A piercing is something you have to love to get for yourself. Often I’ve gotten compliments on my industrial barbell piercing and all the fun and different earrings to use. I decided to get my piercing with my sister in law and we were both very nervous given the fact that its not something we were at all familiar with obviously as far as pain goes. We went to Van Nuys in CA, a drive away from where we were coming from (Los Angeles). I did my research and found someone who was going to give us a good deal on it including a free earring. As I sat and watched my SIL bleed like crazy when she got her industrial piercing (everyone is different of course!), I was very nervous. As I sat ready for my turn, I must say it was one of my most painful piercings I’ve gotten but so worth it! The piercing isn’t for everyone of course and I’m sure I’ve gotten my fair share of stares from adults but it’s your body LOVE it and EXPRESS it the way you feel necessary! My industrial piercing was something I wanted for myself and felt would be a fun new accessory to ME and three years later I am still very much in love with how it looks and continue to shop on places like bodyjewelry.com for fun and cute earrings. It’s funny too because on my right ear were i decided to get my piercing I’ve noticed as a child my ears were slightly pointy (yes almost elf like) which people found amusing and now more than ever do i see that this is a feature of mine that stands out like crazy, but again something that i know sets me apart and makes me even more unique. My key barbell i purchased on body jewelry.com and has to be one of my favorites and comes in so many pretty colors! To all who have thought about or second guess getting a piercing afraid because of what some might think, do it! Love yourself for who you are no matter the circumstances, you’ll be a happier person if you do. 🙂
So I don’t write rants, raves or reviews very much, but I figured I’d try with this. First off, this is my first piercing. I decided to get my septum pierced because I truly love how it looks, and I don’t know if I’ll get anymore mostly because they don’t interest me as much. Well getting started on my experience. I had it pierced by someone I know so I got my kit from bodyjewelry.com. and it came with everything that’s needed, I was worried about the forceps being plastic but they were sturdy and well made and they did their job well. So I had the person do it and it only took like fifteen to twenty minutes, but she was taking her time and making sure it was done right. I thought it would hurt a lot more than it did but it was actually pretty painless minus the expected watering of the eyes from stabbing yourself in the nose. After the needle went through we put the piercing through and viola it’s done. That’s about it pretty straight-forward quick and easy and it looks great with the horseshoe piercing that was supplied with the kit. The next day i purchased a smaller horseshoe piercing to switch with the one it came with ( I know bad thing to do ) but that was only because I needed to flip it up for work. That process was a little uncomfortable but not that bad. I would recommend having someone with some kind of experience do it for you only because i think that was the biggest reason mine was so quick and easy, but truthfully you could do it yourself as long as you take your time to do it right but I wouldn’t if you have someone who’s willing to help. The aftercare for me is a little uncomfortable but I think that because I flipped it up for work but it’s worth it so it doesn’t get infected. Well really that’s about all I have to say, all in all I love the piercing and it was surprising easy to do. I will definitely be recommending the kit I got to people I know just from the quality and price alone.
Before college, I had multiple piercings over my body including all up my ears, my nose and my belly button. I have always been a piercing addict and whenever I discovered a new piercing I went out and got that piercing as soon as possible. I was always safe and went to a tattoo parlor for piercing however, for my second nose piercing I was very impatient. I was sitting in my biology class my freshman year and before class began I was looking at double nose piercings. I had a thrill of excitement run through me by this and really wanted my second nose hole pierced. After my class ended, I d called up the nearest tattoo parlor and asked the price of the piercing. I was taken back when I found out it would cost $30 and with me being a poor college student, that was way out of my price range. Without thought I ran into my room and I looked at my roommate and said “I’m piercing my nose!” In a matter of 2 minutes and without any thought I ended up burning the needle of a safety pin and shoving it into my nose. I think I had scared my roommate half to death with my spontaneous decision. However, in a matter of five minutes I had stick the needle through my nose and placed an clean nose stud in the new hole. I was very satisfied with my work at the end. The piercing held up good for a while but after about 2 week the ring was very irritated and began to form a bubble. I had found that due to the lack of professional equipment, the healing process of the piercing was long and painful. My best advice is to always get your piercings professionally done. Luckily, with this being my second nose piercing I was familiar on how to handle the bubble and the infection. I still have the piercing to this day and it is looking pretty fashionable and well healed. It is one of my all-time favorite piercings and I get so many compliments on it! But moral of my story is that paying for a professional will save you a lot less pain for the future.
