My first genital piercing was about two-and-a-half years ago, and as many guys do, I went for a Prince Albert. I absolutely loved it, and added a number of other piercings over a period of time, as well as stretching my PA from 2.4mm (10g) up eventually to 8mm (0g).
All went well until late last year, when the PA suffered sudden and extremely painful irritation. I ended up taking the jewellery out for a couple of weeks as a result. I knew, though, that I did not want to give up the piercing completely.
My goal was to obtain a reverse Prince Albert. My thinking was (from a very conservative background and history) it would be relatively moderate and tasteful to have just a single steel ball centered on my glans, supported by a labret projecting from inside the urethra.
Alas, the piercer indicated, if this was the starting arrangement, the inside end of the labret might envelop in scar tissue as the fistula healed. Hence, something else was needed as a beginning arrangement.
Hey there. Its been 3 years and after problems with my partner being into genital piercings I finally managed to get a "Yes". Got it pierced today at 2:00 p.m, Nov 27, 2016.
I was pretty excited before getting to the studio, asking to myself "Is it gonna hurt?" Excitement turned to nervousness walking up to studio and telling a lady in her 20's that I wanted a piercing, a genital piercing. No strange looks. I guess this is what professionalism is supposed to be. But nonetheless, the piercer came and asked again what I wanted with other 4 teenage girls standing around, and it felt awkward.
It was entirely way to easy to get my dick pierced. I thought about it over the summer after seeing a few at the nude beach and renewing my teenage interest in getting a piercing down there. I never did get a piercing of any kind twenty years ago and here I was finally ready to get it done. After a bit of research I found this site and determined an Apadravya was what I wanted. Some more research into the APP and I determined Seth Dietz at Adorn was the guy to go to in Portland.
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.