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... show more 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?
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