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Aaaahhh. Yes it was a good night..lol I have many now but here is my first experience :). Growing up I would get in trouble for even thinking about tattoos or piercings. I loved them I’ve always been drawn to them. But my adopted mother and my father told me “THEY’RE FOR THE DEVIL!!” Lol but anyways so..I turned 18 and went thru a fucked up break-up and ended up at my ex’s best friends wife’s sister’s place. Lmao. We went to her boyfriends place where we smoked a big fat bowl (my like 5th time smoking) and she told me her boyfriends dad is a professional piercer. First thing I thought was “belly ring” lol so she and I decided together to do it. I was so nervous I was getting bubbly guts. Lmao. So I went first. I just laid back and closed my eyes and controlled my breathing and the anxiety went away kinda. Plus I was telling myself I don’t have a choice lol so I laid there helpless lol. He finally put the needle thru….and all I could think was…is that it??! All the nervous shit for nothing??! Wow.. Lol
Good times lol
I wanted my belly button pierced for years and finally after a lot of begging my dad agreed. My brother said I would chicken out and not do it so we made a bet. If I didn’t chicken out, he would pay for it! Yay me right? We got to the piercing parlor and my mom had to sign for me, I was only 16. My mom is squeamish when it comes to these things so her reaction was going to be priceless. As I was called back Mom was still filling out the form and my brother was taunting me. I didn’t care one bit! I sat down, happy as can be until I seen the needle then my eyes got as big as a 50 cent piece. The lady asked if I was ready and I said yes. I covered my eyes as she came closer and bit my lip. I hear my brother say “Oh no! so of course I’m thinking she messed up. I kept my eyes covered and waited and waited. Finally I said “Are you going to pierce it or not?” She said “Hun, it is pierced, I am trying to run the ball down to put on your jewelry.” I never flinched and I did not get to see my mom’s expression because she wasn’t even done filling out the form! When the piercer said she was done my mom said “Really, already!” Its been like 30 seconds, even though it took her a minute to find the ball! This was a 2 minute time lapse that seemed like forever for me. I didn’t feel a thing and I won the bet!!! That was 10 years ago and I still have my piercing and love it.
When I was sixteen I had my lower navel pierced, and the upper navel piercing was done when I was eighteen. I’ve had different jewelry in my navel over the years, but my favorite was a variation of a twister ring which had shafts extending out perpendicular to the central circle. I found it at Hot Topic the better part of two decades ago, and have yet to find one like it since. I wore it in the upper piercing, and a basic curved shaft in the lower one. I ended up losing one of the threaded beads, and much to my chagrin, realized the threading was a very unique size. Unable to find a suitable replacement bead, I changed out the entire piece for a basic curved shaft. I didn’t like the look of having two basic shafts, so I found a spiral twisted ring to put in the lower piercing.
It worked nicely for a long time, until I woke up one day to find the spiral twisted up in my pajama bottoms. For days afterward it continued to be sore and irritated, and wasn’t getting any better. So I decided to find an alternative. I found this website, and ordered a few pieces of jewelry. The two I purchased for my navel were a captive bead twister ring (upper) and a seamless segment ring to help the lower piercing heal. I also purchased the ring closer/opener tool to make it easier to put in the seamless segment rings (I purchased others for my lobes) with the right tension. While putting the captive bead in the twister, I must have gripped the acrylic captive bead too tightly, because it simply shattered. A cursory search of my jewelry-making stash turned up a perfect replacement – the textured silver metal bead as shown in the picture. I had to widen the holes in it so it stayed in place more firmly, but I’ve been wearing it for a few weeks now, and it’s holding beautifully. The seamless segment in the bottom had the lower piercing back to rights in just a day or two, and it’s been doing perfectly since. It was particularly helpful to be able to spin it around easily to keep it clean. While I liked the style of the spiral I’d had, I’ve not missed having it catch on pants, sweaters, or whatever else it found a way to twist itself up in. The seamless segment is lightweight, too, so it’s very comfortable.
Just recently I purchased the Yin-Yang curved shaft navel ring, which I might put in if I get bored with the simplicity of the seamless segment ring in the lower piercing. For now, though, I’m happy with it the way it is.
