Over 10 years ago a boy broke my heart and because I needed to bounce back quickly, I made a change. Not a permanent one but one that made me feel empowered after feeling such defeat. That was the day I got my nose pierced. Being the rebellious teen, it followed me into my early 20s and the decision to get my nose pierced was an easy one. I was young and carefree...I knew that someday I would reach a point where I was too old to do it so I said "F it!" Little did I know, this small little piece of jewelry would become a large part of who I am.
My nose ring has been a signature trait of mine and it was that small something that showed a bit of my personality. Even when I decided to start a career in the corporate world, I didn't let this small piece of non-traditional jewelry stop me. And surprisingly, all my employers weren't turned off by it either. So long as I didn't wear it to important meetings or anywhere that I had to look my best, there was no issue with me having it in everyday. Throughout these many years, this small piece of jewelry truly became a part of me. But now as I approach my 32nd birthday, I ask myself, "Am I too old?" When I was 16 years old, I saw a young mom (maybe early 30s at the time) who had a nose ring and I remember thinking, "If I get a nose ring, I don't want to be that age and still have it!" So now that I'm at that age (if not older) and I have a child of my own I struggle with the thought of getting rid of my trusty "friend". Soon I know I'll have to retire my nose ring, but for now I'll enjoy my last few days wearing it while I can.
|Do you have any piercings that have become a signature trait for you? What do you think is an appropriate age to retire piercings?|