What Kind of Nose Piercing Should You Get?

Ian Fortey

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About This Quiz

Some older folks might look at nose piercing as some kind of fad that the weird kids get into and grow out of, but it's worth noting that nose piercings are older than any of us by a long shot. There are references to nose piercing that go back about 4,000 years, and it even appears in the Bible, so this body modification has an extremely long and proud history. If something has managed to last for 4,000 years, it has to be for a good reason. You can't even buy a computer that lasts more than five years these days.

Nose rings come in all shapes and sizes and can really help you find a way to express who you are and how you feel. The nose is the most prominent feature on your face after all, so having it pierced is a simple way to make a statement about yourself without saying a word. But you do need to pick the right piercing. There are several different types of piercings you can get for your nose, and it's a limited piece of real estate, so you can't take them all. But if you want to figure out which one will be best for you, why not take this quiz and see?

When you first arrive at a party, what are you most likely to do?

If you're out at a club, how hard is it to stay off the dance floor?

If you were single right now, how likely would you be to have a dating app on your phone?

What's your favorite genre of movie?

How many piercings are too many piercings for someone to have?

Have you ever seen a piercing that you would never, ever get?

How many piercings do you have right now?

Is there any other kind of body modification that you like the looks of?

People often say "what's that going to look like when you're older?" about piercings. What do you say to that?

How do you decide on where to go to get a piercing done?

Are you on the ball when it comes to proper piercing upkeep and maintenance?

What would you do if your piercing became infected?

What kind of jewelry do you like most for a piercing?

Would you feel awkward if you caught someone staring at your piercing?

What's your pain tolerance like?

What would you do if your boss told you that piercings aren't allowed at work?

Would you ever use a needle and pierce yourself?

When you get your very first piercing, did your parents know about it?

Have you ever had an incident that lead to a piercing being torn out?

How much money would you spend on the actual piece of jewelry you were wearing?

Do you think there's an age limit on when people should be getting piercings?

When you're in a group of people, do you like to be the center of attention?

Do people often come to you for advice in life?

Were you considered the black sheep in your family or not?

Do you worry about how your close friends and family might react to a piercing?

How would you react to someone close to you telling you they didn't like your piercing?

How would you react if a much older family member was inspired by you and got the very same piercing?

Do you find people more attractive if they have piercings?

In your opinion, what would be the worst body part to get pierced?

If you were a parent, how would you react to your 13-year-old asking for the same piercing you have?

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