Val went to get her conch pierced, Lauren came to hold my hand. (I didn't even break her little hand bones.)
It was REALLY painful. I teared up quite a bit, and it bled a little bit, but I had taken my iron pills that morning, so that probably helped. The piercer, Atom, told me nose piercings rarely bleed, and therefore I must be a bleeder. Strangely enough, that is what the guy who did my cartilage this summer said too!
I've always loved my little nose, but I love it even more now that it is SPARKLEY!!! I got a teensie green stud. It is cute and classy. It doesn't hurt any more either.