Nose piercing and nose rings were mentioned in olden manuscripts and Vedic Scripts, which dates back to 6000 years. In the west, nose piercing first appeared among the hippies who traveled to India in the early 1970's. It was later adopted by the Punk movement of the early 1980's as a symbol of rebellion against conservative values and ideals. The Hippies who then traveled to India in a mass scale, specifically to the western coastline and Goa, used to get this novelty items from India. It is said that Ayurvedic (The oldest Vedic scripts that refer to Medicine and part of Vedic Resources) medicine associates nostril's piercing location with the female reproductive organs. That's why you need get the ear pierced by an experienced goldsmith, who knows by touching the skin, whether or not any nerve pass through the specific portion. While piercing the ear or nose, no passing nerve system should be disturbed or wounded, hence much care has to be taken for piercing. which is divided into many chapters, states. Ayuveda, which is part of the Indian Vedic Scripts, states that Nose too linked with the female reproductive organs; accordingly the nose piercing is supposed to make childbirth easier and lessen period pain during women's natural menstrual couse and periods. Certainly, the ancient Sages and Saints had a far better mode of understanding anatomy & the human body's nature, functions, plus and minus points of daily behavioral patterns etc. And that too, without having a computer and scanners! Their advanced knowledge in every particle of this universe was the one that they had the enormous power to control everything... absolutely everything from their breath to body to mind and what not? Modern days telepathy system was conceived & practiced during the Vedic era. And to know about the human body mechanical system did they lag behind? Astonishingly, the practices of yester years bring more merits to their customs than just wondering. In India nose rings are call in different name such as mookuthi or mukuthi in Southern India and nathli or nathni in Northern Indian.