Nose piercing is very common. In fact, that is probably the most popular form of piercing after the ear piercing. Nose piercing is not a taboo (in most cases), so many people choose to get at least one. A great thing about this type of piercing is that it can be very discreet, if necessary. At the same time, it’s possible to choose very bold jewelry if you want to go with something more extreme.
The popularity of nose piercing means that it’s relatively easy to find a place to get this type of piercing. This is both good and bad; good, because you can easily get this piercing and you may choose between numerous studios. You are never forced to visit one studio because most of them offer various types of nose piercings. At the same time, a large number of studies means that you need to be careful. It’s crucial that you choose a reliable place to get your nose piercing. Always do your research and visit the studio beforehand. Make sure that the studio employs professional piercers who know their job and use all precautions to ensure safe piercing experience without side effects or infections.
Another advantage to nose piercing is that there are many different jewelry types suitable for these piercings. Depending on the location of the piercing, you may choose nose screws, captive bead rings or another type of jewelry. There are also numerous jewelry materials to choose from. One thing is certain: regardless of the location and type of your piercing, you will be able to find quality and beautiful jewelry for it.
Risks and Problems
If done correctly, nose piercing should not pose a problem. It partially depends on the type of your nose piercing. Nostril piercings, for example, are easier and safer than septum piercings. The most common problem with all types of piercings, however, comes from inadequate procedure.
Therefore, in order to ensure the best piercing experience, it’s vital that you choose a reliable studio and a professional piercer. Most mistakes and negative experiences come from inadequate piercing procedure. For this reason, you need to be careful when choosing your piercer.
Piercing guns, for example, are a major problem. They are designed for performing earlobe piercings, but they are not recommended even for that, let alone nose piercing. Never allow to be pierced with a gun. It’s important to choose a professional piercer who will perform the procedure using a special needle.
A piercing gun may seem less intimidating than a needle, but it’s actually a worse choice. It forces the jewelry through your nose at a great force, which tears the tissue and causes unnecessary pain. Swelling and infections are common.
Special piercing needles are hollow, so they cause less pain and less damage to the tissue. The piercing heals quickly and without infections and other health issues. This is why it’s important to be pierced this way.
Other common problems and mistakes associated with nose piercings:
Switching jewelry too soon. It takes time for a piercing to be fully healed, and it’s important not to disturb it during this period. Changing jewelry too soon is a common mistake many people make, and it can prolong the healing time, lead to infections or rejections. It’s important to wait until your piercing is healed. Nostril piercings take about 3 months to heal, though some will take longer. Septum piercings generally take at least 4 months to heal. You shouldn’t change jewelry during this period.
Inadequate care. During the healing process, it’s important that you clean your piercing regularly. However, many people use inadequate substances, such as alcohol or peroxide. You should never clean your piercing with these substances because they will burn and irritate the piercing. It can also lead to infections and scar tissue. For this reason, it’s important to clean your piercing with a saline solution.
Choosing bad jewelry material. If you go to a reliable studio to get pierced your first jewelry will probably be made of quality, body safe material. Your piercer will warn you against inadequate materials or will refuse to pierce you with jewelry made of unsafe materials. However, some piercers don’t pay attention to this, so it can lead to numerous problems. You should stay away from sterling silver or plastic materials for your initial piercing. Even later, after the piercing has healed, you should choose your jewelry carefully. Even when fully healed, your nose piercing can get irritated if you use inadequate materials.