Hi all, new guy round here. Been seriously considering getting a PA for some time now. Does anyone have any recommendations for a decent UK piercer? I've heard good things about Holier Than Thou in Manchester, but I'd be interested where you guys would recommend. Cheers
A little tidbit to those conteplating getting a PA piercing. If I had to do it over, I would have started with either a 6 gauge or 4 gauge piercing. I knew I would gauge up and most will. The larger gauges just look better. I started at 10 gauge and moved to 8 gauge with no problem but I rushed to 6 gauge and it got irritated and blownout. I'm a sexual person and cant keep off the wife so that played a role. Anyhow I had to gauge down to heal. Wish I would have started at 6 gauge. The initial piercing pain is the same regardless of gauge.
I had been thinking about getting a Prince Albert piercing on and off for about two years before I finally started to really look into it. I read all experiences on this site and looked up as much information as I could find. Convinced that this was really what I wanted, I planned to get pierced about a month later during my summer holiday period.
I got the piercing July 8th of 2015, one day before my 23rd birthday. I went tot he studio I had selected but unfortunately they were out of suitable jewellery.
First thanks to all the experience posters and the guys who help with their knowledge on this site. You gave me the courage to to it.
I am an mid 50s guy never pierced never tattooed ( though I want that now too). Never really considered a PA or knew too much about it until a few months ago, but as many know it became an obsession haha.
Got it at a highly regarded shop Portland (Ritual Arts), LGBT owned and operated. They were great even made a square old guy like me comfortable.
After looking up discussions online and considering it, I finally got a Prince Albert piercing three weeks ago. The process was very simple, had a discussion about the piercing, and because I am uncut, which side I would prefer the piercing been place. I got pierced at 12g, as they had unfortunately run out of the 10g jewellery. Then I simply had to strip, and jump on the padded chair. I got given a lollipop to distract me, and it actually worked.
It was somewhat uncomfortable when the piercing tube entered, but once alignment was done I was ready to go.
Wow what an experience. I went to Peneag Piercing in Ann Arbor yesterday and got my first piercing. JC Potts was there and did the install of a very nice piercing. I had read many stories about getting the PA and was ready. i have down loaded some pics. The piercing was done with a 12 then he stretched to a 10 and slipped in a 10G CBR. Very little blood and or pain. I was so surprised. This morning i did a few salt soaks and i am at work with very little discomfort.
Arf! The pup is back in action! After a long moving process to San Francisco, it's time I gave an update on my life as a pierced man.
So far, I've enjoyed 90% of my PA experience. It's amazing for me to have metal in my package and I smile every time I am conscious of it. As a gay male in the kink community, my piercing has been well received by others and lots of men are very curious to experience what it's like to 'play' with another guy that has a genital piercing.
In addition to the fun, I've ran into some issues as well.
Hey guys I had this pa done last month and I am not exactly healed yet still a little drop of blood here and there with some sensitivity. I have been bad and can't keep my hands off it. I have been doing the sea salt soaks. Also still bothers me when I sleep. What's something I can do while still being able to play to help it heal faster?
What are your thoughts of the size of the ring? It's 10gauge
So my wife and I went down to Freaks on Broadway in Kcmo where I got my Prince Albert and she got her nipples pierced. In the original consultation I was told that 10g was a pretty standard starting point but after the piercer got a chance to see what we were working with we decided a 6g would be better.
In all honesty the piercing wasn't a horrible thing. It hurt a little but was over so quickly that it was fine. I did get a little nauseous and light headed after but that's all.