What’s Your Age?
Let’s face it: facial piercing is better on a young guy. If you’re pushing 30, you might have to accept the fact that most ladies your age aren’t digging the facial accessories anymore. If you’re a young man, you could still be pulling it off. You might not be meeting the kind of girls who share your values and independence from tradition.
What’s the Piece?
A stud nose ring is really different from having your eyebrow hooped, or getting snake bites. Generally, the ears are always fine. The nose is pretty all right, if it’s a small stud. Piercings after that get more controversial the father they get from your nose. Think about that the next time you get turned down by a professional looking lady at the bar.
What Does It Mean to You?
When considering whether or not to remove your facial piercing, evaluate what the piece means to you. How long ago did you get it? If you got it at 17 and you’re now 28, a lot of time has gone by. You’ve learned a lot of things, and it’s possible that the piercing no longer reflects who you are as a person. If nothing else in your wardrobe seems like it should belong to a guy with a piercing, that’s a clue that you’re holding onto the piercing more out of sentimentality than because it means anything to you.
On the other hand, sometimes these old relics of who you used to be become a part of you. If this piercing reminds you of how far you’ve come, what you learned, or even has been absorbed into the basics of how you picture yourself, you should keep it. You can always find another woman. If you’re striking out at the same bar again and again, switch bars. This is the kind of thing that you should keep with you if it’s important.
When it comes to put aesthetic appeal, there are some major pros and cons to keep in mind while deciding if this look is right for you.
- Looks edgy, cool, and young.
- Is a conversation starter or talking point.
- Allows you to stand out in a crowd.
- Can have a lot of sentimental value.
- Offends traditional women.
- Makes you look immature if you’re past your mid twenties.
- Can be an “instant deal breaker” for a lot of women.
- Can represent a person you no longer are.
In the end, it’s up to you what to do. But facial piercings don’t age as well as other forms of body art or enhancement. If you can picture yourself without it, then let it go. It’s time to move on. It was a valid choice at one time, but it doesn’t work anymore.