Here’s some quick background on me: I was raised in a Catholic household by two very loving, but very strict parents. I was allowed to have my ears pierced (earlobe only), but was forbidden to get any other piercings. Now I’m a young mother (hubby and I married at 19, had our first baby at around 20) and I love staying at home to care for my two beautiful children. I’ve wanted to get a nose piercing for quite a while now, but I’m not sure what my parents will say regarding it if I do. I’m not looking to get a big ring, just a small stud, because I think they are attractive. My husband is very supportive of me and tells me that I should just go ahead and get it done if I want it. He doesn’t feel that I would have negative criticism because of a nose piercing, and to not worry about other people’s opinions of whether or not I have one.
I’m just wondering how piercings are viewed in your family and/or community. Personally, I don’t think that many people would have a negative opinion of me just based on a nose piercing, but I don’t have a problem with that type of piercing to begin with. My mother is convinced that people will see me as some “crazy rebel” type person if I get one. She says that since my husband works in a professional setting, it might also reflect badly on him if his wife has “weird” piercings and such. I feel like she thinks that piercings themselves are “bad” and she doesn’t want my image tarnished by one. What is your take on piercings and the way people who have them are viewed? Would it necessarily be bad for my children to grow up with a mother with a nose piercing?