SO, logical answer? SEPTUM! I have a two week break coming up for the holidays and I think that would be a perfect time to get the piercing, so that by the time I go back to work I can just turn it up and problem solved.
BUT the question is, could I pull it off?
It would be pretty small and subtle, as I realize that petite little features aren't always flattered by thick metal bars with large metal balls screwed on the end.