Wednesday, February 28, 2007

I’m not exactly sure how I feel about older women sporting nose rings or studs. I was at Bed, Bath and Beyond the other day and the cashier that checked me out, err checked my items out, err assisted me with my purchase rather, was wearing a nose stud and was probably in her late thirties. Now my dad would probably knock me for considering her an “older woman” but let’s face it, late thirties is more than ten years older than I. Anywho, her nose stud caught me a little off guard. Now don’t get me wrong; I have some friends with nose studs although grant it they are roughly all my age and I don’t think they look bad. My thought on nose studs is this: the nose stud doesn’t make you more attractive, but it can be an enhancement if you are already attractive enough to pull it off. Makeup, for instance, can make someone more attractive. If you’re an ugly gal and apply some makeup, generally this will make you less ugly (unless of course you stink at applying makeup). If however you’re an ugly gal and decide to pierce your snot factory, you will not become less ugly. That’s just how it is.

So back to my original thought. Can older women pull off the nose ring or stud? Let me just clear something up right now. I’m not a fan of the ring. The stud is quite all right, but the actual ring, well it’s just makes you look like a bull. I think really only time will tell who can pull off the nose piercing. Right now I think it just looks weird for older women (and it always does and will for men) to show off their studs but as my generation gets older it will probably become more commonplace and less awkward looking. I do know this for sure though, any grandma with a giant piece of metal in her tongue will never ever look normal to me.

I don't even remember why I was writing this post to begin with. I really need more of a life here.

1 comment:

DMM said...

Watch yourself with that age thing...I'm offended because I'm in my 30s and keep up with the best of the young included...