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#NosepinTwitter is a beautiful trend: Indian women are pierced and showing it

Why was #NosepinTwitter trending on Sunday?

fashion and trends Updated: Oct 16, 2017 16:32 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Nosepins and nose rings have never gone out of fashion. Sonam Kapoor’s studded nose ring was the star at the 2013 Cannes red carpet.

Laung. Phul. Nath. Natthu. Pulakku. India’s love affair with nosepins and nose rings is reflected in the number of names we have for them across languages.

On Sunday, Indian women displayed this love on Twitter, sharing photos of themselves wearing nosepins of different shapes and sizes, ranging from showstopper naths to tiny, glinting nose pins the size of a dot.

It all started with a tweet by Twitter user Tanzila asking women to post pictures using the hashtag #NosepinTwitter. She shared a few pictures of herself wearing her favourite nose studs to kick the trend off. In no time, other women flooded social media with their selfies and #NosepinTwitter started to trend.

Nose pins are far from a new trend, nor a passing fad. They have always been a part of many cultures. In many communities in India, girls would get their noses pierced once they attained marriageable age or when they were getting married.

Today, however, a nosepin is no longer an adornment reserved for married women. Single women proudly flaunt it -- in fact, women of all ages do. They carry off septum rings, big nathnis, tribal-style big nosepins, multiple piercings as easily as they wear a simple ring or pin.

On Sunday, this diversity shone through as #NosepinTwitter enjoyed its moment in the sun. The trend was for everybody! Here’s a look at some of the best submissions:

Once the hashtag started trending, men joined the fun, sharing photos, some more real than others.

While #NosepinTwitter had place for every one -- young, old, men, women, pierced, clip-on -- one person was left out. The noseless, remorseless Lord Voldemort.

First Published: Oct 16, 2017 16:32 IST

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