Hello there my name is Kimberly and I am a 29 year old female with two body piercings: My belly button and my nose. My very first piercing was my belly button. I remember that day very well, it was April 2nd, the day after my eighteenth birthday. You see I had been bugging my mom to let me pierce my belly button since I was fifteen and she wouldn’t give in but she knew that once I turned eighteen that it was all over and I was going to pierce my belly button then. She didn’t think it would be the day after anyways I woke up took a shower and headed over to my best friend and adopted sister Tiffany’s house, I knew that she would go with me to hold my hand because at this point I was so excited and yet super worried that it was going to hurt really bad. So after bugging her to go with me and calling the tattoo and body piercing shop to see how much it was going to cost, we went. Now at this point I’m getting nervous, but Tiffany is there and we go in. I tell the girl at the counter what I want and give her my ID. She asks me who did my ID because it looks like a real ID ( I am 5’0 and weigh 95 pounds, I don’t look a day over 12) So the owner and piercing expert comes over and checks it out laughs and I pay for the piercing. Now I am really nervous and sitting in the chair. He puts the clamps on and tells he’s going to count to three, and I tell him to stop I can’t do this… he takes the claps off and me and Tiffany walk outside. Tiffany then tells me “What are you doing? You already paid for piercing?!” I tell her “I can’t, its going to hurt!” “Let’s go!!!” She tells me no get your ass back in there you already paid for it and I’m here it’s going to hurt then it’s done let’s go! So I went back in. After being teased for a moment we go back to the chair… (I didn’t know Tiffany told him to wait a moment that we would be back) I get clamped and we start the count but this time on one there was a needle being shoved through my belly button. But by the time he got to three it was done and the ball was being put on the ring. Needless to say that I am thankful for my sister Tiffany who actually stuck by my side and made me do it.
So I was on the school bus one day on the way home contemplating whether to get a cell phone or have my belly button pierced. Such tough decisions! Ultimately I went with the navel piercing. Seeing that I was 16 I needed my Mum’s permission. Thankfully I have cool parents, my Dad wasn’t thrilled with the idea, but my Mum basically said “it’s her money, her body and if she wants to put another hole in it that’s her prerogative.” My brother had recently gotten a tattoo which now I tease him about. It’s totally a tramp stamp of our last name! He recommend I go to the same shop that they were great it was clean, etc. So I did and it was all that. I was accompanied by my Mum as she needed to give consent. As we’re waiting a few Iron Horseman bikers stroll into the shop. My mum blurts “aw crap.” They call me over and I ask her if she wants to come and she says she doesn’t want to see them jab a needle through my skin. I was in the chair about five minutes and noticed her making her way slowly over, she was being chatted up by one of the bikers! She finally makes it to me and sits down and I said “I thought you didn’t want to watch,” she looks at me “I changed my mind!” They finish up with me and we walk out and I ask her how her chat session was she replied “he was actually very nice!” I followed all instructions they gave me let it completely heal but then made a bad mistake. When I could finally change the ring I bought a cheap one from a mall kiosk. Had it in for a few days and the area around the hole started getting really red. A few more days later when I moved the ring puss oozed out! We called the shop and they told us to come back in. There was a gal there she took a look and said the ring was cheap and the material it was made of was flaking off inside the hole. She said I needed to change the ring. So we bought one there she changed it for me and gave me instructions. Now jump 15 years later. I had the same silver twisted ring in there for 10 years and decided to change. Bought one from a body jewelry site. It was so pretty and I still wish I could wear it. I had it in 3 days redness around the hole. No puss this time. I called a piercing shop and the guy said because there was jewels hanging off the end it was irritating the home because although it said stainless steel they can use whatever for the decorations. So I took that out and popped ol’ faithful back in. Well I struggled with that irritation for a year. It didn’t make sense. That was the same ring I had in for 10 years. I finally called that shop back and he asked what type and I told him. He said it never was able to heal because the ring was always getting hit and knocked around so to put a curved barbell. I ordered two different bundles from this site bodyjewelry.com, popped one in and within three days all that irritation I dealt with for a year was gone! So that has been my adventure in body piercing. My advice, be careful of where you purchase your body jewelry, remember it’s going inside your body! Cheap definitely isn’t always better, you do get what you pay for! Check the type of metal the jewelry is made of, that is extremely important! I will say this site sells good products at least the ones I’ve purchased! 🙂
