Last week on a whim, I was in town with Josh and I decided to walk into a piercing shop and get my nose pierced. I've wanted it done for absolutely AGES and love the look of hoops more than studs. I've been trialling out a fake hoop for months to see if I like the look of it in my nose so as of last week; I felt fully ready to commit to the real thing.
I went to a place called Jack's tattoo shop in Romford, Essex which I've heard so many good things about. Eventually, when I get my first tattoo, this will be the place I go to.
The staff were really welcoming and I had to fill out a form with my name and address on. Straight away, I was seen to but Josh wasn't allowed in the little room so I was a little scared!
The piercer recommended a stud piercing to begin with incase I didn't end up liking the look of a hoop. However, as I already knew what a hoop would look like on me, I decided to go straight in with a real hoop!
After a dot was made and a confirmation of the placement was made by me, it was time to get pierced! I was told to close my eyes and given a tissue for any watery eyes issues which definitely happened! It was done with a needle (of course!) and bled a little bit. Pain wise; it was okay. I didn't scream or jump because it was a quick five second pain. HOWEVER, trying to get the hoop into the freshly pierced hole was the painful bit which made my eyes water!
After care is making sure to clean the piercing with sea salty water using cotton ear buds. I do this morning and evening. I make sure not to wear any makeup on that side of my nose to prevent a nasty infection. It does still hurt but only if I keep moving it around. It just feels like a bruise. Apparently, it takes six weeks to heal so I'm only on week two now.
All in all, I am SO happy I decided to bite the bullet and get it pierced. It is totally worth the minute of pain and six weeks of persistent after care.
Jack's Tattoo & Piercing Shop
41A High Street, Romford, RM1 1JL