||[Oct. 9th, 2011|12:12 am]
The Question Club
I need some piercing advice. I want to get my nostril pierced (just a tiny, sparkly stud--1.5mm, probably 18k white gold or titanium (I know to stay away from silver) with a little cubic zirconia/diamond type stone). However, we are coming into cold/flu/lots of potential sneezing season. For those of you with nostril piercings, how did your first cold work out? Was your piercing fresh? Did you wish you'd done something differently to avoid the situation you were in?|
I would consider waiting, but I also generally get really bad spring allergies, so the sneezy situation is unlikely to change much before next summer. I'm also (kind of) looking for a full time teaching position next year, so I'd like to give it as much time to heal as possible on the very likely chance that I end up in a district not hip to facial piercings and I have to wear a retainer most of the time. If you have other piercings, will you compare the healing processes for me? Any horror stories/things I NEED TO KNOW? I also swim laps, and I imagine submersing it in chlorinated water right away is a bad move, but how long should I wait? Halp?