How to Deal With Nose Piercing Sinking In

Nose Piercing Sinking In




Although it’s normal for people not to have any significant problems with the healing process of a new nose piercing, one of the most common issues we hear about from those who do is that the nose stud is “sinking in” and/or skin is growing over the stud of the jewelry. If you’ve noticed this starting to happen with your nose piercing, DON’T PANIC! There are many tricks and tips that can help you get through it smoothly and have your nose piercing in tip top shape in no time. Read on!

For the initial piercing, a piercer will usually use nose jewelry with a longer post and have you choose a large jewel or ball for the top so that it won’t “sink” into your piercing hole during the post piercing swelling. This will allow extra room for the swelling that occurs after being pierced (so that the jewelry won’t be too tight) until the swelling has gone down and you’ve healed enough to trade the jewelry out for something smaller. Sometimes, however, the piercing can become displaced or other factors can cause the jewelry to “sink” or have skin grow over it.

If you have skin growing over your piercing stud you’ll want to be sure not to leave it that way for long. The longer the skin is allowed to grow over the jewelry, the more painful and complicated it’ll be to fix. If it’s not too painful and doesn’t look infected, try to push the stud through the layer of skin as soon as you notice it trying to grow over.

Next, you’ll want to change the jewelry to either a hoop or a piece with a longer post or at least a bigger stud, depending on your particular situation. (Usually, I’d recommend switching both but if you already have a long post in with a small stud on the end switching the stud may be enough or vice versa.) If you’re not sure which option is best for you, I recommend speaking with your piercer – or possibly another piercer – about your situation.

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Want a piercing but scared of needles?? Read on…

Most people have a fear of needles to some degree. Its not surprising – they are assosiated with pain and sickness.

For most people, this fear will not lead to avoidance behaviour, but for around 10% of the population, the fear can be irrational and excessive.

When this happens, it becomes a phobia. The phobia is called Balonephobia – a specific fear of needles. Some may use the term Trypanophobia but this is incorrect. Trypanophobia is the fear of all types of injections.

Many more people would have their noses pierced were it not for this. So what can be done to get over this fear? The most popular technique used by those who suffer is set out in 3 stages. This article refers to Nose piercing but may be used in other settings.

STEP ONE – PREPERATION

Research. Find out what the piercing entails. Find information on piercing procedure. Read about the type of piercing available and piercing aftercare. The key here is knowledge. Balonephobia is partly fear of the unknown – be in the know – arm youself with knowledge.

STEP TWO – CONTROL

Stay in control. Make all your own decisions. Choose the piercing studio and time you want the piercing done. Choose your ideal nose piercing. Visit a few studios to find one you’re comfortable in. Some advice from friends may be helpful here but be sure to visit before you make an appointment.

STEP THREE – GRADUAL EXPOSURE

Your nose piercing doesn’t have to be today or tomorrow. Let your piercing studio know that you’re anxious and visit a couple of times. See the equipment, see the procedure. Ask questions!! No matter how silly the questions seem, always ask!! If you dont, you relapse back to the unknown so all your prep might be in vain. When you appointment comes round, bring someone with you. Parent, best friend, someone you trust.

Many people with fears believe the best way to conquer their fears is to face the fear. I have a great fear of heights.  I wouldn’t admit this to my better half when we first met. We were at a theme park and she wanted to ride on the highest roller-coaster in there. I still wouldn’t admit I was scared. By the time I got to the top, I thought my chest would burst! I got on anyway. It was the fastest way back down. I have never been afraid of heights since that day. True story. It really worked!! To face a fear and win makes the experience much sweeter. Its something you will never forget.

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Self Piercing – why not??

We get daily mails and requests for information on self-piercing. And there are reasons we dont provide information or respond to these requests!!

Most of the requests are from very young teenage girls who cannot get permission from their parents, or cant find someone to pose as a guardian at the piercing studio. We can not recommend piercing anywhere, but by a qualified piercing professional in a professional studio.

Once upon a time, all piercings were DIY piercings. Tattoo and piercing studio’s were a thing of imagination. There was no need for them. The Romans, Greeks and Egyptians had no need for them. Its only in the last 30 years that the law has become so strict. But there is good reason for this!!

