This week we’re taking a look at nose piercings and all the cool options you can choose from! There is a nostril piercings suitable for everyone who has a nose. The only thing anatomy might determine is where we place them! However, there are a variety of options above and below the crease that we can pierce! So let’s dive in and take a look.
Traditional Nose Piercing
Quite often when people ask for a nose piercing they want what we might call a ‘traditional’ nostril piercing. This is when the jewellery is pierced roughly 8mm up from the bottom edge of the nostril, but still below the crease. Often we will pierce at this measurement so if in the future the client would like the option of having a snug fitted ring, the piercing is placed so that a snug fit is possible. Of course this can change from client to client as everyones noses are slightly different, and this should always be taken into account by you and your piercer when you agree on the markings. It is always a good idea to discuss any future plans with your piercer beforehand!
If you are deciding on rings for your nose piercing, it’s always a better idea to be pierced with a stud first, and swap over to a ring after a minimum of 4-6 months, or until it is fully healed around the 6-9 month mark. The straight bar allows space for the initial swelling, while leaving room for drainage. It also has less movement than a ring – that is constantly twisting – so holds a much lower chance of irritation.
Pairs and Doubles
Paired nostrils have dramatically spiked in popularity over the last few years, with more and more people booking appointments for them! Paired nostril piercings are a piercing either side of the nose, normally under the crease and typically matching in height and distance although not always matching in jewellery. These guys can sometimes be seen with a chain connecting them across the bridge of the nose, for an extra wow factor!
Double nostril piercings are similiar to paired, however this time it is two nostril piercings on the same nostril. Often these can be seen with two rings when healed, or another popular look is one ring and one stud! However, no matter which way you decide to style them, they’ll always look amazing!
High and Mid Nostrils
Both high nostrils and mid nostrils are pierced above the crease on the nose, and appear much higher up than a traditional nose piercing. These guys are not recommended if you want to eventually have snug fitted rings, as they will require a really large diameter ring to cover that distance. The difference between mid nostrils is that these are pierced a bit closer to the crease of the nose, where as high nostrils are typically pierced as high as possible!
These guys can be pierced as their own duo, or can be paired with already exisiting ones for the ultimate look!
Forward Facing Nostril piercings:
Just when we thought we’d run out of places to safely pierce on the human body, did we start to see a few more exciting placements! One of these are the ‘mantis’ piercings. These guys are paired, and typically pierced forward facing into the tip of the nose. They often look really cute, and worn with small and simple jewellery (though not always).
If you’d like to book in for a nose piercing, or just want to discuss the ideas and placements before commiting, you can book in with any member of Rogue here!