My Birthday Present
My Birthday Present
I had been thinking about getting my nipples pierced for about six months. Two weeks ago I decided that getting them pierced would be a perfect way to spend the birthday/graduation money that I'd gotten from unsuspecting relatives.
I went to Body Piercing by Bink in Tallahassee, FL. To anyone in the vicinity, I highly recommend him. My SO and I went on a Saturday. I was extremely nervous, but I kept telling myself that I'd know whether it was right when I walked in the door. We went in, and talked to Bink's assistant. Bink was out of town for the weekend, but I looked at jewelry anyway, and made an appointment for 5:30 the following Tuesday.
Tuesday rolled around, and needless to say, it was all I could think about. I knew the pain factor, but I also knew that Bink was very fast. (He also pierced my navel last summer.) I kept trying to think of all the things that I'd done in my life that probably hurt more than what I was about to do. I wasn't sure why I was so nervous--I've been an insulin dependent diabetic for almost 14 years, and needles don't bother me. Anyway, we went in, and he was just finishing a piercing. There was one other person who was before me, so I looked at the tattoo flash on the walls to keep myself busy.
My turn. By now, I was shaking so badly that I could barely sign my name on the waivers. My SO and I went into the room and watched Bink set up the room. The man is immaculate. He wouldn't even let me sit on the exam table before he wiped it down with antiseptic. We started talking, and I began to feel better. He's very calming and my nervousness started to dissapate as he explained everything. I took off my shirt and bra and sat down on the table. My SO started squeezing my hand and Bink started marking. He took a long time making sure that the placement was right. When he and I were satisfied, he clamped my right nipple.
I told my SO to start talking to distract me or I was going to pass out. So, he started talking about his defense date. This was something I cared about, so we started having a conversation. I heard Bink say "Take a deep breath in." WOW! First one pierced. It burned, but not unbearably so. The only thing that really surprised me was that jewelry insertion also hurt. Another deep breath in and my left nipple was done. I told Bink that I was getting nauseous, and he laid back the table and put an ice pack on my head. He let me lay there until I felt better, moving the ice pack onto my chest, my stomach--until I was protesting because I was getting cold. When I sat up, he handed me the mirror and I saw my newly pierced nipples. They were georgeous! Bink said they were beautiful, and I got dressed and smiled all the way home.
Two weeks later, they're healing beautifully. I can't say thank you enough to Bink, for being an incredible piercer, or to my boyfriend, for supporting me through something he doesn't believe in. For the first time in my life, my breasts are beautiful to me, and the 30 seconds of pain were well worth it.
submitted by: Anonymous
on: 15 June 1998
in Nipple Piercing