Three things are vital when having a piercing done:

  • Anatomy
  • Placement
  • Sterile-technique

Qualified piercing technicians have education and experience – they know what they’re doing!! You cannot learn the above or gain the necessary experience from the web.

If you decide to go ahead with a home piercing, you will most likely end up at the piercing studio because of infection. Worse still, it might turn out that you make a mess of it and ruin your chances of ever getting it done again!!

When you get pierced in a professional environment, you will also receive advice on piercing aftercare, and you can visit the studio any time you have a problem. So girls and boys, the advice I give is very simple – don’t try this at home!!

And Finally, we don’t give out DIY instructions because someone will sue us!!

Nose Ring Types

18 Gauge Surgical Steel Nose Screw Ring with Prong Set CZ Jewel

18 Gauge Surgical Steel Nose Screw Ring with Prong Set CZ Jewel
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This is a perfect piece of body jewelry for those having a nostril piercing – you can take the nose screw and twist it into the piercing hole thus making sure it never falls out! This particular piece of nose body jewelry is made of 316L surgica …

20 Gauge 3/8" Titanium IP Over Surgical Steel Nose Hoop

20 Gauge 3/8
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Titanium nose hoops are very fashionable and easy to insert – just twist it, and it sits comfortably in place with the flat ending resting against your nostril! This particular 20 gauge titanium IP surgical steel noes hoop comes in the following …

20 Gauge Clear Jewel Black Titanium IP Steel Nose Hoop

20 Gauge Clear Jewel Black Titanium IP Steel Nose Hoop
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Nose hoops are very fashionable and easy to insert – just twist it, and it sits comfortably in place with the gem resting against your nostril! This particular 20 gauge black titanium nose hoop comes with a clear cubic zirconia gem embedded in i …

18 Gauge Dome Ball Titanium IP Over Surgical Steel Nose Bone

18 Gauge Dome Ball Titanium IP Over Surgical Steel Nose Bone
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$ 2.99
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This high quality 316L surgical steel nose bone stud with ion plated titanium layer in various colors is going to look amazing in your nostril piercing! Please choose from one of the following colors available: Black Green Purple Blue …

20 Gauge Flower Surgical Steel Nose Screw Ring with 6 CZ Jewels

20 Gauge Flower Surgical Steel Nose Screw Ring with 6 CZ Jewels
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$ 3.99
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This is a perfect piece of body jewelry for those having a nostril piercing – you can take the flower nose screw and twist it into the piercing hole thus making sure it never falls out! This flower nose screw is made of 316L surgical grade steel …

20 Gauge Fishtail 3/4’’ Press Fit 2mm Gem Autoclavable Steel Nose Stud

20 Gauge Fishtail 3/4’’ Press Fit 2mm Gem Autoclavable Steel Nose Stud
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This 20 gauge fishtail nose stud is made of 316L surgical steel and it comes with a 2mm gem embedded into its ending using the so-called “press-fit” technology. You can choose between the following cubic zirconia gem colors: Pink …

16 Gauge 316L Surgical Steel Septum Clicker Ring With 5 Jewels

16 Gauge 316L Surgical Steel Septum Clicker Ring With 5 Jewels
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$ 12.99
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A septum clicker nose ring is the perfect body jewelry to insert into your septum piercing! Just push the 16 gauge steel shaft through the septum piercing hole and click in into place thus securing the septum ring. This particular surgical steel se …

20 Gauge Surgical Steel Nose Bone Stud with Star-shaped Jewel

20 Gauge Surgical Steel Nose Bone Stud with Star-shaped Jewel
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This is a perfect piece of body jewelry for those having a nostril piercing! This star nose bone stud is made of 316L surgical grade steel and comes with a star-shaped cubic zirconia jewel in the following colors: Pink Clear Aqua Blue P …




When you decide to get a nose piercing, you must be getting information about nose ring types. You have various options to choose from. When you decide about the nose ring type, you will have even more of a selection to pick from thanks to the variety of materials, designs, styles, shapes, themes and so on.

