Soooooo did you plan out the day and time to get your nose pierced or was it a spur-of-the-moment kind of thing? Was it just last week or more like a decade ago? Perhaps you were intrigued by pictures you've seen of people sporting shiny bits of nose jewelry, or maybe it was a friend’s enthusiasm and daring. Did your sense of adventure and curiosity kick into overdrive when you accompanied a friend to get her/his first piercing and you saw a nose stud or a nose ring up close and personal for the first time? For many it is a time-honored cultural tradition one wishes to observe and carry on. We may come to this unusual decision from a variety of angles, but one thing binds us all - getting your nose pierced is a uniquely personal expression.
Think about it: earrings are a fun way to express and decorate oneself, and so are necklaces, but there's nothing really uncommon about these jewelry options. Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining about earrings, or necklaces. The options are pretty much limitless but they can get hidden in hair, or tucked into clothing where they can barely be seen.
Not so with a nose ring. Nope, that very special spot on your lovely face is always there for the world to see. Front and center, baby, and it does not matter one-bit what size, color, shape or texture your nose is - there is a wide and sometimes wild assortment of style and material options for you to get creative with. Your nose is a canvas for tiny sparkly things and vivid adventurous declarations. Your nose bridges your eyes and mouth - your two most expressive features, and it brings them all together to give your face balance and symmetry, so I say - why not have fun decorating this wonderful thing?
What I like about making and wearing the nose rings and studs that I call “Nose Art” is that it feels bolder than "regular" jewelry. It's on my nose, after all, and while it is not exactly uncommon these days, far fewer people have nose piercings than do. I like being just a little outside the box. You know what I mean, it's a statement of individuality - a little bit of rebelliousness, and I like the way that feels. One can choose to stick with one special piece all the time or gradually build a collection to dip into and compliment any mood, activity or event. It is perfectly okay to prefer something simple and just as okay to spice it up.
Everybody has a story, it is true. What or whom inspired you to consider getting your nose pierced? How were you feeling when you decided to take the leap and get it done? Why did you decide to add nose jewelry as a way of expressing yourself? How does wearing your Nose Art make you feel? Have you looked at pieces and wondered - what if? Should I? Well, I say yes - yes you should! Because you have your own story to tell, and whether it is deeply private and personal, or something you would love to share with one and all, why the heck not explore your creative personal style? Celebrate you and feel darned good about it.