Purple cartoon monster seated with a nose ring. I painted this happy and cute little monster with a nose ring for an ad agency in California. He represents the microscopic critters that cover everything and can give you an infection and make you sick. Be careful to wash your hands and keep your hands out of your mouth and nose to keep from getting a cold. And if you get your nose pierced make sure the person who does it works in a sterile environment. If he isn’t clean — your piercing can get infected and in severe cases it can kill you. Be sure to have your piercings done by a professional.