The Nose Ring

Ever since I could remember, I have wanted a nose ring, but something always to got in the way. In high school I passed out twice because of needles- Once while watching Fear Factor & once in a tattoo shop while watching

In high school, I passed out twice because of needles- Once while watching Fear Factor & once in a tattoo shop watching Paulla get her belly button pierced (lol, I know). Then when I turned 18 I was going to get it pierced, but my boyfriend at the time said it would kill the whole natural look thing I had going on (which is the same reason I didn’t highlight my hair until I was 22. Dumb, I know. But it’s funny how the opinions of people you care about can influence your decisions).

Then college came around & I didn’t get it pierced because I was applying for internships & jobs & I didn’t want to be unprofessional looking. Then it was senior year of college & I considered it again, but I thought, well I’m about to be an adult so should I really be getting my nose pierced right now?

& then I came traveling & I realized who cares? This nose ring represents so much more than having a piece of silver in my nose. It means that I have stopped letting others influence my actions, it means that if a job/school can’t accept me for me then I’ll go & find one that will, it means that I am slowly growing out of my scaredy-cat tendencies & it means that it’s my body & I’m going to do whatever the hell I want with it. Lena Dunham would be proud.

xx

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