Thursday, December 2, 2010

Nose Piercings (2003 & 2010)

The first time that I got my nose pierced was in 2003. I got it done in a jewelry store in Brampton (Ontario, Canada) with a gun. I was surprised that it did not hurt at all - only my left eye (the side that I got my nose pierced on) watered a bit. I loved the way it looked, but I wanted to change it & was too impatient to wait & let it heal, so I changed my stud once. That went well & in a week or 2 I got bored again, so I decided it was time for another change. This time my nose was in the process of healing & as soon as I took my stud out, it closed up. I kept trying to put the other one in for an hour (perhaps, even more) & I actually cried when it wouldn't go in. Ever since then I knew I was going to get it done again, but I just didn't know when.

Webcam picture from 2003. You can't really see the stud but it's a silver flower with a pink stone in the center.
Fast forward to the summer of 2010. I was on vacation in India & was looking forward to finally getting my nose pierced again. This time, however, we were planning on traveling in India so I was advised against getting it pierced before. When I returned to my hometown after travelling within India I was sick, so my chances seemed pretty slim.
One day while mum & I were in the market, we decided it was time. We ended up asking the people at a jewelry store, but they would have to call the guy who does the piercing to the store. Instead of waiting, we asked them to take us to the guy who does it on the street.

When we got to the location, I was more worried about the lack of hygiene and sanitation than how painful it would be. I wish I could have taken a picture of this guy's booth. His booth was a table with his tools laid out in the open. I was too busy staring at all of that & didn't pay much attention to my aunt standing by who came to see me get my nose pierced or to the guy & my mum speaking about & marking the spot on my nose before he pierces it. He didn't put on any gloves either!

2010 - a few months after getting my nose pierced & I still love the way the nose ring looks on me, so I'm not ready to take it out just yet.
The guy pierced my nose with the wire that I currently have in my nose. Yup, he just took the wire and pierced my nose with it directly - without sharpening it or warming the tip much. & let me tell you, it HURT! I wasn't expecting that much pain because when I got my nose pierced with the gun, it did not hurt at all. Boy, was I wrong. It's not exactly a fast process as compared to getting it done by the gun either. It takes a good 1-2 minutes because the guy first has to pierce your nose, then trim & turn the wire to knot/close it & make it a complete circle. & then he turns the whole ring around so that the ends of the wire which are in a knot are hidden. It pretty much hurt to smile after that. I was also told to apply warm coconut oil 2 or 3 times a day on it for a few days & turn it when I do this, so that it heals properly. For the first few days it hurt when I turned it but then it didn't hurt at all.

2010 - This part of my nose ring is hidden on the inside. This is the "knot" that I was speaking about above. I haven't found another thin nose ring that I can put on again when I feel like it (I'm picky), so I'm wearing this one for as long as I can.
Since I was sick, I hadn't carried my purse or camera with me so there aren't any pictures or videos from that day itself, but I found an unclear video on YouTube that I thought I'd share with you. In all the other videos, the girls got nose studs, but this is the only video in which the girl got a nose ring. Also, this girl sanitized her nose ring & got it done inside a jewelry store, but I got mine done on the street, which was WAY scarier!

One thing that you might notice is that I like a nose ring/stud that shows. In the picture from 2003, I'm wearing something that's quite big & obviously, the nose ring stands out as well. I'm not a big fan of tiny little studs that hardly show, but that's just me.
I thought I'd blog about this because when I tell people that I got my nose pierced with the wire that's currently in my nose, I get weird looks & I don't feel like turning it & showing them the "knot" because that's just weird & others walking by would think I'm picking my nose or something... yeah, no thanks.

Thank you to anyone who has ever mentioned that the nose ring suits me.


Kaushal - BeautyFulfilled said...

When I got mine pierced it was actually VERY similar to this! The wire, people, random shop! LOL when I got back to England, it got infected and I got bored & took it out! LOL I don't think I'd get it pierced any more? Yours really suits you though :)

Kaushal xx

December 2, 2010 at 7:06 PM
Arabian eyes said...

omg u look so amazing with that hoop in ur nose it changes your face your more edgy with a ring like that i think. i want mine done :(

December 2, 2010 at 7:22 PM
indianmakeupways said...

the nose ring looks sooooooo much better thsn the stud but the story sure is scary!!!

December 2, 2010 at 9:04 PM
bhumika said...

ooo...dat hurts !!
bt u look hot wit dat red lippie...carry it off nicely..

December 3, 2010 at 4:54 AM

Looking nice ..

December 3, 2010 at 9:40 AM
Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

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December 4, 2010 at 11:15 AM
Anonymous said...

u luk dam hot dear with nose ring!

April 26, 2011 at 8:25 PM
Anonymous said...

i luvd watching ur nose ring pics!

April 26, 2011 at 8:27 PM
Anonymous said...

ur nose ring suites u....!!

December 23, 2011 at 12:26 AM
Anonymous said...

Yupp i think studs r better aswell bcuz they actually show more than studs, they look good too i'm not saying studs dont look good they're very nice but they can fall out but nose rings dont fall out. I think the nose ring looks good on u!!

January 14, 2012 at 7:44 AM
Anonymous said...

Wait i meant nose rings

January 14, 2012 at 7:45 AM
Anonymous said...

Nose rings look tacky and just plain gross, why do you want to ruin your looks?

May 28, 2012 at 10:29 AM
Asiyah said...

i have a nose piercing and i love it, im still looking for a ring that is thin and would fit nicely x

September 14, 2012 at 5:01 AM
Sudha Rani Tummala said...

I have pierced my nose with a small diamond stud, just one month back but got infected, I have removed it and inserted a stick to heal it soon so that now this time I want a ring to be pierced.I love to have a nose pierced.

September 28, 2012 at 2:36 AM
Anonymous said...

i enjoyd reading ur story its gud n interesting n got t say u suit dah nose ring well off. i hav maself got a nose stuf at d moment n r passionate to getting in a nose ring. dis cn depend tho as sum ppl suit it and sum dont so il hav t see bout dah.

October 5, 2012 at 3:54 PM
Nina said...

I was just searching around for pictures of nose rings like yours and I love it! I just bought a 14 gauge that is just too thick. Do you know what the equivalent gauge would be for yours?

February 14, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Saimese said...

Nina.. I didn't find an e-mail that I can contact you directly at to let you know that I'm not sure about the gauge. Hope you read this.

February 16, 2013 at 1:16 AM

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