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What It's Like to Get Your Nose Pierced?

Posted by Ann V. On 2016 Mar 3rd

What It's Like to Get Your Nose Pierced?

Since facial piercings are difficult to bear and takes longer to heal, getting the nose pierced is a big decision. While there may be a lot of pain, it greatly depends on a variety of factors. However, this pain can be minimized by choosing a licensed piercer, selecting the right jewelry, performing all necessary aftercare and using a secret tip.

Choose the Right Piercer

When it comes to piercing, hygiene and pain is an important consideration. As such, choose a professional and experienced piercer if you do not want to feel any pain and avoid infection. Visit a clean, hygienic, lighted salon that uses sanitized equipment. If equipment are sanitized, you should check whether the piercer remove it from a sealed plastic pouch. Also, check that the piercer should wash his or her hands and wear gloves during the piercing.

Choose the Right Jewelry

Plated jewelry is mostly made up of nickel that can cause sore allergic reactions. Rather,choose steel, titanium, or 14 or 18 karat gold. Also, remember you use a nose ring, and not a nose stud to allow sufficient movement for cleaning. Also, the ring’s diameter must not be too large to prevent trauma to the area.

The Right Process

Though piercing guns are used for the ear piercing, nose piercings must be made with a needle; it's not as quick and painless. In this process, a hollow needle is inserted carefully into the nose, followed by the ring. The tender nose might swell, leak pus and bleed, and the fluids might create a crust.


To prevent redness, pain and swelling due to infection, clean your nose piercing as directed by a licensed piercer - generally once to twice daily for at least eight weeks with a saline solution or antibacterial soap. Before touching the area, wash the hands well to avoid infection. Reduce the potential for injury by avoiding activities of sports, swimming, and tanning beds and paying careful attention when putting on or removing clothing. Avoid using beauty products on or around the pierced area.

The Secret Agent

Beside the above tips to avoid the pain, the simplest and the best tip is to use a topical anesthetic cream. Creams like Dr. Numb® are topical anesthetic agents that make your skin numb and due to which you don’t feel any pain. These creams works by blocking the pain signals to reach our brain.When our brain doesn’t receive any signal, wedo not feel any pain. 

There are many types of numbing creams available in the market that contains different composition. You should use the one that contains 5% Lidocaine and is approved by FDA, like Dr. Numb®. And the best part, these creams can be obtained without prescription, i.e. these are over-the-counter medicines.

Simply apply a thick layer of the cream over the area to be pierced and leave it for an hour. Now you will feel no pain while undergoing the process.