I had an apadravya a couple of years ago, pierced at 14ga which I thought was too small but didn't say anything. Eventually the bar came out and I let the hole close up. Recently, the PA wasn't comfortable so decided to try for it again but went to someone else.
I decided to do it on a friday during my lunch break so I'd have the rest of the day to relax and sit at my desk and the weekend to recover. I could've done it after work but that'd mean having to walk, then ride the subway, then the commuter train then walk home.
It's been 3 weeks since I had my PA converted to an Apadravya and I couldn't be happier! I have wanted to do this for quite some time but never took the leap. I finally went in to have it done and was more than a little nervous. I found myself with my pants down lying on the table and my piercer ready to go. I was doing my breathing when she said she was getting ready to go. I had to tell her to stop, I wasn't ready. I thought to myself, don't be stupid, you really want this and have come this far. I told her ok I was ready and started deep breaths. BAM!
One of the biggest heart aches in my life as a pierced person was the abandonment of my dual apadravya piercings in order to get my doctor to treat an infection in one of them with sulpha-based meds. It was a serious infection and I had seen several other doctors who all said the same thing, basically; Lose the jewelry or lose the pierced bit.
Since I like having a glans on the end of my penis, I pulled the jewelry and got the drugs, then I got better. But three of the four holes healed closed, the only one that was still open at all barely accepted a 16 gauge taper on the first try.
I received my apadravya on November 18th exactly two weeks after getting my pair of dydoes.I went back to infinite body piercing and was greeted by ed my piercer who was expecting me as me and him were corresponding over emails.I signed all the required paperwork and me and ed went back and went over all the usual from placement to healing and aftercare.After that it was time for the moment of truth i was to be pierced at 6gauge with a 1 5/16 barbell with 3/8 beads and im not gonna lie there was defiantly pain but the pain was not unbearable and with the 6gauge needle there was really no bleed
I finally got my apadravya on July 23 2013. My piercer, a local guy named Twitch was totally professional and very knowledgeable. I was debating on getting a PA first, but I went ahead with the apydravya. I've always liked the look of it a lot better. I was nervous, but the psychological pain was a lot worse than the physical.
Having had my PA for well over five years now, it was time to take the plunge and get the apadrayva. It has been something I have wanted now for some time but have lacked the courage to go the extra step. Since discovering this website and having read the personal experiences of others who have had this piercing, the decision to take the next step was made easier and better informed.
My fist experience with a piercer was when I had my nipples done and the pain I experienced that day has never left the back of my mind and has unfortunately become the point of reference for me.
last year, 2012, I decided that I wanted an apadrayva so I went to a place on Long Island, and there was some pain, but by the time I processed it, the piercing was over. I had a 10ga rod.
I've had it for several months and at that point, it still hadn't healed. I've taken it out several times and putting it back in was a challenge. I couldn't wait to stretch but i had to wait a long time.
So one time while swimming, the bead fell out and the rod came out.
Well yesterday at work I made up my mind that I wanted to get an appy. I had been on here all day at work reading all the different user stories about this piercing and decieded it was for me. After work I went to the place where I get all my piercings, spider bite in Manchester and told them what I wanted. The woman behind the counter was excited for me that I wanted to get such an intense piercing. When it came time to get pierced, I just hopped onto the table and got myself ready.
First off, what an amazing experience! I got to Infinite Body Piercing around 4:30PM today. After explaining what I wanted to the counter-person, I was greeted by Kellan, one of Elayne's recommended guys. I had explained that I was the guy e-mailing him a million questions and he laughed. He asked if another piercer Kali could sit in on the procedure and I happily obliged. He explained that he would be inserting the needle through my PA hole and lining it up with his marking. I had already marked the spot ahead of time while erect and he adjusted it accordingly.