By Liz from Coopersburg, U.S.A.
I was hanging out with my friend the one day and she mentioned she wanted to go around and look for a place where she could get a tattoo, that same day. I knew it was going to be difficult because she didn’t have an appointment. of course no luck that day, the next day we went out searching again. while we were searching , I always wanted my nipples pierced so I figured I was going to go for it. I was 20 so no permission needed, just me and my id. we called around many places and no one took walk- ins.
We finally came to one shop called Wizards World II. my friend told me whether she got her tattoo or not she was going to force me to get the piercing that day. we walked in and was greeted by a very nice guy, thankfully he had an opening to do her tattoo that day. I also told him about my piercing and he said it could be done when we come back for the appointment.
Later that day me and my friend went back to the tattoo shop, filled out the normal papers and then waited patiently. I was really nervous, I don’t know why because I have more intense piercings than this. I slowly followed the guy back into the room and sat up on the table. he got the clamps, disposable one use needles, cotton balls and such and placed them all on his little tray.
He then had me stand up and take off my shirt so he could mark where he was going to pierce. I wasn’t too nervous about standing there topless in front of a completely stranger, more nervous about the pain factor. so after he marked me I looked in the mirror to make sure I liked the placement, I told him that it looked good. he then had me lay down on the table again. at this point I was thinking ‘ what the hell am I doing?’ he told me the famous words of every piercer which is ‘ just relax its not that bad’. he put the clamps on and made sure they were in the right spot. then he picked up the needle and put a little vaseline on the end and asked if I was ready. I said no and he laughed a little bit. he told me to take a deep breath in and out, and!
On thesecond exhale he pushed the needle through. now im not going to lie its painful but not excruciating. after the needle was through he took the clamps off and slid the hoop in. now its time for number 2. same thing for my right side, but of course using a new needle. the second one hurt a little bit more than the first one due to less adrenaline. after both were done I sat up and put my bikini top back on. there was a couple of drops of blood but not much. I wore a bikini top instead of a bra because I thought it would be more comfortable for me.
After I got dressed he told me to clean my nipples with antibacterial soap and water twice a day and then through out the day spray H2Ocean on them, which he gave me for free. he then said this piercing will take anywhere between 2-4 months to completely heal. I then left the room and showed my friend and she loved them. we went out for a cigarette waiting for her to get her tattoo. after hers was done I convinced her to also get her nipples pierced. we both love them till this day.
Its now been 2 months since I had them and their probably my favorite piercing. their healing very nicely. anyone thinking about getting their nipples pierced should go for it, easy to hide and also easy to show off if desired. don’t be worried about the pain, it doesn’t last long. after they heal I don’t think im going to change the jewelry, im pretty satisfied with the hoops I have in. I have tons of different body jewelry considering I have my eyebrow, medusa, labret, belly button, hood, and my tongue pierced, plus gauged ears.
Happy Piercing Everyone!