Every couple of years, I wonder if it's time to take out my nose ring. I have had it for 18 years, about half my life, but as a person in my mid-30s, I wonder if it's time for that baby to fly.
Most of the time, I believe a person can wear whatever they want at any age, as long as you wear it with confidence. But even for me, there's a faint line between the do's and don't's of fashion at a certain age and I certainly don't want to cross it.
Nobody likes it when Grandma rocks her thong bikini.
The thing is, I've had this little silver ring lodged center face for so long, I forget it's even there. No one ever mentions it, I work in a field where it's not an issue and because of its small size, it's not that noticeable.
It's not even a problem when I have a cold. ("Do boogers ever get caught in it?" people have asked. Nope.)
But, sometimes I think it's time for a naked nose, just for a change, if nothing else. And perhaps nose piercings are a little '90s.
Then again, I'm not exactly sure how I would remove it. Metal snips, anyone?
Both my boyfriend and my sister still rock the nose ring... both are in their 30s... if it's part of you, hang on to it forever.
I agree with "tamz33" that it is still socially acceptable and it should be your own choice. Perhaps take a family vote. Regardless, you have to live with the choice.
As a personal note, you are in your mid-thirties you can still carry it. Wait until your forties to worry about such trivial things.
I am 30 and still have my nose ring; I think it is as acceptable now as it was back when you got it.
I say don't listen to what people say or think, use your own judgment and only take it out if you truly want to.
I'm 26 and I was questioning my lip ring of two years. It took a long time for that thing to heal (I had a perpetual infection for the first two months) and it seems like a lot of work to just give it up.
I asked my friends, figuring they'd give me the go ahead to get rid of it, but most of them didn't care at all. I was basically pleading with them as to what I should do but they were aggressively apathetic. Take it or leave it, they liked me for me.
I did take it out and I do feel like it was the right choice, but few people noticed it was gone. I definitely felt like something was missing for a while, since I had a nervous habit of grabbing the thing when I was thinking, but overall I'm happy with the decision.
If anything, I think the hole will be there for a little while, so if I change my mind in the near future I can stick it back in. I'd think after 18 years your nose hole would be going nowhere.
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