Over the last few weeks, the idea of getting a Prince Albert piercing has been near the front of my mind. The idea of having a 10 gauge needle stuck through my body, and a ring slipped through after the needle, then left to hang off the body both excites and terrifies me.
My mind continually wanders between the excitement of doing something different for myself, something that some people see as taboo, and complete terror at having a complete stranger stick a needle through the skin of an intimate body part that few people have seen. However the idea that I have been having these thoughts for many years, without going away, means that the mind is really leaning towards getting the piercing.
The biggest issue that I am coming to terms with is how it will look. As an uncircumcised man, the piercing will not sit the same way as 99% of images on the internet portray the Prince Albert piercing. Most piercing websites, blogs, and Reddit have Prince Albert piercing pictures on circumcised penis’. A few pics appear for uncircumcised penis’ but it is hard to imagine how it will sit for me.
Apart from the appearance, some people report excessive bleeding in the 24 hours after the piercing, that also turns me off the idea. Many people say this excessive bleeding only happens in some circumstances, my mind always wanders to the worst case scenario for myself, and that will be excessive bleeding from the piercing site. While I am not afraid of blood, the idea of blood pouring out of my crotch does not appeal to me.
As of writing this blog post, I am ready to get the piercing, and I am also not ready to get the Prince Albert piercing. I feel that it is best to just go and get it done to put the idea to bed, but do I want a permanent hole in my body in my penis?
I think I need to just take the plunge, four years of thinking about it, and the idea of getting the piercing not going away, is clearly the universe telling me I need to do something about these thoughts.