Let us look at what you need to know about nose ring types. If you are sporting a nose piercing, look for a nostril screw, a nose bone or a nose hoop. It is a good idea to get your piercer to help you make the choice depending on what will look cool on your nose.

The most popular nose ring type is the nose bone. Pretty much like a nose stud, it has a short stem with a bead at one end. Once it is inserted into the piercing, the skin tightens around it to hold the nose stud in.

The next nose ring type is the nostril screw. This is designed as a straight stem that turns at a right angle to form a C shaped curve. You literally screw it into your nose. When finding out about nose ring types, you want to take a good look at these as they don’t fall out as easily as the other types.

The nose hoop is another popular nose jewelry that is curved in the shape of a horseshoe with a small gem or a flat piece on one end. It’s quite easy to get them in – all you have to do it insert the sharp end of the nose hoop and twist it until it emerges through your nostril! Then you can pull it through till the other end of the hoop is flat against your nostril.

And of course, there’s the septum rings – in case you have a septum piercing!

Remember, however, to get your nose pierced only by a professional body piercer to avoid any infections! ❗




Septum Piercing Healing

16 Gauge 316L Surgical Steel Septum Clicker Ring With 5 Gems

16 Gauge 316L Surgical Steel Septum Clicker Ring With 5 Gems
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A septum clicker nose ring is the perfect body jewelry to insert into your septum piercing! Just push the 16 gauge steel shaft through the septum piercing hole and click in into place thus securing the septum ring. This particular surgical steel se …

16 Gauge 316L Surgical Steel Septum Clicker Ring With 5 Jewels

16 Gauge 316L Surgical Steel Septum Clicker Ring With 5 Jewels
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$ 12.99
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$ 22.99
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A septum clicker nose ring is the perfect body jewelry to insert into your septum piercing! Just push the 16 gauge steel shaft through the septum piercing hole and click in into place thus securing the septum ring. This particular surgical steel se …

16 Gauge Surgical Steel Septum Clicker Ring Paved With 11 Jewels

16 Gauge Surgical Steel Septum Clicker Ring Paved With 11 Jewels
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A septum clicker nose ring is the perfect body jewelry to insert into your septum piercing! Just push the 16 gauge steel shaft through the septum piercing hole and click in into place thus securing the septum ring. This particular surgical steel se …

16 Gauge Steel Septum Clicker Nose Ring With Linked Skulls

16 Gauge Steel Septum Clicker Nose Ring With Linked Skulls
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A septum clicker linked skull nose ring is the perfect body jewelry to insert into your septum piercing! Just push the 16 gauge steel shaft through the septum piercing hole and click in into place thus securing the septum ring. This particular surg …

316L Surgical Steel Septum Retainer

316L Surgical Steel Septum Retainer
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This septum retainer is made of 316L surgical steel and is the perfect piece of body jewelry to mask your septum piercing! You can insert this septum retainer into your septum piercing before going to work or college, fold it up into your nostrils and …

Disposable Septum Forceps - Ethylene Oxide Processed

Disposable Septum Forceps - Ethylene Oxide Processed
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Are you a professional piercer looking to get some piercing supplies? These disposable septum piercing forceps are ethylene oxide processed for sterilization and are the perfect addition to your array of piercing tools!

Disposable Piercing Forceps - Ethylene Oxide Processed

Disposable Piercing Forceps - Ethylene Oxide Processed
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$ 1.99
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$ 11.99
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Are you a professional piercer looking to get some piercing supplies? These disposable piercing forceps are ethylene oxide processed for sterilization and are the perfect addition to your array of piercing tools!

Septum Piercing Healing




Septum piercing healing takes about ten weeks. The piercing is done on the septum or the wall separating the nostrils. Also called bull nose piercing, you can enjoy a variety of septum body jewelry after the septum piercing healing is complete.

You can wear tusks, spikes, ball closure rings, curved and circular barbells etc. If you are not allowed to wear septum piercing jewelry at work, you can also wear a septum keeper which is a horseshoe shaped piece of jewelry which can be folded inside the nostrils!

