By Ariel S. From California



I had nothing pierced except my earlobes. I had been considering getting a nose piercing for a good amount of time. I went out with some friends and acquaintances for my 19th birthday, and one of them was a semi-professional piercer. I mentioned that I had been considering getting it done, and he offered to do it. I asked him when – he said “why don’t you stop at the mall on the way home and pick up a ring and I’ll do it when we get back?” So we did… except we bought the wrong thing. When we got back home, he decided that he had an extra captive bead ring he could use. The glass bead promptly shattered, and much time was spent trying to find a spare bead. Fortunately we found one and everything ended up being fine.