As I was roaming around the WordPress neighborhood yesterday, my Sunny Side Up neighbor, Lori Franks, had an interesting post: To Tattoo or Not to Tattoo . . .? It’s her “public service announcement” letting us know her intentions of getting some art work done in the near future. She hopes to post the design(s) she selects, and I am waiting with great anticipation. I’m sure it will be lovely.
Body ink artwork is very popular today, and although I enjoy watching talented tattoo artists at work, creating their intricate and unique designs, my heart finds peace in nose piercings. Culturally, in America, ear piercings have been more acceptable and a common ritual since its early start during the early 60’s and 70’s, than nose piercings . Girls get their ears pierced just as early and without much thought as routine circumcisions are done to our sons soon after the hospital delivery.
Hey, here’s a thought . . . have your daughter’s ears pierced right at the hospital. Maternity suites can offer an optional service for a small fee. Oops, maybe they do offer the service these days, I wonder.
But on the rise here in my small town, are the nose piercings. I go to the bank and just about every bank teller is flashing a discreet nose ring. From cashiers, waitresses and heavens, I almost forgot to include myself!!
Yes, the story is true. Early last year, I
dragged accompanied my dearest friend to our local tattoo/body piercing art shop and we quietly had our noses pierced. Well, I was quiet but my friend, bless her heart, went first, but as she waited while my nose got pierced, she suddenly fainted and caused lots of noise. And she also caused the pierce artist to go into fright for he thought she hit her head on his tattoo chair. She didn’t. Everything was fine.
My friend quickly got up and after a drink of water, felt like nothing out of the ordinary just happened.
Today, I prefer the dainty and discreet nose rings while my friend alternates between the little hoops or nose ring designs like the smiley face or the peace sign!
In India, nose rings are part of the culture and I am happy both tattoos and nose rings are becoming a normal part of our culture today. Of course, as with anything, moderation is the key . . .