By Dionna, from Summerville.
Ok so a few years ago I got my belly button pierced. And I really loved it. So like after I got my belly button pierced I really wanted my nosed pierced. So I asked my mom and she said wait till I turn 16. So I waited till then.
When I was 16 and really to get my nose pierced I happened to look at my face. I really, really, really had alot of acne. So I held out for a bit. So I spent 2 months geting my acne to go a way. So before I went to get my nose pierced I had looked up the price and healing time. I also watched a lot of videos of people getting their nose pierced. I asked my best friends Brittnye and Nicole a lot of questions. Like did it hurt and did you bleed a lot, ect. So the day before I got my nose pierced I looked in the mirror and was trying to figure out what side I should get it pierced on.
Now this is what I had a real hard time on. So I used eye liner and placed a little black dot on each side of my nose to see what side looked better.
Most people have their right side done,but when I seen it my left side looked so much better that the right side. So the day of the piercing I went to the same place where I went to get my belly button pierced. As usual the shop was clean from head to toe. The piercing was quick. It did hurt just a bit. But only when the needle went through and when he cleaned it.
When he cleaned my new nose pierceing my nose started to bleed and eye started to cry a lot. I was not crying be cause it hurt. Its just that the smell of the cleaner he was using was just so dam strong. But it’s all healed now and I love my nose and belly button piercing. I think I’m done with piercings.
And I’m about to switch to tattoos.
By Angela, from Illinois.
Well as you know body piercings are a type of artform that many people enjoy in todays society. and as everyone knows there will be alot of amazing storys about how they got into them why they like them and many stories about how they did them themselves!
As i am a big fan of body piercings i too have storys to tell about my piercings. well to start all the piercings i have on my body were all done by me and the one particular piercing thats my current fave is my nose. i knew it wouldnt be a problem piercing my nose because i had already knew that i could pierce cartalige as i have pierced the cartalige on my ears before and knew that piercing my nose wouldnt be a problem.
So i took out my curved sowing needle that i kept for piercings and i found the middle of my left nostril and marked it with a pen. then i got out some rubbing alcohol and sterilized the needle and the spare earring that i had laying about that i could use. then after both were sterilized i poked the needle through till it ent all the way through my nose. then i took the needle out slowly and immediately put the earring through my nose. then i cleaned the newly pierced piercing with rubbing alcohol. the next day i went to hottopic and purchased some real nose rings and left one in for about 4 weeks till i changed it out making shure it would heal right. i also made shure that it was cleaned 3 times a day for about 2 weeks.
By Kenya from Colorado.
Well what can i say, My name is Kenya Munoz, I am 16 years old,my birthday is July 4,and i have a boyfriend named Gerardo,and we have been dating for three years. January 14,2010was my 3rd year with him.
One day i asked my dad if i could get my nose peirced,and he answered me,that if i ever get anything peirced he would start drinking,and my dad is those strict parents you can ever imagin to have,well one day i got really mad at my dad,becuase i saw him drinking,so on December 20th,2009 i decided to peirce my nose.
I mean i did ask for permission,but he just never answered,so i just decided to peirce my nose since i saw him drinking,so i just grabbed a needle,the ones u stitch clothes and all that stuff with.
It was a miracle that it didn’t hurt,just the next day, my nose felt swollen,and yes i was going to peirce my belly button,but i have weird lookin belly button,so i am going to go do it behind my parents back,i am probably just going to tell my mom what is i am going to do,and i hop i will get my belly button peirced before valentines, I am very excited to get my belly button peirced!
By Stephanie, from Knoxfield, VIC, Australia.
So after finally getting the approval from my parents to get my belly button pierced, I wanted to get my nose done. I don’t know what made me want it, I think it was Christina Aguilera’s pretty flower piercing. I thought tiny studs looked so pretty. I started to hint to my mum that I wanted to get my nose pierced for quite some time. Eventually she said ishe wouldn’t mind but it depended on what my dad says. I got the courage to ask them both but dad really didn’t like the idea. But I still wanted to get it. Mum said she would talk to him about it and 4 months later she found the perfect time to ask. It all came down to the fact that I’m old enough to get it done anyway. I’m almost 21 years old, but I would never do something against my parents if it means a lot to them. They thought it wasn’t such a big deal. I was so excited!
I decided not to go to the same place I got my belly done, I wasn’t happy with the service. I heard great things about this other place and booked a tim for me and my fiancé. When I got my belly done, he got his cartilage done (which was done badly and had to be taken out). This time around he decided to pierce his tragus. That day we chose our jewellery and waited for them to be sterilized. I really wanted a white gold and diamond stud but they were too expensive and decided to buy mine online at a later date.
