to do it. There was a point when I asked him to show me exactly where he was going to do it, and he accidentally pricked my septum with the needle and I immediately started bleeding, blood pouring out of my nose.
We had to wait a while for it to stop, but after that, I spent another half hour shying away from the needle, because I was so convinced it was going to hurt so much more than my other piercings. I mean, that's what I'd heard from everyone else. The thing is, I'm not afraid of needles at all, and my lip piercings were no problem. I don't know what it was...I was just psyching myself out for no reason.
When I finally decided I was going to let him do it, I sat down on the couch, and his girlfriend pressed my head back against it, holding tight so I couldn't move because sometimes I shake a little bit. I picked up a pillow to hold, and turned on my favorite band on full blast to make me feel a little calmer. My brother grabbed the needle and I bit a pillow so I didn't bite my lip and he pushed the needle through. After he had the needle in, while it was bleeding and my eyes were streaming, he took a picture of the needle hanging through my nose with the jewelry on the end of it. (We pierced it with a 14g needle and a 16g ring, just for reference.)
Wanna know the funny thing about all of this? It didn't really hurt all that much. After a couple minutes of me calming down, he gently pushed the needle the rest of the way through, successfully pulling the jewelry into place, and since I've never been good with curved barbells, or the balls on the end, his girlfriend screwed the other side on. It hurt for a little while, my nose throbbing only slightly, but it eventually stopped and it felt a lot better.
I cleaned up the dried blood and gently slid my new piercing back and forth. I gotta say, I never thought I'd let my brother do a piercing for me, but it turned out great. My mom's not all that happy about it, but she's starting to just not care anymore about the fact that I'm 16 and I'm gonna get whatever piercings I want, whether I do them myself or have my dad come with me to the piercing shop I go to downstate.
I'm in love with my new piercing! (:
submitted by: Anonymous
on: 21 Dec. 2008
in Nose Piercing