So, as you may have read in the second part, I sent my dad a text last night asking for permission to get my nose stud. Well, I didn’t have any word back by the time I woke up, so I shot him another text around 10 AM asking if he’d gotten my message. He had. His answer?
“You said it was a few months out. We’ll see. Depending on school, etc. Plus I will want to know some more info.”
What does this mean? MAYBE. So there’s a chance. I could tell at this point he didn’t like the idea. He asked me a few questions following that.
“For one, do you plan on getting a job in the next couple of years? Some places don’t allow people to wear them. Also, what started the interest? Be honest.”
To this, I just explained I’d actually like them for about a year but didn’t say anything because I wasn’t sure if I actually wanted a nose stud or if it was just a phase. I just figured it’d be okay to get it for my 16th birthday. If I didn’t like the stud, I could just take it out and let the hole close up. I said I knew some places didn’t allow them but I could either get a retainer, which is a clear stud just for making it more discreet, or just take it out for work. There wasn’t one thing that made me want one, I just liked them. About 4 hours later he replied.
“I want you to really think about it. I don’t think it is a good idea but will think about it.”
I’ve already thought about it for over a year (well, SERIOUSLY thought about it for about 6 months), but I said I’d think about it more. I am really hoping he realizes that a nose piercing isn’t permanent. It isn’t a big deal at all. It’s a little piece of metal. With a little bit of pretty on it. It’s totally removable (after the first 3 months, once it is healed) and it won’t be a problem. Sure, getting my nose pierced will increase my chances of getting some sort of infection but so will any piercing. And all of those are 100% treatable. I see why he wants everyone to think about it, but I just hope he doesn’t say no. Especially not if he says no because he personally doesn’t like them. To that I would say, ” Well, it’s a good thing it’s not you getting the piercing then, huh?”
Well, let’s just wait and see what happens. I’ll update tomorrow.