Just went for it!
I just returned from having my nipples pierced! Here's my story for those of you doing a little research:
Previous to these piercings, I had my septum done eleven months ago at 16 g by Adam of Adam's Body Art in Brandon, and my navel done four years at 14 g by Jay of Soul Survivors Body Art in Winnipeg. A while ago, I began thinking about what my next piercing could be.
As a sax major, most facial piercings were out, and I'm not too fond of those which were left (eyebrow, anti-eyebrow, cheeks, bridge). Someone I worked with during the summer suggested that we get our nipples pierced together when we were finished, and that planted the seed in my mind that I wanted to get my nipples pierced.
I've always thought that nipple bars looked fantastic on small breasts like mine, and wanted to see if the piercing would heighten my sensitivity (which is pretty low at the moment). I played around with the idea for a few months in my head, photoshopped some jewelry onto my nipples, and generally kept the idea on the back-burner. Of course, I read every account on BME I could get my hands on and looked at pictures to get an idea of what's out there.
I moved back to Brandon when school started again. I met a new student in my faculty and we got to comparing body mods. She mentioned she had her nipples pierced, and I told her I was thinking of doing the same thing. I asked her if she would come with me if I decided to do it, and of course, being the cool person she is, she said she would.
A few weeks passed, during which I almost made up my mind to wait a few more weeks until the school year calmed down. I figured that I shouldn't be too stressed, and maybe I should wait for my dance class to be over, before I worried about a piercing. However, impatience made me change my mind.
Last night I went over to Adam's Body Art to have a consultation. I liked my last experience with Adam. He takes his time and the place is clean. He measured me for my jewelry, which would be bioplast with steel balls. I booked an appointment for the next day.
My friend and I walked over after lunch and waited for about ten minutes before Adam was ready. We both went into the room and he marked my nipples. This was a little strange, as only two other people have ever seen or touched my breasts before this. I had them pierced at a diagonal angle, like this: \ / Finding the right placement took a few tries. Finally Adam, myself, and my friend were all happy with the placement, and I lay back on the chair.
He placed the clamp on my right nipple, which of course was uncomfortable. He had me breathe deeply for a few moments while he lined up the needle, and I clutched my friend's hand for support. He asked if I was ready, and told me that he would pierce me on the next breath.
Wow. Ouch. I definitely let out an "Oh, motherfucker." I wasn't expecting the needle to go through that slowly, but I squeezed and breathed through it. Pushing the jewelry through my right nipple hurt more. After that, I looked down, and holy shit, I pierced my nipple! I got up and looked at it in the mirror. It looked great. Strange, but great.
Time for the left. On this one, I noticed Adam synchronizing his breathing with mine. This one hurt more, as I was expecting. "Oh, fuck, that hurt." However, putting the jewelry hurt less on this one.
I admired myself in the mirror before attempting to put on my bra and shirts and went out to pay and get my aftercare (H2Ocean, sea salt soaks, unscented liquid soap, wiping crusties off with q-tip and warm water, etc.)
Walking back was interesting. I kind of hunched my shoulders to keep any pressure off my chest and tried to walk without bouncing. I stopped into the cafeteria for some orange juice to make sure my blood sugar levels were alright, then came up here to tell you all about it.
My nipples are pretty sore, and I don't really feel like doing much at the moment. I took some Advil and am going to take it easy for the next few hours.
Anyways, I would recommend getting pierced at Adam's Body Art if you're in the Brandon area. Adam is a great, very friendly and understanding piercer and the place is neat and clean. He is constantly checking that I'm alright, that I'm feeling good, before he goes on to the next step.
There you are!
submitted by: Anonymous
on: 28 Sept. 2008
in Nipple Piercing