Goodbye nose rings, I’ll miss you

Turning 55 made me lose my mind, literally. The first thing I did on my Birthday was to get my nose pierced. It’s something I had wanted to do since my teen years but I never did it. I was so excited and bought the cutest nose rings I could find. Well as of today, all I can say is goodbye nose rings, I’ll miss you.

My LIttle Port

Sometime during the night, the night before last, my nose ring snagged on my comforter and it pulled it almost all the way out. I slept with it that way for the night, unknowingly, and it swelled up for some strange reason. I woke up to pain in my nose that I’ve not had before and headed to the bathroom mirror to see what was going on. I then pulled it completely out and dealt with the soreness and swelling for the remainder of the day.

When I got my nose pierced, I didn’t experience any pain afterward. It wasn’t even sore. If it had been, I’d of probably snatched it out. I have enough pain in my back, I don’t need anymore. After keeping my nose ring out all day and night to alleviate the pain, I decided to put my nose ring back in today even though it’s still a little sore, especially with my reading glasses on. And goodness only knows why it’s sore under my eye from it. I must have snagged it really good while I was snoring away. I’ve had it pierced for 9 months so I thought it would slide back in. It did not.

My Little Port

I have decided that it’s okay to let my nose rings R.I.P. I’m not going to get it re-pierced. I did what I set out to do which was to get it pierced. I enjoyed it while it lasted but my kids will probably be glad that this phase in my life is behind me, lol. And to be honest, it’s so much easier once again to tackle those ugly nose hairs. Hairy is scary.

If I had the chance to do it all over again, I wouldn’t. Simply because of the permanent blemishes, I could have ended up with, especially at my age.

When midlife crisis hits, some people buy convertibles, some people start wearing bikini underwear, I got my nose pierced.

Is there anything you did that you’d always wanted to do? I’d love to hear about what it was.


  1. Lol you gotta live out your dreams! Heheh. It was beautiful though:) I pierced my belly button a decade ago and being pregnant twice after left a horrifying scar around my bellybutton 😐

  2. Sometimes it’s nice to be a little wild and you can always say you did it! It was a lovely ring!

  3. I haven’t really ever wanted a nose ring or tattoo. It’s just not my thing. I think that they look great on some people though! I love that you chose to do it!

  4. I never pierced my nose. I was too afraid of the needle! Heck, I used to have pierced ears but as a kid I threw a fit when it was time to change earrings, so my mom just let them close.

    • mylittleport says:

      Oh no, lol. I couldn’t wait to get my ears pierced but my mom wouldn’t let me until I was 16. She wanted to be sure it was what I wanted. It was, lol.

  5. Jay Colby says:

    I’m glad you were able to live out a childhood desire of yours. I always try to live my life under the mantra “speak my truth and live with no regrets.”

  6. I need to do something like this and not regret it either way. I know there are many things I would love to do but I need to find just one and go ahead.

  7. I skipped the nose ring because I thought my nose was not right for it but, I would like one of those fancy ear piercings. I did get my first tattoo last year I would say that was my midlife crisis. I’m in my early 40’s, lol.

    • mylittleport says:

      I wanted a tattoo on the side of my hand with my name on it in cursive. I wasn’t as brave as you though because I chickened out when someone said it was worse than bee stings.

  8. Sometimes it is good to let go of these things and they seem to work out at the right time. Go you for getting it done in the first place, I keep thinking about taking out one of my earrings but I never quite manage it.

  9. Ha! At least your midlife crisis was a cheap one. Luckily you didn’t get any blemishes!

    • mylittleport says:

      I’m so glad too. I was told if I got a keloid, to put toothpaste on it and it would go away overnight. After I took it out, I practically walked around with toothpaste in my hand waiting to see, lol.

  10. Blair villanueva says:

    Nose pierced looks cute for some, however am included to those few who are not into it. Am too clumsy for this kind of accessory.

    • mylittleport says:

      I guess I am too because I sleep all over my bed. It was bound to snag, sooner or later. I’m just glad it didn’t tear my nose.

  11. It is never too late to live your dreams. Age is just a number and there is nothing wrong with it.

  12. I’ve experienced something like that with my belly button pierce, I know what you mean! However, I’m so obsessed with having a nose pierce, I’ll think about it…

    • mylittleport says:

      I think you should go for it. I don’t regret doing it at all. My only regret is that it closed on me. After 9 months, I would have thought it was healed.

  13. Midlife crisis lol I think it looks really pretty on you, but it a personal decision 😀

    • mylittleport says:

      I always thought when I got to this age that I would want to travel on a daily basis. Not get my nose pierced as my first choice ha.

  14. loving how they come in various colors so one can match and be creative with them!

    • mylittleport says:

      Yes, I love such a wide variety of them. I have them in every color and style imaginable, only to be sitting here with no use to me now, ha.

  15. I think nose rings are really cute! I have always wanted to get one myself.

    • mylittleport says:

      Today I’m really missing mine for some reason. I keep looking in the mirror expecting it to be opened again, lol.

  16. I’ve gotten various piercings over the years and while I liked them ultimately several of them were taken out and left to heal. I’ve always thought a nose piercing could be cute but i’m not sure my nose is right for it!

  17. One of my friends got her nose pierced when she was in high school.. She removed hers as well.

    • mylittleport says:

      I am so surprised that mine closed up so quickly. I googled to see how long it takes for them to heal and the article I read said up to a year or more. Because of my age, it would have probably been more for me.

  18. Wait, why did you wait until 55 to do it? Why not 30-40? Then to start off with the hoop instead of the stud? I mean you had your moment, that’s all that matters lol.

    • mylittleport says:

      As I age, I get braver. During the 30’s and 40’s I was dealing with failed back surgery and being bed bound for years and years. The pain was so intense, I didn’t think I could take even a piercing at that time. But when I turned 55, I went for it Just. Like. That. Lol.

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