The piercer was very clean and patient; but the process was intimidating. Despite the 6 piercings I received during my life (I know; I was the weird girl in high school), this one hurt more than I expected because of a problem the day after I was pierced. The initial piercing was o.k. with a quick sharp pain.
But then, my nose swelled. So the piercing was starting to get embedded in my nose the day after with this like a stinging pain. So, I went back to the piercer who informed me that he had to take it out and put it back in again. I thought it would feel like putting an earring back in or something. But then I felt a tremendous pain. It hurt badly, and my nose was bleeding! The piercer stopped the bleeding, which was minimal and unusual for a nostril piercing I was told.
So, now two weeks later, the swelling has gone down. I feel good about it now. I asked my friends and family what they thought, and most didn't notice. One loved one said, "It looks like it just belongs. I didn't notice it was there."
My next step will be getting cool jewelry for it. I will keep you posted...