My Beautiful Nose Piercing!

By Janine aged 15, Miami

Nose Piercing Story

Hi everyone I’m Janine and I’d like to share my nose piercing story with you. I am known to be the biggest baby when it comes to pain. I hate needles; I mean I REALLY hate needles! Ever since I can remember just the sight of a needle has made me want to faint which sucked because I really wanted to have my nose pierced. All of my friends were talking about it and one of my friends went and had it done. It looked amazing and I really wanted one.

I chatted about it with my mum and she first said I was too young. I begged her for two weeks and she finally gave in but said I had to have her with me and we had to go to a professional piercing salon. I was so excited but really nervous too!

We went to see a piercer not far from where we live in Miami and he told me exactly what to expect. He even showed me pictures of piercings he had done. Some of the pictures made me feel sick but I was still excited. My mum asked loads of questions and checked I was old enough which I was (you had to be at least 13). Then we got to choose what type of jewelry I wanted so I chose a really cute nose ring. They were fully booked for that day so I had to wait another week until I could get the piercing done. That week dragged so badly.

When I finally went back my stomach was doing flips and I felt so sick. I was thinking of backing out but I really wanted the piercing so badly. Then when it came to the actual thing it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I won’t lie – the part where they put the nose ring in did hurt. My eyes watered really badly and I wanted to cry. I didn’t but when they twisted the ring around I held onto the chair so tight my knuckles were completely white.

Now that I’ve had it done I am really glad that I didn’t back out. I’m now the envy of all of my friends and I have a really cool diamond stud which looks super cute!

Nose Piercing Aftercare Tips & Tricks

18 Gauge 316L Surgical Steel Nose Bone Stud

18 Gauge 316L Surgical Steel Nose Bone Stud
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This nose bone stud is a perfect piece of body jewelry for those having a nostril piercing! This nose bone stud is made of 316L surgical grade steel and comes with the following endings: Spike Ball Dome Gauge: this nose bone stud f …

20 Gauge 316L Surgical Steel Nose Bone Stud

20 Gauge 316L Surgical Steel Nose Bone Stud
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$ 1.99
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This nose bone stud is a perfect piece of body jewelry for those having a nostril piercing! This nose bone stud is made of 316L surgical grade steel and comes with the following endings: Spike Ball Dome Flat Ball Gauge: this nos …

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 …

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

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

Nose piercing aftercare




Well, you just got your new nose piercing. Congratulations!

However, before you can enjoy your fresh nose piercing, you have to follow some simple nose piercing aftercare tips to avoid anything unpleasant!

Most likely you’ll be given aftercare guidelines at the piercing studio. Nevertheless,  I’ll give you a few universal nose piercing aftercare recommendations. If you are unsure about anything in this article, or if our advice contradicts advice given to you by your piercing professional, you can contact me by leaving a message at the end of the post. I’ll do my best to help.

So, what’s going to happen right after the nose piercing is done? The fresh nose piercing will swell up a little bit. But don’t worry, it’s normal. A piercing is a wound, and wounds take time to heal. The swelling is going to disappear within the next few days, and the pain will subside as well, if there’s any.

There a several types of nose piercing – like nostril piercing, septum piercing, bridge piercing etc. Pain during the piercing and the healing periods will differ. However, the piercing cleaning guidelines are more or less the same.

So the first nose piercing aftercare recommendation – never touch your fresh nose piercing with dirty hands. Use common sense and wash your hands before touching, cleaning or moving your fresh nose ring, stud or barbell.

Secondly – cleaning. This is pretty simple as well. You just have to get a saline solution and clean the nose piercing 2 – 3 times daily. If you can’t get one in a drugstore, you can make the saline solution yourself. Just dilute about 4 teaspoons of non iodized sea salt to 1 gallon of boiled water and the cleansing liquid is ready to use.

For fresh nose piercing cleaning you can use simple cotton buds. Just don’t forget to change them when cleaning the inside and the outside of the piercing to avoid cross-contamination. At the end, when you’ve cleaned the fresh nose piercing, just wipe the excess moisture off using a new dry cotton wool bud and that’s it!

Another nose piercing aftercare tip – when applying make-up, avoid covering your fresh nose piercing with it. This one is obviously more relevant to girls. And if you’ve just got a septum piercing, you can’t really get your make-up inside of the nose! But for other types of nose piercing – nostril piercing and bridge piercing – please keep in mind not to apply make-up to the area.

The last nose piercing aftercare tip – don’t try to insert a new nose ring before the piercing has healed well. The new skin that forms inside the fresh nose piercing is very tender, and you can damage it very easily. So it’s better to wait until the piercing is well healed, it’s not tender to touch and not swollen or  red in color.

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The approximate healing times for the nose piercings are following – nostril piercing 4 – 6 weeks. Septum piercing – 1 – 3 months. And bridge piercing can take up to a year. So as you can see, the easiest to heal is the simple nostril piercing, but the most difficult is the bridge piercing because it’s essentially a surface piercing.

Well, that’s it about nose piercing aftercare – everything is simple and you just have to use common sense. Wash hands before touching the nose ring, clean it a few times a day with saline solution, and keep the nose ring, stud or barbell in until the piercing is well healed.

And, of course, if you notice any discharge from the fresh nose piercing, go back to the piercing studio or visit your doctor. Especially – if the piercing is swollen and it’s oozing yellow or green substances.

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