The Nose Ring Culture
The nose ring piercing was first recorded in the Middle East over 4,000 years ago!
This practice has gone on to be adopted by many different cultures from all over the world! Adorning the nose with unique jewellery made of gold and other precious metals and stones.
Woman from Eritrea with unique nose ring made from gold.
Jie girl of Southern Sudan wearing a nose ring and several other piercing styles.
North-American Indian woman wearing a septum ring.
The nose piercing is most noteable with the women of India. However, the nose ring culture was actually taken to India from the Middle East by the Mughal Emperors in the 16th Century. This practice has become more mainstream since the 1970's.
The ring is pierced into the skin or the nose cartilage and is the most popular piercing after the earlobe.
The nose ring comes in different styles, depending on the culture or part of the world.
Exaggerated nose ring of the Dhaneta Jat woman
The nose ring and piercing represents different things with different cultures; from financial security, beauty, sign of family wealth and different myths and are worn by men, woman and children.
The nose ring connected to the earlobe is most common with Indian women.
Turkana elder with his style of nose ring.
Apatari woman wearing her traditional nose ring or plugs.
Lanjiya woman with 3 ring style. A combination of the septum piercing and traditional nose piercings.
Mali tribal woman of Rajasthan, India wearing the 3 nose ring style.
The nose ring piercing has become one of the most popular form of body art and is Practiced on every continent in some way or fashion!
How Do You Wear Your Nose Ring?