I can´t box, but can I get my nose pierced?
September 13, 2013 3:23 PM Subscribe
I don´t know if it´s how my nerves are arranged, or if I have an air passage too tight, but whenever I get hit on the nose, even if it isn´t too hard, I start sneezing uncontrollably a few seconds later.
Now, I want to get my nose pierced (nostril, not septum), and I´m a bit afraid of that.
posted by Fermin to clothing, beauty, & fashion (10 answers total)
Hopefully someone who has done a lot of piercings (even with people with this same problem) can shed some light into this.
I have no idea if sticking a needle through my nose would have the same effect as getting hit, but I´m a bit scared of sneezing when the piercer still has a firm grasp of the needle that is partly through my nose and ending up either losing half my nose in the process or blowing the needle into the piercer´s eye.
I intend to go to a professional, but the reason I´m asking here is that a professional piercer in a smallish city is less likely to have ran into someone with a condition that seems to be quite uncommon (most people can take a punch to the nose and then return it as long as they´re still conscious, they don´t start sneezing while the attacker drops to the floor laughing histerically).
It´s not instant, but I do have to put my head back a bit and make that ridiculous face people make when they know they´re about to sneeze and know they won´t be able to hold it.
So, the question would be if you think piercing my nose would likely to trigger the sneezing like a punch would, and if you have any advice about it for me and my piercer.
I know people with new nose piercings tend to sneeze a lot during healing, I´m not talking about that.