Do Nose Piercings Ruin First Appearances?
Nose piercing is a body piercing practice mostly associated with the Indian culture and fashion since classical times. It is found commonly in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Philippines and throughout South Asia.
With the spread and exposure of Indian fashion and culture, nostril piercing has become more popular in recent times in the wider world including Africa, South America, United States of America, the Caribbeans and Europe.
The tradition of getting parents’ approval or blessings before getting married makes the parents major decision makers for marriages. A typical Nigerian parent faces the dilemma of accepting a potential in-law with nose piercings, using the popular saying “Dress how you want to be addressed” as a reason.
An upset Twitter user came on the platform to share his friend’s experience with his Nigerian girlfriend who, despite all pleadings, refused to take off her nose-ring to meet with his parents for the first time.
This caused an uproar with lots of controversies on Twitter where young Nigerians shared their views on the subject matter. Lots of people shared the opinion that taking a lady home to meet the parents for the first time should be aimed at pleasing the parents and appearing right rather than being oneself.
This was due to the fact that a typical Nigerian parent only judges people based on the first appearance before listening to what a person has to say or before getting to know them. Others were of the opinion that showing your true personality is preferable when meeting the parents as it is only deceptive to try to appear to be someone else.
The question remains: what is your perception about ladies wearing nose rings and would you allow your child to marry someone who wears nose-rings?