The Evolution of Nose Rings
In recent years, the idea of a nose ring has expanded to include both a septum piercing and a bridge piercing.The septum is the hard cartilage wall between each of the nostrils and is typically pierced toward the bottom so that it penetrates the softest cartilage. Often, a semi-circle shape nose ring is put in the septum piercing. Sometimes a full circle with captive bead nose ring is used. Sometimes, this piercing is ;gauged.; To gauge a piercing means to gradually increase the size of the hole by forcing slightly larger rings into the piercing every six to eight weeks.Nose rings are gaining popularity as an acceptable form of body jewelry. No longer is it a piercing only appropriate for rebellious punk rockers or hippies. Because of this, body jewelry wearers have the freedom to develop new and different types of nose rings.Conventionally, a ;nose ring; implied that a person had pierced the cartilage on either the right or the left side of his or her nose. Initially it was popular among women but has expanded to male fans as well.