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The Emotional Stages Of A Septum Piercing

07/09/2014 10:02 am ET | Updated Sep 08, 2014
  • Dana Oliver Executive Fashion And Beauty Editor, The Huffington Post

I woke up one morning and decided that I wanted a septum piercing. Just like that, with no hesitation or long-time thinking.* Sporting my big, fluffy curls, I knew this badass piece of jewelry would add to my unique sense of style.

After Lucky magazine market editor Laurel Pantin convinced me to go to J. Colby Smith of New York Adorned, I was even more excited to join the septum society.

Appointment booked? Check. Emotional support confirmed? Double-check.

I walked into the tattoo and piercing boutique just over a week ago experiencing a rush of emotions. But there was no turning back. Here's how it went down:

  • I'll start by picking out a pretty septum ring.
    Julee Wilson/HPMG
  • Shh! I have to read the fine print on these forms. Am I pregnant?
    Julee Wilson/HPMG
  • So that needle is going to go through my nose? Well, at least I know it's sterile.
    Julee Wilson/HPMG
  • Don't move. Don't move. Don't move.
    Julee Wilson/HPMG
  • I'm practically holding my breath as he marks the spot. No crooked nose ring here.
    Julee Wilson/HPMG
  • Just let go and...
    Julee Wilson/HPMG
  • I feel a pinch. Is that it?
    Julee Wilson/HPMG
  • Thank you, Jesus! I made it through the worst part.
    Julee Wilson/HPMG
  • Oh, God. I can feel the septum ring going in.
    Julee Wilson/HPMG
  • This looks GOOD.
    Julee Wilson/HPMG
  • I'm officially a member of the "septum society." Thanks J. Colby!
    Juee Wilson/HPMG

*I'd like to apologize to my mother for finding out about my septum piercing (among many things) via my beauty features here on HuffPost Style.



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