To make sure the septum piercing healing goes well, your piercer must take care to see that it is done through the skin under the middle of your nose. This means you get your piercing between the alar or outer cartridge and the quadrangular cartilage that divides the nostrils. If you feel it you will touch a soft portion here, which is where the piercing will be done.

The first jewelry you will get into your septum piercing is the ball closure ring or a septum keeper. When your septum piercing healing is complete, this hole can be easily expanded to accommodate different types of jewelry. Expect the healing to take about two to three months. Don’t be surprised if the area feels a little sensitive, and don’t even consider changing the jewelry until the septum piercing healing is complete!

Any body piercing is prone to infection and this usually happens when you touch it or can’t leave it alone; a septum piercing is no different. So the first thing to understand is aftercare. The piercing must be kept clean with salt-water soaks as advised by your piercer. Take special care to remove the crust around the piercing every day, otherwise you will find that it collects around the piercing, causing infections and become painful. Worse still, it will slow down the septum piercing healing.

Another thing to remember is to pat your piercing dry after you clean it. Paper tissues are safer than towels. Your piercer might ask you to use a drop or two of pure essential lavender oil to help with the septum piercing healing process on alternate days. If you are wearing a septum keeper, have the ends facing down when you clean it. Naturally, you are not supposed to turn the jewelry during the septum piercing healing as it could delay healing. 😉




What Does The Nostril Piercing Procedure Involve?

Nose Piercing ProcedureUnderstanding the nostril piercing procedure prepares you by letting you know what to expect when you go for your nostril piercing.

Nostril piercings look pretty and you obviously want it to heal quickly so that you can wear those lovely nose piercing jewelry varieties you’ve been seeing online!

So here is what you can expect during your nostril piercing procedure:

1. The piercer will first clean your nose with an antiseptic solution.
2. A cork will be fitted in your nostril to ensure that when the needle pierces your nostril, it does not injure your septum.
3. The spot to be pierced will be marked with a dot on your nostril.
4. Once you are satisfied with the spot, your piercer will show you a sterilized needle in a sealed plastic package, which will then be opened.
5. Expect your eyes to water when the needle pierces your nostril. You may bleed a wee bit, but don’t worry.
6. Your piercer will deftly remove the needle and get your nose piercing jewelry in.
7. After the nostril piercing procedure you will be advised not to touch your piercing with your hands and be given cleaning instructions.
8. While cleaning your piercing, you will be instructed to wash your hands with antiseptic soap. Your piercing must be cleaned with antibiotic cream to prevent infection.

The nostril piercing procedure, as you can see, is quite simple and quick. You will go home with strict aftercare instructions that you must follow very diligently. Do not attempt to remove your piercing at least for three weeks, until it has healed well! Your piercer will help you choose the right kind of nose jewelry so that it does not get caught in your clothing when you dress.

You must keep in touch with your piercer to make sure that the healing is getting on properly. In case you go to work and have to remove your nose ring, don’t leave your piercing that way for too long as it will just close up and you will have to go through the nostril piercing procedure all over again! Just take care to see that you go to an experienced professional piercer who knows exactly what to do! 😉

Do You Want To Know How To Put In A Nose Ring?




The first question that pops into your mind once you get your nose piercing done is how to put in a nose ring. Naturally, this is something you should think of only after your piercing heals totally. You have a choice in nose piercing jewelry and these are: nose studs, nose rings and nose screws.

Probably the most popular are nose studs and these are great for those who revel in variety. You can just freak out on the designs, colors and patterns available and keep changing your jewelry. Nose studs are also referred to as nose bones and are made of a shaft with a little ball at the other end – the one that goes into the nostril. So the shaft with the small ball is inserted from the outside of the nose piercing, and is getting held in place thanks to the small ball inside which prevents the nose stud from falling out. You can choose nose studs with dangles, logos, gemstones in different materials and sizes! 🙂

Nose screws on the other hand come without the stud like portion. The nose screw is designed with a straight portion that bends to form a curve like a “C”. This is also easy to insert. All you have to do is clean your piercing after removing your existing nose jewelry. Then, gently grip your nose piercing with your thumb in your nostril. You will find that the piercing expands a little. Just insert the end of the C curve into the piercing winding it like a screw as you let it enter the piercing. As soon as it is through the hole, remove your thumb and wind it all the way in so that only the decorative tip of your nose screw is visible outside. The C curve helps to hold the nose screw in place.

