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Guest tamecookie

i got my nose pierced recently and am having troubles when i dance. it keeps flipping out during turns or any movement really at all. does anyone have one and can offer any advice? i'm not a terribly serious dancer so it's not like it's something that will inhibit me but it's rather annoying to have to stick my finger up my nose in between excercises. thanks.

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Don't wear the nose ring to class. :thumbsup: If you were in my class you wouldn't do that anyway! :blushing:

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Try putting a small band-aide (one of the round ones, or even the tiniest strip ones) on top of it, it will be more noticeable that way but only until it is healed.

 

I have to say that I'm suprised your teacher lets you wear it.

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Guest Ashlee2

I got my nose pierced when I was 13, and I still dance. I just wear a little stud in it. Nothing happens, I dont notice it and nierther does anyone else. Coincidentally, I was about to ask a question related to this topic. Is it bad to wear a little nose stud to an audition? What are people's views to piercings and dance in general?

 

Thanks

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Guest dancingforever

I just got a nose stud a couple weeks ago, and mine is working out beautifully. I think yours must be in wrong to be coming out so often. You should revisit where you got it done or go to another piercing place so they can make sure you have it in right... Ashlee, I don't know how the dance world feels about piercings for auditions/performances, but when I was at Alvin Ailey this summer, a fair number of girls had nose/tongue/belly button rings and tattoos, and I read an article by a faculty there that said they thought tattoos were ok, even in professionals, as long as they could be covered. I'm sure there are many different philosophies on this idea.

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Earrings are made for ears. Seeing them on other body parts does not work for me. Sorry. :rolleyes:

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Try using a nose screw instead of a stud. They are the ones that have a hook shape at the end instead of being just straight. That should solve your problem as in sort of anchors it. You should be able to find one wherever they sell body jewelry (like Hot Topic). Hope that helps.

Shnymrsh

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crzctldt, I'm sorry, but this is the Young Dancers' forum. Also, the topic is about piercing. Please use the SI forums to ask questions about Alvin Ailey or other SI programs. You will probably find some information on the Ailey program there, too. :rolleyes: I deleted your post on this forum.

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Hmmm - it seems to me that you need a new type of nose stud!

 

Being South Asian, I would say that 80% of my South Asian friends have nose studs of some type, not to mention our moms! I decided not to get one, as I hate my nose, but that's another story! :rolleyes:

 

However, a lot of these girls do very serious folk dancing and classical Indian dancing - most of the studs have the said hook or screw so they don't fall out. If you can't find one at a 'regular' jeweler, I would try an Indian jeweler - there are definitely some in the Boston area.

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Hi. Im sure a mod will anser in a bit, just thought it might help to consider which places are usually covered by leotards, and which places are unlikely to be exposed by costumes (although obviously this may vary), and thas should narrow down the "safe places" quite a bit (e.g- arms and neck are very likely to be exposed both by leos and costumes, unless you dance in long sleeves and turtleneck... unlikely!)

 

Just a thought.

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Guest tamecookie

Thanks for your advice, I do have a screw. It's not coming OUT persay but the curved part keeps shifting inside my nose. Maybe I have been playing with it too much.

 

Yeah, I can understand not liking piercings. But I am 18 and they will come out in a couple of years, so I figure it's my one time to rebel and have it be okay!

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Regarding the audition aspect of the nose piercing... for our performance one of the dancers had a nose piercing. She was abole to get a clear stud, and you couldn't even tell that her nose was pierced. Personally, I wouldn't recommend that you wear even a small diamond stud, because a lot of the auditioners would probably count that as a strike against you, unfortunately....it's not exactly a conservative thing to have your nose pierced, and in appearance conservative is good for ballet auditions!

 

Just my two cents.

 

~*~Carmen~*~

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Guest tamecookie

yeah, i am getting a retainer because i doubt my parents will look kindly upon an extra hole in my nose. they are still kind of noticeble, but if you get a small enough you, i was recommended to either paint the head of it with flesh colored nail polish, or cover it up with concelear, foundation, etc. i ordered a quartz nostril retainer from www.glasswearstudios.com which i have heard good things about. don't get acrylic though, it could leak into your blood!

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