Piercing as a trend has continued to reach new heights in terms of adoption and acceptance. Worldwide more people are beginning to appreciate this bold fashion statement as is evident by the sustained increase in the number of body jewelry enthusiasts in the last decade. One of the more common piercing sites for newly indoctrinated body jewelry lovers is the nose.

So you’ve decided to get your nose pierced, but you are still confused on which side (either left or right) is best for you; this article is geared to walk you through the decision making process.

Generally speaking, the location of a nose piercing is dependent on the predisposition and preferences of an individual. Before choosing a left or right sided orientation, it is important to crosscheck if any of your habits, say side sleeping or a predisposition lean your face on your palm, would potentially affect your piercing. In the case when you have one of such habits it is better to pierce the parallel side that is less affected by the practice.

Medically they are no proven advantages of piercing one side over the other. However, in the field of Ayurvedic medicine (and in Hindu culture) it is believed that the left nostril has ties to the female reproductive organs; piercing it (the left nostril) is thought to ease the pains associated with menstruation and childbirth while preventing medical conditions such as endometriosis.

Supporting this assertion, several online users of body jewelry, claim to have noticed a marked reduction in the pain associated with menstruation in particular, after getting their left nostril pierced. Given this body of proof, if you are going to get your nose pierced and a there are no restrictions (due to habits) hindering you from picking the left nostril, we recommend you go ahead with piercing your left nostril.

  • Nose Rings Designs

Again depending on your preference, there is a vast repertoire of nose rings designs to choose from. The various types of nose jewelry available make use of varying design features and construction materials. This abundance of options means that the taste and preference of every body jewelry enthusiast are well accounted for in the huge repository comprised of minimalist styled nose jewelry and the more elaborate and glamor themed nose jewelry.

Simple nose studs; the basic design of nose jewelry, these radiate an air of modesty and reservation in the wearer. This class of nose jewelry includes stylish nose rings, nose rings with simple patterns and designs

Floral design nose pins; this century-long nose jewelry design has remained relevant over the years for its intricate and charming appearance.

Gemstone nose ring designs; from Diamond, opal, amethyst, turquoise, silver studded nose rings to a host of other gem laced nose ring this category of nose jewelry is guaranteed to inject pizazz into the overall look of the wearer, gemstones nose rings fit any occasion, be it cooperate or recreational.

Gold Nose Rings; the exact definition of elegance, diamond studs are a signature style statement that compliments any attire.


Hoop styled nose jewelry; the more elaborate nose jewelry for those seeking to make a fashion statement, these beautifully crafted ornaments make the nose the center of attraction of the wearer’s face. They include golden hoop nose rings; heart shaped nose rings, Indian-derived nose hoops such as the: Latkan nose ring, the Konkani nose hoops, the Nathni nose hoop or the Indian pullaku nose hoop

Fanciful art nose ring; this category of nose jewelry highlights the artistic nature of the wearer. They feature a design that incorporates objects like guns, crosses, animals, letters, ships, planes, unique shapes, leafs, etc.

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