Nose Ring Types

by noseringsadmin on April 24, 2009

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 wearing a nose ring, look for a captive bead ring or nostril screw, a nose bone or a horseshoe ring. It is a good idea to get your piercer to help you make the choice depending on what will look cool on your nose.

Captive bead rings are your first option. These became quite popular in the early 90’s. This nose jewelry is a small hoop whose ends are held together by a small bead that holds the ring in place. The bead has two dimples into which the ends fit. Many people wear captive bead rings on the side of their nose. These are great for nasal septum piercings, ear piercings, eyebrow piercings etc. Of course, you have a choice where you want to wear it.

Another 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 horseshoe or circular barbell is another popular nose jewelry that is curved in the shape of a horseshoe with beads or balls at each end. One or both the balls can screw off to let you change these according to your preference, without even taking off the bar from your piercing. These are cool on septum piercings although some people also like to wear them on the nostril.

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

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Rhianna September 3, 2014 at 7:02 pm

I have a question about a type of nose ring. My nose was pieces with a stud and a tunnel thing that the stud goes into. Like its two different parts I was wondering what it’s called.


noseringsadmin September 5, 2014 at 8:02 pm

Hi Rhianna,

Can you please link to some picture? I can’t say I’ve seen body jewelry like that!


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