More on Thread the Pore
I love it when you ask questions!!!!
And I am happy to be the source for all of your nose piercing info. So here’s the skinny…
I have to be the biggest goofball to roll up into Heat Street for a piercing. It was about 10:45 am, and there were no other customers there. I guess the preschool hours are not a hot piercing time 🙂 Lloyd, the owner – we use to be in the same Sunday School class, and another guy were kicked back watching TV when I arrived. So, my lil’ nerdy self begins to ask a lot of questions. You know, I really just wanted to talk about it to get warmed up to the whole idea – you know like an episode of LA Ink or something. But I don’t think piercing dudes are all that into talk, so I found myself in the surgical chair much quicker than I expected. Did you hear me? There’s a little surgical room that looks very much like a doctor’s exam room.
During the research phase of this decision, I grilled two other people with nose piercings and discovered that a piercing gun is not used for cartilage piercing. Yes, that was very bad news. I really liked the efficiency of a gun – pierced in one second flat. No piercing guns at Heat Street, no sir-ee. I did not witness any of this, but Lloyd explained that he would stick a piercing needle through my nostril (no local anesthetic, thank you very much) and it would be pulled out through the bottom of my nose. Somehow the nose stud (or whatever you call the thing) was attached to the needle and fed through after the needle. That sounds awful to me, but it wasn’t that bad at all. Thread the pore (the needle part) took only one or two seconds. Wrangling the stud into place was a little uncomfortable and was somewhat akin to having a tooth pulled but much quicker. The whole process took maybe a minute or two.
I was very curious about what would actually be inside my nose too. I knew there couldn’t be a back to hold it in place, and there isn’t. Mine is curved like the silver stud below:
I think it’s actually called a nose screw. And I don’t have a clue about how one goes about removing the blasted thing. Some twisting and finagling to be sure…
I think all of the swelling has gone down today because it’s very wiggly, and I’m not liking that so much!
I’m not feelin’ this is a long-term gig, but it’s an interesting experiment/experience nonetheless…