I live in the UK and started off my love affair with piercings by getting a tattoo first. The tattoo parlour I went to in my hometown were excellent; they were very patient and very good at answering any questions that anyone had about tattoos and piercings. Their philosophy was they would rather someone come in 10 times with questions and be 100% once they got inked or pierced. As I'm sure many of you know, tattoo parlours can live or die by their reputations.
I’m a 32 year old electrical engineer, and yesterday, I went ahead and got my PA. Thanks to all the helpful comments and stories on this board who helped me make up my mind. This was my first piercing (or tattoo - virgin skin), but I have been wanting it for a while now.
It was very similar to the other descriptions on here. I had called ahead to determine the wait time (Dandyland, San Antonio, TX). They said there was no wait, so I went over mid afternoon.
Recently, I joined the numerous men in the world with a Prince Albert piercing. This experience has been one of the best in my adult life, which is why I am sharing it with the world.
At the age of 27, my curiosity regarding the Prince Albert piqued when I saw a bodybuilder in the gym locker room with a Prince Albert piercing. I was blown away that someone like that would have a piercing there, as I somewhat idolised these men for their incredible focus and dedication; for some reason I didn’t think someone would like that would have a piercing there.
In many respects, my experience mirrored those of others here: pre-piercing anxiety, a quick procedure, and then finally penis with a piece of metal sticking through it. The rest of this post is about how my story differs in one respect… apparently, I’m a bleeder. As such, I’ll focus on the difficulties that I experienced that are a bit more unique to me as compared to other experiences on this site. Fair warning, I’m not extraordinarily graphic, but the first paragraph talks about a lot of blood if you get queasy.
I had been thinking of getting this piercing for several years. But for one reason or another it never happened. Til just over a year ago. I am in my late 40's so I was told by a few friends that I was nuts to do it. But after researching several sights and reading this sights messages and experiences I decided to do it. So talked with the piercer and went over the care of the piercing I got on the table and joined the brotherhood. Wasn't as bad as I had read. At least for me. Not much pain. Did bleed though. Found out later he went fairly deep.
So after years of contemplating getting a PA peircing I finally took the plunge near the end of January this year. My healing was normal as far as everyone else's experiences go and I was more than happy with the look of it and the feel of the weight is great! I initially got it pierced with a CBR 10g and really liked the look of the CBR, however as some others have posted I found that because I am uncircumcised, my foreskin was pushing the ring so that it was irritating the upper end of the urethra.
So since I was 17, I wanted to get a PA. I always have been attracted to them, despite all my exes and all my friends being anywhere from turned off ot completely against them.
So 2 days ago (April 10th, 2014) I finally decided to muster the courage, take 100$ out of the bank, and get a metal spike jabbed through my junk.
I went out to Avalon Tattoo and Piercing and walked in to inspect the shop and see the staff. They were very nice helpful, but I just imposed on "Oh my brother needs a touch up on his tattoo, heres what it looks like and kinda scouting shops for him" and whatnot.
After getting the blessing from my wife to get a PA I drove two hours to Pierced Hearts in Seattle and was pierced by Chuck. It is a female piercer. After parking a few blocks away and walking there to calm my nerves some I was greeted as soon as I entered the studio and was looked at like I was nuts.
After filling out all the paperwork and being taking to the back room where the piercings are done. Chuck was friendly and instantly put me at easy explaining the procedure and just visiting in general.
It has been over 3 months since I got my PA. It has healed well and has been no problem so I figured it may be a good time to try to go up to a 6 gauge. I called my piercing shop to make sure they had something in 6 gauge in stock. The had several. Its a 2 hour drive to their shop so I wanted to make sure it wasn't a wasted trip. I looked at the jewelry , decided on a 6 gauge ring that looks like a captive bead ring but has a larger bead/ball that screws on. Off to the piercing room to get started. Removed the 8 ga. CBR and started to insert the taper. I was shocked at the pain.
So I got my piercing a little over 4 weeks ago, it was done at a 10ga Curved Barbell and I like the look of it so far I want to gauge it up eventually but im having some difficulty. When my underwear presses on the end of the piercing it causes the barbell to push back through the piercing and irritate the foreskin. I went up a length down a length no difference i'm thinking of trying a circular barbell next but I don't know if it will help. It also seems to be migrating a bit.