While back in the Twin Cities, I finally got my nose pierced after several years of thinking about it. It went quite well actually. I tried to prepare myself by watching numerous youtube videos, but realized that these were much more horrible than my experience. Although my nose didn't bleed, there was about three seconds of excruciating pain, and it was done. My eyes water a little bit, he put in the jewelry, and it was done. And for the record (Heidi) this is not an early mid life crisis, just me doing something special for me.