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 with a fake septum piercing at the Met Gala 2013 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 sporting septum piercings on the AW15 catwalk 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 with a septum piercing in 2014 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 and her boyfriend Dougie Poynter Ellie Goulding is dating McBusted’s Dougie Poynter

Now they look even more in tune with each other!