Nose Rings and Nose Piercings | All You Need To Know

All you need to Know about Nose Rings and Nose Piercings

Nose rings are best described as a piercers delight; they are to a body artist what jeans are to the average teenager. Originating in the 16 century Middle Eastern society, this piercing style has continued to retain its relevance in the world of body arts. Today it is second only to earlobe piercings in terms of popularity and very much appraised for its numerous potential benefits to the health of the wearer.

Of all facial piercings and ornaments, nose piercings command the most sex appeal and elegance. So much that in some regions of the world, adorning a particular style of nose ring was a testament to your social and financial status. While this practice is no longer mainstay in those societies, nose rings still exude a touch of class that cannot be replicated by any other form of piercings. This coupled with the diverse range of nose rings, and nose piercing styles make this fashion trend a popular choice among body artists from all over the world

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Nose rings come in various shapes and sizes, each designed with a particular set of body enthusiast in mind. Though markedly dissimilar regarding appearance, this group of body jewelry has one thing in common; class and elegance. To help you pinpoint the perfect nose ring for your nose piercing, we’ve gone round to summate the key features of all the categories of nose piercings

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Nose screws are shaped like a sickle, with a straight and semi-curved end (the straight end bears the decorative piece). The semi-circular part is what holds the jewelry in place in the piercing. Because this fits loosely in the piercing, nose screws are relatively easier to remove and replace (with or without the help of a professional piercer).

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Like the nose screw, Nose bones have two distinct ends, in this case, however, instead of a semi-circle, one end is slightly enlarged to be thicker that the jewelry shaft, while the other end hosts the decorative piece.

Again like Nose screws, these are relatively easy to fit in and remove; the only shortcoming is that if the enlarged anchor end is too minute, chances are that the jewelry piece would constantly shake (or maybe fall off). If it is too big, it would most likely cause some discomfort to the wearer

FishTails

Instead of spotting an enlarged or curved anchor, fishtails instead have an elaborately longer jewelry shaft with the decorative piece at one end. Consequent of the lack of an anchor point, a professional piercer is needed to set this kind of body jewelry in place. That said, the extra-long shaft gives ample creative room for customization to piercing professionals. If you are looking for unique piece, this might just be the nose ring for you

Hoop Rings

Hoops (and Circular barbells) are in an actual sense the only nose rings that bear the shape of a ‘ring.’ They come in various size and formats also, from the conventional captive bead rings to seamless rings, segment rings and the more specialized screw-on ball rings, there’s a wide variety of options to take your pick from. When choosing a hoop ring (at least for the first time) professional guidance is needed to help determine the perfect diameter and gauge combo best suited for you. The only downside to this class of nose rings is that some could be particularly tricky to fit in or remove, this is especially true for captive bead rings. The stress is, however, worth it, as these rings afford the wearer a striking look of confidence and elegance.

Circular Rings

If you need an easy to fit jewelry piece to compliment your septum piercing, circular barbells are the way to go. The ease of fitting and removing allows users of this body jewelry to be discrete. Your workplace doesn’t approve of piercings? Simply remove the barbell (with ease) or better still invert and tuck it in your nose, don’t worry you’ll still breathe just fine.

Nose Piercings – pain level, healing time

Whether you choose to undertake a nostril, septum, bridge, rhino, nasallang or septril piercing you are more likely than not going to feel a sting. The intensity of the sting, however, increases down the list, nostril piercings being the subtlest up till septril piercings.

It is important to note that the skill and expertise of your piercer goes a long way to determine how painful the piercing procedure will get. A skilled piercer knows how to maneuver a seemingly complicated piercing to make it feel like a mere pinprick. This further emphasizes the need to seek the help of professional and reputable body artists when you need to get a piercing done.

The Healing period for nose piercing varies depending on the piercing you decide to get. Typically Nostril piercings take about a month to heal, septum, Nasallang, Rhino, septril and bridge piercings take longer, averaging four months, Rhino piercings on the other require a great deal of patience sometimes taking up to 9 months to heal up completely.

Proper aftercare is necessary to facilitate prompt and thorough healing. As a rule of thumb, do your best to shield your piercing from unnecessary dirt and friction. Practice a good hygiene and ensure to keep to your aftercare regimen.