I had had my ears pierced at 13. Mom didn’t think I would be responsible enough before then. I had since had them double pierced. Then I discovered it. The piercing I had to have. The famed belly ring. While I wanted this done badly, there was a slight problem. I HATE needles. I was determined, however, and I was going to get it done. I had amassed a great collection of belly rings even though I didn’t have it pierced yet or even knew where and when I would get it done. I had to be prepared though, even though there is the whole healing process where you aren’t even allowed to remove it. I was ready when I could though…after I finally got it pierced that is. I live in a small town so I was limited to where i could get it done. One day, I finally decided that the day had come. I went to a tanning salon. I know. What was I thinking? I told the woman that i wanted to get my belly button pierced and she walked me back to a room and had me lay down. As I mentioned before, I HATE needles! So, naturally, I held my breath until she was done and told me to sit up. I had gotten myself ready for the pain, and got so worked up that I almost threw up. After getting over the shock and pain, I was able to look down and enjoy my belly ring…which was CROOKED!!! I was so upset but I thought maybe it wouldn’t be that noticeable. Later on, I believe it got infected and since it didn’t look that good anyway, I took it out and let it close. Years later, I decided to get it redone but this time I was doing it right. I went to a tattoo and body shop. I was brought back and told to stand straight up so that we could align the belly ring so it would be straight. What a thought! After the piercing, he made sure nothing hurt and gave me the speech of don’t touch, wash in the shower, don’t touch, don’t change it for x weeks, don’t touch, etc. His is the piercing you will be seeing. Guess what! It is actually straight and was done right. So, moral of the story. If you want anything pierced other than your ears, go to a professional! It makes a world of difference.
I bring you this, new, line of mine, and a 925 designed reminder of the once lost and gone daughter, from in a “time silence died”.
This is placed at waist wasted and desecrated , a locket marked at a heart’s socket devastated by plain as day takers and rapists.
Locked and mocking this ring is curved, solid, stark, and sterling against the non deserving’s yearnings, preserving in unswerving nerve living pearls internal and unearthly.
When opened, it’s empty of memory and sentiment; symbolic of the knowledge and wrongful harvest which the intent of the hell bent and inept septic is an intended and meant dementia.
These use a lunacy excuse that the receptive accept as exception to truer surface rules that most know are not delusion to use, loose, and remove the EVERY, the VERY essence and ascent meant for me.
Through this abuse is the enforcement of a whore’s orders.
A hated parasite, this lower in life delights in mine <and mind> unmade and became a self designated replacement, a fake that pries and tries to delegate my time, my days and blatantly trading my place, my life and light with her’s and her ways.
I fight and am blamed. Quiet I remain and still blamed stay. I fight <blamed anyway>, refusing usage by the psychotic and should be blind minds.
I DEMAND my life, my rise. I am the legal right that denies and defies the lies of the racked stacked fanatics that ‘chase’ mine, erasing truth and time; that creep and steal, slinking in a disease perceived to be dreaming.
These that receive and feed seeping things unsaid lend to the dead an illegal and misleading meaning, leaving them steeping in things being surreal thinking.
One note, and tone, restored, of hope defeats and keeps these demeaning demons fleeing in retreat.
See, I Believe that there are those who know and can grow through this, that can see the REAL needing to be seen.
So See, Restore, Release and Set Free!! Be Regal and remand back to me these, mine, those…photos and memories
(((I, and solely I, Juanita J. Garofalo, reserve the right to publish and re-publish this piece at my own will. This submission does not in a any way change, alter, or transfer ownership of this piece to any individual or entity and remains solely mine.)))
Well, I nailed the 350 word count just in the piece above, lol…I am actually wearing a .925 solid sterling silver locket belly ring at my waist. It is currently empty of photos or gems as per the significance stated in the piece above. I did try to be a little more upbeat in this piece, but the truth is what the truth is. I also described what my perpetrators are like and what their actual intent in life is. They truly do try to destroy me. There is a note of hope listed at the end that is also the truth. My faith and hope does, to a degree, keep them from engaging in a lot of what they wait to do and will never have the chance. I can’t be broken!! I wait patiently and fight my battles on all levels to have my life returned to me. When Justice happens and is finally is served, I am sure this belly ring will have the appropriate memorabilia placed in it. For those of you that have read another piece of mine submitted regarding a specific instance of Domestic Violence, you know where Justice and I stand at this point. It has yet to be rendered. I will fight every day until it has been!! Thank you for reading!!
JUANITA JEAN GAROFALO “JEANNIE” (formerly Hunt)
MARCH 20, 2015 (penning and typing saved to surveillance)