The lady had excellent customer service and made us feel very comfortable. We had to go in one at a time for health and safety reasons, so I went it first. She said if I could handle the belly piercing, I was sure to handle this. I heard that nose piercings were much more painful than belly piercings and my belly piercing was complete agony so this wasn’t good news. She placed a dot on my nose and I took a good look at it and said it was fine. She told me to close my eyes as she placed a hollow, metal tube in my right nostril and had the needle ready to pierce. I was hoping that it wouldn’t hurt that bad and she counted to three and pie!
That was just fine! It felt like a little shock and the pain was totally bearable. My eyes watered just a little. The needle just slide right in. She said the worst was over, but I’ve heard that before and am sure it is not over just yet. She told me she was going to thread the stud in and I said “oh no…” and she assured me she was very quick. She wasn’t as quick as I’d hoped but it didn’t hurt at all. There was no blood which was surprising and I had a look at it and loved it. She told me to be careful when drying it after a shower, not to touch it, spray it twice a day with the antiseptic I bought and to remove any crusties with a cotton bud.
I’ve had it in for 7 weeks now and it’s healing well. It developed that ‘red bump’ you hear about so I started sea salt soaks. She also recommended I sleep with a band-aid so that I don’t knock it when I sleep (apparently people do this without realizing). I did so for 2 weeks and thought I wouldn’t need it anymore. Turns out, I do. I’v scratched and rubbed it in my sleep, and… it hurts.
I recommend anybody who wants to get their nose done, to totally go for it.
By Ciarra-Michelle, Ansonville, NC.
3 Weeks ago, I got my first nose piercing.
I told the man that was doing it that I was very nervous. He told me to sit down and relax because it would be over with as soon as you know it.
He cleaned the area where I was going to get my nose piercing after I showed him where I wanted it. I was kind of freaked out, so I asked him to steralize the needle in front of me. I sat down in the chair and in 1 2 3, I was done and had my stud in there…Gosh I love it!!!!
Â By Cheyanne from Vermont, U.S.A.
When I was about 10 I saw someone with a nose piercing and i REALLY liked it! I wanted one really bad, but my mom said I was way too young. I didn’t agree with that. I didn’t care that I was too young, I just wanted one, and I wanted one now. I begged and begged for her to change her mind, and as you know begging doesn’t get you anywhere with stubborn parents. So I gave up asking, and just daydreamed about it. I looked up pictures online, and looked at youtube videos, except some scared me, because the people had tears in their eyes, and made faces like it hurt like nothing else.
I never forgot about that nose piercing, so when i was 14 I asked my mom if i could have my nose pierced for my birthday, and she said she would think about it. I was nervous cause i didn’t know what she would say. After a while thinking, she said i could have it done! I was so excited, it was one of the happiest days of my life haha. But then after she said yes, i started coming back to reality, and i got really scared.
She called the piercing/tatoo place and made an appointment for the next day. I am a worry wart, so i was thinking of all the bad things. I could hardly sleep. The next day came and it felt like i had a knot in my stomach. We went to the place, and i was shaking. I got in the chair, and the man was really nice, and for some reason i felt like i trusted him to do this. He told me what was going to happen, and that i wouldnt regret it. So then i started thinking about all the good things. I took a deep breath and he told me to close my eyes, stuck a cork up my nose and then…”wait arn’t you gonna stick the needle in?” haha i thought he didn’t do it. But then he was like i did, now i have to insert the jewlery. That hurt a little more then the needle did. Then he handed me a little mirror and it was georgous!! haha i was soo happy! 😀
I was so glad i did it, so people out there deciding on getting it done or not, really go for it!! you WILL NOT regret it!!
By Marian the Harley Chick, SF Bay Area – CA USA
Back in 1994, I had my nose pierced. I had gotten it done by a guy who used a piercing gun and then quickly swapped out the piercing jewelry for a post of my choice. I had left it in for a couple of years – I was a figure skater and I remember one time being on the ice with my coach and swiping at my nose and it fell out onto the ice. My coach watched (in horror) as I plucked it off the ice and put it back in and said “oops…”
I have forgotten why I took it out. It might be because my allergies are always having my nose ‘on the run’ and I got tired of dealing with it; I really can’t remember. Just one day I took it out and was ‘done with it.’
