Go beneath the surface with innovative nose jewelry designed by Malaysian-born, London- based designer, Joanne Tan.
Unlike a simple nose ring or septum piercing, Tan told Culture Trip that her pieces are inspired by tribal beauty.
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The collection is called “Not Your Average Beauty” and focuses on the face as a pivotal point of beauty. Tan explained that plastic surgery for the nose is most common, which was why she focused on that area for her art.
Specifically, Asia is known for its plastic surgery culture.
Her jewelry is not for the faint of heart.
“For my final collection, anyone who is into face jewellery of the avant-garde kind is welcome to wear them,” Tan said in an interview.
Tan talked about how she discovered her passion for jewelry design and craftsmanship while studying at Central Saint Martins in London, England. She had studied in science before relocating to London at the age of 17 to study art. Her science studies have proven to be an aesthetic tool when designing.
“I have always been interested in objects that interact with the human body, and I believe that art and design are one of the ways that I can express myself without any restriction,” Tan said. You can learn about art nouveau jewelry here.
This public tertiary art school has produced fashion big names such as Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen, to name a few.
Nose piercings have a reputation for being more grungy than most, and Tan wants to change that.
“I believe that perceptions can be changed as more people are exposed to the different sides of nose accessories, rather than just nose piercings,” she said.
Simply explore Tan’s instagram and the beautification of the nose can be seen in every photo. The pieces Tan designs are meant to stand the test of time, despite their minimal designs.
A link in the company’s bio for JOANNE . T Jewelry links to a webpage that will be coming soon, according to the website banner.
Tan told Trend Tablet that she is optimistic about the future.
“I believe life is limitless, as in my journey as an artist and designer.”
Featured images via Instagram / joanne_t_jewellery