So you want to get a nose piercing. Congratulations! Nose piercings can be beautiful, elegant, and even sexy. But before you run out to get your nose pierced, there are some things that should be considered first. Here are five tips on how to decide if a nose piercing is right for you:
Look at the different nose piercing types
Once you’ve decided to get your nose pierced, the next step is deciding which type of piercing suits you. This is important as some types may just not suit your face. The most obvious difference between the different types of nose piercings is the location of the hole on your skin. There are three main areas in this regard:
- In front of a bump (bridge)
- Through a bump (bridge)
- Below a bump (nostril).
Before getting your nose pierced, try plastic samples of each to make the right decision. Just following your first thoughts and not considering every aspect of the type you’re going to choose might end in permanent regret.
Assess the pain level of your piercing
Before you decide to get a nose piercing, you should explore the pain factor. Most people who’ve been pierced say it hurt less than they had anticipated—but about 25% say it was more painful than expected, with some reporting that their piercing felt like a tattoo. Others find their piercing isn’t as painful.
If you’re nervous about how much pain you’ll experience, ask yourself these questions:
- Have I ever felt pain from another piercing? If so, how did it compare to this one?
- How does my body feel when I’m anxious or stressed out? Is there any way I can reduce stress before my appointment (like practicing relaxation techniques)?
You’ll need an antiseptic spray and a specialized sea salt solution for cleaning your nose piercing, plus cotton swabs and clean gauze pads for use in between the times when you’re cleaning it with those products. You should also be sure to buy a pair of surgical gloves so that you can touch your nose without getting germs all over it—and remember to wash them after every use!
Is a nose piercing right for me?
A nose piercing is usually done with an 18-gauge or 16-gauge needle, which is thinner than the usual ear-piercing needles. That makes it easier for your piercer to insert the jewelry through your septum (the thin bone dividing your nostrils). But because there are other sensitive areas nearby, there’s always a chance that something could go wrong during an appointment with a new piercer. That’s why finding someone with experience, and good reviews are important when considering a nose piercing.
Is it safe?
While there are many reasons why one should get their nose pierced, there are also some risks involved. So, if you want to get your nose pierced safely, make sure you go to a professional piercer. This will ensure that your piercing is done hygienically and safely so that you don’t run into any complications later on.
Choose the right jewelry
If you want to wear studs or small hoops, for example, it will be easier for your piercer to place them correctly than if you ask for something more complicated like dangles or spirals. Your natural anatomy also matters when choosing skin-safe and hypoallergenic nose jewelry — if you have a small nose with narrow nostrils, consider going with smaller pieces than someone who has a larger nose with wider nostrils would need.
Benefits of nose piercing
There are many different reasons why someone would want to get their nose pierced such as:
- It looks cool.
- It feels good on your nose.
- It’s a way to express yourself.
- You want to show off an alternative lifestyle.
- You want to be unique and stand out from the crowd of people with traditional piercings.
- You want something different than what everyone else has done before them.
Nose piercings can be used to show off your style, just like any other body modification. You can choose the type of jewelry you like, the color and size of it, and even how much it costs. Some people enjoy wearing multiple rings on their noses at one time. Others prefer a single stud or hoop instead. It’s all about personal preference!
Getting your pierced is a crucial decision that you must make only after a thorough investigation. Remember that it’s going to remain with you for the rest of your life, and you cannot even cover it. In this article, we discussed five important aspects of nose piercing. We hope that this guide has helped you to understand the ins and outs of nose piercings. If you are still unsure about whether or not to get one, do your research! Don’t be afraid to ask questions or talk to someone who already has a piercing. And if all else fails? Well, maybe it’s just not right for you right now. That’s okay; there are always plenty of other face-beautifying tips you can follow!
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website’s content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra’s expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.