There are many types of nose piercings. Camp states that most nose piercings go through the nasal ala or cartilaginous structure covering the nostril. Some go through the columella (the skin covering the nasal Septum), another cartilaginous structure that divides the right and left sides of your nose—also known as your Septum. You can also pierce the Third Eye and bridge of your nose.
Enjoy having fun with your nose piercing. To show the location of the needle, your piercer will place an indentation on your nose. This is an excellent opportunity to test the placement. You can try stations before you buy a ring.
Cons of Nose Piercing
- It isn’t easy to clean
- Infection is possible
- While you sleep, jewelry can become loose.
- It can be painful, depending on the location of the piercing.
How Long Does It Take A Nose Piercing To Heal ?
While everyone is different in their tolerance for pain, nose piercings can be associated with minor discomfort. Brooks rates it as a 3 or 4 on a 10-point scale. Brooks says that your eyes may water for a brief moment. However, this is because your nose bone connects to your eye bones. It will feel like a pinch. You will feel a slight bruise right away after the piercing. The pain will subside within a few days unless it is caught on something like a T-shirt or washcloth. Brooks advises that you try not to sleep on it. Brooks also suggests that while fidgeting with new piercings can be tempting, they can hinder healing.
Brooks says a ‘crust‘ of yellow and gold colors will form around any piercing. She advises that you don’t pick at any yellow-colored discharge. She suggests spraying the area with a saline solution.
Camp recommends using saline for several weeks following your piercing to prevent thickening. Camp says that any skin piercing or injury can lead to infection. He points out that the mucous membrane on the nose, which is susceptible to disease, is the reason for the risk. The inside of the nose can be a warm and damp place for bacteria to grow. To calm the smell, he suggests using white vinegar. This is known for its antibacterial properties.
The typical effects of swelling associated with a nose piercing are redness, warmth, pain, and inflammation. Camp recommends applying an ice pack and using ibuprofen to manage the inflammation. Base suggests you seek medical attention if the rash persists for more than a few days or worsens.
Camp suggests that acne medication be used if acne does occur near the piercing. Use a mild cleanser to clean your piercings. Avoid using benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid spot treatments. They can cause stinging and burning and are more sensitive. If you have a broken nose, he recommends an acne spot or a small circular hydrocolloid dressing to dry it out.
How Much Do Nose Piercings Cost ?
A nose piercing will cost between $25 and $30, with jewelry an additional expense. Camp says that reviews are an excellent way to find a reliable piercer in a clean and hygienic area. He also said that every state has its protocol for body modification procedures. These can be found on the respective Department of Health websites.
Variations for the nose
Many people associate nose piercings only with the Septum and nostril, but there are many other places to get one.
- Nostril Pierce: This is the most well-known and widely recognized type of nose piercing. It goes through the middle of the nostril and can be used to host a variety of jewelry.
- Septum PiercingAnother popular high-ranking piercing, a septum (also known as a bull ring), goes through the wall cartilage that separates the right and left nostrils.
- Double Nose Piercing: This style can be one or two on the same nostril.
- Austin Bar Piercing – Performed with a standard needle, this piercing is done through the tip, not the Septum.
- Bridge PiercingAs its. A bridge piercing is done using a straight or curved barbell that pierces the bridge of your nose. It’s located between your eyes.
- High Nostril Pierce: This style is slightly higher at the bridge than a simple nostril piercing.
- Nasallang Piercing: A nasallang piercing runs through the nostrils and the inner Septum and has many similarities to the Austin Bar.
- Rhino Piercing This piercing is more unusual and goes through the tip of the nose. It exits through your Septum.
Inside Healing Nose Piercing ?
It would help if you cared for your piercing until it was completely healed. It would help if you washed the area with soap and water. Avoid sleeping on the piercing and resist the temptation to play with it. To prevent bacteria growth, clean your nose at least twice daily and do not soak it in hot tubs or baths.
Ask your dermatologist to apply a topical or topical antibiotic if there are signs of infection such as redness, swelling, hot sensations, or yellow or green discharge. To clean the piercing, do not use alcohol or hydrogen peroxide.
Side Effects of Nose Piercing
Reactive or sensitive skin types should discuss their concerns with the body modification artist during their consultation. Camp says choosing a piercing made of more inert material can lower the chance of an allergic reaction. Avoid soft metals as they can rub on the skin and leave tiny particles that can stain it. Choosing body jewelry that can be removed easily if needed is a good idea.
What type of jewelry is used for a nose piercing?
Brooks suggests that you choose a stud to pierce your first ear. This causes less stress but is more difficult to use for people who might be inclined to turn a ring. It would help if you looked for studs with a gemstone measuring between 1.5mm and 3mm (bling).
A press fit is a 2-piece jewelry design in which a hollow piece is inserted through the nostril. A gem, or “top,” is pressed into it from above. This style is the most versatile, as the tops can be easily changed.
L Shape: A nosering made with a post bent at 90 degrees.
Nostril screws: These are similar to an L-Shape. Nostril screws are jewelry that is bent/arced to match the natural curves of your nose. This allows for more secure and comfortable jewelry than standard L-Shape styles.
Pin – A straight post that your custom piercer bends into an L shape to fit your nose. This is the best option for those who find other options too big.
Captive Bead Rings or Hoop Nose Rings: A ball-closure hoop or captive ring that holds a ball in place.
Seamless Ring Hoop Nose Rings A ring that wraps around the nostrils. To open and close, twist in opposite directions.
Bone Prong Sometimes referred to as a nose pin, a bone prong (or simply a piece of jewelry) is straight and has a ball at one end to prevent it from falling out.
Is Faux Hoop Not ready to commit yet? Clip-on faux hoops are great for getting your nose pierced before you commit to a piercer.