I got my first tattoo as a young Marine about around 1993. Unsure how many tattoos I have now but as I’ve always said it’s a good thing I’m not a millionaire because I probably wouldn’t have enough skin, now with that being said I first became interested in piercings due to an article in Penthouse magazine when I was stationed in Pennsylvania around 1997. The article talked about many different body piercings but obviously being a men’s magazine focused around the piercings related to the genitalia or nipples. A Prince Albert is the one that intrigued me the most and to this day is my favorite out of all 15 piercings I currently have. Military service regardless of which branch they will often dictate to you what you canning cannot do what you can and cannot wear and what type of body modifications you can participate, that being said I had to put piercings on the back burner for that reason and also the idea of a needle going through my dick really at that time scare the hell out of me. When I got out of the Marine Corps in 1999 and moved in with my girlfriend who is now my wife I mentioned the fascination with the Prince Albert to her to which she immediately flinched and was less than enthused with the whole idea, so once again it was put on the back shelf. Time goes on in more tattoos are added but the idea of a PA is always in the back of my mind. I had a number of personal events catastrophic and make sure that occurred in 2013 so with all that going on my wife looks at me one night at dinner and I asked if I still wanted my Prince Albert? I said yes and she says great let’s go get it done! Immediately the butterflies sprouted into a shit storm and my stomach somewhere between concern fear and excitement. Heading to the local tattoo and piercing parlor I spoke to the piercer asking a number of questions about what I wanted to have done he quoted a price and recommended either starting with a 10 or a 12 gauge, I went with the 12 but knowing what I know now wish I had done the 10. The process which many people have heard about is honestly not that bad the receiving tube is more uncomfortable than the actual needle because that is quick and a slight yelp later if you’re done. The hardest part about a gentle piercing at least for me is that it made me so unbelievably horny that I couldn’t wait the obligatory two weeks for the proper initial healing time and was doing my dead level best to break my wife in the half within seven days. As soon as she felt that small ring rub up against her G spot she gripped the sheets and told me that I would not be seeing her face for sometime and dear God don’t you stop! About four months later I graduated up to an eight gauge and here I am in May 2017 currently wearing a 00ga horseshoe. I have also added a scrotal ladder, two dydoes and associated havadas. I continue to stretch a number in the ladder the largest being a four gauge hoping to end up in a zero on most in the near future. I love all my piercings and my only regret is is that I waited too long to get it done.
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.
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.
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 have learned my lesson about where you should go to get your piercings done over the years of me acquiring a total of 16 piercings. I began to get the majority of my piercings while I was in college. The tattoo parlor down the street from where my campus was did piercings for $20 that included jewelry. WHAT A DEAL, right?!?! It never occurred to me that the reason that ALL of my piercings that I got from there was because it wasn’t the cleanest environment, or they weren’t using high quality jewelry, or because they wanted me to use iodine to clean my freshly done ones. I figured it was because that was just apart of the normal healing process. I would then need to go to the doctor for antibiotics and she would tell me I needed to take the piercing out. (I never did listen to her advice I left them in and was able to salvage all of them.) Anyways, it wasn’t until after college that I began to get into my piercing phase again and was living at home with my parents. A strictly body piercing place opened up near my house and to my surprise she really wasn’t that expensive (and she uses high quality jewelry), the main difference with my new go to spot and where I recommend people to go is this…… she is a member of the APP (Association of Professional Piercers), she has AMAZING jewelry that you can choose and get pierced with right away rather than waiting until a new one heals and switching over to something cool looking, she autoclaves your piece of jewelry after you have chosen it, she fits you with the right length and size, she is VERY CLEAN in all her practices, and a lot of her materials are use once and throw away. She recommends that you use saline wipes or sea salt soaks to help heal your new piercing (something that I now swear by, I would NEVER use iodine or hand soap again) and truth be told, I really don’t even really need to clean my piercings after going to this location because I have never had any issues. What I’m trying to say is RESEARCH a place before you just decide to get a piercing done, trust your piercer, and don’t choose a location because it is cheap. IT IS NOT WORTH THE AFTERMATH.
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!
My love for piercings started with my older sisters tongue ring. I thought it was the coolest thing ever at the age of 8. I thought it was even more cool that my mom didn’t like them. As I grew older, my fascination for piercings grew. As well as the want for them. I reached the age of 14 and after months of begging I was approved for a lip piercing. I had it done and was instantly hooked thinking of what I wanted next. Over the years I have had more done and now at the age of 20 I have 6.