A lot of you know I had my right nostril pierced on my 60th birthday….some 8 years ago. It was done with a ear piercing like “gun” and didn’t hurt at all.
Last summer I lost my last nose ring and since we were in the mountains 65 miles from a Walmart, I just let it go. The hole closed up.
Through the following years I wished I had had my left nostril pierced as I thought it prettier. Last winter in Arizona Linda Mossman came with me get my left nostril pierced. This time they did it “free hand” with a needle. Oh, my, I screamed like a banshee! They used a straight post that kept pushing out with the swelling. After about two weeks of fussing with a slight infection I just took out the post and left it out. The hole closed up.
Linda knew I still wanted a nose piercing and we kept looking for a good place to do it. Last Thursday after doing laundry, eating lunch at Subway and getting my haircut at Fantastic Sam's, it was time. I had asked my hairstylist if there was a good place to get a piercing and she recommended Dixie Devil, just down the street. So with the support of Linda Mossman and Terri Deacon I decided to do it. Here are the photos Linda took.
Low on the sign “dismemberment our specialty”
Marking the spot to be pierced
The piercing table
Doing the deed
A little Kleenex to stop the slight bleeding
“You did real good” pat on the back.
I laughed when I saw the OB/GYN looking table. Ken said he had stirrups too. “Yes, I pierce from the rooter to the tooter”…pretty funny.
When I mentioned my nose piercing on Facebook I got two funny comments. First was from our daughter, Beth, who said “You need that like you need another hole in your head.....wait a minute...”. Then a friend told me “You are gonna start spraying when you sneeze!” Aren’t those funny?
I have a simple corkscrew, silver ball style nose ring that has to stay in for 6-8 weeks before changing. It looks good now; no swelling, no pain, and I am really happy with it.
Remember, you are loved.