Nipple at Piercology
ple at Piercology
Nipple at Piercology
How to begin? Well, I've been contemplating getting a nipple piercing
for a long time. I put it off for a variety of reasons, I guess, too
busy, low cash flow, healing a tattoo in the same region (with the very
different care required, I wanted to heal the tattoo fist...), and
perhaps, more than a little apprehension. Well, today was the day!!!
Finals were over last week, I'll be taking some vacation time next week, so I finally did it.
I had my last tattoo and cartilidge ear piercing done at Viking Studio here in Columbus, and didn't have the best overall experience. No physical problems with anything, but they are NOT the most customer service oriented place I've ever been to (FOUR MONTHS from the time I brough in my design until I finally had the damn thing finished!!!) Not real freindly either. Nobody's is as cool as they are, just ask 'em. SO! I had already decided that I was going elsewhere for this piercing. I did some checking on the net and found the APP page, checked the listings and found one that was in town. I figured that since i didn't have any other reccommendations, I would check them out. At least they have to use proper sterilization techniques, or least know what they are! I had seen the shop in another on-line faq sheet that said they were very gay-bi-lesbian friendly (I'm bi-, if that matters), which made me more comfortable. Some other places I've looked into have had WAY to much testosterone in the air for me to feel comfortable.
Lunch out first, butterflies are already starting. When we find the
place, I'm a little leary; it's in the basement of another store (what
they sold I couldn't tell you!). But once we got to the bottom of the
stairs, it looked fine. Right away they were so friendly!! The guy (I
am so bad at names, I'm practically disabled) first asked who was gettig
pierced (I raised my hand with a smile)then asked what piercing, tongue?
navel? When I said nipple, he seemed a little excited, "Oh, good!
Something a little different!" (I look REALLY normal, nothing but a
bunch of ear piercings) I had originally planed on getting a CBR, but
they were out (apparently, they'd had a ton of people the week before
getting both nips done) of 14 and 12 gauge rings large enough for female
nipples, so I chose a 14 gauge, 5/8", SSS circular barbell (I don't care
much for the colored niobium, call me a purist!). Showed id (quite
flattering, I'll be 29 in weeks!), signed the release forms, and sat
down to wait. My fiancee picked up a book off the little coffee table
and started thumbiong through it. He's much more of a tattoo person,
and he QUICKLY put the book back ;-}
The piercing! Tori (her name is on my receipt, that's the only way I
know that what it is!) called me (by name off the sheet, nice personal
touch!) into the small piercing room. Very clean. She told me what was
going to happen, asked how much I had heard about this piercing, and
just really put me at ease. When I told her about reading about it on
BME, she knew what I was talking about (that impressed me, piercer AND
in touch with the internet). Cleaned the nipple, marked each side (this
took awhile), then it was time. (BTW, she changed gloves three times
during this whole proceedure) The clamp was pretty uncomfortable, and
the piercing TIME was longer that I expected. I'm laying there, trying
to breathe, thinking, push!!! Hurry!!! Needle in, clamp off. Now,
jewelry in. Almost in, she stopped to do something (I am a little fuzzy
at this point!) then pushed the ring through the last outside layer.
Whew! Adjusts the ring a little, and puts on the bead. Now, at this
point, I am feeling spacey, but there is no longer any sensation in my
nipple. Nothing. She cleaned of the little bit of blood and put
something on it that was supposed to stop the burning (I wasn't feeling
any, but hey, why not?). Initialed off on the release forms and headed
out, holding my t-shirt so it wouldn't touch (due to swelling, the ring
is sticking out).
Well, we usually, do the grocery shopping on Sat. afternnoon. Should
have changed that schedule this week! I'm spacey, walking through the
grocery store, holding my shirt, and that's when it starts to burn. And
throb. I am seriously uncomfortable here! I couldn't wait to get home,
take off my shirt, get the pain killers going, and stop moving (that
ring bounces with every step or bump in the road) Getting this done in
the future? Allow a little down time afterwards.
After 600 mg of ibuprofen and a few beers, it feels a lot better. Getting pierced in Columbus, Ohio? I highly recommend Piercology (that's all they do!). Friendly, knowledgable, and helpful. Kudos to those of you who get both done in one sitting!
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submitted by: Anonymous
on: 20 June 1997
in Nipple Piercing