You also get L-shaped nose rings that are convenient. How do you put in a nose ring that is shaped like an L? This is similar to wearing the nose screw. The angled L keeps your nose ring in place. If you would rather watch a video that shows you how to put in a nose ring, you can do it below:

Have fun with all the three kinds of nose jewelry. It is just a matter of which one you like best! 😉




Nose Piercing Healing Tips

20 Gauge Dome Ball Titanium IP Over Surgical Steel Nose Bone

20 Gauge Dome Ball Titanium IP Over Surgical Steel Nose Bone
Price:
$ 2.99
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$ 12.99
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This high quality 316L surgical steel nose bone stud with ion plated titanium layer in various colors is going to look amazing in your nostril piercing! Please choose from one of the following colors available: Black Green Purple Blue …

20 Gauge Heart 3mm Gem 316L Surgical Steel Nose Bone Stud

20 Gauge Heart 3mm Gem 316L Surgical Steel Nose Bone Stud
Price:
$ 3.99
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$ 13.99
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This is a perfect piece of body jewelry for those having a nostril piercing! This heart gem nose bone stud is made of 316L surgical grade steel and comes with a cubic zirconia heart-shaped jewel in the following colors: Pink Clear Purple …

20 Gauge Clear Gemmed Surgical Steel Nose Hoop Ring

20 Gauge Clear Gemmed Surgical Steel Nose Hoop Ring
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$ 2.99
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$ 12.99
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Nose hoops are very fashionable and easy to insert – just twist it, and it sits comfortably in place with the gem resting against your nostril! This particular 20 gauge surgical steel nose hoop comes with a clear cubic zirconia gem embedded in i …

20 Gauge Surgical Steel Nose Screw Ring with Prong Set CZ Jewel

20 Gauge Surgical Steel Nose Screw Ring with Prong Set CZ Jewel
Price:
$ 3.99
Retail Price:
$ 23.99
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This is a perfect piece of body jewelry for those having a nostril piercing – you can take the nose screw and twist it into the piercing hole thus making sure it never falls out! This particular piece of nose body jewelry is made of 316L surgica …

Nose piercing




Nose piercing is considered to be very attractive and is popular with men and women alike. It is fun to get a nose piercing because of the variety of jewelry that can be worn in it!

There are several types of nose piercing that you could go for and nose piercing healing time is roughly around two or three months, depending upon the individual and the piercing type.

It is very important to ensure that the piercing heals properly so that you do not have to face the risk of developing an infection!

Let us look at the different kinds of nose piercing and what to expect.

You can get a nostril piercing, septum piercing or a bridge piercing. While the healing time is similar for the nostril and septum piercings, bridge piercing healing can take longer. This is simply because bridge piercing is a  surface piercing. In addition, there is also a higher chance of rejection.

Nostrils usually take up to 3 months to heal. The surprising thing is that this is also the quickest piercing to close after healing, so make sure that you keep the jewelry on for at least six months. Do not leave the piercing empty even for a few days. Also, do not attempt to change the jewelry before it heals totally as it can cause unnecessary pain and possible infections.

To help with the healing process, follow the aftercare tips from your piercer. These tips might include cleaning it with an antibacterial soap. Keep it clean from stale makeup. In fact, take special care not to handle it with dirty hands. Do not apply any lotions. It is a good idea to minimize smoking during the nose piercing healing process since tar, resin and smoke residue can build up and slow down the healing process.

Generally, if the piercing happens to get infected, it would generally look like a yellowish boil or pimple. For those with oily skin, an antibacterial soap is the best option. Washing it with warm salt water soaks also helps in clearing up the infection. Do not make the mistake of removing the jewelry as you wouldn’t want the infection to be sealed inside. This is a common mistake made by those with new piercings. If you have an infection and remove your jewelry, the wound will close with the infection trapped inside. This can develop into an abscess and will need medical treatment. If you leave your jewelry in, it will leave a channel open to allow the fluid to drain from the infection.