I got my tongue pierced on my 18th birthday, along with my 1st tattoo in the same day, so I was extremely uncomfortable that first following week! The actual procedure of the piercing was so quick and simple. It costed me $50 at my local piercing shop and of course that included the jewelry itself and the first change. She clamped my tongue and honestly the worst part about it was keeping my tongue sticking out that long and I had drooled all over myself by the time she had put my piercing in. It felt so weird having something in my mouth at all times and it was even weirder trying to eat with it. She told me I could eat whatever I wanted just be careful, and online a lot of people suggested to stay away from spicy foods. But of course I come home to spicy Chinese food which is my weakness. My parents got me Chinese for my birthday and I wasn’t going to pass it up. So I tried it and had to chew super slow because my tongue ring kept smacking off my teeth, you never realize how reckless your tongue is while you’re eating until you first try to eat with a tongue ring. But it was a success, and the piercing healed super quickly and I still have it and love it! I did end up switching to acrylic and bioplast jewelry because I chipped my tooth a bit on a metal one. The acrylics usually hold up for awhile before they crack or wear down but I haven’t had any other problems with it! I love how easy it is to change and easy it is to clean. All I really do to clean it it brush the balls when I brush my teeth and use mouthwash that isn’t alcohol free. I change the jewelry pretty often too. Also, yes, it does make kissing a bit more interesting for those of you that were wondering! Eating did get normal and I no longer hit it off my teeth. I also forget I even have it pierced half the time because I’m so used to it now.
When I was in 2nd grade, I had a cousin who was a couple years younger than me, who’s father (my uncle), was a big biker/truck driver. He was all tattooed and let his son get a stud when he was really young. Once I saw that I wanted one myself, and my parents let me. I got a diamond stud and thought I was the coolest kid around. I’m not quite sure how long I wore it, but I do remember my second piercing which started my journey to always wearing earrings. My second hole was on my right lobe to match the hole on the left from when i was younger. I was 16 at the time and me and my cousins were at the local mall and I told them I wanted my other ear pierced. Well, me being under 18 I wasn’t allowed to get a piercing without a parent. To get around this obstacle I made my older cousin say I was his younger brother. Well the person behind the kiosk wasn’t having it. So now I had to put on my thinking cap, I walked around the mall for a bit and randomly asked an older woman to pretend to be my mom. She went along with it! I remember filling out the paper work and whispering to her, “what’s our last name?” After that day I always wore two earrings, mainly 16g horseshoes. My next piercing came when I was about 21 and always fancied a cousins cartilage piercing for many years. I went to the mall with an ex-girlfriend and got my left cartilage done. I still remember how long that took to heal, it would hurt sleeping on my left side, it lasted months and months until I was finally able to sleep how I want and the keloid bump went away, but it is my favorite piercing that I have. My aunt got me a stainless hoop with a turquoise stone completing the hoop. I wore it for 4 years before the glue behind the stone finally fell out. Now I have the rainbow music cleft in, which I love. The next set of piercings I got came after me and two friends went and saw the first “Hunger Games” movie. I remember seeing Lenny Kravits in the film with 3 lobe piercings on each side and installs fell in love with how it looked. Not long later me and my friends went to the mall and I got another hole on each side. I remember getting home and telling my mom to put in an extra set of horseshoe earrings I had and she almost fainted because the gauge they pierced me with was most likely a 20g and I was trying to put in 16g. She said she couldn’t do it and I was forced to do it myself. They took a while to heal but I loved having 2 holes on each side. The last piercing I got was something I always wanted but never had a reason to get it until I saw a girl I had a huge crush on with the industrial. I met her on a vacation and when I went back home it only took a month before I loaded my car up with my best friends and told them what I was getting. They all wanted to watch and see how bad it was going to hurt. We drove up to the mall which had a shop that did specialized piercings and I told the girl what I wanted and she said have a seat. A couple of my friends were browsing the shop and the other two came behind the curtain to see my face when the needle went through both sides. Much to their surprise I didn’t even flinch, it went through seamlessly without a hiccup. She threw in a bar and said not to take it out for at least 6 months. Well much like my other piercings I didn’t listen. My friends girlfriend had and industrial and an extra bar she said she’d give me, it was a black bar with a ball and spike on the other ending looking like an arrow. I sat down on the stairway and let her change out the standard bar the shop had giving me. That piercing took a while to heal where it wouldn’t “freeze” in my ear due to crusting on both sides. I also had to overcome the keloids which took a couple months to finally go away. I recently just changed my bar after over two years keeping the arrow, I bought some ends that have meaning in my life, I have a white acrylic ball with spades over it and a gold plated dice on the other end. Those are all the piercings I have and every hole has special memory attached to it, the last one I would like to get would be the conch and once I find the time and take the step to get my last hole I will not hesitate, I’m not sure when that will be because I don’t have any interest in any more piercings so I kinda like saving this last one for a special occasion.
A lot of people point out that I’ve got a lot of holes going on (due to body piercings). Some people stare and give dirty looks. Some people hate them, and some people love them. I have 23 piercings, and I love them! They are a part of me! Piercings (and any other body mods) are fascinating. They make you stand out! They help to express yourself. I have been getting piercings since I was about 14, and have taken on the trade and doing them myself on me and others! It’s just so satisfying to give myself and others that joy of decorating our bodies/temples. I do hope in the future to be getting a lot more.
