After earrings, nose rings are the most common form of body piercing. Although some people may be averse to wearing nose rings, they are still a common practice in certain parts of the globe for symbolic and aesthetic reasons.
A nose ring has become more popular, and people are choosing to have their noses pierced. A nose ring, like any other type of jewelry, expresses your personality. The ring you choose will reflect your personality. You can choose the style that suits you best, whether it is elegant and exotic or rebellious and nonconforming.
Continue reading if you are unsure whether a nose ring would suit you. This article will cover all you need to know for a beginner about getting a nose ring.
Your skin can be irritated by metals that aren’t biocompatible. Surgical steel and titanium can cause skin irritation unless they are implant-grade steel (Ti6Al4V EI) or certified titanium (Ti6Al4V EI). It can get very cold and make steel a poor choice to be used for nose jewelry. Sterling silver can cause skin irritations and permanent skin discoloration. Alluring body jewelry is made from solid nickel-free 18k white gold or 18k gold, solid Platinum, or solid nickel-free 14k rose gold. According to the Association of Professional Piercers, our metal options are excellent.
Poorly finished nose studs can cause discomfort and irritation. A smooth finish is not guaranteed by hand finishing. Each nose ring and stud is expertly finished by Alluring Body to a smooth, polished finish. These studs are stunning, and among the most beautiful you can find.
How to determine your skin’s undertones
What is the difference between a silver and gold jewelry skin tone? All it depends on your skin’s undertone. The tint underneath your skin is your skin’s “undertone.” There are two types of undertones: warm and cool. Your undertone could also be neutral.
There are several things you can do to determine if you have a warm or cool undertone.
- First, shine a light on the veins of your wrist. These veins should look purple or blue, which is a sign of a cool undertone. Warm undertones are those that have yellow or green veins. You have a neutral undertone if your veins are not visible.
- Wearing a white blouse or t-shirt can help you determine your undertone if the light test fails. You have a cool undertone if your skin looks washed out in white. If your skin appears healthy and tanned against the stark white, you have a warm undertone.
- Consider the color of your hair. People with dark brown or icy hair tend to have a cooler undertone than those with darker brown hair. Dark brown, black, and caramel blond hair are more likely to have a warm undertone. You can have red hair with a warm, cool or neutral skin tone. You can dye your hair to match your skin’s natural color, but it won’t change your skin’s undertone or alter the look of your jewelry.
- Your skin tone is also determined by how quickly you tan. People who can tan quickly have warm undertones. Someone who burns or turns pink under the sun has cool undertones. Cool undertones are more likely to blush and have less pigment. Warm skin is not a good option if your cheeks are bright red.
Because of its pure and hypoallergenic nature, gold is one of the best options for nose piercing.
It is important to select real gold, such as 14k and 18k. These types of gold contain gold mixed with other metals (typically copper) in order to increase its strength and make it better suited for jewelry. The purest form of gold is too soft to be used in jewelry. It easily loses its shape and wears away.
For a healing or fresh piercing, you should not choose a gold-filled, gold plate, rolled-gold, or gold vermeil no rings. Below, we’ll explain why in the section.
It is more expensive than titanium, but it is still a viable option if you have the budget. There is always the possibility of reaction and irritation because gold is a soft metal. It is best to wait for your healing before changing to gold. If you do decide to change, make sure you have 14k gold.
Which Type Of Piercing Should You Choose?
There are more than 10 types of nose piercings that you can choose from, from beginner to expert. Here are the top ten most popular.
The nostril piercing is the most popular and traditional form of nose ring. A stud or a ring is the most common type of jewelry that can be used for a nostril-piercing. This is placed at the edge of the nostril curve’s groove.
Because it’s versatile and fashionable, this is the most common type of nose piercing. A skilled nose piercer is required to perform septum piercing. This is more complex than a nostril. The piercer will usually choose an area without cartilage. This is the web of skin between the cartilage and the bottom of the nose.
You have the option of a simple septum, circular barbells, or captive bead rings. The most popular is the circular barbell, also known as a horseshoe. You can flip a septum ring barbell upwards to conceal it if necessary.
A variation on the nostril piercing is the high nostril. This is where the nostril is pierced from the highest point before it reaches the bridge. This is a stylish and unique spot for piercings.
High nostrils are pierced at the top of the nose. This is the most difficult area to reach. This one is best left to a skilled piercer.
Bridge Piercing is also known as the Erl. It is horizontally done across the bridge of your nose and is called a surface piercing. This means that the cartilage and bone of the nose are not punctured.
