Did Ellie Goulding Just Get A Septum Piercing?

Ellie Goulding is the latest person to sport fashion’s hottest piercing.

The 28-year-old singer posted a photo of herself with a very edgy ring in her septum yesterday.

Despite captioning the shot: ‘In the boss’s chair… Sh*t they just came in. *Quickly gets off”,’ the real purpose of Ellie’s picture was clearly to draw attention to her new accessory.

She’d taken the close-up from below, giving followers a perfect view of her jewellery-adorned nose. But they had mixed opinions, with some calling it ‘beautiful’ and others telling her they weren’t so keen.

A few questioned whether it was just a clip-on – which is a perfectly viable option.

Jessica Biel proved this when she rocked up to the Met Gala in 2013 with a similar piece between her nostrils. And as Justin Timberlake knows, this isn’t her usual style.

> Jessica Biel sported a clip-on septum ring at the Met Gala in 2013

 

In fact, if you fancy taking the gutsy trend for a spin without any commitment we’ve found a few on the high street that could easily pass for the real thing.

Despite the responses to her Instagram snap, there’s no denying that Ellie’s piercing is totally on-trend.

You may remember it featuring on the Givenchy AW13 catwalk, when designer Riccardo Tisci sent models down the runway wearing intricately-designed oversized creations.

For AW15, he revived them in Paris. But this time he went a step further by bejewelling each model’s face with all-over faux piercings.

> Givenchy models sported septum piercings on the AW15 catwalk

 

The likes of Rihanna, FKA Twigs and Paloma Faith have also jumped on the bandwagon, so it’s certainly earned the A-list seal of style approval.

> Rihanna debuted a septum piercing last year

 

As for Ellie, she’s always had a touch of the rock chick about her.

And we reckon her new piercing could have *something* to do with her boyfriend Dougie Poynter. The McBusted star, 27, is no stranger to body modifications himself, sporting a tattoo sleeve and plugs in his ears.

> Ellie Goulding is dating McBusted’s Dougie Poynter

Now they look even more in tune with each other!