One of the older body piercing practices which are still popular today are; ear, nose and belly ring piercings. In this guide, we focus on nose piercing and the sort of rings and studs that are used to match the piercings.
Nose piercing has its source from certain Asian and African traditional practices many decades ago, where it was used as a sign of beauty, status, and wealth among other purposes. In the modern cultures, nose piercing is seen as hip and trendy thus many young people both women and men have embraced it dearly.
Kinds of nose piercings
There are various forms of nose piercing based on the part that gets pierced, for instance, there is the nostril piercing, which is the most common, easy and widely practiced. It involves piercing the nostril just above the crease where the nose separates from the cheek. At this position, there’s a good deal of possible jewelry that can fit because of its accessibility. We’ve got L-shaped studs, nose rings, ball rings and nose screws amongst others.
The other type of nose piercing is your septum piercing, very popular today even among men. There are others like the nose tip piercing and the bridge piercing all of which are gaining popularity as humans try more ways of accessorizing their noses.
Process for the nose piercing
This process is delicate and requires a person with the knowledge to do it right. Hygiene is of excellent essence to prevent infections and also improve the speed of healing. The most common is the nostril piercing and it follows the following short protocol.
The first step is always picking the location of the piercing. The nostrils can be pierced at a go, however, when choosing between either of the sides certain factors must be observed like the cultural directives and the meaning attributed to it.
The piercer marks the location and if you are okay with it then it is done in the most aseptic manner as possible.
It’s then fitted with a steel nose screw of approximately 20G in size and then you’re given instructions about how best to care for it until it heals.
If followed well the piercing heals quickly and then you can adorn any other type of nose pliers that you prefer.
Nose piercing is trending because it’s deemed fashionable yet it’s somehow discrete.