Nostril Jewelry Styles

14K Gold Heart Outline Nostril Piece

14K Gold Heart Outline Nostril Piece

Nostril jewelry comes in many different styles, sizes and designs, so it’s possible to choose exactly what you want and like. One might think nose piercing doesn’t allow many different designs or complex jewelry pieces, but despite certain limitations there are numerous styles to choose from. You are sure not limited to one or two plain designs – there are many different styles to choose from.

As usual, it’s important to know your gauge. Since 20g and 18g are the most common gauges for nostril piercings, these are also the most common jewelry sizes. However, it’s possible to find jewelry in other sizes. While stretching is not so popular for nostril piercing (septum stretching is more common), there are people who have nostril piercings of other sizes.

What is important to remember is that you can always find suitable nostril jewelry for yourself. Your chosen jewelry pieces will largely depend on your personal styles and preferences. Other factors you should keep in mind are comfort and easiness of putting jewelry in and taking it off.

Generally speaking, nostril jewelry comes in several common styles:

Nose Bones

Nose bones are among the most common nostril jewelry styles. They are made of a straight bar with a ball on one end and a decoration on the other. The decoration is most commonly a gem (available in many different colors and gem types), but it can be a different kind of a decoration. Other common choices include: charms and simple balls or discs. The ball on the other end of the bar keeps the jewelry from falling out. Nose bones are a great and lightweight jewelry pieces, but it might be uncomfortable for piercings in healing.

Nose Screws

This is another popular nose jewelry choice. Nose screws have a curved body and often come in left and right varieties. The curve is there to keep the jewelry in place but it requires some practice to insert. It’s also not a great choice for piercings in healing. Other than that, however, nose screws are very beautiful and popular among people. Nose screws have different decorations on the end: gems, charms, ball and others. They are gorgeous and come in many different designs.

Other Jewelry Choices

Other types of nostril jewelry are a bit less common, but it’s possible to find many different designs made in these jewelry types:

  • L-Shapes. These jewelry pieces have an L-shaped bend that keeps the jewelry in place. They resemble Nose Screws but at easier to insert and take out. They give you a security without being too complicated to use.
  • Nose Studs. They resemble nose bones, but they don’t have the ball on the other end to keep the jewelry in place. It makes them more prone to falling out, so they are recommended for short-term wear. On the other hand, they are the easiest jewelry pieces to insert.
  • Fishtails. These jewelry pieces are specially designed for customization. They have a decoration (gem, charm, etc.) at one end and a very long bar. They are made so you can personally bend the bar in any way you want. This will ensure a perfect fit. Once they are fitted and bent, you should clip off the remaining length of the bar. It’s possible to bend a fishtail in many different ways: like an L-shape, C-shape, nose screw shape, etc. This is a great way to have a very comfortable jewelry piece because it’s made for your nose and perfectly customized for you. These are good jewelry pieces for healing piercings because you can make them longer at first (for swelling), and when the piercing is healed you can make them shorter by clipping the unwanted part of the jewelry.

Also, don’t forget that you can use other jewelry types for your nostril piercing even if they are not specially made for this type of piercing. For example, small gauge captive bead rings, segment rings and other types of body jewelry rings look very effective when used in nostril piercings.

Popular Piercings and Jewelry Types

Titanium Star Curved Barbell

Titanium Star Curved Barbell

Piercing is a popular form of body modification and all enthusiast who love various piercing styles can enjoy many different types of jewelry. The choice of jewelry is often a very personal one. In a way, it will depend on the body part and the type of piercing you have. For example, certain piercing types require straight barbells as the basic form of jewelry while others require curved barbells, captive bead rings, flesh tunnels, etc. Generally speaking, though, most piercings can use many different types of body jewelry, so it’s often the question of one’s personal preferences and style.

Your body jewelry should suit you and make you express yourself in the best possible way. It should show who you are and it should be something you truly like and feel comfortable with. Many people have one style they stick to, while others like to experiment. Some people prefer simple body jewelry types while others go for more elaborate, complex designs. There is no right or wrong way to go here.

There are some popular piercing types and body parts many people choose to pierce, and these piercings often require a certain type of jewelry. Within these types, you are free to choose designs you like the most.

Earlobe

Earlobe piercing is the most common body piercing. It’s so common and socially accepted that it’s often not even considered body piercing in “true” sense. There are many types of earrings people like to wear in their earlobes, and the choice of designs and materials is endless. Rings, dangling jewelry types and other forms are popular.

Special type of earlobe piercing is a stretched earlobe piercing, erroneously known as “gauge”. These piercings are stretched to a larger size so a different type of jewelry can be worn in the stretched hole, such as ear plug, earlet, flesh tunnel, tusk, spiral, and others. These jewelry types are often made of organic materials and they can be very effective. The “trick” when choosing jewelry for stretched piercing is to always choose the correct gauge. Wrong size can put a pressure on your piercing and tear your earlobe, which can lead to infections and other problems. Therefore, before choosing a design you like, you need to make sure the jewelry is of a correct gauge and also made of a body-safe material you can wear safely.

