Finally after years of having a regular PA and a self-made, but admittedly shallow apadrayva (which I quickly abandoned), I finally gathered the courage to take the plunge for a proper apadravya, and this time, making sure that it was done by the professionals!
While working in Oregon, I got several piercing itches besides the apa, having 2 angled V-shape 12g curve bar navels done by Seth at Adorn East in Portland in early July 2015, followed by repositioned (deeper and larger gauge) horizontal double nipple piercings done in early October at High Priestess in Roseburg.
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Friday December 4, 2015. Ritual Evolution, Ashland, Oregon
A little about myself. I am 36 years old yet I have never had a beer or cigarette in my life. Never been involved in a fight, never had any real physical pain other then a twisted ankle or fractured collarbone. In other words I have lived a very normal life with no trouble at all. I have been a truck driver for 15 years, both local and long-haul, but in the last 3 years I felt like I needed a change so I started taking classes at my local community college.
Just got home after getting my new apadravya. Been looking forward to getting this for a long time. I love my PA but I feel it's off balance. Love the weight of my jewelry but wanted to distribute it across my entire cockhead. I made the decision to do it today thinking the shop would be quiet on Halloween. I was right, Enigma Professional Piercing Studio in Pacific Beach was quiet and my favorite piercer Evan was all dressed up as a glam rocker and ready to go.
As always, he explained everything before he did it and while he was doing it...which relieved my anxiety and kept me at ease.
Next month, August, 2015, will be 2 years since I had my PA done at 6 gauge. I was stretched once a month by a professional piercer until I reached a 0 gauge. Everything that I have read on this site was/is true about stretching being more painful than the actual piercing. (I actually have video of my next to last stretch if anyone is interested in seeing it..lol!) I ended up doing my final stretch to my PA at 00 gauge in the shower...it took about 40 minutes but wasn't painful at all.
Back in April of 2010 I decided to get a Prince Albert. It had great placement and was done back home in Michigan. After stretching that up to a 2g over the course of 5 years, I decided I wanted something different but wasn't really interested in going to a 0g. For almost six months, I have been contemplating extending the PA to an Apadravya or to just add a frenum piercing under the PA like I have wanted for some time. When I was recently home, I decided I was going to go to my piercer in Michigan and take the plunge to convert the PA to an Apadravya.
Day 3, my Apa(half)dravya snapped back into it's original placement, much to my approval. At first I had worried about the large amount of the post sticking up, but the sensation of the ball inside of my urethra channel far exceeded that.
I think the new look will do just fine until I substitute the smaller post after a bit of healing. Jesse knew what to do better than I could have ever imagined.
It is great to have a functional piercing back after an accidental meatotomy. A few years ago I had a great PA that I really enjoyed, but stretched it too far one morning. My heart fell as I realized the remaining web just split right down the middle. I had missed this piercing for years and went to several piercers to try to get another PA off to the side.
This afternoon I met Jesse in Denver at Iris. After figuring every angle he suggested an ap. I had to think about it, but did it - he was great and professional and minimized any discomfort.
I got my PA 3 years ago, currently at a 4 ga. I was something I always wanted to do and soooo happy I did it. Not really sure where this impulse is coming from, but I'm seriously thinking about converting my PA to an apadravya. Anyone have any advice / encouragement / discouragement? My PA piercing was without event - a moment of pain, a bit of blood, short and more or less uneventful healing process.
Thanks - this forum has been awesome for information and support!
I already had a pa so this was a reverse pa in truth! My existing pa was at 2g and there was no way i was going to an appadravya as big as that! Discussing the options with my piercer he said we could put a 'plug' in my pa fistula and run what would be the botton of the appadravya through that! That sounded good to me, so i could go for 12 guage piercing.
Very nervous by this point but i wasnt backing out now! First out came my pa and got the perfect size hollow plug in the fistula. Now breathe deep..... And the piercing needle is through! Yes, it hurt. Quite abit.
I got my first piercing in August 2012. An 8ga SS PA. I had stretched the PA to a 2ga SS. But the entire time where the jewelry touched my urethra the glans was red and irritated. I finally gave up on the piercing and took it out. The hole shrunk to about an 8 or 6 ga. Nine months after taking it out I put in the 8ga SS curved barbell hoping it had time to completely heal. Within one day the redness and irritation had returned. So out it came again. Now I have a hole in my penis with no jewelry to decorate it. I decided to get an apadravya.