My ex husband never liked it so he was happy I took it out, but I found that I missed it in a strange way. He moved out in March, 2008 and I began a ‘new life’ so to speak. I started shedding pounds (not that I’m svelte now but I was a fatty then) and maybe I could call it a mid-life crisis or maybe not. I played with the idea of getting it redone but was terrified of a ‘non piercing gun’ approach.
The idea of someone shoving a hollow needle through my nose made me pretty squeamish-the scaredy whuss I am…so I decided to hold that thought for a while. I was dating a man for a few months and he shunned the idea of me doing this. When he dumped me in mid July I said okay that’s it. Who’s in charge here? I AM! I asked around for some recommendations and was told by my friend, L, as well as a lady I know at the Harley Shop that Body Exotic in San Jose, CA had been around for years and years and they used ‘hospital-like’ techniques.
So I called them up and they told me the process and I made the 20 minute drive to get it done. Daniel was my piercer, and he had me choose my jewelry to start. I chose a very tiny diamond (no not a real one). I was put in a room to lay down and he came in and prepped me. He looked at my nose and bent the jewelry to fit my nostril so it wouldnt be poking me.
The first time I had it done, that was never done; I wound up taking a pair of pliers and bending my jewelry. Then it began. He said “Okay you might feel a pinch…” My reaction? I started humming the Star Spangled Banner! 🙂 I have NO idea where that came from! But it was over pretty quickly and I could see the jewelry when I crossed my eyes .
I was very happy with the experience, but I kept knocking it out in the middle of the night which sucked. This went on for a couple of months – but finally stopped. It healed nicely and I’ve been able to change it but I am always very careful to disinfect any jewelry going in. Had the navel pierced a few weeks later and that story is on this website’s corresponding belly ring story area.
I think I’m done punching holes in myself… I dont’ want to start whistling when I’m riding my Harley down the highway!
By Janine aged 15, Miami
Hi everyone Iâ€™m Janine and Iâ€™d like to share my nose piercing story with you. I am known to be the biggest baby when it comes to pain. I hate needles; I mean I REALLY hate needles! Ever since I can remember just the sight of a needle has made me want to faint which sucked because I really wanted to have my nose pierced. All of my friends were talking about it and one of my friends went and had it done. It looked amazing and I really wanted one.
I chatted about it with my mum and she first said I was too young. I begged her for two weeks and she finally gave in but said I had to have her with me and we had to go to a professional piercing salon. I was so excited but really nervous too!
We went to see a piercer not far from where we live in Miami and he told me exactly what to expect. He even showed me pictures of piercings he had done. Some of the pictures made me feel sick but I was still excited. My mum asked loads of questions and checked I was old enough which I was (you had to be at least 13). Then we got to choose what type of jewelry I wanted so I chose a really cute nose ring. They were fully booked for that day so I had to wait another week until I could get the piercing done. That week dragged so badly.
When I finally went back my stomach was doing flips and I felt so sick. I was thinking of backing out but I really wanted the piercing so badly. Then when it came to the actual thing it wasnâ€™t as bad as I thought it would be. I wonâ€™t lie – the part where they put the nose ring in did hurt. My eyes watered really badly and I wanted to cry. I didnâ€™t but when they twisted the ring around I held onto the chair so tight my knuckles were completely white.
Now that Iâ€™ve had it done I am really glad that I didnâ€™t back out. Iâ€™m now the envy of all of my friends and I have a really cool diamond stud which looks super cute!
By Boris, Victoria, Australia
Hey well I’m 14 and i have wanted to get my nose peirced like since i was 5, and on my 14th birthday i was finaly aloud.
No one can guess how nervous i was.. about 4 days before i got it done i found out i was aloud to get it. I went on like 100 websites about nose peircings and how to look after them and watched heaps of movies on itunes there was one video that really freaked me out.
I was so nervous i wouldnt stop talking about it to everyone, the day had come the day i was getting my nose peirced i was excited and nervous at the same time we went shopping and then went to the peircing shop.
I was standing out the front of the shop for about 5 minutes deciding if i should go through with it or not! I went into the shop with my mum and i couldnt even talk i was shaking so much(all of the websites and videos made it look really painfull and scary) the guy kept saying to me how it was going to be fine and he told me what he was gonnna do.
He shoved a cork up my nose and i jumped coz i thought it was the needle and then he put the needle through i thought it was a pen or something i didnt even feel it! And he poked the stud through the hole if anything hurt that is wat hurt the most.
He told me to keep it in for 6 weeks. I recently went back to get some more nose studs i put one in and yeah its all fine now!
If you do go on websites and get really freaked out you should just get it done it’s so worth it and you won’t even feel it!