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The Comprehensive Guide To Nose Piercing: You Cannot Miss Out This One!

Posted by Ann V. On 2016 May 25th

The Comprehensive Guide To Nose Piercing: You Cannot Miss Out This One!

Nose piercings is one of the extremely popular piercing types. If you are planning to get one very soon, here is a complete guide you need to go through. Read on.

Do you around 19% of women in the US have got a nose piercing?

Certainly, it is not new to the world. In fact, it is the longest standing type of piercing which has been practiced all over the world. While it serves to be a part of the cultures somewhere, at other places it is followed as a part of the tradition.

Whatever your reason is for choosing a pierced nose, you need to prepare for it in advance. Here are some of the major factors you need to consider before getting a piercing done.

It Will Pain (...but you have an escape)

When it comes to piercing, the most prominent question on anyone's mind is – will it hurt? It would be really unfair to say that these don’t. Yes, they do hurt and the level of pain experienced varies from person to person. But the good thing is that you can skip the pain factor. It is possible with the help of a numbing cream. You can switch to Dr.Numb®, a topical anesthetic solution which comes with 5% lidocaine. It is widely used for body modifications, to make the procedure painless.

Being an FDA approved product, it is safe to use and works magically for all skin types. You just need to apply it 45 minutes before stepping into the piercing parlor. The presence of lidocaine, which is a numbing agent, blocks the pain signals at the nerve endings. So you will not feel any pain during the process. Problem solved!

There Is Risk Of Infection Or Something More

Well, this is common among all types of body modifications. In case of nose piercing, there are a number of risks involved. Usually, piercers explain these to you beforehand. But even then it is advised to learn about these risks, and how to avoid them. Let’s help you!

Below is the list of some major risks. Have a look:

  • Septal Hematoma: Are you experiencing swelling, pain, or difficulty in breathing? Then there are good chances that you are suffering from septal hematoma. It is commonly found in cases when blood collects between the nasal septum and the perichondrium.
  • Swallowing Jewelry: It happens rarely though. But if you are having a loose fitting nose ring, then this could be inhaled while you sleep. It can be quite dangerous as this might lead to choking and death.
  • Rejection: Do you know wearing certain metals can cause your body to reject the jewelry? It simply indicates that your body trying to push the metal out of your skin.
  • Infection: The major reason for an infection is the presence of staphylococcus bacteria. These are present in large numbers around the nasal cavity area. To know whether your nose is infected or not, check for the following signs:
  1. Persistent swelling
  2. Pus
  3. Aches or pain
  4. Excessive bleeding

So if you have encountered a bump or any of these symptoms, these are a likely sign of infection. A bump could be caused by an allergic reaction to the jewelry or poor hygiene.

  • Necrosis: When an infection goes untreated it can lead to necrosis. It is basically defined as the death of tissue in the nasal wall. You cannot overlook this problem as it could else turn into a severe deformity, as the tissue would be required to be removed.
  • Perichondritis: The presence of bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa around the cartilage in your nose leads to this infection. Your nose becomes inflamed and can cause tissue death.

You Have Multiple Jewelry Choices Available

You heard that right! There are not one or two, but it can be done in different shapes and sizes. Hence, before you rush to the parlor, make sure you learn about the varying types of nose jewelry in advance. There are chances that you are probably known to typical nose piercing stud, i.e. the one which comes in L-shape. The other one is the hoop. But have you ever checked for nose screws?

These are less popular and are also referred to curved nose studs. Being different from the straight nose studs, these will offer you that unique curve to the tail. All you need to do is turn them and put them in. Yes, the shape can make it little harder for you to wear but it will protect the same from falling out by accident. Besides, there is a long list of nose jewelry to give a try:

  • Circular Barbell
  • Nostril screw
  • Nose stud/nose bone
  • Nose Hoop
  • L-shaped nose pin
  • Captive bead ring

Do search for the best one as per your face requirement and budget.

Which one is your favorite? Let us know!