My glitter glamour nose ring!

By Senne, from Netherlands.

I was familiar with piercings when i hit 16 years of age. My friends all had stretched lobes and various piercings in the ears. My friend went for a tongue piercing and we all made fun of her while it was looking like the mount everest.

Someone else was thinking about also getting one. Her friends were also in for an eye brow piercing and a skin diver. We decided that we could all go together. So this one girl found a shop where we could get it done for 20 euro’s because they were open for 15 years. We decided on a date and took off first eating french fries and then heading for the shop.

So we came in and they were surprised about our number, 5 people. The shop looked pretty good and the piercing room was in a sterile room in the basement. When it was my turn for my nose i went down and talked a bit with the lady about the reasearch i had done. She said that it would 1.2 mm and i was a bit hestitant because i hadn’t found much jewelry for 1.2 mm. But alas body’s must be pierced so she said were do you want it?

So i got the pen and made a dot on my nostril. First she showed me what jewelry would go in my nose it was a ball closure ring of 9 mm diameter. She told me to lie on my back. My big docter martens tore up all the paper that was put on the bench. She told what she was gonna do and i had to close my eyes because she said they would water really much.

She put the needle in and it hurt a bit and my eyes DID water. I accidently opened them and cried all over myself. She had to push a little harder because my nostril was bigger then she thought. It was time for the BCR and that did hurt a bit. But then it was in and she put the ball in with a little bit a hassle. She then cleaned the blood i had spilled maybe about one drop total with a cotton swab and told me i should do the same when it happened.

I was done crying over myself and walked up the stairs to meet the eyes of my friends. Now i really enjoy it! Thinking about a septum though.. Oh the joy of addiction!

Are You Planning A High Nostril Piercing?

High Nostril Piercing We generally think of nose piercings as nostril piercings. Some people also get their septum pierced. An unusual nostril piercing is the high nostril piercing that is done near the bridge of the nose, much higher than where regular nostril piercings are done. High nostril piercings might require a little more care than the usual nostril piercing although the actual piercing is not all that painful.

For a high nostril piercing, your piercer would need a caliper, straight nostril jewelry and a receiving tube. The spot to be pierced is far thicker than other nose piercing areas. If you are wondering what the calipers might be used for, don’t fret. They are for bending the jewelry to suit your nose as well as any swelling that might develop after the piercing. The swelling happens on the inside of the nose.

It is tricky getting the high nostril piercing done and you need a piercer who has got experience with this stuff. Normally, an 18-gauge needle with 20-gauge jewelry is used. The piercer, of course chooses based on the individual nose being pierced. Some bleeding might be there, but not much; after all, skin is being pierced! đŸ˜‰

Your role in the entire process is to follow aftercare instructions exactly the way you are told. Obviously you are not supposed to handle the jewelry if you do disturb it, you might develop a swelling. Since you need to make sure the inside is okay, you will be advised to use a sea salt spray up your nose a few times a day for roughly a month. Never touch your piercing without washing your hands well!

High nostril piercings take longer to heal than the usual nostril piercing and this could be anything from two to six months. Keep checking with your piercer periodically to see whether your piercing has healed fully. Usually, nostril screws or labret studs are used in high nostril piercings.

Double check to make sure that the piercer is an expert with a steady and firm hand. Many piercers will prepare you for what to expect so that you don’t get all worked up.

But exactly where you locate your high nostril piercing depends on your nose and your preference! đŸ˜‰

Where Does Nostril Piercing Come From?

Nostril PiercingNostril piercing is pretty much what it says – it’s a pierced hole that goes through the skin of a nostril.

The tiny little nose studs inserted in a small nostril piercing are discreet and sometimes barely noticeable.

I can imagine anyone from a secretary at the reception desk in a large global company, to a young schoolgirl wearing a tiny little diamond nose stud. They are a fashion to suit people in all walks of life.

But or course, there are other nostril piercings which may seem not as innocent as the previously described one.

There are many folks who love stretching their piercings and the nostril piercing isn’t an exemption. Large gauge nostril piercings are becoming more common among body modification fanatics and I guess we’ve all seen guys and gals with large plugs inserted in the either side of their nose.

But now let’s look at how the nostril piercing became popular here in the West.

Well, the direct inspiration for this was the Indian girls who wear nostril piercings like studs and rings to this day.

And when the hippies of the 60’s and 70’s became very attached to the eastern religions (let’s remember George Harrison from the Beatles!) – not before long they began piercing their nostrils and wear nose body jewelry.

So as opposed to the navel piercing for example, which went mainstream back in the early 90’s, the nose piercing has a longer history.

Double nostril piercings,  nasallang piercings, multiple nostril piercings and many other forms are all very popular nowadays.

Nose Piercing – One Of The Most Popular Piercings These Days!

Nose PiercingNo doubt – the nose piercing is very popular among girls as well as boys. Starting with a tiny little nose studs in nostril piercing and ending with crazy stretched septum piercings – people’s fantasy has no boundaries!

But now let’s look at how people actually came to an idea of piercing their nostrils, nose cartilages and all other areas around nose.

Historically nose piercing has been first mentioned even in the Bible and it supposedly dates back to around 4000 years ago. There’s a hint pointing to a nose piercing in an old Hebrew word “Shanf” which can be also interpreted as a “nose ring”.

But we don’t have to assume that this is the earliest occurrence of nose piercing, at least I don’t think so. As we all know the tribes all across the world starting from Indians in America and ending with Papuans had countless traditions involving body piercing and tattooing.

Therefore it shouldn’t be a surprise to find out that septum piercing, for instance, was very popular among Native Americans like Shawnees and in New Guinea and Australia as well.

Those guys from the warrior tribes usually would have huge stretched septum piercings carrying a wooden or bone-made nose shaft and therefore they’d look even fiercer in a battle. And when every day poses a possible threat to your life, you’d do everything that gives you an advantage, wouldn’t you? J

The Bedouin tribes of Middle East and Berber and Beja tribes in Africa also used to adorn women’s nostrils with jewelry and noticeably, the bigger the nose piercing was, the wealthier the respective family was.

However, if you were asked where the nose piercing most likely originates from, I bet you’d say it’s India. Well, it’s not far from truth! Nose piercing is indeed very popular in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh and I’d say that is exactly where the hippies back in the 60ies got the idea of their nose piercings!

But if you would like to find out about more sophisticated and weird nose piercing types – check out these kinds of nose piercing – bridge piercing, rhino (or nasal tip) piercing, Austin bar, nasallang and septril nose piercing.