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do it, do it, DO IT!!!!

So I've been flirting with the idea of getting my nipples pierced for a while, and after reading a hundred testimonials here on BME and looking at pictures of the female nipples rings, I decided I had to do it. I know my parents would flip out if I came home with another tattoo, seeing as how they were upset about my small wrist tat, so nipples rings was a good way to go. I'd been itching to have something painful done again like I did last year, and since piercings aren't permanent, this should be the pain I was looking for!

Don't get me wrong, I'm not out looking to hurt myself, but any other people who've been pierced or inked, you know what I mean.

So after planning out when would be the best time to get them done allowing for enough healing time out of the pool, tonight was perfect, since we're about to be let out for spring break.

I went around 6pm tonight, and it's 9pm, so that's the time table right now. I went with my friend who was getting her nose pierced, so we went out and ate some food before going. All day I knew I was heading over to Tat-fu later in the day, but I was not nervous at all. You know the feeling of anticipation you get? Well I wasn't getting it at all. Top be honest, i think I thought I was going to chicken out. But I knew I wanted to get mine done, and the only thing that was making me a bit nervous was the idea of the pain. As I'd read in most of the stories on here, it hurts like a bitch and there was a lot of complaining about pain afterwards. I don't know if I have a high pain tolerance or what, but here's how the situation went for me:

Ben took me and my friend in, and she got her nose pierced first, then Ben began to process of getting all the markings lined up. He used a toothpick dipped in some ink to mark the spots he thought would be good, measured the width and depth of my nipple, and spent about 20 minutes making sure everything was perfect. He let me check it out, I commented on one side looking very very slightly tilted, so he fixed it.

Now I am not a shy person, but I am when it comes to nudity and stuff like that, so I was kinda weirded out by the idea of having to stand with my boobs out, but Ben was so great. He looked pretty young, maybe somewhere around my age, I don't know, but if you're in the Flag area, go to Tat-fu and get Ben, he was such a perfectionist when it came to lining every thing up, which is definitely what you want. They're your nipples and you're putting a bar or ring through it. You want it to look the best it can! So anyways, after Ben and I agreed that the placement was great, or 'as close to perfection as possible,' he had my sit back in the piercing chair/table. It was adjustable, which is good for after the piercing (at least it was for me) he explained what he was going to do, then started doing it, putting the clamps on, which didn't hurt for me, just like someone was pulling on your nipple for a while. He said take a breath in through your nose and out through your mouth, and he pushed the needle through. 'Shiiiiiiiiiit' is what I believe I said, and he let the needle stay in the left nipple as he moved on to the right one. I guess this one is a little more sensitive on my body, because the clamps felt weird on it, and then he said breath in through the nose, ok, breath out, and in went the needle, with honestly a lot more pain than the first one, then he pushed the bar through that one right away, which hurt, 'what the hell are you doing down there?!' came out this time, haha. Then he went back to the left nipple, which I couldn't even feel, and he put the jewelry through, which I also couldn't feel. I guess if you have the option, in my opinion, letting the needle sit in your nipples for a minute lets it get used to the needle in it and it didn't hurt at all, so I'd recommend this.

The needle going through, once it hits about halfway, the pain is probably the strongest, at least for me it was. I actually thought he'd stopped halfway through to fiddle around with something and I was like, omg, are you done?! and he was like, 'uh yea, it's through!' So I guess that's a plus, because you think there's more, but there's not.

The pain was pretty intense, but it honestly lasted about 3-5 seconds. I have a small B sized boobs, so I don't know if this has to do with size, but I'm wearing a tank top with a built in bra right now, and I'm having no problems with pain or anything. The drive home was fine, no pain going over the tracks. I guess I'm just lucky in that department! But seriously, if you're thinking about it and just worried about the pain, yea, it hurts, but for a grand total of 10 seconds, it is sooo worth it. Ben gave me some sea salt to soak the nips in for a bit several times a day. Good stuff. Just don't carry it around suspiciously, it kind of looks like coke.

Remember, everyone's pain experience is different, this is just my story added to many others!

So moral of the story: I was afraid of the pain. Got them done anyways. Hurt for 10 seconds. Now have bars in them. No pain right now, little teeny bit of swelling, no blood. They look amazing. DEFINITELY worth it. Suck it up and do it, do it, DO IT!!!!


submitted by: Anonymous
on: 26 March 2008
in Nipple Piercing

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Artist: Ben
Studio: Tat-Fu+Tattoo
Location: Flagstaff%2C+AZ

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