I'm barely into my 3rd week, and things could not possibly have gone better! My 8g x 5/8" circular BB is juggling freely in the piercing, no discomfort of any kind at any time (and I'm a very active man). In fact as of several days ago, I have to touch it to be reassured that it's still there. I Previously wore a heavy glanz ring for decades, and miss the weight and constant "presence". Wish it was compatible someway with my PA, but am already impatient to stretch the next step.
ok so i finally got a pa that I'm happy with. about three years ago i got my first pa. but the idiots placed way to far up and started me out with a 10g. i bled for over a week. and took it out at two weeks. then i went to another parlor a year or so later and i said make sure it isn't too close the tip. well they pierced me too far down. i didn't want a dolphin. i wanted a pa. it came out after a week. so now I'm in another state for grad school and finally decide to try one last time. the essentially lets me choose where i want it. and he got it spot on!
Oh man! It's finally done! I had a pa for about two days back in my early 20s. Bad experience and, because I didn't research it before I got one, I wasn't prepared for the blood. Thanks to this forum,I was MORE than prepared. I am now 36.
Went to see Brent at Avante-Garde in West Allis, WI two days ago. Just as everyone here says, the anticipation is worse than the reality. much worse! Yes, the receiving tube was more than just uncomfortable. It's was painful! I have a narrow urethra,I think, so perhaps that had something to do with it.
I got my PA done in February. I had been considering it for several years, but didn't dear it since I was afraid of the reactions from my wife. Just before Christmas I finally broke the ice and confessed to her my lomging for piercings - I've been craving piercings since I was 12 years old. As it turned out, she not only permitted me doing it, she herself told me that she would love some large tattoos.
So after only a few weeks I had a couple of days off work, and went to the local tattoo and piercing parlor, a place I had been researching and actually visited a couple of times earlier.
Like most ppl here, I've been reading for ages before i finally made up my mind and do this:)
Completed 2 weeks ago and healing process has been normal like others explained. keeping clean and salt water bath is key. I was originally pierced at 10ga and stretched to 8ga right away. the pain was ok to bear.
I'm uncut and my urethra opening is quite low. upon discussion with my piercer explaining that I may want to stretch in future, i was then pierced quite low into the shaft (can see in the pic). now i think it might be a bit too low? is it an issue? what you guys think?
I finally decided to get the PA after about 3 years of consideration. This site was greatly helpful with all the posts and information, thanks to all who came before me.
I came back from a long weekend and decided there would be no better end to my vacation than to get some metal in my junk. Got right in to a local reputable shop and had a great piercer who talked me through everything. The receiving tube, no problem. The needle, not too bad. I wanted a 10 gauge needle with a 8 gauge CBB, so in fact the most uncomfortable part was the stretching of the larger jewelry.
So the last 8.5 weeks after my initial piercing could not have been smoother healing-wise. I'm so glad I decided to start at 6ga and not something smaller. Great thickness to the jewelry from the beginning, and much less stretching and jewelry to buy if you want to size up! For anyone debating what size to start with, I doubt there would be any noticeable difference in pain, so check with your piercer if 6ga is an option!
So anyway, 8 weeks flew by and my PA was doing great.