Recently, I’ve been putting a lot of thought and consideration into getting a nose piercing. Nothing crazy – just a small stud. I’ve come to realize that the trend has become more mainstream and acceptable in a professional environment.
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I also think it looks downright gorgeous and sexy, especially on ethnic women. I live in a predominantly Indian neighborhood, where nose studs are quite common. Compared to ten years ago, nose piercings are no longer associated with an “extreme” or “alternative” lifestyle (such as punk or goth) and are therefore not judged or scrutinized in the workplace as much as they used to be. In fact, I’ve read plenty of articles pertaining to how many employers no longer enforce the rule that women must remove their nose jewelry during work hours.
Now that I’m confident that getting a modest nose stud will not hurt my future career opportunities, my only concerns lie in the actual piercing process. Everyone’s bodies differ, and based on my experiences with getting cartilage piercings, I’m afraid of developing an infection or keloid. I’m also quite self-conscious of how it would look on my face. What I mean is, would it be charming or harsh? You guys decide. :P
On a final note, I would just like share a message from my friends at Blue Sky Scrubs. They specialize in medical uniforms, such as lab coats and scrubs. I’ve spent enough time at my university’s hospital to know that there usually isn’t much variety to health care uniforms. And although I’m not a nursing student anymore, it’s nice to see uniform manufacturers provide more aesthetic options to the medical workforce. Check out http://www.blueskyscrubs.com/ for more information. Until next time! ^.^