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My Tired 2 Year Old Pulled Out My Nose Ring – Odd Story Time

I have wanted a nose ring for a while. Maybe it’s a mid-thirties crisis or something like that. With 4 kids, finding time to actually head to the tattoo parlor and gets pierced is not easy.

How to Take a Nose Ring Out – Toddler Edition

Over the years, Digital Mom Blog has gone viral and caught the attention of random outlets. This story of my toddler ripping my nose ring out is something that comes up continually. Originally written in 2013 when my toddler was just 2 years old, that kid is now 11.

nose ring ripped out photo - caption the time my toddler pulled my nose ring out

I’m not sure if you are reading this for laughs or because you too have a rambunctious toddler, but either way – here’s is the odd story time of how my toddler pulled out my nose ring. (And yes, it hurt.)

While I love exposing my children to the world, I wasn’t going to chain-gang them into watch me get my nose pierced. This is a story of how to take a nose ring out, but throw in a toddler and make it an accidental removal.

Let’s Get a Cute Nose Piercing

The husband and I had an unexpected date night. With 4 kids, you take any chance you can get for a night out, so when my mom offered I knew that our date night was the perfect opportunity to get the nose ring bling.

Getting a nose ring is quick and easy – and to be honest after giving child birth naturally 3 times, it was minimal pain. My husband and I were in and out of the tattoo parlor in 15 minutes (the majority of the time was scanning my license and signing forms).

The piercer put in a nose screw with a little beady diamond at the end. I liked it, I wasn’t in pain and was planning to live happily ever after with me and nose screw.

nose rings are cute until you have nasal drainage
nose piercing meme

I had done something for me. As moms we give – give – give. I told my husband, this may sound silly but I love this nose ring – because it’s mind. Yeah, about that. Hence the title, how to remove a nose ring by a toddler.

Ripping Out a Nose Ring Is Not Fun

15 hours after my nose piercing, we decided to take the kids out and take them to Dallas. We live in the suburbs, so going downtown is always fun for the kids. Yes, if you are wondering how this ends – an aggressively pulled out nose ring is the spoiler alert.

Downtown Dallas with the Kids

First, we spent the day at the Perot Museum, a great science museum. Next, we decided to head to Bishop Arts District. Bishop Arts is this happening area in Oak Cliff, near downtown Dallas.

As life goes with 4 kids, 2 being toddlers – we quickly learned the littles needed naps. 

nose ring meme
nose ring meme – when your daughter asks for a nose ring

We walked around and then ended up at our favorite little pie place, Emporium Pie. We were waiting in line with our 4 kids, I was holding our youngest Zeke (18 months). 

While in line he kept taking my hair and pulling it all over the place. I didn’t think anything of it and told my husband I was going to let him run outside.

As I walked outside my nose felt like it was on fire. I touched it and found that my nose ring was about 90% out of my nose. WHAT THE HELL? I just got this thing and did my toddler just rip it out?

My Toddler Accidentally Pulled Out My Nose Ring

Yes. My toddler accidentally pulled out my nose ring. It hurt. The one thing I had for myself, gone in 15 hours. 

nose ring holder
temp replacement fro when I pulled out my nose ring

We are still not completely unpacked and after reading how quick a nose piercing can close up after it’s just been pierced, all I had was a hoop to put in my nose.

Yes, I looked like an idiot – but gotta do what you gotta do. I just wanted my nose to stay pierced!

Getting Nose Re-pierced

Thank God for good friends. Later that night, my gal Mel picked me up. We found at a Dallas piercing studio where they re-pierced my nose. This time putting in a nose post rather than a nose screw.

funny nose ring meme
funny nose ring meme

The second time getting my nose piercing hurt more than the first! Most likely due to it being sore.

Nose Screws are a PAIN

If your nose ring comes out right after your nose was pierced – good luck getting a nose screw back in your nose. Nose screws are a pain.

cow nose ring meme
cow nose ring meme

Go to a tattoo parlor and get someone to help you get a new ring in it – sooner rather than later.

Lesson learned: with toddlers, nothing is your’s – not even your nose ring.

Fortunately, the guilty toddler is extremely cute and usually the innocent one. But still. UGH. 

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My Toddler Pulled Out My Nose Ring is part of the Digital Mom Blog series Toddler Talk