Nose Piercing 101: What You Need To Know

Author: Admin   Date Posted:28 April 2020 

Nose piercings are common, simple and stylish forms of piercing that look good on almost anyone. As with any cosmetic procedure, however, you will need to think about your desired outcome before booking an appointment with your local piercing facility. Read on to find out a few fundamental facts about nose piercing and jewellery:

Where should I get my piercing?

Nose piercings can be placed in a range of areas, and it is really up to you to decide the location. As well as aesthetic preferences, you may decide to opt for a certain location if it offers shorter healing times. The most popular areas include:

The nostril

Nostril piercings are amongst the most common of nose piercings and can be placed on the left or the right side of the nose. There is a wide range of jewellery options available for nostril piercings, and healing times will range between four and six months.

The upper nostril

If you already have a nostril piercing, you may want to layer another piece of jewellery above it. This can look very elegant and will ensure that you stand out from the crowd. It is important to note that upper nostril piercings do not accommodate rings or hoops, so you will be limited to screws, studs or pins. Again, the healing time for this area of the nose will be around four to six months.

The septum

Septum piercings have become quite popular in recent years. They can accommodate hoops, barbells, and horseshoe jewellery, and tend to look very sleek and alternative. As the septum is made of cartilage, healing time will be relatively short at six to eight weeks. 

What to expect during the procedure

Once you have decided on the placement of your piercing, you can head down to your local piercing shop to get it done. The procedure will involve sterilisation, marking (to outline where the jewellery will sit), and piercing with a needle.

It is important to note that nose piercings should not be carried out with a piercing gun as this can spread infection and cause tissue damage. 

The actual procedure should take only a few minutes and will be followed up by a thorough cleaning of the area. The piercer will also issue you with aftercare instructions that you should follow closely.

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