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A nose stud, the dreaded bump and a happy ending

I have wanted my nose pierced since I was 9 years old, and my parents have always said that I could have it done when I was 16. I had a few non major piercings before hand, an industrial which got infected and was taken out 3months later, normal ear lobe piercings, stretched to 6mm and 8mm (now taken out) and a cartilage piercing on my left ear, which got pulled out on a rollercoaster (it hurt). As it turned out, I was in China for my birthday, and there was no chance of me being allowed to have my ... read more

Self-Pierce Nostril

When I'm about to do my own piercing I always come to BME to check out the war stories or success stories. I figured it's time to post my own experiences for other people to learn from. My background in the world of body modification is 10 piercings in various places, but you're reading this to learn about piercing your own nose so I won't elaborate. My nostril was my 10th piercing. Of my previous 9, 5 were self-done. Seeing as it is cheaper and more comfortable if you do it right and well, I once again opted to do ... read more

My DIY experience

I decided to do my septum on the spur of the moment when a friend offered to. I'd realized how pretty they looked after seeing it on another friend, and the idea of being able to flip it up really appealed to me. I also liked it because it was a bit more unusual. My nose is also quite straight and small, so I thought it would be nice on me. I don't think I'd get anymore piercings after my septum though (I already have my Monroe pierced) I admire people who can pull off lots of facial piercings though! ... read more

Always something there to remind me...

I have a confession to make: nostril piercings and myself? Probably not the best combination. The first time I had it done, it was with a gun...at a hair dressers...when I was 11...and by a girl who looked to be on substances that are considered illegal in Australia (I swear, I wasn't trying to break every body piercing "rule". I was uneducated!). That got ripped out a day later, on a towel. I shoved it back in, cried a bit, and loved it until it fell out in my sleep a few months later. The second time? One of my ... read more

Self Pierced Septum at 15

The story of how I pierced my own septum. I was 15 at the time and I'd had an aching for a septum piercing for a while, then one day a friend of mine had an idea that we should do it ourselves. My friend and I met up in town where he bought us two 16g horse shoe rings, an 8mm for me and a 10mm for him, from the shop 'King of Rings' in Bendigo. Next we went on a search for 16g needles. We couldn't find anywhere that sold piercing needles, or 14g needles full stop; so ... read more

I don't know who this is more awkward for?

My septum! :) being my third facial piercing I must admit I was way more nervous getting this one then my labret or tongue. So like most people I use to hate the way septum piercings looked, I used to think "who would want to look like a freaking bull?!" but then they started to grow on me after I got my tongue pierced. Anywho getting to the actual experience....It was friday August 29th the day before my brithday and my parents had promised me I could get another piercing, after wanting my septum pierced for about 3 months I ... read more

16g diy Septum during school

It all started way back in January the first time I ever saw a septum piercing. At first I thought of it as silly and made people look like bull's, but the more and more I looked at people with them the more fond I grew of them. So after March when I got most of my body mod's done (Left nostril, snakebites, right eyebrow, and navel in one day) I asked for one more piercing ; my Septum [I plan to have over 50 piercings but this was all for the time being]. My mother refused and said that ... read more

Rose Nose

Each time I see myself, be it in my dirty bathroom mirror as I'm going through my morning beautifying ritual or the glimpses I catch passing by a shop window, I find it hard to remember my face without my nostril piercing. It's almost as if it belongs there. In my mind, it does. The little ball of my nostril screw or the in your face beauty of my black titanium ring, no matter what I wear in it, it's there. It's perfect. I've had nose issues for as long as I can remember. Not medical issues (although I get ... read more

Hot Damn- Lucky Break [septum]

Quick and easy- it all started when one of my closest friends got her septum pierced with about a month or two left of school last year. I saw it, I loved it and I wanted to follow suit. Finally the time rolled around that had a convenient spot for me to get pierced- a time came during the summer when I came home from a friend's, was home for three days, then left on a trip with the same friend. I got it done on the 2nd day home while I was "out to lunch" with some of my ... read more

Re-pierced Septum. 2nd Time is a Charm

I first considered getting my septum pierced about a year ago. At the time I was only 17 and had to wait until my birthday in January. The septum was so appealing to me because I could hide it. Neither of my parents would approve, nor would my work. My birthday rolled around and I read up as much as I could on septum piercings. I read everything I could find on BME and found many different things. I consider myself to have a relatively high pain tolerance so I figured I would be fine. Now I just had to ... read more

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