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Septum anniversary

My septum piercing has lasted the best part of ten years. That's pretty good going for me. I have a history of hospital visits where my facial piercings get cut out due to infections caused by impacted teeth. I moved to Poole soon after meeting my husband ten years ago. I worked as a shop assistant for a few years but it wasn't paying the bills (plus one of the volunteers gave me grief after my promotion; I've been working here longer than you've been alive). I decided to apply for a job in a call centre where I sat ... read more

How I learned to stop worrying and love my nose

For as long as I can remember, I've hated my nose.  Okay, scratch that...I do remember a time when I didn't, but that was before middle school bullying and all the stupid, senseless, untrue-but-emotionally-scarring things that kids tend to say at a crucial period of self-esteem development.  So it's strange that I went and got my nose pierced today.  And at the same time, it's not.  There's a kind of semi-twisted logic to it that led me down this road to begin with.   It wasn't an entirely spur of the moment decision, but it was a step into the ... read more

Septum Piercing and Stretching Journey to 4.1mm (So far)

It all started when I randomly thought about how fun a septum piercing would be. The funny thing is, I used to think they were ugly. Amazing How one's tastes can change so quickly. It Is about 6 months old, so obviously I didn't follow the timeline for septum stretching very well. But I've learned a lot in the process so far. I wanted to go to a shop to get it pierced, and called around my current living area, as well as my hometown, Asking for prices. After being told by several of the piercing shops that they Didn't ... read more

Spur of the moment septum

Yet again I found myself getting a piercing I never dreamed I would get. Almost always when I had seen a septum piercing it was on someone with large jewelry and frankly didn’t look appealing to me at all.  Over time I started seeing discreet septum piercings with retainers and other small jewelry.  Suddenly septum piercings didn’t look so bad. My story begins when I was out of town for a few weeks on business.  I found myself walking around a city in Australia with a few hours to spare.  There were many things I could have done but I ... read more

The nose knows!

Well I had my nostril pierced once before, the piercing itself went great...everything after did not. To make a long story very short so we can get to the good stuff I got a huge bulge of hypertrophic scar tissue...nasty business and no amount of soaking, cleaning, dabbing, LITHA did anything to help so bye bye nostril piercing. Fast forward a year and I decided to get my nostril pierced again only this time on the right hand side. I was visiting with my mom close to Christmas and she (as awesome as she is) gave me the cash to ... read more

to get a septum

My septum piercing came as a bit of a surprise, even for myself. It just acts as further proof of how one changes in the course of a few years. Basically, my piercer and friend John Wayne had suggested that I look into getting my septum done shortly after I met him, and I had found the idea rather uninspiring. At that stage I was focusing on my ear projects and was not interested in getting any other piercings at all. However, three years later the same friend announced he and his fiancé; were moving far away, and this was ... read more

Scary septum...not so scary

I've always been wary about septum piercings, right from when I was about sixteen and read somewhere that it was incredibly painful. I had both nostrils pierced in my teens and they were both so bad, I assumed that the septum would be off the scale in terms of pain! To be honest, this has left me with a bit of a fascination for other people's septum piercings. I frequently embarrass myself every time I meet anybody with one, going, 'Oo did it hurt?' Fast forward a few years, and I was feeling braver.   It's coming up to the ... read more

nostril piercing

Firstly, let me say  that my parents are dead against piercings and tattoos. They're a bit more relaxed about piercings, as at least you can take those out, tattoos however are with you for life pretty much. I have many piercings, but nothing really on my face, so whilest my parents aren't fond of them, at least they're hidden. But I figured, I've moved out, gone to a different city and living with my partner, why not get a piercing I've wanted for ages? It took a few days, but eventually I worked up the courage to go and get ... read more

Septum, because I felt like it!

Well! I've just got back from a jaunt into town to get my septum pierced. As I'm sure a lot of you have done, I woke up this morning thinking that today, I fancy something new. I've been thinking about getting my conch done, but as my scaffold is only a year old and still gets angry sometimes, I think Ill wait to get that done once I have at least one side to sleep on! I hadn't had anything pierced for two years - I've got various already including tongue, navel, bites, vertical nipples, scaffold, 22mm lobes - and ... read more

Pre-Studio Experiences (The Wretched DIY Approach)

The first piercings I ever got were, you guessed it, my lobes. I was sixteen when I got my earlobes pierced. I know, that's older than most people when they get their lobes done. My mom made me wait, but I'm happy she did. I remember being so excited to finally experience that thrill of getting jewelry stabbed through my flesh! No lie! I couldn't wait to get my ears pierced. Seems kinda lame now, because everyone gets their lobes done, but I already knew that those ear piercings were gonna be my ticket into a whole new world of ... read more

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