Saturday, October 21, 2017

Nipple Piercing Update – One Year and Counting…

Today is the one year anniversary of my nipple piercing.  SOOOOOO much has happen since that fateful day a year ago, but so little of it has had to do with my piercing. Yet, I did want to post one last update (mainly because I have friends that are curious, believe it or not). So here ya go!

After-care: Over the last year, I have not really limited anything that I wouldn’t usually do because of a piercing. This includes swimming in the ocean, regular trips to my hot tub, camping and tons of travel. As long as I have kept it clean, there are absolutely no issues.  The couple of flare ups that I have had are all a result of NOT keeping it clean, and those flare ups are extremely minor. Salt water soaks and the occasional Bactine spray (after swimming) seems to do the trick.

Jewelry: After switching out the everyday barbell for a titanium one (instead of a stainless steel one), I never had a problem again. I keep the jewelry (and piercing) clean, and still get the (very) occasional crusties. From everything I have read, this is completely normal and expected.  I also have tried some “novelty” jewelry – on a temporary basis. Except for the nipple cap showing under pretty much any shirt (which I guess is kinda the purpose), no issues at all.

I have also come to understand that titanium is pretty much the recommended jewelry for a nipple piercing from several other people in the know.  It is common to go with stainless to start. But most who keep their piercing for the long haul generally move to a titanium CBR or barbell for everyday wear.  Again- trust your piercer. But also ask them what THEY are wearing (they will generally sport a piercing or two).

Travel: I am still travelling a ton. But never once has it been an issue with my good friends at the TSA.  Maybe they don’t see it. Maybe they don’t want to see it!  Whatever the case, metal detectors and radio wave scanners seem to ignore it, or the TSA is ignoring it.  Which is fine with me.  Seat belts and shoulder straps are still an issue occasionally, but again – just like anything – you get used to it.

Impressions / Reactions: For the first several months, I was pretty aware. There was the Vegas dealer who noticed, and it showed up on a couple of pictures. Now, it doesn’t even occur to me.  Like ever. Except one other time: again, in Vegas (I am there A LOT), sitting late night at a table and entire bachelorette party came and sat down with me.  They all played along with me for a while, and I chatted with them, etc.  As I was getting up to leave, they asked to take a picture with the group. Sure – why not. As I handed the camera back to the bride-to-be, she whispered “Nice piercing” and left with her posse.  Again - what happens in Vegas, I guess. Apart from that, either people don’t notice it, or people don’t want to comment on it.  Either way – fine with me.  I didn’t get it for them anyway!

The nipple piercing is pretty much a part of me.  I can’t say that I will keep it forever. But I also can’t really see getting rid of it any time soon.  It certainly shocks the hell out of several of my friends when they found out, and that is just fine with me! But mainly, I look at it as another form of expression, one that is a personal thing that I can choose to share or keep private. 

This will likely be my last update on this, but always welcome to answer any questions about it.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Jennifer Aniston - Nipples of Steel...

And speaking of nipples, when one is speaking of such things, Jennifer Aniston should always be part of the conversation.  Her nipples are generally so prominent, that they could cut glass! No nipple piercing here - you could see it from outer space if it were pierced. 

Sure, you can use all the regular excuses - it is cold out, she is not wearing a bra that day, whatever.  But more times than not, Jen's girls are at full attention and saluting!

Here are a few examples of some of my favorite Jen Aniston pictures:

Loud and proud! And before you get all indignant about these pictures, you gotta know that *SHE* knows.  How could you look in a mirror and NOT know...

And we love her for it...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Nipple Piercing Update – 6 months and counting…

A couple of weeks ago was my six month anniversary of my nipple piercing (April 21st, for those that are keeping track for some weird, stalker-ish reason). And I thought I would give another update – there maybe one more at one year, but we shall see.

After-care: As you can read pretty much anywhere, a nipple piercing never seems to be completely healed.  There are times (like right now) where it is completely and totally without issue.  There are times when it isn’t – nothing serious, but the crusties come back and you try to figure out what the hell it is that you did to yourself to make it screwy. I soak it once a week (at least) and generally try to keep it clean. I also caught it on a shirt once – it was bad enough to bleed a little.  But in a couple of days, everything was all better.

Hot tubs: I am a proud owner of a tub, and the best that I can say is that regardless of how clean the water is, whenever you submerge your piercing in the water, it is always best to clean it out after you are done.  Again, no big deal – a soak (while rinsing off the tub chlorine) and a few sprays of Bactine and its all good.  I also went swimming in the Caribbean a few weeks ago – same drill.

Jewelry: In February (a little before the 4 month mark), I changed my stainless steel barbell for a titanium one.  Pretty much the same everything, except the material.  I probably should have waited a bit longer, but honestly, once I did the change, I have never had anything more than some very minor crusties ever since.  I knew that I was allergic to surgical steel – even before I got the piercing I had this concern, and while I don’t know how or if that was any kind of contribution to the overall healing process, it sure seemed to make a difference to me.  Maybe it is all in my head.

Travel: Really no issues at all.  As I mentioned previously, I do notice it when I am carrying a messenger bag, but apart from being more aware when carrying the bag, no issues. Same with a seat belt after an extended trip. No TSA strip searches (yet), and I have been through the full body scanner several times since.  Either they are good with it, or the TSA Precheck thing buys a little leeway.
Impression / Reactions: At first, with all the travel and such, I was self-conscious about it. But I am wayyyy past that now.  My first notice came from a blackjack dealer in Vegas – a beautiful, well-endowed and tattooed young lady. She also had multiple piercings, and claimed to have both nipples pierced as well (not confirmed, but what happens in Vegas…). A good friend called me out about it – I wasn’t hiding it from her, but had not explicitly told her either.  She asked about it, and shared that she also had both done (not surprised, but not something I had noticed before either).  It does show through shirts from time to time, but I never even think about it. I still love it – A LOT. Especially since it has now pretty much settled down. 

I will likely share again at the one year mark, unless something weird happens between now and then.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Christie Brinkley - Smokin Hot!

What more can you say - she must have made a pact with Satan or something to still look like this after 63 years.  Christie was one of my pin-up girls hanging in my locker in MIDDLE SCHOOL. And not to date myself too much, but that was pushing three decades ago!

Enjoy these!

And my all time favorite of her (this was the afore mentioned locker pin-up):