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The Emotional Stages Of A Septum Piercing

I woke up one morning and decided that I wanted a septum piercing. Just like that, with no hesitation or long-time thinking.
07/09/2014 10:02am ET | Updated September 8, 2014
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I woke up one morning and decided that I wanted a septum piercing. Just like that, with no hesitation or long-time thinking.* Sporting my big, fluffy curls, I knew this badass piece of jewelry would add to my unique sense of style.

After Lucky magazine market editor Laurel Pantin convinced me to go to J. Colby Smith of New York Adorned, I was even more excited to join the septum society.

Appointment booked? Check. Emotional support confirmed? Double-check.

I walked into the tattoo and piercing boutique just over a week ago experiencing a rush of emotions. But there was no turning back. Here's how it went down:

*I'd like to apologize to my mother for finding out about my septum piercing (among many things) via my beauty features here on HuffPost Style.



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