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post #1 of 35 Old 09-15-2010, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Nose piercings and riding...

Hey guys,

Do any of you have nose piercings? I really want a little stud in my nose but I don't know how it would work with riding. Anyone ever had a problem with it? Do you have to take them out for competition? How bad did it hurt?

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post #2 of 35 Old 09-15-2010, 04:10 PM
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I have one :)
It's never caused a problem with me at all.
I dont have to take it out or anything.

When they go to do it, it's just a quick little pinch, but it's quite worth it :)
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post #3 of 35 Old 09-15-2010, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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thanks Possum!

I was hoping it would be. I can't get one until after my competition at the tail end of October because I'm pretty sure all piercings have to be taken out in eventing.

I want one so bad! I'm excited!!!

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post #4 of 35 Old 09-15-2010, 05:40 PM
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My best friend has her nose pierced. She has to take it out at State level comps but everything else is fine, and it hasn't been any kind of issue.

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post #5 of 35 Old 09-15-2010, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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alright. good to know!

I've checked the USEA rulebook and it doesn't say anything about piercings. So I'm assuming I'd be allowed to just wear a little stud?

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Shouldn't be an issue for riding, hurts real bad getting it done though lol!
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post #7 of 35 Old 09-15-2010, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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does it really? :(

How bad on a scale of papercut to stabbing? haha

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Well I've never been stabbed LOL so I can't really gauge that.. but I will say I used to have both my lip and my nose pierced and the nose hurt 20x more than the lip!
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wahhhh :(

oh well I think it'll be worth it. though I probably won't think that when I'm sitting there crying.

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It's over pretty quickly though. Just make sure you go to a reputable place, when I got it done not only did it hurt like heck but to make it worse, the lady couldn't get the ring in (I had wanted a metal one) so she had to make like 5 attempts and finally gave up and used a plastic one. It caused a big growth to grow around the piercing inside my nose and I couldn't breath out of that nostril! So I took it out and the bump took a few months to recede.

As long as you don't have an experience like mine, it will be over fairly quickly and then you'll have a nose piercing! Lol
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