Do not keep touching the piercing during the healing process as it can result in a scar tissue. If you have opted for a nostril screw at the time of piercing, take care not to get your towel or clothes caught in it. Do remember that nose piercing healing will go faster if you do not sleep on your face!🙂




Nose Ring Gauges

When talking about nose ring gauge, usually they mean the diameter of the nose ring.

Nose ring gauge varies from the smallest possible nose studs which have the size of 20 gauge which is only 0.8 mm, and ends… well, each person’s fantasy is the only limit setting the maximum nose ring gauge!

As we all know, the nose piercings can be stretched as well, and special plugs or tusks are inserted then.

But usually the nose rings come in either 20 or 18 gauge. In the chart below you can see the nose ring gauges and the respective size in millimeters and inches.

Nose Ring Gauge


You Want Nose Piercing – Which Side Should You Go For?

20 Gauge Surgical Steel Nose Bone Stud with Star-shaped Jewel

20 Gauge Surgical Steel Nose Bone Stud with Star-shaped Jewel
Price:
$ 3.99
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$ 13.99
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This is a perfect piece of body jewelry for those having a nostril piercing! This star nose bone stud is made of 316L surgical grade steel and comes with a star-shaped cubic zirconia jewel in the following colors: Pink Clear Aqua Blue P …

20 Gauge Heart 3mm Gem 316L Surgical Steel Nose Bone Stud

20 Gauge Heart 3mm Gem 316L Surgical Steel Nose Bone Stud
Price:
$ 3.99
Retail Price:
$ 13.99
Availability:
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This is a perfect piece of body jewelry for those having a nostril piercing! This heart gem nose bone stud is made of 316L surgical grade steel and comes with a cubic zirconia heart-shaped jewel in the following colors: Pink Clear Purple …

20 Gauge Flower Surgical Steel Nose Bone Stud with 6 CZ Jewels

20 Gauge Flower Surgical Steel Nose Bone Stud with 6 CZ Jewels
Price:
$ 3.99
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$ 13.99
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This is a perfect piece of body jewelry for those having a nostril piercing! This flower nose bone stud is made of 316L surgical grade steel and comes with cubic zirconia jewels in the following colors: Pink Clear Aqua Blue White/Rainbo …

20 Gauge Dome Ball Titanium IP Over Surgical Steel Nose Bone

20 Gauge Dome Ball Titanium IP Over Surgical Steel Nose Bone
Price:
$ 2.99
Retail Price:
$ 12.99
Availability:
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This high quality 316L surgical steel nose bone stud with ion plated titanium layer in various colors is going to look amazing in your nostril piercing! Please choose from one of the following colors available: Black Green Purple Blue …

Nose Piercing Which SideSo you’ve decided to get your nostril pierced.  Nose piercing is one of the popular types of piercing these days and a tiny little nose ring can look very attractive!

But when you get the nose piercing  which side will you go for? Right side or left side? Can’t decide? OK, I’ll give you some nose piercing information about what the pierced nostrils meant historically.

Although you can find many girls and guys these days having both their nostrils pierced and even having multiple piercings in one nostril, it hasn’t been always so. Hindu girls, for example, would wear the nose rings in one nostril only – the left.

Indian women often pierced their left nostril  the night before their wedding and inserted a nose stud in the piercing. Indian women would wear also nose rings and sometimes would attach them to the earring using a nice, decorative chain.

But why the left nostril?

Well, the reason can be found in the Ayurvedic medicine. It is said that the left nostril of a woman coresponds to the reproductive organs and having it pierced can be actually helpful. It allegedly may reduce the pain during childbirth and also have a positive effect on some medical conditions, for example, endomitriosis.

So which side should you go for?

I’d recommend the left nostril. But, of course, you may pierce the right one as well.

Whatever you decide, please visit a piercing professional to get your nose pierced. It’s more difficult than it seems. I’ve known people who have had bad infections and nerve damage (causing an eyelid twitch!) when they pierced at home.

You should certainly go to a piercing professional to avoid such situations!