My first (male) nipple piercing
It has a week since I went into the studio and got my left nipple pierced. I had been spending a lot of time pondering where
my desire to get pierced was originating from. Recently the urge to get something new and different had grown until it was something I thought about all the time. I have had piercings in the past, but only more recently have I experimented with the less mainstream variety. I mean, do ear piercings even count these days? Perhaps the more creative ones. Aside from piercings I have also been looking into getting a first tattoo.
I am a young professional with a suit and tie type of job so for the moment most visual piercings are out of the question. I just don't think my boss, nor my co-workers are ready to accept such things. This is troubling, but I'm not going to complain about how small-minded many people are. Things seem to be getting better and I can wait it out. In the mean time there is still lots of fun I can have out of their view. The nice thing about a suit is that it covers a lot!
Having already experimented with surface piercings, I figured a nipple piercing was the next logical step. Toronto is a big city and there are a number of options to consider out there when looking for a piercing studio. I have previously tried several different places with varying degrees of satisfaction. In any case, I decided that I would look around and see what the current offerings were for this latest project. I researched several piercing studios in Toronto and found a place that seemed comfortable and reputable enough to do the work. The staff patiently answered my questions and were more than happy to show me around their shop. It was a somewhat expensive shop, but I was glad to shell out a bit more cash to know that they were professional and safe.
After completing my research, I went home and talked things over with my lady friend. She was actually pretty excited at the prospect of me coming home with a nipple piercing. I've always had very sensitive nipples and she has enjoyed playing with them on a number of occasions. I suppose the prospect of a nipple piercing gave her all kinds of new ways to get me going. I certainly wasn't going to complain about this! We went back the following week, picked out the hardware, and went to the back room. My piercer was very professional fellow named Johnny who answered all my last-minute questions.
This particular studio uses spray-on freezing, which I opted to try for the first time. We began with the clamps, then the spray, then the needle. The freezing definitely took the edge off in terms of the pain. I hear that spray on freezing has been debated by several people, but I thought it did the job quite well. Things were over pretty quickly and I remember looking in the mirror right after and being happy. The first day was the worst for the pain. It's been quickly fading since then. After a week it only hurts if it gets bumped or poked. No pain no gain they always say. I'd have to agree in this case! The experience has certainly been worth a small amount of discomfort.
Getting this piercing has done a lot for me. When I look at it in the mirror, it feels like they were meant to be there. I believe that this is how body modifications should feel. I'm changing my body to reflect myself, not just adding something on to it. This experience has also opened a lot of doors. If I can do this, what else is there? I am looking into new piercings already and I'm pretty excited about it. I would like to meet new people and hear what they have done. Perhaps I can get some new and interesting ideas in my head.
I suppose that's all I have to say about my experience right now. All-in-all it has been a really positive outcome, although I only have a week of experience to speak of. My advice is to be mindful of what you're doing, but also to go after what makes you happy. In this case I found something that was fun and exciting but relatively unobtrusive. Once the pain subsides a bit more, my girlfriend will have one more way to drive me crazy, and that's something that both of us are eagerly looking forward to. I still don't know what's in my future as far as body modifications go, but I'm certainly excited to find out. I still have one right nipple to play with so my imagination is my only constraint at this juncture. To you dear reader, I say good luck and happy piecing!
submitted by: Anonymous
on: 01 May 2008
in Nipple Piercing