Ear Cartilage

Heart Helix Cuff for Ear Cartilage Piercing

Heart Helix Cuff for Ear Cartilage Piercing

Various types of ear cartilage piercings are also popular. These piercings are suitable for many different jewelry types, so you can choose between rings or barbells, depending on your style. People who have multiple cartilage piercings often like to connect them with the same jewelry piece. The most popular form of this is the industrial piercing, usually connected by a long straight barbell, but there are other possibilities. Some people use spiraled barbells or chains to connect their cartilage piercings. Many jewelry types also incorporate dangling gems or pendants.

Navel

Navel piercing is one of the most popular forms of piercings. Jewelry used for this type of piercing is often known as “belly rings” or “navel rings”, even though the most popular jewelry type for this type of piercing is not a ring but a curved barbell. There are many curved barbell designs to choose from, such as simple surgical steel barbells with spherical balls or more elaborate designs with pendants, gems and other ornaments.

Another popular type of jewelry for this type of piercing is the actual ring. Captive bead rings are popular, but their downside is that they can get caught on clothing. Therefore, they are recommended only for fully healed piercings.

Nose

Certain types of nose piercings are very common. Nostril piercing, for example, is among the most popular forms of piercing. It is a relatively simple piercing and jewelry types used for this piercing are simple but very effective. Many people choose simple studs and nose screws with bright gems on top for nostril piercings. A good thing about this type of piercing is that it can be very understated and easy to hide for work and other occasions: all you need to do is to choose a flesh-colored nose plug or stud. Some people prefer to wear nose rings instead of studs and screws.

Another popular type of nose piercing is septum piercing. It is a bit more complex type of piercing but it’s very effective. There are many different jewelry designs suitable for this type of piercing, such as rings and curved barbells. Depending on the style, a septum piercing jewelry can be simple or bold and more pronounced.

Eyebrow

Another popular piercing location is the eyebrow. Eyebrow piercing can look very beautiful and effective, but the downside is that eyebrow piercing tends to be very sensitive. Remember, eyebrow piercing is basically a surface piercing, which means there’s a relatively high risk of migration and rejection.

Also, this type of piercing has a high risk of becoming infected. For this reason, it’s important to choose jewelry carefully and with some consideration. Make sure to pick a body safe jewelry material and a jewelry suitable to be worn in an eyebrow piercing without a problem. Simple barbells look effective and they don’t pose much problems. Rings are another popular choice but you need to be careful not to make them caught on the clothing or hair.

Lips and Tongue

Titanium Micro Labret

Titanium Micro Labret

Many people choose to get their lips and tongue pierced. These piercings are very common but it’s important to be careful because of the sensitive tissue. Also, another risk associated with this type of piercings come from the fact lips and tongue regularly come in contact with food, so it’s another thing to keep in mind.

Generally speaking, lip piercings usually use labrets. This is a perfect jewelry type for this form of piercing. It’s effective but relatively simple and it doesn’t interfere with eating or brushing your teeth. However, labrets are not the only jewelry type used for lip piercings; many people prefer to use rings and other jewelry types.

Tongue piercing is more complex and the healing time is longer, so it requires special attention. Jewelry used for tongue piercing must be made of high-quality, body safe materials because it comes in contact with sensitive tissue.

Genital Piercing

While not as common as other type of body piercings, genital piercing has many proponents. Both men and women choose different types of genital piercings and jewelry types. As a general rule, jewelry worn in a genital piercing must be made of a high quality, body-safe material. Most jewelry types are relatively simple in design and have a smooth surface so they don’t pose a problem while walking or sitting. One advantage of genital piercing is that it can be used to enhance sexual pleasure for both partners.

Common Problems with Nose Piercing

14k Gold Diamond Nose RingNose 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.

Safe Nose Piercings, and Nostril Jewelry is here to stay

Nose Piercings and Nostril Jewelry are not a fad. It has been around for a very long time. It is found in many cultures around the world. It has been said that it originated in the middle east about 4,000 years ago. The Jewelry and piercing methods may have changed since then, but the piercing itself remains the same.

The body jewelry that is used in a nose piercing can be either a stud/screw type or a ring. Some options are Captive Rings, although Fixed Bead Rings, are much more highly preferred out of the two rings, because the bead will not fall out which happens constantly with the very light gauge captive rings.
Nostril Screws, Nose Bones, and Fishtails, are the different types of the nostril studs available. All of the body jewelry comes in different metals such as Surgical Steel, Titanium, and 14k Gold (nickel free gold is highly recommended).
The most common place for your nose piercing is through the curve of one of the nostrils. You can pierce this area with no problem it at all. It can take 2-3 months for the piercing to completely heal, but most people will heal sooner when taken care of properly.

You should never allow your nose to be pierced with a ear piercing gun. The guns can not be sterilized properly. This leaves you at risk for disease the HIV and hepatitis. Also you are more likely to develop a Keloid from the gun because it forces the jewelry through the skin. When a piercer does the piercing it is done with a needle to avoid this trauma, and to make room for the new jewelry. The correct jewelry will then be inserted, not a regular earring made for your ear.