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my awesome septum

A few months ago I decided to finally get going on my plans for my long thought about septum piercing. I had wanted one for about a year and I was in love with how they looked. I had recently moved from a very small town to Portland but I was attached to the piercing shop down in my hometown. I had already gotten pierced there once, so I knew that piercer (sort of). So one weekend I ventured down there and asked the piercer to make an appointment to get my septum done. She took one long look at ... read more

It did hurt, but it looks perfect!

I've always been interested in piercings, especially the look of little metal pieces of jewelery in odd places on the body, but after my lobes getting infected and the holes enlarging so that the back of the earing actually fell out through the hole, I told myself I would never again put holes in my body. This happened at the age of 12. I just turned 21 about 3 months ago, and I was talking to a friend of mine about body mods. He was telling me about the piercings he was saving up for, one of them including a ... read more

First Piercing Ever. The Nostril

When I was about 12 I decided that I wanted my nose pierced. It was an obvious "No" from the parents so I didn't even bother to ask. Now that I'm 16, it seemed a little more likely they'd allow me. I've had a neon pink hair-do since about 6th grade, so what could a nose-ring do to my "image" in the work place. I live on Long Island, New York so I had many options in terms of where I'd like to get it pierced. Many tattoo shops are pretty stingy and dirty around here though. I decided with ... read more

Septum piercing

I got my septum pierced right before Christmas of this past year. I had decided on the Friday before (Christmas was on a Tuesday) so I would have Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday for my piercing to heal before I had to return to work. I had a pretty important office job, and facial piercings were not allowed. I knew I would have to be able to hide my piercing by that Wednesday. I chose a shop in my hometown (I will be happy to give the name to anyone who wishes to email me from this area, but don't ... read more

My septum experience

Well, I'm no stranger to piercings. I love them, personally. I have 12 in my ears, most of which I've done myself. I have my tongue and both of my nipples done. All of these I got before turning 18. I decided that I wanted something more drastic, something that can be seen. Seen by everyone but my mom, who was completely against the thought of me having holes in my face. What could I have that I could easily hide from mom? Of course! My septum! My friend and I were driving one day. No particular destination. She had ... read more


First of all let me say I've wanted to get my nose pierced for a very long time, since about middle school. But I grew up with a very strict mom who felt the need to shield me from the world plus she's religious so piercings are definitely a no-no in her eyes. So here I was 19 years old and had completely virgin skin not a single piercing or tattoo or anything. But piercings have always fascinated me and even though I really wanted one I still lived with my mom so I tried not to rock the boat ... read more

Birthday Present (Nostril Adventures of Eliza)

Finally, the day had come. I was eighteen and could get my nose pierced! My older (and much admired cousin) had gotten hers on her eighteenth, and I was instantly jealous. I was around ten or twelve at the time, and there was no way my parents were letting my pierce my nostril, even with a tiny stud. As I grew older, I fixated even more on wanting my nose done, and resolved that on my birthday, I would legally get the piercing. I debated doing it myself or trying to find somewhere that wouldn't ask for ID, but realized ... read more

a breeze

I am a novice when it comes to tattoos and piercings. Before I had met a friend that worked at Spectrum as an apprentice I had never even considered getting more than my ears pierced and one tattoo. I've had my ears double pierced and two tattoos before I decided to finally get my nose pierced. I had it done twice by my apprentice friend, the first time I had to take it out because of my job and the second was a failed attempt on the apprentice's part. (I will say the apprentice is no longer working at that ... read more

Hypodermic Fangs

It's strange to voluntarily put yourself in the way of a sharp, albeit sterile, object. I had done it before, but it has never made sense with my instincts. There's always that internal separation where the mind must calm and console the body before it does something it doesn't understand. The nostril ring is most prominent in Indian tradition symbolizing femininity, a woman's coming of age, and wedlock. The nose pins were typically red in color to symbolize the consummation of the marriage. The mingling of cultures in the 60s brought the tradition overseas, giving it new meaning and popularity. ... read more

0ga septum dermal punch

I decided I wanted a large gauge septum piercing years ago. When I was 15 I had my septum pierced, through the cartilage, and it was a painful experience. Just licking my lips afterwards, or putting on chapstick, brought tears to my eyes. So punching it seemed like a good option to get a large gauge piercing, but a very painful one at that. Over the years I aquired more piercings, a nasallang being one of them, and that went through the hard cartilage in my septum, and it really wasn't that bad at all. My attempts at stretching my ... read more

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