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I also agree with culture, but if you're able to go ahead and get a screw, I would order online from It's cheap cheap cheap. I just ordered myself 4 retainers and one screw for $15, including shipping.
well, I went off and got my right nipple pierced. it was nothing compared to my left. It's a touch tender right now, but really, I'm surprised at how well it went. When the needle first went in, it was unpleasant, but I found my conch to be more painful than my right nipple.
Wow, that was fast. Weren't you just mentioning that you were thinking about it this morning in the okayer thread? tongue.gif I've always had a bit of a desire to get that done, but I think I might be threw with piercings.
yes ma'am. I cannot make appointments for piercings for the life I me. I get to worked up, the anticipation is too much and they end up hurting way more than walk ins. With a walk in, you don't have time to think about it.
yay! congrats, baby goose! wub.gif
CH, I think that's a really good way of looking at piercings - no appointment. I think I would back out if I booked a time to get something done. Of course, I'm a weirdo that gets anxious over everything.

And also - you are badass. ♥
Good goddammit, I got my kneepoles pierced 2 years ago and they're still giving me problems. Especially the left one. It's been misbehaving the entire time it's been there. The right one behaves for the most part, but lately it's been pissy. I mean damn, it's not like I'm subjecting them to any sort of trauma. I keep them clean for chrissakes. Am I the only one who has a problem with her nipple piercings? And you know, I'll be damned if I'm going to take them out. I paid $60 to have them done, by jove.
What kind of problems are you having, jsmith? I had my nipples pierced 6 years ago, I totally love them! Soaking them in salt water is really good for them, if you're having infections or discharge. Maybe you're sensitive to the type of metal your jewelry is made of?
One of my friends is having an issue with one of her boobeh piercings, and she talked about it with the woman who pierced me.

It could be a few things;

1. It could be the jewellery isn't the right size, so you might want to check out getting new barbells put in (my other nipple crusted up, and I changed it last week, now nothing at all).

2. It could be too far back or too far forward in the nipple

3. It could need to be cleaned. Do a soak in 1 cup warm water and a quarter teaspoon of salt, soak twice a day for 10 minutes at a time.

4. it could just be the nipple, it may not like the piercing (unfortunately).

5. Are you getting it caught on anything? It could also be the way you sleep, are you putting more pressure on that side or are you squishing your boobie when you sleep?

If all else fails, go see a piercer and see what they have to say.

My boobie is doing well today, doesn't hurt that much and I was able to go for a run yesterday, so this one is much better than the other one. I was thinking about it, and the person whom I was dating at the time wasn't too keen on me getting it done so there was some tension there. perhaps that added to it.
i had mine pierced jsmith, i just got sick of dealing with them. they were never happy, and i was never happy with them.
It is getting to be a pain in the ass, dealing with them. But I really do like them, so I'm going to try to stick it out, whether or not they like it biggrin.gif

Summerbabe, the right one has this persistent scab, and sometimes it just swells up (it actually looks like a keloid, but I know it isn't because the swelling will go down pretty quickly). There is never any weeping though.

I've been trying to go by the LITHA philosophy, but I guess that just isn't going to cut it.
I guess it could be the way I'm sleeping. I tend to favor my left side.
I know the metal isn't causing problems, and it's the right length.

Do any of you have trouble with your piercings when you're sick? I'm wondering if that has something to do with the right one acting up. But you would think that the tissue would be completely healed up after 2 years. Unless I'm getting little microtears in the tissue, and bacteria is getting in.
Maybe my bra is harboring bacteria? I try to wash them regularly, but maybe I should pay closer attention to how often I'm actually doing it.

I guess I'll start up with seasalt soaks again, and see if that helps. Thanks gals.
Happy new piercing, Culture! Hope it heals in no time.
Funny thing, I was just thinking of doing the same to, um, celebrate myself, and I opened Bust and saw you had just gotten it. So I was instantly relieved: Culture did it, I don't have to. Heh.

We are all part of the same great boob!
7, I think you should get it done!!!!

There's something about pierced people, a fascination, I don't know why, but I get a lot of questions about mine, which I'm happy to answer. It's interesting.
ooooh, I love piercings too.
I have my bellybutton pierced ( above it, the normal way, I don't know how you call that one) and it hurt so bad, I was curled in fetal for 48 hours barely breathing, every breath pulled on it so i was trying to do little shallow breaths... It was bad. Which is strange as tattooing doesn't hurt me at all, it's more like tickling. And I generally pride myself in having a good natural anesthesia - my body releases its magic quite well, and fast. Does nipple hurt more or less than belly, if you have done both?
I'd love to do it, but I am a little chicken. How is yours doing?
PS: And, my nips are super sensitive, almost like what the small boobs were talking about recently, but not quite there.
Seven, I don't have my navel done I don't have the desire to do it. So I can't tell you how it is. I'm not going to lie, my first nipple hurt like a mother fucked. I've never had anything like before or after. never.

But my second boobie was a walk in the park. My nipples weren't sensitive before, but they are now, which is nice.

The newest is doing well, it's healing, crusting like it's supposed to. All's well with the boobie so far.
QUOTE(culturehandy @ Nov 23 2009, 07:34 AM) *
I'm not going to lie, my first nipple hurt like a mother fucked. I've never had anything like before or after. never.

oooh me too. It was something else. But worth it. and kinda fun.

jsmith, I just thought I would answer your question, my nipple piercing always swells up and weeps when I catch a cold. Sometimes also right around my period. And it's been... 4 years now, I think. I also had a sports bra that made it irritated and after a while I realized it was probably bacteria hiding in the bra. And if they are swelling up but not weeping, maybe you are having a problem with drainage? definitely salt soaks, and maybe switching jewerly might help.
If I knew the second one would be so easy, then I would have done it sooner. I seriously can't believe how much it did not hurt.
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