I Did It! I Got a Nose Piercing!
Growing up, I was constantly teased for my red hair, fair skin and freckles. Being unique and different in my eyes as a kid was a negative thing. Who knew that what I perceived as negative would actually be something that sets me apart from others and makes me special. Now that I’m a mother and have gone through some of life’s challenges, I find that those things that make me unique actually make me stand out among everyone else, which is a positive thing! Not only do I still have the red hair, fair skin and freckles, but I now love showing off my different piercings! It is something I love to share on my social media channels, as well as my blog! In fact, I just recently shared a blog post about my Forward Helix Piercing I got from Club Tattoo in Las Vegas.
In 2017, my husband and I visited Las Vegas a few times and on each of those trips, I added different piercings (a total of 3). The first piercing I got was the Forward Helix Piercing. The second one (what this blog post is about) is my Nose Piercing. My third one (to come soon) is my Daith Piercing, which is one of my favorites! Honestly, I never thought I would step foot into a tattoo shop before. And then I did. And it wasn’t that bad! In fact, the staff with all their piercings and tattoos were some of the friendliest artists and customer service reps I’ve dealt with! It was such a positive experience that I found myself visiting not once or twice, but three times (and possibly more in the future when we go back to Vegas).
I never honestly thought about getting a nose piercing until I watched Kaitlyn Bristowe from “The Bachelorette.” I loved how pretty and feminine (as well as unique) the nose piercing looked on her. I was ready to get another piercing and the one I wanted was a nose piercing. I was nervous, but excited at the same time. I made sure I had the same piercer I had before (thank you so much Michael – you rock!) and it was just as good piercing experience with him as it was the first time. In fact, I even returned to him a third time for my daith piercing (coming soon to the blog).
Like my other piercing, it was late at night and was actually after the Britney show! I was excited, but also nervous, as I’ve been with all of my piercings. However, Michael (who did my other piercings) did a great job explaining the process and distracting me, which made it a great experience. It was done quickly and looked gorgeous when it was done! I will say this….my eyes watered like crazy! Michael said this is a normal thing. I learned that the nose is soft and sensitive and that the nasal passage is connected to the eyes via the tear ducts, which is why it watered so much. Eyes watering with a nose piercing is a NORMAL thing and happens to a lot of people. Don’t worry…it won’t last long and your gorgeous nose piercing is totally worth it!
It definitely took some research, messaging to Michael and texting friends to figure out how to clean the piercing, but I did figure it out. You want to be sure to clean your piercing (both inside and outside) with a saline solution to keep it clean. What I eventually figured out (didn’t take too long) was that using a wet q-tip helped to clean those pesky nose boogies up (yes…I am admitting that I get nose boogies and they are a pain in the a$$, but they can be handled).
I love my piercing and am so glad I got it done! I love all the bling I have – from my wedding ring to my earrings to my nose ring. They are part of what make me, the Redhead Mom, unique, special and beautiful!
Do you have or have you ever had a nose piercing?
If you have piercings, what are your favorites?