Dee asked in Beauty & StyleSkin & BodyTattoos · 6 months ago

Are septum piercings cultural appropriation?

I’m white, and I’ve admired body mods/piercings since I was little. I’ve been experimenting with homemade jewelry and made a couple septum rings that wouldn’t need to pierce my skin to wear.

Anyway, I wore them around the house for a bit, and my dad said:

“You’re probably appropriating culture”

I don’t want to bring offensive, or appropriate any cultures, but all my web-searching has been vague and inconclusive.

So I’d like to know officially-

Can I wear septum/nose piercings? Or would that be appropriation?

3 Answers

  • LM440
    Lv 6
    6 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    I live in the U.S. and septum piercings are second only to the nostril when it comes to nose piercings. They look good and fit well into all cultures that I have encountered. My youngest daughter has a nostril stud and septum ring. It is perfectly normal in our culture.

  • abdul
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    The barbarians of old Europe pierced their bodies for ornaments too. That is not endemic to just 1 or 2 peoples.

  • 6 months ago

    You sure would be in good company


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