Nothing I Couldn't Handle
It was in August about a week before my 18th birthday and I was thinking about what I was going to get myself. Since I already got a labret piercing back in may, I didn't want to get another lip piercing yet, and really didn't want any more facial piercing at that time. I was really only left with a one choice, both my nipples.
At first I thought I would do it without telling anyone but quickly changed my mind and told my best friend Darnell. At first he thought I was crazy but then came around and said he would too. I knew if I waited on him to take me I would have to wait forever for his mom to let him get the car, so I told my sister Ashley, who said it was odd but so am I.
Fast forward about two weeks and I find out that Darnell got his before I did witch really made me mad for more than one reason, but the main one being that I feel if a friend says they want a piercing then you shouldn't get it before they do.
About a week ago, I finally found enough courage to ask Ashley to take me to get them done where she had her labret done a few days earlier. My other sister Daija wanted to get a piercing too so we said we would go the following Wednesday.
The day had come but Ashley had to make a few stops, so we ended up not leaving until about 7 to go pick my other sister up and head to the shop. So Ashley, her boy friend, Daija and myself made our way to Body Candy Tattoos at 8 in the evening. Me and Daija must have backed out at least 10 times each in the car.
When we pulled up at the shop, no one else was there considering no one really gets piercing at that time of night. When we walked in, some guy came out of the back and asked what we wanted and went back to get the piercer. The piercer (whose name we didn't get but let's just call him Mike)came out of the back and I was a little shocked to see that it was a man who looked old enough to be my father and almost backed out.
He asked what we wanted and me and Daija just looked at each other and busted out in laugher and Ashley had to talk for us. Mike just said something like "ok well who's first". Me and Daija both pointed at each other and said "she is". Finally Daija said she would go first, so we all walked to the back. She was getting a Monroe so it went pretty quickly.
Then it was my turn. He asked if I was ok with everyone watching and I said I was although it was weird to have Ashley's boyfriend looking at my boobs. Mike left out of the little room and came back with a hospital gown and told me to put it on. Everybody left out the room while I took my shirt off and put the gown on. Mike came back in and began prepping everything up. We all made a few jokes about how crazy I was. I asked how big the needle was and he told me it was 14g.
He used the clamps to find out which of my nipples was more sensitive so he could do that on last. I chose my right one as the one that was less sensitive so he started with that one. Then it was time to start. I told to make sure he didn't tell me when he was going through. I closed my eye and waited for the pain. I felt a small pinch from the clamps, which is NOT the worst part of any piercing no matter what anybody says. Then mike put the needle through. On the pain scale of 1-10, I would give it about a 5. Then he asked me how that felt. It really wasn't that bad not too much more pain than my labret until he pushed the needle the rest of the way. I would give that something like a 6 or 7 but still nothing I couldn't handle. All I really could say was "Oh Fuck". Then Mike stopped to see how I was doing. I was fine but I was a little shocked but like I said nothing I couldn't handle.
Then it was on to the next one. I had heard on this site that the second one hurts more. I also heard that it's always the left one that hurts the most. And the way Mike made it sound was that it's different for everybody. Whichever one of those is true I don't know, but I do know that the second nipple he pierced was my left one and it hurt like hell. I would defiantly give it a 10 or more but still nothing I couldn't handle. The pain kind of caught me off guard and I screamed really loudly. I think this one hurt more because, unlike the right nipple, he did the whole thing in one movement. He didn't stop in between like he did the first time.
After the piercings were over with, I had to sit down because I didn't want to move. I was still a little shocked that I even did it. While I was sitting there Mike went through the aftercare instructions. He just told me to wash them with Softsoap in the shower.
The ride home was ok as long as I could hold my boobs, but we stopped to get some food and I had to hold the food. Then we went to the movies and I found it hard to laugh because I was scared to jiggle. After the movies we went to a club which was probably a bad idea because it was full of people and I found myself holding my boobs to protect them from all the bumping that was going on.
By the next day I could lay on my back but only if I had a pillow under my breast and by the next night I could sleep the whole night on my stomach which felt good. It's been about six days since and I have gotten used to them. It was odd to have my nipples get hard at the slightest wind but they don't really do that too much
In all I would tell anyone who wants this piercing to just go for it. I love them and 5 second of great pain is nothing that I couldn't handle. Also its fun to have a piercing that's really just for me to know about.
submitted by: Anonymous
on: 04 Oct. 2009
in Nipple Piercing