So since my nose ring got the official thumbs down (though only by one vote, so don't rest too easy yet Dad - that ship is far from sailing) I decided to go another route with my whole I'm Going To Do Everything I Wanted To Do But Couldn't When I Had A Day Job phase:
I took that second picture using my rear view mirror - notice the car seat in the back. Kinda adds an extra element of danger, huh?
It actually took a 10-minute phone call with My Single Friend Carrie of
"Are you serious?"
before she believed I was really serious. And I needed to be because this is permanent. A little detail she let me know as she was pouring it on. As in... there's no way to get it out other than cutting.