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09 April 2011 @ 04:28 am
Piercings, anyone?  
 Okay I just HAD to post this...

So I'm thinking of getting my nose pierced.  Just the nostril. I really am into that pretty little jewel in the nostril look.  I don't really care about pain, I mean it takes what, less than a second really to shove the needle through?  But curiosity always gets the best of me and I end up looking things up.

Now, I have my lobes done three times, the helix piercing (the cartalidge on the top of the ear, which I LOVE), and my belly button.  Out of all those, the belly button bothered me the most, but again, it took less than a second.  By the time I was done flinching, the pain was gone.  

So I look all over online.  I swear, people must be using unprofessional manners to pierce themselves no matter how stupid that REALLY is.  I read of people who found the helix to be the most painful thing ever.  That was my least painful piercing, considerably less painful than even my lobes.  Then I've got people saying their belly buttons hurt so bad they threw up afterwards.  WHAT???  My sister has all kinds of unconventional piercings including a clitoral one.  That's the nerve of all nerves right there.  I talk to her about piercings and she hates nostril ones, so she has no advice on that.

I figure the only thing that works me up is worrying about the pain.  Well that, and seeing the damn needle.

I thought I'd see if anyone on here has their nostril done (by a professional with a needle, not a gun) and see if you had any advice.
I feel: lethargiclethargic
I'm listening to: King of the Hill
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Lady Mansonladymanson on April 10th, 2011 08:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks for all the info. I know the piercer - he did all of my and my husband's tattoos and is dating a good friend of ours. So he's awesome, I know he will do a good job. I'm excited about getting it now. I get tons of needles shot into my for bloodwork all the time, so I've gotten better about worrying about needles and such. I watched a video of a girl getting her's done and it takes all of a second for the needle to go through, so...
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Pageavenue57pageavenue57 on April 9th, 2011 12:14 pm (UTC)
I have mine pierced now and love it. I went to my tattoo shop to get it done and he used the needle. I have all the same piercings as you minus the belly button but the nose did suck pretty good. Its not even the pain of getting it done but the pain afterwards. When you first get it doest matter if it hurt or not but you CRY oh my lord your eyes just water and theres nothing you can do about it lol but after its very sore and tender. You almost have to relearn how to rub/blow your nose! But I say go for it def get it done by somebody who knows what they are doing. I will also pass onto you do not get any type of jewlery that is straight it hurts your nose and aslo the other type that is straight with a tiny ball at the bottom (youll know what Im talking about when you look for new jewelry) the ball rips the hole and eventually stretches...ouchhh...

soo Ill hush for now have any questions let me know be more than happy to answer!
Lady Mansonladymanson on April 10th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks for all your help. I'm definitely going to a good piercer. He's done all my tats and my husband's and he's been with a good friend of ours forever. He's awesome. And yeah, I kind of expected that eye watering thing, lol. That couldn't be avoided at all. Thanks a bunch on the info on the types of jewelry too. I don't know anything about that.
Elsie Coolingenwd_den_mum on April 9th, 2011 02:10 pm (UTC)
I have a bunch of piercings on my ears, my nose and my nipples done. I can't compare your belly since I've never had that done.

Anything on your cartilage in your ears is going to hurt much much worse than your nose. I have a helix, both traguses and a diath, and they all hurt worse. The nose, yes, it hurts, but God, it's not that bad!! (My mistake is, I always take ibuprophen for the pain, and then I tend to bleed like a bitch! lol. Try to avoid that if you can.)

I've never had any problems with my nose, and I wear the bones because I can't stand the corkscrew. Occasionally, it gets a little tender when I change the bone out, but other than that I've had no problems. I got it done over two years ago, I started changing the jewelry at 8 weeks (again, couldn't stand the corkscrew), had to take it out for a day here and there, etc, and I've never had a problem.

Good luck, I think it's a very fun piercing!
Lady Mansonladymanson on April 10th, 2011 09:02 pm (UTC)
I love that you mentioned the ibuprofen. I took a bunch of it for a headache a few years back and then realized too late that I had an appointment for a tattoo that night. That thing would NOT stop bleeding!
Thanks for the info on the different types of jewelry. I know nothing about that and my husband owns a store that sells all of it, so I'll basically just be going in there and grabbing stuff once it heals, lol.
I'm very excited now, even though it's just a little thing! :)
J-Scar: [Actors] Katie Cphoenix39 on April 10th, 2011 04:58 am (UTC)
Funny you should say your cartilage hurt less than your lobes. Mine hurt for over a year after getting it pierced that I finally let it close up.

And yikes! I cannot imagine a clit piercing. That would be beyond painful!

Okay well, I don't have my nose pierced so I can't offer any personal experience, but I've heard friends of mine say that the belly button and tongue are the worst and that nose piercings are a walk in the park compared to those.
Lady Mansonladymanson on April 10th, 2011 09:06 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I barely felt my cartilidge. It could be that they did it so fast too though that it didn't bother me.

Yep, my sister's kind of hard core on the piercing. She says the clit piercing makes sex amazing but all I would need is the damn thing to go the other way and never have any feeling left. That, and I always think about if I'm going through a metal detector at the airport and have forgotten to take it out. Why that always comes to mind is a mystery to me...

Yeah, the belly hurt, but again, it was over as fast as it hurt. My husband was with me when I got it done and I didn't see the needle until it was done. The guy tricked me and said he needed to measure me again and to take a deep breath. I did and he stuck the needle through really fast. Awesome way to do it. My husband said that I came right off the table. That and when he walked in the room and saw the needle, he totally freaked cuz it was huge, lol. :)
xxrachiefishxx: stock - dandelionxxrachiefishxx on April 10th, 2011 04:01 pm (UTC)
I had my nose pierced... it's beeeautifulll and I was stunned at how little it hurt. I cried so much when I had my ear lobes done (but then, I was about 9 so perhaps that's why), but having my nose done wasn't much at all. Like you say - it's about a second.

I picked my stud and closed my eyes before I got to see the needle. I can't stand needles, they terrify me so I just didn't look at it. I held my boyfriends hand, expecting to crush it because it would hurt so much but I barely squeezed it. It was just like a severe pinch. It made me say 'ouch' but I wasn't crying or screaming or anything and I didn't pass out like I've heard some people do. When I finally opened my eyes, my left eye (the side I had it pierced) let out a tear which is normal because of them being connected or something. But my right eye was fine so I wasn't crying. After that it stung for a little while, but nothing major and it was gone in about 30 minutes.

I guess people react to pain differently and you'll never really know if you don't just do it. But since you already have so many piercings you sound pretty fearless and if you really want one just go for it! They look lovely, I think it'll suit your face :) And it's really not that bad x