When I studied abroad in London, I accompanied a couple of friends to a tattoo and piercing parlor in Camden. While one was confident about getting her septum piercing, the other was so nervous about getting her nostril pierced that I was convinced that she would either run out of the shop or throw up before the process was over. Miraculously, despite her fears of unbearable pain and crusty infections, she went through with it and it looked great. As I sat in the waiting room, I couldn’t help but wonder what I’d look like with a nose piercing. It was one of the first times I seriously considered it and to this day a part of me still wants one.
But piercings are no joke! I got my ears pierced when I was a baby so I don’t remember any of the pain associated with it. I’ve got a high pain tolerance, but I’m still pretty scared! So if you’re like me and are toying with the idea of getting some more piercings, here are 10 things to consider before going under the needle.
Do you have any piercings anywhere other than your earlobes? What would you recommend before getting another piercing? Tell us in the comments!