Well, I'm new to here but thought I'd share my experience.
I'd had a frenum piercing a few years back which I'd stretched to a 6g, but my partner at the time (now ex) didn't like it so I took it out and it closed over.
Since then I've looked at the experiences section of this site with envy, so I mustered up the courage to go to Off Ya Tree in Perth to get a prince albert piercing.
The staff were very polite and informative, and the piercer asked if a trainee could watch. I agreed.
Now let me tell you, when I was finally in the room and had my daks dropped, I had major shrinkage.
So I got my first piercing ever on the 11/10/13. I'd always wanted a prince albert and after allot of reading on this website, I bit the bullet and made an appointment with Sacred Art in Newcastle, NSW, Australia.
The piercing itself wasn't that bad at all, l quite a sharp jab and a clench of the teeth, and it was done, but don't even talk about the receiving tube! That thing was as round as a McDonald's straw! . I opted for an 8 gauge ball closure ring.
It's been about 4 1/2 months since I got my PA. I was pierced 12g and immediately stretched to 10g. At 3 months, I gauged up to 8g. Today, I gauged up to 6g. I also went with larger diameter.
Going up in size was pretty easy. The piercer commented on how easily the larger size went in. I felt no pain.
I love it. It feels great. I also like the way it looks. I just wish I had gotten pierced sooner. I will likely go up another size in two month or so.
Just wanted to share my experience of getting my PA. I've been wanting one for a few years but wanted to be super sure and find a piercer that offered it. Decided that for my birthday I'd do it. I had researched them extensively and was pretty prepared.
I called the shop a few days ahead to schedule an appointment, but they said they don't do appointments even for PAs, just walk ins.
I go in on Friday and make sure I'm all ready and clean. I'm in there and the guy says let's see it so I drop my pants and underwear and cover my eyes with my arms while laying on my back.
upgraded to a 0g cbr recently, have noticed that when i pee, occassionally it is not a straight stream, i have the main stream ans a secondary one from underneath, at time getting my trousers wet. wondering if i need a bigger gauge??
First of all thanks again to everyone for their advice and support through my horrendous first week with my PA. I had urethritis mainly as a result of the heaviness and movement of the PA. ALso my foreskin had swollen up.
In the end I got the ring swapped for a smaller ring made of titanium but with a smaller gauge (an 8 gauge slipped in perfectly without stretch). So I'm very happy because it looks thicker and feels much lighter and doesn't dangle and move around.
On 25 September, 2013, I went to Into You Tattoo & Piercing in London and got pierced by Rhianna. She was super friendly and professional, and just because of that, I'm thinking about what else I can get pierced by her. I recommend her so highly to anybody thinking about a piercing.
I booked an appointment the day before, and when I got there with my friend, I had to fill out some paper work while Rhianna went downstairs to get the piercing room ready.
The room was very clean and on the piercing bed/table/chair/whatever-you-call-it, she had two different diameters of CBR rings.
This been three months since I got my Prince albert. It's been a good experience so far. I do experience some pain sometime since I do wear tight pants. I like my pants real tight and some times the pressure is too much.
I'm thinking about getting a new ring. Is it too soon?
Last week, I stretched my PA to 4 gauge using a Body Circle ball and socket ring at 1" diameter. I've developed a painful bump between the fistula and the corona of my penis. I was treating it with warm SSS and emu oil. I went to my piercer, and she said that it is a pressure bump. Her recommendation was to simply use warm soaks without the salt and not use the emu oil. I started the SSS and using the emu oil based on things that I had read online, here and elsewhere, so her advice seemed out of line with what I had read.
So I just wanted to post an update on the healing progress of my new PA- mainly because there are so many smooth and easy experiences on the site that I thought I should balance that out a bit- it's never a nice thing to share a difficult process, yet I think it is important for potentially new 'princes' to be fully aware of what they are getting themselves into....
So basically, getting the piercing was really the easy bit... Just a strong prick, a deep breath of surprise and that was it- no bleeding.