|Birth Date||September 21, 1981|
|Birth Place||Berkeley, California, USA|
Nicole Richie, costar with Paris Hilton on The Simple Life and adopted daughter of musician Lionel Richie, prefers her guys with tattoos, and is pierced as well as tattooed herself. Traveling from Reno, NV to New York City, she claims her nipple piercing set off a metal detector. Nicole describes the incident,
- (When the alarm went off), I said, "I'm pierced," and that usually is the end of it. And she said, "Well, what are you gonna do about it?" I said, "Well, you can either scan it or... I don't know what to tell you."
- She said, "Well, visually, I can't say that that is okay. Even if I look at it I can't say it's okay. I'm not even allowed to touch it." I'm like, "What if I say you can touch it? It should be fine." She's like, "No, I'm not allowed to do that."
- So they brought in two female officers and took me not to necessarily the most private place in the airport and made me take off my top. Thank God I'm not a shy person, but what if I was shy?
- You know what, you guys are letting lighters on the plane and stuff like that, but I can't have a nipple ring? What am I gonna do—poke someone in the eye with it?
Nicole also has a number of tattoos including "Richie" in script across the nape of her neck, small wings tattooed on her back, a tattoo on her wrist, and a rosary on her foot.