Piercings For A Cause
by Meg Curry
I have 7 piercings in total, but I’ll tell the stories of my two favorite!
My first actual piercing (other than my ear lobes which got pierced when I was just a baby) was my left helix/cartilage piercing. I got it when I was just 10 years old! Other than it being my first chosen piercing, it’s also my favorite because I got it done with my mom; we both got the same one, the same day. The reason we decided to get them together was because she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and was scheduled for surgery a few months later, and she wanted to get a piercing with meas a fun little activity to do together. That was almost seven years ago, and I still cherish the piercing, and I’m so glad to say that my mom and I have made it a tradition to get all of our (ear) piercings together now!
My other favorite piercing is my nostril piercing. I had been begging to get my septum pierced since I was in around 6th grade (lol)! My parents strongly disagreed, but they told me I could get my nostril pierced. I was so excited, and immediately started researching everything I could, so I would know all about it when the time came. I got it done in August before I started my freshman year of high school.
Unfortunately, in October, I had to have emergency surgery, and I had to leave it out for so long, that almost all my piercings grew out! Four of my 7 piercings grew out. (I had two in my left ear cartilage, one in my nose, and four in my lobes.) I was able to get them all redone, fortunately! I currently have 6 of my piercings back, including 7/16″ stretched lobes! The second helix grew up during a different surgery I recently had.
I am so in love with my piercings, and I would love to add to my “collection” of piercings. I will be 17 in March, so hopefully I can add! Though I am weary in adding anymore facial piercings because I would love to become a wrestler, and I’m not sure how it would be to get one ripped out during a match. (Ouch! One of my favorite wrestlers had an earring ripped out during a match and he’s never put one back in, so I’m guessing it hurts quite bad!)
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.
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!
My name is Genessa and I am 48 years old. For many years I have wanted to get my nose pierced. I have a daughter now 24 years old that when she was in high school she and I wanted to go together and get our noses pierced. I contacted the school system due to the “school clothing policy” states no piercings other than ears and if you are a boy you can not wear gauges. So that ruled out her being able to get her nose pierced when it was her 16th birthday. So I let it go for the longest time and one day while on Facebook I saw a picture of a pretty lady around my age with her nose pierced and said to my husband again years later that I still wished I had gotten my nose pierced so he looked at me and said “let’s go” and I said “I am too old to get my nose pierced I am 48 years old”. Now I am a 48 year old redhead with plum highlights in my hair curvy woman who turns heads. Everyone loves my hair they think it is cool looking to have “purple” in it. So I sat for a few days and thought about it and I decided to go on a “group” page we are on with Facebook and ask everyone if they thought I was toooooo old to get my nose pierced. So on a Friday I went on the group in July and asked this group….it is a “sensual,relationships group” where we discuss everything about relationships. I have been married for 27 years to the most amazing man. EVERYONE in the group told me “hell no you are not too old you would look beautiful with your nose pierced – very sexy”. So that night he and I talked about it again and I inconvenienced myself that I did want to do it so I already had the place picked out they did a rook piercing for me a couple of years ago and I wanted to go back there. So on Saturday we were to go to my husband’s best friends birthday party and on the way to the party we drove the way we usually go to their house which drives right by the tattoo/piercing place. So we turn on the street and he throws on the blinker and turns into their parking lot and says “let’s go”. I just laughed and said “come on let’s go to the party” and he said to me “NO you are going to get your nose pierced you will be beautiful with it”. So inside we went and I picked out a clear stud and got my nose pierced. Instantly went outside in the beautiful sunshine and took a picture to post on Facebook to show all my friends. EVERYONE thought it was so cool that I, at 48, went and got my nose pierced. So we arrived at the party and everyone was shocked I had done it. Everyone at the party thought it was cool that me at my age went and got my nose pierced and I LOVE IT. I have purchased 3 nose screw’s from Body Jewelry and I love them all and plan to purchase a couple of more in the next month. I only wear actual gold so mine are a little more expensive than most but they are definitely worth it coming from Body Jewelry their quality is the best!
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.
