Monday, February 21, 2011

It was fun while it lasted.

Sowing the few remaining wild oats left in my basket was, indeed, fun. But it would appear that my nose is not cut out for having a hole cut out of it. After three weeks of carefully cleaning and nursing the nostril piercing, it became clear to me that I would live with the perpetual risk of developing a permanent keloid scar.

I remain enamored with the the tiny, delicate sparkle of a nostril piercing but wax furious when I envision it accompanied by a persistent bump. Those of you with more agreeable, less sensitive skin, tip o' the hat to you!

Goodnight, sweet nose piercing.

And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.


  1. You are wise, dear Sarabeth. I rebelled in college and decided I wanted a piercing. Being responsible even in my rebellion, I researched the piercing least likely to leave a scar and the internets told me that a nose ring would not leave a scar. I pierced my nose freshman year of college and kept it in (despite my obvious sensitivity) almost two years. The internets failed me! Five years after removing my nose ring, I still have traces of it left on my nose. You may not have any sparkle in your nose, but rest assured that your personality is sparkling a plenty and that your nose will not be permanently marred.

  2. I had the same problem with a cartiledge piercing in my ear. . . it wouldn't really heal and there was this weird bump. I removed it after several months . . . but tried again two years later. Same thing happened.

    Then, when I moved to B/CS, I had my navel pierced. . . the same thing happened with IT.

    I'm just not meant for rebellious piercings.