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Nose piercing?

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#1 ~Angela~

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    Posted 13 July 2009 - 10:51 PM

    So, I'm 27 and I still want one ..... I sometimes worry because I am a teacher but, I figure who cares .... I know other teachers that have them and it's never been an issue. I just want one of the tiny little diamond studs.

    Any advice from those of you that have them?

    Will they pierce it with one of the diamond studs How long will it take to heal, etc?

    I was going to do it recently but went to Jamaica and didn't want to have to deal with it there. Now I am home and figure why not get it done!

    #2 aimee!

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      Posted 13 July 2009 - 11:12 PM

      hey Angela, i got my nostril pierced about 3 years ago, and it took only a few weeks to heal. they told me not to change the ring until after 6 weeks, but after only about 2 there was no pain, soreness, swelling, or anything. so i think i changed it after about 3 weeks to a cute little stud. the one they initially use is a little bulky to account for some swelling.

      when i got it pierced it did hurt a little, but i went alone & i'm kind of a chicken. i do have a substantial sized tattoo, and i would say this was scarier walking into, but hurt less.

      do you have the cartilage of your ears pierced? i think that my nostril was much much easier than any of the 3 cartilage ear piercings i have. it healed completely in about 2 weeks and has never caused me any trouble. one downside i should mention is that i did try to let it heal for about a year when i started my career, and it never fully did. it always was lurking like a blackhead... but i recently put the stud back in & am loving it every bit as much as i did when it was brand new.

      best of luck with your decision. :)
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      #3 ~*Lisa*~

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        Posted 14 July 2009 - 07:34 AM

        I've had my nose pierced now for about 4 years and I completely love it!! I got a stud put in right away when I got it pierced, not a ring. I didn't have any problems with healing at all.

        #4 adelaide

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          Posted 14 July 2009 - 07:47 AM

          Hey Angela - I got my nose pierced when I was 16 and I'm now 29. It's never really been a problem. As it was so long ago (holy crap!) I don't really remember if it hurt or not, I seem to remember my eyes watering a lot when they did it but that is all.

          I say GO FOR IT!!

          #5 angieanderson

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            Posted 14 July 2009 - 09:39 AM

            Hey Angela!
            I've had my nostril pierced for about 3 years now and I loveee it. It did hurt going in but only for a few seconds. It healed fairly quickly-- three weeks, I think. I work in a super-conservative office, so when I have to go to work, I change it out to a non-studded nose stud (I found a nose stud I wasn't completely in-love with, clipped off the end with the stud and nestled the post into the piercing site. It stays in place all day and is practically invisible!)

            #6 ~*Lisa*~

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              Posted 14 July 2009 - 10:57 AM

              I wanted to add that I was super scared to go so I made my cousin, who had just got one done come with me. On the way there, I asked her if her nose bleed when they pierced it and she said no. So I'm sitting there in the chair, scared, waiting for her to do this and as soon as it's pierced, my eye tears up instantly on the same side and I feel something running out of my nose. The girl says "oh! we have a bleeder here!" Sure enough, it made my nose bleed enough to use 2 paper towels to clean it all up! lol It dried up quickly and the pain was gone within a few hours! Just thought that I would share my funny story!

              #7 *Heather*


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                Posted 14 July 2009 - 10:59 AM

                Hey Angela - I got my nose pierced at 24 and I just took it out in March - so I had it for about 5 years. I took it out because I felt like I was getting a bit too old for it (no offense to anyone who has one and is older...it's just how I feel about myself) and also, I didn't want to have it in my wedding pics. I had the tiniest little stud you could ever find, but you still saw it in pics and I really didn't want that. I just felt like I had to grow up at some point To be honest, I'm really glad I took it out! It was fun having it while I did though!

                #8 ~Angela~

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                  Posted 14 July 2009 - 11:18 AM

                  Heather, that is partly my issue! I am 27 so I feel like, is this really necessary? I've went this long without one!

                  Thanks for all your responses though about the pain, etc. If I decide to do it, at least I have an idea of what to expect.

                  #9 boscobel

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                    Posted 14 July 2009 - 11:32 AM

                    I got mine pierced when I was about 20, so about 10 years now. Jeez. But I love it and can't imagine that I would ever take it out. I occasionally remove it for a few weeks at a time, but I just kinda force it back in and it's fine. (Just did that this morning actually!)

                    My piercing experience wasn't a good one. I was on vacation in FL and decided to get it done, so went to this random place. They told me my nostril was too wide and that a ring was the only way to do it. I told them I didn't want a ring, I wanted a stud and so they tried to pierce it with the studs that have a corkscrew post. The initial piercing was fine with the big long needle, that didn't hurt to bad at all. If I remember right, I kinda wanted to sneeze, but the pain wasn't too bad. The bad part was when they tried to follow the needle thru with the corkscrew stud. I passed out about 4 times b/c he was screwing it INTO my nostril skin instead of my nose opening. I eventually told him to give me my money back.

                    So my friends and I went to the mall and bought an ear piercing kit (ya know the earrings with the realllllly pointy studs?), and my friend re-pierced it for me back at our room. It wasn't pleasant, but I wouldn't change it and I have never regretted it.

                    I have had quite a few piercings, and I would say the initial piercing (not the drama that followed for me) was minimal. The recovery was fine, even WITH my drama.

                    When I take mine out, the hole shrinks down within a few days to be barely visible. So I think that if you want this and have wanted it for a while, go ahead and do it! Who cares if you get tired of it and remove it in a few months/years!

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