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Long awaited Nape piercing!

I've been coming on this site for quite a few years now and I've always loved the look of a nape piercing. Well to be honest, at first I thought 'what's the point in that? who's gonna see it?' but the more I looked at it, the more it grew on me. For the past year or so now, I've wanted one so badly, but always had to put it off for various reasons including, shortage of money, work, my karate and the obvious... my parents.

So anyway, for the past 3 or 4 months I have been adamant I was definitely going to get it done at some point... My boyfriend was going to get his tongue today and the night before when talking to him I was really getting frustrated saying how much I wanted it done; him and my mate I was with of course spurred me on! We stopped talking about it and the thought died down. Me and my mate fell asleep and this morning I woke and went to karate...

I don't know what it was that brought it back up again but when my mate text me asking if I wanted to do something today, I instantly rang up Hype and asked how much it would cost. £25, no appointment needed and just a form of ID. SPLENDID! I demanded my mate came with me for moral support (and also so she could video it for me =P), and therefore our day was planned =]. We bussed to Newcastle, got something to eat and took a slow walk down to Hype.

When we got there, there was quite a few people in so we just had a look at the tattoos and really cute diamond plugs and obviously other stuff! I filled in my form, paid and had a chat with the man at the desk! So far so good! This is usually the time when the butterflies decide to flutter around my stomach and I begin to shake... I hate that feeling! We go back to checking out the tattoos and could hear a man whimpering in the room next door during his tattoo! We found it quite amusing, but then I remembered I was probably going to sound a lot worse. My names called... but only to remind me I'll be next! This makes my butterflies go crazy and I was beginning to get really nervous, yet I was so excited at the same time. Ah the buzz of new piercings make you feel so weird!

It's my turn and I follow Nici down into the piercing room, someone was getting a tattoo right next door and I could hear the lovely buzz! Love that noise =] We had a little chat about my karate and piercings, (figures really huh? ha ha), whilst she set everything up! Everything was really clean and she wore gloves at all times. She sat me down and marked the spot, it was perfect first time. So away we went! She clamped me first, which always hurts, and then did the old 'take a deep breath in and breath out slowly' trick, and you know the score, rammed the needle through on my breath out. OH MY LORD! I actually bellowed like a man in a rage, it was so painful; but the jewelery still wasn't in! I always find this bit the worst. The bar went straight in with no bother, but I repeated the noise I made before.

I tell you, it was well worth the severe pain AND the severe wait! I came out of the studio, said my thanks and byes and left the studio with a big smug grin on my face. I was over the moon I finally got it done and was showing anyone I knew, who I bumped into! I was in a lot of pain though, and didn't want to move my neck! I looked like a broken robot or something... The reactions were mixed, some were like 'It looks lush' and 'Wow! That's so cool, did it hurt?!' and the others were off my mates who are not familiar with piercings at all; such as 'Ugh WTF!? Why the hell did you do that?' and 'THAT LOOKS DISGUSTING!'... To be honest, I don't care, I absolutely love it. I'm just nervous incase my parents see! (Ha ha)

Nici has made such a good job of it, and I was very impressed with her service and studio. I would recommend Hype to anyone in the area!! At the moment it's crusty with blood and stings a little when I move my head up or down, but that will get better over the days I'm sure! Hopefully a picture will be up soon! =]

Thanks for reading! Happy piercing =P




submitted by: Anonymous
on: 04 March 2008
in Surface & Unusual Piercing

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Artist: Nici
Studio: Hype+Tattoo+and+Piercing
Location: Newcastle%2C+UK

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