Every few days I like to post an image that is just fun to look at. Thanks to eLHATABorov, I have an image to share with you today.
There are some images that you just need to know the story behind. Does this young man hate having his picture taken? Is he just goofing around with some friends in the woods? Does he normally wear a stick through his septum?
Taking a look through the big septum galleries you can find quite a few fun images. I suppose that one of the perks in having a big septum is the ability to get a chance to play with a piercing that can easily be hidden from the world. How many ModBlog readers out there have a retainer that they wear to work? The septum piercing is one that has existed well before any kind of documented history, so it’s always interesting to see how people adapt their piercings to their own styles. For some small and subtle is the way to go, for others the bigger the jewelry the better. Clearly the man in the picture above favors the larger gauge septum piercing, yet does he hide it when he heads into work during the week?
Come to think about it, why isn’t the septum piercing “socially acceptable”? It’s one of the oldest known piercings, and it is still widely used by indigenous people all around the world. Yet in North America, many people have to play peek-a-boo with their septum jewelry in order to maintain their jobs. It’s bad enough most modded people have to hide their modifications in the traditional job market, but when it comes to something like a septum piercing, you would think that after millions of years most people would get over their fear of a modified person. Or am I just being too optimistic?