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My birthday present to me!

I've always loved piercings, but never thought of myself as one to get outrageous or daring piercings. I have many cartilage piercings as well as my tongue and navel, but I never put much thought into getting my nipples pierced. So one night talking on the phone with my friend, we got onto the subject of body mods. We talked about piercings we'd pretty much never get, and nipple piercings came up. So I thought, well why not? I called my boyfriend and told him of my plans to get pierced, and he absolutely loved the idea! The more I thought about having my nipples pierced, the more excited I became. I decided I would treat myself, and get my nipples pierced for my 19th birthday.

I called up a few of my girlfriends, and they all had piercings they wanted to get done. One of my friends had been pierced by a woman named Kathy, who owns a tattoo and body piercing shop in Arizona. Kathy was staying in Las Vegas with her daughter for the summer, and piercing out the home. From what I heard, Kathy was supposed to be a really great piercer, and had been piercings for 20+ years. So we gave Kathy a call, and set up a date for me and my 3 friends to get pierced.

The date arrived faster than I expected, and I found myself being extremely nervous all day. When my friends picked me up to go see Kathy, I was shaking! I had never been so nervous in my life!

We reached Kathy's house, and I felt my heart start to pound. I explained to Kathy what I wanted done, and proceeded to tell her how nervous I was. She was so sweet, and explained the entire piercing procedure to me, to help me feel at ease. She explained that after she pierced the first nipple, I would feel a rush that would last for about 5 seconds. During that rush, she said she would pierce my other nipple and it would all be smooth sailing from there.

She had me sit on her table and take my top off. It was so strange sitting in front of my 3 girlfriends entirely exposed! I started shaking again when I saw her reach for the first needle. She didn't clamp me, and she didn't count down or tell me when she was going to push the needle through. She was talking with my friends when I felt the first needle go through. I yelled out a sort of "OW!" Not really in pain, but more of a surprise. It really wasn't as bad as I expected! It was a quick burning pinch, and the needle was through. I barely had time to blink, and Kathy had pierced my other nipple. I sat there sort of in a daze, and couldn't believe that I had done it. I felt the rush Kathy was talking about, from all the built up adrenaline I had! I looked down, and she was sliding my CBR's in. My friends were all staring at me, wide-eyed, telling me how great my new nipple rings looked! I told all my friends, "You've GOT to try this!" Happy birthday to me!

I was instructed to clean my nipples 2 times a day with 91% alcohol. The alcohol, Kathy said, would help form a thin skin inside the piercing within the first couple of days. It was important that every time I got out of the shower, I cleaned them and turned the rings to get any water out. For the first week or so, I experienced slight dizziness when turning the rings, and the alcohol burned. I was sore for the first couple of days, so I found that wearing a sports bra with some tissue helped the sensitivity.

It's been almost 3 months now since I had my nipples pierced, and they are doing fantastic! They are no longer in any pain, and I do regular maintenance on them with some alcohol. I've found that my nipples are much more sensitive than they were before I had them pierced. I absolutely adore my nipple rings, and so does my boyfriend!

Getting my nipples pierced was something I never thought in a million years that I would do! I'm so happy I went through with the procedure, I love my piercings so much! It was truly a rewarding experience, and something I'll never forget! To anyone who is unsure about getting pierced, just do it!! The pain is not unbearable, and it is absolutely worth it! You will be so happy you went through with it! Not to mention, it's always fun telling and/or showing others!

Now that I've got my nipples pierced, I feel like I can do anything! I think I'll be moving on to a hood piercing in the near future... Sh...


submitted by: Anonymous
on: 22 Aug. 2007
in Nipple Piercing

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Artist: Kathy
Studio: her+home
Location: Las+Vegas%2C+Nevada

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