while i was in treatment for my eating disorder, i had to have a feeding tube place into my nose, going down to my stomach.
after it was taken out, i got a piercing on the side it was on to remind me of the pain my eating disorder caused me: to remind me that i want recovery, and i never want anorexia again!
my best friend (who also had a tube) went with me and got hers pierced, too. it was a spontaneous, fun experience that i'll never forget. i miss her a lot. now my piercing not only reminds me of my commitment to recovery, but also that i have a best friend (though she may be thousands of miles away) that cares about me, so i shouldn't let loneliness drive me back to self-destruction.
i love my nose piercing!!!