I've wanted my nipples pierced off and on for several years. I thought they looked really sexy and had the added bonus of being concealed. My boyfriend of 3 years and I broke up in October. By February, I had the piercing itch. I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Since I was single now and didn't have to worry about keeping a guy away from them, I was going to get my nipples pierced.
I made an appointment with Christina at Piercing Experience. I chose to make the appointment rather than walk in because if there were a lot of people in front of me, I knew I would chicken out. I figured if I had a set date and time, there was no going back. I had to do it. Firstly, I wanted a woman to pierce me. I knew the guys would all be professionals, but I knew I would feel much more comfortable with a woman. Secondly, I'd been to Piercing Experience a few years before and had a good experience with them. Now that I had my appointment, piercer, and studio lined up, I just had to wait.
When that Saturday came, I was really nervous. A friend would be joining me for moral support, but I felt like that wasn't going to be enough. I made sure I ate a good lunch before leaving and drank plenty of water. If there was ever gonna be a time for me to pass out, it would be now.
When we got there, Christina was busy with another client. One of the other guys helped me decide on colors. I couldn't decide between pink and green, so they made the bars two toned for me. I'd never seen that before and I thought it was pretty cool. I filled out all the paperwork, which is the usual stuff about being sober, not high, and legal. Apparently they have to take a copy of your ID every time you come in, even though I had been a previous client.
Christina finished with the other person and came out to meet me. She was very nice and assuaged all my fears. I didn't bother to ask if it was going to hurt. I knew it was going to hurt. She took me back to the piercing room where I took off my shirt and bra. She had me lie down and explained that she needed to separate the nipple itself from the breast tissue to get the best possible piercing. This involved grabbing, pinching, and twisting my nipple. It hurt, but it wasn't unbearable. I told her that and she laughed, saying she wasn't holding back. I felt a little bit better knowing I could handle this part. Once she deemed them separated enough, she cleaned them and got herself ready. Then the time came to actually pierce.
She reminded me to keep breathing and had me count to three. On three she put the needle through. That was the most intense pain I'd ever felt. I went "OW!" when she pushed it through. It was the first time I'd ever had an outburst while being pierced. She asked if I was okay and I said yes. She had the jewelry in quickly, which was merciful. Then it was time for the other one. Knowing what I'd just gone through, I was better prepared. The second hurt about as bad as the first one and I went "OW!" again. Once she got the jewelry in, she helped me sit up and take a look at them. They looked fantastic. I was so happy with them. However, my breasts hurt for about 12 hours after the piercing from the lack of blood.
I paid, thanked her, and promised I would be back soon to have more work done. It's been almost 2 months since I had them done. I've had a bit of a hard time healing them because I got a cold 3 weeks after the piercing. Once I got over that, I broke a bone in my ankle a few weeks later. So, they've gotten the short end of the immune stick. Overall, they're healing well, I just have a problem with crusties. When she checked them after about 5 weeks, she said they were doing well and I just needed to keep an eye on them for another month or so. I've had no signs of infection or any problems other than crusties and soreness when I bump them. I've also noticed increased sensitivity in the very tip, which I'd heard could happen. Definitely a pleasant surprise after all the pain.
If you want to get your nipples pierced, do it. I'm so happy with mine. Though everyone has different pain tolerances, be prepared for some pretty intense pain.
submitted by: Anonymous
on: 01 May 2008
in Nipple Piercing