Hello my names Samantha, I have a septum piercing and this is my story. I always liked the idea of piercings but only had my ears done then i decided i needed something else something better. I was looking on Facebook and seen all these beautiful women with their septum done so i wanted one. At first i was afraid it wouldn’t look good on me so i waited two more years, and my freshman year of high school i looked at it again and then decided i wanted something personal to me so i had it done by a local piercing shop. I absolutely loved it and still do i wear it proudly.
I had the pleasure of getting my septum pierced last Autumn. If you would’ve told me anytime before it actually happened I would’ve never believed you. I’ve always been very shy my entire life. I’ve always done what I was “supposed” to do. One late night after work I was hanging out with some of my friends, and one of them wanted to get her nose pierced. We all agreed that we would go for support. Once we got to the tattoo parlor we were greeted by some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. They asked us what we were interested in, and my friend, Tori, said she wanted to get her nose pierced. The nice guy told us it would be a little while before a room opened up so we sat in the lobby and looked over some of the things in the shop. My other two friends decided that they would also get piercings since we were there. Of course I wasn’t. I was the good kid. I didn’t do things like that. We waited for maybe a half hour then we were escorted into a room with a lot of art everywhere. I had never been in a place like this before. I was in art in high school, so I was creative. I appreciated the works that were hung in this room. Tori went first and took the needle like a champ. No tears, not much blood. It seemed like it took a second and then it was done. My friend Lindsey went next. She was a little more apprehensive. She was getting her nose done as well. She sat in the chair and the man asked her how she was doing. He had tattoos and piercings practically everywhere, but I swear he was such a sweetheart. He told her to count to three and it would be over. No tears for her either. Next, my best friend, Brandi, went. She was getting an industrial done. I held her hand because I thought it would help. Two seconds and it was over. The guy cashed my friends out and asked if there was anything else he could do. Immediately I knew I wanted a piercing. Throughout our friendship, Brandi told me a septum piercing would look good on me. I decided to take her advice and told the man that’s what I wanted. I filled out some paperwork and then sat in the chair. I was filled with nerves and butterflies. I was constantly thinking, “What will my mom say,” and, “She’s going to kill me.” (In reality she did kick me out of her will for a few months, but then she got over it.) For once I wanted to do something for me. I just wanted to do something to express myself, and if anyone was going to judge me for it then I probably didn’t need them in my life. My friends were there rubbing my back and coaching me on my breathing. The man asked if I was ready with a big smile and I told him yes. He put the needle up to my nose, and I held my breath for what seemed like an hour. All of a sudden, it was over. I bled a little, but he said he’s seen much worse which made me laugh. I decided that it doesn’t matter what you look like-if you have tattoos for days or piercings that cover half your body. You can look “not normal” and still be the same person you were before. The hardest thing about piercings or thee body modification is getting people to realize that you are literally the same person you were before you got them. Piercings should not be a sign of immaturity, irresponsibility, or senselessness. If you have ever wanted to do something, but didn’t because you were worried about what other people would say, I want you to go and do it. I have never been happier with myself since I got my septum pierced. I encourage everyone to just do what they want and live for the moment. Don’t be afraid to try new things! You never know what’ll happen, but that’s part of the excitement!!
I’m here to share my piercing experience. I love piercings as much as the next guy. I just always have terrible luck in the healing process. I recently got my nose pierced. Let me tell you, they are more pretty than they are fun. Haha. It has had the worst time healing! I have two kids, each have yanked it out at least once. I had a corkscrew stud. HATED it, so I decided to change it. That was awful. I couldn’t get it out. When I finally did, it bled. A lot. So I put a hoop in that I had specifically for my nose. Being distracted by my son, I grabbed the wrong ring and accidentally put that one in. Wondered why it hurt so bad and I had to force it through, it was the wrong gauge! Holy cow was I in pain. The next day I changed it to the hoop I planned for it. Now it’s healing back up perfectly!! But I want to say I love this company, my husband recently got some Coral filled gauges and they are bomb! Thank you for letting me share! I look forward to purchasing more products from your company!!