A woman with ear and nose piercings stared back at me

Woman piercing her body parts
Woman with nose piercing
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I was walking down Malda when a woman I met looked straight at me. She had long hair. She looked straight at me as if she was competing with me pointing a camera at her. I looked through the viewfinder and saw a piercing in the woman's nose.

For a long time, I wanted to know why so many Indian women have piercings only in the left hole of their noses, but recently I finally figured it out. In South Asia, the left hole of the nose is believed to be closely related to the female genitalia, and piercing the left hole is believed to relieve menstrual cramps and pain during childbirth. Nose piercing may be an aspect of fashion, but it is not the only reason why many people get their noses pierced. It is also a way of wishing for good health.

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PHOTO DATA

No

8293

Shooting Date

Jun 2011

Posted On

February 2, 2014

Modified On

October 10, 2022

Place

Malda, India

Genre

Portrait Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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