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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

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

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

My Double Nose Piercing (DragonBites)

I have been in love with body modifications since I was at the tender crossroads of teenage-dome. 12 years old and crazy to have who knows what screwed into my face! But never in those 4 years of waiting had I assumed that the first "real piercing" I'd have would be on the most hated part of my face; my nose! Like most other people, I had my lobes pierced at an age where I couldn't even count, so my first remembered experience of having a piece of metal inserted into my flesh was at 14 years old. I had ... read more

A simple nostril means so much

Well, first I'm a guy LOL. That's a bit odd for some of the people in my circle given what I'm about to tell you. I wanted my first piercing (not counting gunned lobes - twice - and cartilage from Claire's). I'm 26 and had been wanting my belly button (navel) since I was 18, and I was in California. And the weather was awful. What else does one do when they can't party on the beach? Get their first piercing! Adding to the desire, I live in a tiny town where the shops are all dirty or just rude. ... read more

First Nostril Piercing Experience

I started my long (albeit slow-moving) journey into body modification at 17 when I got my first tattoo. At that time, I only had pierced lobes (gunned from when I was a child, much to my dismay as I suspect the placement might be weird now) and no other piercings. After my tattoo, I started considering the idea of getting a nostril piercing. Fast forward nearly ten years later, and I'm sitting in a chair with my piercer and a lubed up needle aimed at my nose. My heart is pounding. The needle is scaring the shit out of me. ... read more

Hypertrophic Hell

I decided one day that I must be cursed. This is because my mind and heart adore body modifications, piercings especially, yet my body seems to detest them!! My first piercing was my navel, even before my earlobes. This was in February 2007. It was a well done piercings and I had no issues with. Earlobes followed in March. Then in June I decided on a nose piercing, a plain, simple stud through my left nostril. The process was slightly painful but well done again and for about a month everything was just great, it looked awesome, seemed to be ... read more

Old School Nose Rings

I've been fascinated with piercing since I was 14 years old, and I love all 8 that I now have (I'll be 16 in a few months). My mother was very afraid of the piercing process at first, having never been pierced by anything but a piercing gun as a small child in her doctor's office, and even though she had five of her own, she wasn't convinced. I tried to reassure her through my research and talking to people that it wasn't bad at all, and was rather painless for most people, and before I knew it she was ... read more

Second "Real" Piercing

I've been feeling "the itch" lately to get a new piercing and decided that my trip to another city to visit friends would be the perfect time to do it. I was tossing up between getting a nose piercing or getting my nape pierced, and I decided that due to the prices in the city shop as opposed to my local shop at home, as well as trusting my piercers back home a little more, it'd probably be better that I got my nose pierced. Once I had my mind set on it there was nothing really stopping me, despite ... read more

My poor, poor nostrils

It started as a hopeful dream of mine. I've dreamed of having both of my nostrils pierced since I first got my septum, which was when I was eighteen. For perspective, I'm twenty-one nearing twenty-two at the moment. I was always put off by the idea for fear that there was such a thing as "too much shit" in one's face. Not so much for aesthetic value, but what in the world would I do if I sneezed? Had a cold? Had a booger? Heaven forbid I lose the ability to pinch my nose in a tissue... My sister's best ... read more

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