Thursday, August 27, 2009

Nose Bejewelled

I was barely a year old when my mother got my ears pierced. She says "I took you out of sheer excitement." Perhaps she was scared that I would refuse to let someone drill holes in my ears later. Perhaps she did not want me to remember the pain.

Nineteen years later, a few days back to be precise, I got my nose pierced. Let me tell you, I was ready much earlier, but a certain friend scared the living daylights out of me by talking about "unbearable pain" and the "excruciating recovery period". I put off the idea until it completely slipped out of my mind, but it all came back when I saw a dear friend's nostril. On it perched a beautiful white stone, catching the light and glinting pompously. "If she can go through the pain, I sure hell can!", I said to myself.

So off I went to the piercer, with dear friend and three of her friends in tow (all with pierced noses). The five of us trooped into the pretty silver shop. What do you think I saw? A lady bending over a girl about my age, about to pierce her nose. Let me tell you, it looked as easy as eating cornflakes. The girl happily got up, paid and left. "Darn", I said to myself, "that looked pretty neat!". You can safely say that about that time, all my fears left me.

"Choose a pin for me, I'm confused."
"How 'bout this one?"
"Yeah that looks cool. Y'think it'll suit me?"
"I think it'll look especially good on you!"
"Ok but have a look at the others as well."
"Hmm how 'bout this? Or this? And look at this one!"
"No, no. And absolutely no to that!!"
"Well I think you should go with our first choice then.."

To tell you the truth, it didnt hurt one bit, big thanks to the piercer's expertise! She pushed in the pin in a split second and by the time I knew it, I had a beautiful stone glinting pompously on my nostril too.


  1. I like it! C'est tres jolie..we have French neighbors now and am trying to work on my French :-)

  2. ha ha was sooo funny really .....wahhh maza aa gya...bythe way where r u ..?? at my blog no comment from ur site ....hummmmmm

  3. hahahahah looking beautiful nd wo bhi wthout pain :D

  4. I had my ear pierced when a guy pushed a needle through it and into a bar of soap on the other side. We were both drunk. I kept it for about two months.

  5. thank you anu, zeev. i have heard that french is pretty difficult to speak!
    vish, i dont come online very often now. i think i am going through one of those phases where i like to remain disconnected.
    red-handed, that sounds pretty strange!

  6. You're lucky they do it without pain now. Back in 1994 it used to be hell.

  7. oh they dont really "do" it without pain. the procedure is the same as it has been since years. everyone has their own threshold of pain! honestly i expected myself to howl.

  8. I'm never getting any more done... like ever again!

  9. Hi,Im new to this but do let me know which shop u had gone I wanna take my 4 yr. old daughter to a safe place...

  10. hey missingur blogs yaar nd aap ko bhi :P
    cum soon

  11. you can go to any jeweller, just make sure they clean the nose and the pin before piercing. i went to gk m block in delhi.

    rajiv, i will be back. my net was not working plus i had a couple of things happening in my life. will get back soon!

  12. a nose pin sure changes ya luk kudiye!:) neday:)

  13. HI Rima,

    Thanks for visiting my blog and I am glad you liked it. :)

    By the way I wear exactly the same nose pin. Love it! :)

  14. thanks rati! it took a lot of courage to get this done!

  15. wa wa wa welcome...
    but whoz she ! lol jokeing.
    Az its non other then a gal call rima ... dude u look pretty :)


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