Have you ever simply woken up and decided you wanted to do something? That’s pretty much how my piercing story went. For quite some time, I’d wanted my nose pierced. My mom told me that she didn’t want me to get my nose pierced because it was “unprofessional” and “dead in the middle of my face.” Instead, she allowed me to get my tongue pierced. So, I’m home from school for Spring Break, and I’ve just finished getting my hair done. I’m sitting at a friend’s house and I decided to text my mom “I just got my nose pierced.” Mind you, I had not gotten my nose pierced (and please don’t try this at home). Soon after, she texted back and said “I don’t care. That’s your big [expletive] nose,” so at this point I’m thinking she doesn’t care, well I’m about to go get my nose pierced. My friend is a licensed tattoo and piercing artist, and I’d usually go to him for piercing and things of the like, but instead, because my nose is “dead in the middle of my face,” I decided I’d go all the way professional and go to a tattoo shop. I called several of my friends to see who would go with me. Everyone seemed to be so busy, so I asked my mom’s friend to go with me. He told me he would (he’s gay, so calm down). We hopped in the car and went to the parlor. He asked me if I would pay for him to get his pierced. Before I could even say no, he was already signing paperwork (I’m glad I actually had the money). So we signed paperwork, paid, and went to the back. We argued over who would go first. He said that I should go first, so that he could talk me through it since he already knew what it was like. I went first. I was so scared! In fact, I had talked about how scared I was the whole way there. Indeed, he did talk me through it. It was quick and easy! Unlike my tongue piercing, I did feel the needle go through my nose. A tear or two fell out of my right eye. I was upset because the piercing lady told me that a tongue piercing was a lot worse. I thought otherwise. Immediately after, I sent pictures to my mom saying I had lied and that I had just gotten it pierced. Her response was “OMG, it makes your nose even bigger.” -_- Now, I’m currently waiting on the time when I can finally change my stud!
Well this is my story about my industrial piercing. I got it pierced almost a year ago and it has done amazing since day one. I have had a total of 20 piercings in the past two years, now I only have 11. I have had my smiley, both traguses, angel bites, double belly button rings, three ear lobe piercings (including my first hole stretched to 1/2 inch.) Now i have my lobes down to 0 gauge, one tragus, snakebites, my tongue, industrial, conch, rook, and both sides of my nose pierced. All of my piercings healed beautifully and quickly with no problems.
That was just a background of my piercing history, now back to the main topic of my story. Like i said i had my industrial pierced almost a year ago, i had it done at home but with all sterilized equipment (clean; new needle, gloves, new jewelry the right size for swelling, and a semi-experienced piercer.) I trusted this piercer because he had done all my other piercings at the time and i was super excited to get this piercing, i waited three months to get it after heavy amounts of research of reactions and how to keep it well cleaned.
I got it done and it hurt like a bitch but i was prepared for that. I have an extremely high pain tolerance so none of my other piercings hurt but that one was some painful shit. Everyone warned me that it would take six months to heal and they would be agonizing. For me it was only swollen for a week and it was completely healed after three weeks. I only had to sleep on the opposite side for a week and it was back to normal sleeping.
I know the only reason all my piercings healed well is because i took great care of them. For my industrial i cleaned it with dial soap (antibacterial) 3 times a day and for the first few days i soaked it in a sea salt solution (1/4 tbs of sea salt + 1 cup of warm to hot water) for five minutes every time it started to feel sore. After the swelling went down i only soaked it twice a day (when i woke up and before bed.)
I have loved my industrial since i got it. I have had no problems with it even when changing jewelry.
A couple of weeks ago i bought some industrial bars from this site and i LOVE them. They are so cute and in beautiful colors. In the picture attached i am wearing one (just a basic straight barbell.) I definitely plan on buying more from this site.
So that was my industrial story i hope you enjoyed it.
I’d always wanted to get my second ear piercing but my mom wouldn’t let me. I keep on asking her but she would always say no. She really doesn’t like piercings at all, except for the standard lobe piercing. So finally when I turned 18 I said to myself “enough! I really want the piercing and I’m gonna do whatever it takes to get it.” So I decided to pierce my ears myself. After everyone in my house was asleep I got a sewing needle a cleaned it and then I pierced my ears. Luckily I had long hair so I just always wore it down in front of my ears while I was around her. Every day I would clean my ears so I wouldn’t get an infection because if that happened then I would of had to tell her and I would of been in trouble. Luckily I didn’t have any problems at all. Eventually I forgot that I had my hair up and she walked into my room and saw the piercings and got upset. She said no more piercings but that didn’t stop me from getting any more piercings, and in 2013 I self pierced my 3rd hole and in 2014 lucky for one semester a piercing shop opened across the street from my college and I was able to get my right industrial and both my anti-tragus done. Each time she saw a new piercing on me she would get mad at me but I would just tell her that it’s who I am and I’m expressing myself and that it’s a form of art. Well fast forward to 2016 and I now have 16 ear piercings and 1 nose piercing and I don’t plan on stopping there. I plan to get more in the future.