Here is a pic of my newly installed 4 gauge curved barbell. Originally pierced at 8 gauge, moved up to a 6 gauge after 2 months, then almost immediately went to a 4 gauge. I guess that is quick for some, but I had no trouble at all moving up to a 4 gauge. Not real sure if I'm going any larger. So far loving it!
Thanks to the Community! I have been intrigued with the idea of getting a PA for a couple of years, and during research I came across the many testimonials here. I read every one of the, the positive and the not so positive, and I felt fully informed. The biggest step was that one that took me from sitting in my car to walking in the door of Black Hole East in Portland, OR, where the staff was incredibly welcoming and non-judgmental (I am a 47 year old teacher with no other piercings or tattoos).
So I got a PA about 7-8 years ago and then about 4 years ago. I made the mistake of not seeking support when i was getting concerned with the healing process and subsequently took out the piercings. Well, third times a charm! I went in to my local piercer (John Durante at Evolve body piercing in Seattle, WA) and lo and behold he is really good friends with the guy that did my first piercing!
The process was pretty straight-forward. John asked me what gauge I wanted to start with and recommended either starting with a 10GA or 8GA and I decided on the 8GA.
So after 10 years of wanting this done , Today was the day ! I went to my best buddy who is a piercer and said today is the day. and he being the great friend he is said ok, but nothing smaller than an 8 ga so i said why not
receiving tube was a little weird and the piercing ya it hurt for 2 seconds and them came the most awesome endorphin rush i have ever had, and hell i have been shot at in Iraq. it was an amazing experience.
i feel like i am now truly in touch with with own sexuality and its great !!
Stop bullshitting, you wont regret it !!
I'm Happy but fearful... of meatonomy... but as far as I see I have no migration issues?... who knew? my real goal was a 6g, and I skipped that went str8 to a 4G that was Feb 20th, now I slipped the 2G in no prob... it feels awesome! I have a real feeling , 2g is the end of the road for me... as far as my PA although I grew attached to my little 4g , by little I mean the circumference (it was 5/8's) and this 2g is now an 1" round... my foreskin covers it.. but I feel lookwise ,it looks not in proportion to my dick. PB
I finally went down Saturday afternoon and got my prince Albert. I wanted a 10 gauge but my piercer was out of 10 gauge so I went with a 12 to gauge later. Everything went great and 48 hours later has quit bleeding and looks great. My only problem is the curved barbell is too short and is slightly uncomfortable during and erection. How long should I wait before changing to a longer barbell? At that time, should I go with a longer 12 or go ahead and go up to a 10 gauge?
I have been wanting a PA for quite some time now and in March I decided I was just going to go for it. But first I had to get "permission" from my partner. It took me some courage to bring up the subject with him but I finally did it. I was so nervous about it! He said he had no opinion on the matter and to do it if I wanted to. This was late on a Tuesday. So Wednesday I started looking for a shop. I didn't want to do it in the city in which I live. I live in a city in Arkansas of about 10K people.
I have always wanted a PA and had put it off for various reasons. I finally took the plunge two weeks ago. Was visiting a friend who works at a Piercing shop and thought, what the hell. I figured if I actually thought about it, I would find a way to talk myself out of it. Got measured for my curved barbell. Laid back on the table. The receiving tube was a little uncomfortable. Breath in and then out and after a couple of seconds of pain. It was done.
I am now the proud owner of a 6ga 3/4" curved barbell.
Just picked up my 2Ga. 1" CBR on Friday and couldn't wait to try it out! It really was no big deal to get it in a little more resistance to slide it thru than the 4Ga. but not bad at all. I have decided it's time to buy the proper ring opening pliers as the bigger gauge rings take alot of force to open far enough to get the ball in so that will be one of the next things I look to buy. I already want to go bigger but I'll wait a little while before I order a 0Ga. ring I don't want to strech too fast and end up with problems.