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My birthday present

I've been thinking about getting my nostril pierced for quite sometime now, and a few weeks ago, I decided that I would get it done on my birthday. After thinking about it and doing a lot of research, I finally decided to just go for it since I've wanted it for so long. My best friend decided to get it done as well, and wanted to pay for my piercing as a birthday present (what a wonderful friend!) so we went together.

I have my ears pierced several times, and I have my eyebrow pierced, so this was definently a new experience for me. Right before we went into the studio, I started to get a bit of anxiety about it, but I convinced myself that I was doing to do it. Even though I'm an adult and can make my own decisions, I brought the topic up with my mother, and she was very against the idea. When I got my eyebrow pierced, she was devistated and still gives me a hard time about it, so this was even worse to her. She finally told me that it was my own decision, but she would hate to look at my face. So with her being unsupportive of my decision, that made me a little nervous.

The studio was very nice and clean, and the people working there were friendly and knowledgable. I've heard good things about this particular piercer, so I was very relaxed when we went in. I asked several questions before I signed the papers such as how bad the scarring was, how long to wait before I take it out, etc, and they were very competent and answered all of my questions in detail.

My friend went first. She signed the papers, and we both went back with no wait. She seemed quite anxious right before the piercing, since she said she has no tolerance for pain. When she got pierced, her eyes teared up a LOT and she looked like she was in a lot of pain. She was laughing and crying at the same time. She told me that it was very intense and it hurt very bad, but afterwards it wasn't as bad. That made me a little nervous, but I was determined to get it done either way.

After signing the papers, I was called back. For some strange reason, I was completely calm and relaxed, with not a bit of anxiety. I laid back in the chair, and the piercer put on his gloves and swabbed my nose with antibacterial cleansing solution. He drew the dot, and had me take a look. It looked perfect. I laid back in the chair. He stuck a hollow metal tube up my nose, and held the needle with his other hand. I closed my eyes. He told me to breathe in and out, then inhale and... bam! He did it so incredibly fast that I think the piercing only took 3 seconds.

I didn't even flinch when the needle went through my nose. My right eye teared up a little bit, but it didn't hurt in the least bit to me. It just burned for a second and that was it. He took two q-tips, one inside, and one outside my nose with antibacterial solution to clean around the newly pierced area. As soon as I got up out of the chair, my nose bled just a little bit. He then told me how to clean/care for it, and we left. The rest of the day I felt no pain, and couldn't believe that I just had my nose pierced and couldn't feel it!

Later that day I cleaned up the dried blood with a q-tip that had saline solution on it, like the piercer had instructed.

Today when I woke up, I still couldn't really feel the piercing, but it was still there! I made sure to clean it again with the q-tips and saline solution, and its doing well on the second day. Every now and then, it feels like I have a pimple in my nose, but other than that, there is no pain.

I LOVE my new piercing, and I'm glad I decided to have it done. My friend feels the same way about hers. My mother saw it today and at first was very upset, but by the end of the day she got used to it. It is very important to talk it over with family members before getting it done, even if you already know it is something that you want. That way it won't come as a complete shock to them when you get your piercing.

I think as long as you are relaxed before you get it done, then the pain won't be as bad as if you are anxious about it. I would definently advise before getting it done to just relax! You can get excited about it, but don't psyc yourself up since the adreneline will probably make the pain more intense.


submitted by: Anonymous
on: 29 May 2008
in Nose Piercing

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Artist: Mike
Studio: Psycho+Tattoo
Location: Marietta%2C+Ga

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