This is my experience about getting my cheeks pierced, I’m constantly asked if they hurt, if they are bars or just dermals…etc. first off, no, I did not have dimples before I got my cheeks pierced but even after I take them out, I will have dimples as I’ve had my piercings for two years. Yes, it did hurt when I get them pierced, I mean, it’s a huge ass needle going through my cheek! What do you think? I did swell up for a week & they were very tender but overall, they were very low maintenance. The biggest problem I do have w/ them is sometime they get angry. They do swell up & I hafta drain them but overall, I luv them & I don’t plan on ever taking them out. One tip I could give to anyone considering getting them done is to be prepared to give them constant tlc & be prepared to baby them as far as putting in different size bars when they flare up. I have 19 piercings & these are by far the most temperamental ones I have. Yes, the bar does go thru my cheek & I have a standard labret bar in: ball on one end & a flat disk on the other end that’s in my mouth. These are by far my most fav piercings & I wish all those luck who’s considering getting them 🙂
One day my best friend called me up and says “hey I wanna get my nipples done, come with me!” Obviously I agreed to go with her. So she picks me up and we head to the tattoo and piercing shop. We talk to the piercer, it’s all good and we go back into the room where she gives us a run down of what she’s gonna do. Then my friend takes her shirt off and sits down and the woman prepares her equipment and then it’s time for the first nipple. She marks them, makes sure there even and then clamps it and says “take a deep breath when you’re ready.” Next thing I know my friend is passed out and I have to walk next door to the creepiest convenient store ever to get her a coke and some old man started to follow me until I got back to the shop. Terrifying.
Rae A.Hi! My name is Rae. I have 6 piercings. My first piercings where my ears as a baby, then the top of my ear when I was 15. My next piercings weren’t until after I got married. I had both nipples done. Let me say, I do not suggest ever doing that again, so painful. The next one was my lip on the left side. Side note, I recently got a lip ring from one of your Facebook offers. I loved it, but the little gem fell out! 🙁 Anyways, my next piercing was my tongue. I had made a deal with the man, if he wanted me to get a “downstairs” piercing, I wanted my tongue done and a tattoo, which the tattoo still hasn’t happened. After that my eyebrow and yes “downstairs” was done. I was so afraid to walk for a week after that was done! :0 It’s all good now. But now I want a few more piercings. I think I’d like to get my ears done again and maybe the other side of my lip. 🙂 or those spider bite ones… I have yet to decide. 🙂
About ten years ago I went to a piercing shop with the intention of getting a nipple piercing. Now, I’m a big guy 6’2″, 358 lbs, shaved head, goatee, tattoos. I’m quiet soft spoken kind of guy, though people still tend to avoid me thinking I am trouble. The shop was pretty busy that day so I went through the books and waited for my turn. My turn arrives and I go up and talk to the guy about what I want, style and gauge size. Decided to go with a 14 curved barbell. He asks if I want a privacy screen and I laugh and tell him no. I should also mention my sister was with me.
He assembles his equipment and I remove my shirt. As he starts marking out were he is going to pierce I notice, not only my sister but every woman in the shop has now lined up at the counter and is watching. He has the clamp on, the “target” marked and picks up the needle. I again take note of the rapt attention that is going on from the counter. He takes the needle and pushes it through, honestly I had heard horror story’s about how painful this was going to be, and I actually did not even feel the needle go through.
At the same time there was a loud collective gasp from the counter area and every woman lining the counter all suddenly covered their breasts, with the exception of one. My sister stood there stock still, and all the color drained out of her face. I unfortunately do not have any pictures of the piercing as I had to take it out several years ago due to being in the hospital for an extended period of time, but am planning on going to re-pierce my nipple soon.
My one concern about the piercing though was that it was set very deep, I thought it was a little strange but was told it was fine. I even contemplated getting a second piercing in front of the first as it was so deep, that never did happen though. Shortly after I got the piercing though i was running through the house, I should also mention the curved barbell had a tendency to slip to one side leaving the other side sticking out, well, just a little TOO far. Anyways as I ran by the kitchen cabinet, which ironically had nipple level handles, I managed to catch the barbell on the handle and was going fast enough that I actually swung around and slammed into the side of the cabinet. Well, it was my turn to clutch my chest because that hurt like hell.
I turned around expecting to see my nipple hanging off the cabinet door, fortunately that was not the case, I checked and surprisingly everything was o.k., albeit a lot sore, so in retrospect I guess it was a good thing it was set as deep as it was.
I have three younger sisters and we are all best friends. We are very close in age and are really more peers than anything else. Over the years we have done everything together: high school, puberty, college, dating, marriage, jobs, etc. My youngest sister (by 5 years) was always a bit quieted by her three louder sisters and it took a while for her to develop her own sense of self as a result. I have always been the sister with tattoos and piercings and it surprised me when she followed in my footsteps! She is working on her first tattoo and in the meantime has started to explore her body through piercing. We both have had body image issues and this is a way that her and I have bonded and been creative in our self-love, self-esteem, and self-care. We had been talking about doing a sister piercing for a while and one day she told me she was going to get her septum pierced. I did not believe her – I thought she was all talk, as she only had her ears pierced at this point. Well lo and behold she came over to my house one day with a ring in her septum! I was a bit shocked but so proud that she followed her own heart and sense of self. I never thought I would have this reaction but I said “I WANT ONE TOO!”
We gathered our things and we went right back to the piercer. As I sat there waiting to get mine done, I too felt a sense of self-love and self-acceptance. My image has been hard for me and coming to terms with how I want to look has been a process that consumed my college years. After I got mine done, I felt happy and settled. Most people who do not struggle with their bodies do not appreciate this sentiment but it is something that my sister and I still share. We did salt soaks together. We hid it from our mom together! We bought jewelry together! I recently moved across the country and I miss my sisters every single day. I think of them often and the love we share. When I look in the mirror, the septum reminds me of family and in being open to new fun things. It symbolizes so much more to me than just decoration. Long live the septum!
This wasn’t my first time piercing myself, but it was my first time using the kit from BodyJewelry.com.
My experience was actually kinda funny, when I look back on it but anyway. I have both the nose piercing kit with the septum clamp, and the regular nose clamp including of course the needle, piercing spray, and a hoop nose ring. My first attempt in piercing my nose, I numbed my nose with ice for about 10 minutes, then I pierced it. The only problem was the hoop was giving me problems. I think I pierced it too far up, so I had a hard time putting the hoop in, and when I did it was very uncomfortable. So I decided to re-pierce my nose on the same side (left). Now, like I said, this wasn’t my first time self piercing so I’m pretty comfortable with it. So what happened next was just, idk, I think it may have been too hot or I didn’t eat enough, but when I began to re-pierce my nose through the same process numbing with ice for 10 minutes again, my eyes started water. This is pretty normal, but then I began to feel lightheaded as the needle went through, then I fainted. I had just started watching ‘Once Upon a Time’ when I fainted when I woke up a new show was on, so I was out for a good 45 minutes but I was OK. I got up, put the hoop in, adjusted it, and I loved it! I immediately began taking pictures and posting on Snapchat and Instagram.