Dudes work the nose stud... and they feel no less manly

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Bol­ly­wood ac­tor Aamir Khan (above) is one of the celebrity male icons of a style that has long been con­sid­ered fem­i­nine. Aamir cre­ated a buzz re­cently with pho­tos of a prom­i­nent nose stud. Ac­tors Ran­veer Singh and Ayush­mann Khur­rana have also flaunted the stud.

The style has its fol­low­ers among the reg­u­lar men of Delhi, and not just be­cause of celebs. “Nose pierc­ing for men is now a way of ex­press­ing one­self. Over the past months, the num­ber of men vis­it­ing my stu­dio for nose pierc­ing has in­creased, and they’re not just peo­ple work­ing in fash­ion but are also from the cor­po­rate world. I have doc­tors and busi­ness­men vis­it­ing my sa­lon to get their nose pierced,” says tat­too artist Vikas Malani.

Makeup artist Ja­son Ar­land (right, be­low), who wears a nose stud, says it doesn’t take away from mas­culin­ity. “A lot of col­lege-go­ers and fash­ion­savvy peo­ple are opt­ing for it, be­cause they’re not afraid of get­ting stereo­typed,” he says.

Lead­ing model Roual­lah Gazi (right, above) had his nose pierced re­cently in Goa. “I was ap­pre­hen­sive as to what my clients would think. But I’ve been get­ting com­pli­ments; de­sign­ers find it cool. I don’t think a nose pin makes you look any less manly,” he says.

PHOTO: IN­STA­GRAM/ ROUHALLAHGAZI

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