Friday, January 11, 2013

Nose Piercing Is Back!

As many of you already know from my facebook, I finally got my nose pierced again!!  When I was burned, they took out all of my piercings, except my earlobes, and my nose was one of my favorites.  Other favorites were the cartilage in the upper inside of my ear and my belly button.  But I've been wanting to get my nose pierced again for, well, almost five years now.  Since my accident.  I was going to have to get it done when I was in between surgeries for at least two months and the opportunity presented itself this December after I got my tissue expander in.  It takes at least three months, sometimes more, to get the expander at it's full capacity so it was time to go get it pierced.  My mom surprised me when she told me she called a place to see how much it would cost and the next day we had an appointment to go.  I was so happy and excited. I'm determined to reclaim my body.  Make it mine again instead of the fire's.  So, first I got a long awaited tattoo, of which there are more to come as soon as surgeries slow down and donor sites far and few between.  Next I got my nose pierced again.  And next up I want to get that other ear piercing back I talked about earlier.  Possibly after my next surgery....

The piercing went just as I remembered it.  Didn't hurt.  Out of all the piercings I had, I think my nose hurt the least.  Of course your eyes naturally water a bit cause they do if you do anything to your nose but other than that, it was over before I knew it.  And when she got the stud in, I felt like a piece of me was back.  A small piece, but a piece.  I looked over at my mom with a huge smile I felt so good.  I felt a little more like me.  I know it's seems silly that a nose piercing would do that but the fire took so much from me, so much of my body that to take back pieces of me is huge.  And positive.  And moving forward is what I'm all about from now on.  I know I'll have setbacks here and then but that's to be expected.  As long as I get back up and slowly take back what was mine and more, I'm moving forward.

 (The nose stud - when I first got it pierced)

(Trying out a nose ring - nearly a month healed)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey beautiful!!! I love it!!! I hope you have a great rest of this crazy journey!!! <3

Steel Body Jewelry said...

Nose Piercing is looking very nice on you. I must say it suits you, and you should try a small gauge instead.

Penny said...

Hi SB! Your piercing looks great. Im having mine done this afternoon, wish me luck! Penny, Wales, UK

Nooreen said...

I love your piercing! I'm also a burn survivor and I'm thinking about getting a nose piercing... I think I'm convinced now!

Viky said...

I want to have a nose piercing too, but Im scared to have a scar, because my skin dont heal.
many say .. ''just do it'' i wish it was that easy