Where Does Nostril Piercing Come From?

Nostril PiercingNostril piercing is pretty much what it says – it’s a pierced hole that goes through the skin of a nostril.

The tiny little nose studs inserted in a small nostril piercing are discreet and sometimes barely noticeable.

I can imagine anyone from a secretary at the reception desk in a large global company, to a young schoolgirl wearing a tiny little diamond nose stud. They are a fashion to suit people in all walks of life.

But or course, there are other nostril piercings which may seem not as innocent as the previously described one.

There are many folks who love stretching their piercings and the nostril piercing isn’t an exemption. Large gauge nostril piercings are becoming more common among body modification fanatics and I guess we’ve all seen guys and gals with large plugs inserted in the either side of their nose.

But now let’s look at how the nostril piercing became popular here in the West.

Well, the direct inspiration for this was the Indian girls who wear nostril piercings like studs and rings to this day.

And when the hippies of the 60’s and 70’s became very attached to the eastern religions (let’s remember George Harrison from the Beatles!) – not before long they began piercing their nostrils and wear nose body jewelry.

So as opposed to the navel piercing for example, which went mainstream back in the early 90’s, the nose piercing has a longer history.

Double nostril piercings,  nasallang piercings, multiple nostril piercings and many other forms are all very popular nowadays.