The chances of the body rejecting jewelry that has been pierced on the surface are greater. In an attempt to heal, the body pushes the foreign body (in this instance, the jewelry) towards the skin’s surface. It is best to immediately remove the piercing and let the wound heal.
For bridge piercings, curved or circular barbells work well. Straight barbells are not recommended as they have a higher chance of being rejected by the body.
Rhino Piercing/Vertical Tip
Rhino piercing is a rare and unique technique. The barbell runs from your tip to your bottom and is almost always curved. A straight bar can be used, but it can become more difficult.
The nasallang is perhaps the most complicated form of nose piercing. It passes through both nostrils as well as the septum. Although it may look like just two nostril studs at first, the nasallang is quite complex. It usually takes one sterilized needle to complete the task. The needle is inserted through your nose. To look its best, the nasallang requires perfect symmetry. Make sure your piercer has experience.
The nasallang can be worn with a straight barbell.
This piercing is similar to the nasallang but does not go through the septum. It is actually a nasal tip that pierces the fleshy part of your nose horizontally. This is a very rare piercing, and it is named after the first person to have it.
For the Austin Bar, a straight barbell is usually chosen.
Different Types Of Nose Jewelry
One common misconception about nose jewelry is that it all looks like a ‘ring.’ We would refer to it as nose jewelry if we were being pedantic. There are many types of nose jewelry other than a ring (this is also true for earrings).
This is the most popular type of nose jewelry. This hoop is a long seamless hoop that fits in the hole and is held in position.
The curved barbell is also known as bent barbells and banana bars. This ring is ideal for septum piercings. The ball edges can be removed to thread the ring through the hole.
Fixed or captive bead rings
A combination of the traditional ring with the barbell is called a fixed or captive bead ring. These rings are extremely popular, but they can be difficult to take off.
This is a straight, small bar that can easily slide into a nose piercing. It is protected by the beaded edge. They are usually smaller than other types.
This is a straight line with an L-shaped bend. It’s used to prevent jewelry from slipping out of the piercing. You can bend the bend at any angle between 45 and 90 degrees. You can use a simple ball or stud to finish the L-bend.
Similar to the L-bend, but with a curvy tail and a bent bar instead. The nostril screw holds the jewelry in place. It curls around the inside of your nostril. The nostril screw is strong and gives the jewelry extra support.
The Best Nose Ring To Get Started
Simple nostril piercing is the best way to begin nose piercing. This type of piercing is much less risky and complicated than the others, and it isn’t intimidating.
The nose ring is the best type of nose jewelry. You can clean the jewelry from all sides. You can also accommodate swelling. It can rotate completely, so bacteria can enter your skin from the outside.
You don’t want to make your nose ring too noticeable at the beginning, so choose a ring that is 24 or 26 gauge.
You will feel more comfortable wearing a nose band if you are able to gauge how you feel about it. This can be done by trying out more complicated piercings, choosing more intricate nostril jewelry, or layering with other types.
What Is A Fake Nose Band?
If you don’t want to commit to a piercing and still want an edgy, bold look, you might consider a fake nose band. You can use this to test the waters and see how you feel about the nose ring.
You have two options: to purchase or make your fake nose rings using wire, craft materials, glue, and/or both.
This DIY video shows you how to make a fake nose ring.
Is It Safe For Me To Wear A Nose Ring?
Although nose rings can be safely removed, complications can occur if the procedure goes poorly or there is not enough aftercare.
It is therefore important that you only rely on a professional and experienced piercer to perform your piercing.
How To Prevent Nose Ring Infections
It is important to take good care of your piercings during the healing process, which can take up to 3 months.
Select your nose metal carefully. The best options for a new piercing include stainless steel, titanium, and 14k gold. Although they are hypoallergenic, plastic, nylon, and sterling silver can inflict infections on a new piercing. Silver can also permanently tarnish skin if it hasn’t healed. This can leave unsightly marks that are difficult to remove.
After the piercing is healed, avoid chemicals or chlorine. Avoid activities that involve swimming in the ocean or hot tubs, as well as water sports and other water activities. Excessive sweating can cause piercing irritation and even burns.
It is recommended not to remove any piercings during this healing period. This can cause the hole close down or become torn, which will require the healing process to begin all over again.
Avoid using hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol when cleaning the piercing. These can cause irritation and damage to your skin. These products can also dry out and kill new cells. It is recommended that you use sterile saline to clean the piercing.
A nose ring is not something you can do every day, but it’s a stylish way to show your style. This is a major decision, so be patient and do your research before making a commitment. You should consider how this could affect your professional life and whether you want it to be a part of your future.