The vertical nose piercing also known as the “rhino piercing” is a rare nose piercing but has become very popular in America over the past decade. The rhino piercing is known to be one of the most painful of the nose piercings. The placement of the piercing is from the cartilage between the nostrils upward through the tip of the nose. The piercing gets the nickname “rhino” because of the positioning of the jewelry on the nose, it resembles the rhinoceros. The vertical nose piercing is a tribal piercing often seen on the tribe members in African and South American tribes.

The jewelry that the rhino piercing is done with is typically a curved barbell is a 14 gauge or 16 gauge. If you are really looking to resemble the rhinoceros you should try putting a curved barbell with spiked ends in your piercing.