i have my septum pierced (the part between your nostrils, a "bull-ring" piercing so to speak) and my fiance has ten facial piercings (four in her lip, labret, two in one nostril, one in the other and both eyebrows. the only time we ever take them out is (for me) when starting a new job and not sure of the safety, and for her when she had to get surgery (they need all jewelry taken out in case they have to defibrillate you, since the electric charge can cause burns around conductive metal piercings)
So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure,
How amazingly unlikely is your birth,
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space,
'Cause there's bugger-all down here on Earth.
Loki/Grendel/Gail/Beowulf/Camilla/River/Bathory/Arwen/Lafayette/Deb/Jack Skellington (soon)