Nose ring seems to be sinking down in to my nose

by Tori
(United States)

I got my nose pierced 4 days ago,as of right now it's not hurting at all. But around the piercing is still a little swollen and red.The piercing place used a small screw nose ring...now the nose ring seems to be sinking down in to my nose. I'm not sure if this is because it's still a little swollen or if its really growing up around the jewelery. Ive have been cleaning it 2-3 times a day with saline solution, as directed by the piercer.So I've been pushing the nose ring up a little to clean under it and that is all. So is this normal, or is my piercing ruined? Is there anything I can do to prevent it from sinking in to my nose? I hate to have to take it out because I really like! Thanks for any advice you can give me!

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May 18, 2017
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Lessons learned NEW
by: Anonymous

I had that same issue the first time I had my nose pierced. It turned out to be the piercer's fault—he put a nose ring in that wasn't long enough to leave room for swelling. Because of that, when my nose did swell, the post was too short and the gem was too small, so it "sunk in." I tried and tried pushing it up and cleaning it with different solutions, but nothing helped. I took it out, let it heal completely, and went and got it repierced later. This time, I researched and found the best tattoo parlor near me. This time, the piercer put in jewelry with a longer post and a bigger gem, and I didn't have the problem at all!

Apr 14, 2017
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Nose ring sinking NEW
by: Anonymous

I got my nose pierced 4 days ago and I realized it was sinking in my nose I took it out and cleaned it I'm getting a new one right now is that ok ? Answers please

Dec 28, 2016
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It's hurts NEW
by: Anonymous

I got my nose peirced 2 days ago and it's already sinking I don't know what you do and it scaring me

Jun 24, 2016
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Help Stop the sinking :( NEW
by: Veronica

I got my nose pierced on Tuesday night. Tuesday, Wed. and Thursday were fine. But on friday morning the jewlry is sunken in pretty bad. I've been cleaning with sea salt. I guess now I will sleep with cotton balls soaked in sea salt, take ibprophen, ice it, and put a tissue paper in my nose to keep it above the surface. I pray it goes down fast. I don't know what else to do. Suggestions welcome.

May 29, 2016
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Swollen nose NEW
by: Marlene

I'm going through the same thing. Some of the tips suggested make sense and hopefully will help. Will the sea salt bring down my swelling?

May 25, 2015
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PIERCING SINKING NEW
by: Anonymous

I got my piercing 6 months ago, It was sinking after a week, I went to a piercer and changed it into a stud that is long enough to accomodate the swelling, otherwise the skin tries to heal arond the sinked stud. Now its healed well after getting some prescription ointments from my primary doctor. A long journey with my piercing to a happy ending.

Apr 15, 2015
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Ugh. I'm experiencing the. saammee thing. nose screw looks as if it's sinking in NEW
by: Anonymous

I got my nose screw 8 days ago and 3 days after getting it I noticed it seemed as if it was sinking in, no pain, or anything it just seems like it's smooth to my nose so I walk around with a little ball of tissue in it when I'm at home just to keep it pushed out. Cleaning it twice a day but when I push it out the hole looKS so big. Don't want to take it out, & it's too soon to switch it out for a hoop so what am I to doooo????
Can't walk around with a huge hole in my nose so I may take it out if the saline solution and ice don't work :(

Apr 15, 2015
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Ugh. I'm experiencing the. saammee thing. nose screw looks as if it's sinking in NEW
by: Anonymous

I got my nose screw 8 days ago and 3 days after getting it I noticed it seemed as if it was sinking in, no pain, or anything it just seems like it's smooth to my nose so I walk around with a little ball of tissue in it when I'm at home just to keep it pushed out. Cleaning it twice a day but when I push it out the hole looKS so big. Don't want to take it out, & it's too soon to switch it out for a hoop so what am I to doooo????
Can't walk around with a huge hole in my nose so I may take it out if the saline solution and ice don't work :(

Jan 20, 2015
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Help is here NEW
by: Anonymous

I got mine pierced 4 days ago and when it started to sink I got panicky and thought it made a big hole in my nose but I read on loads on forums that this is normal, I'm gonna try that cotton ball up and under the stud but would not recommend to use any antiseptics only salt water

Nov 30, 2011
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Sinking nose stud NEW
by: Harley

I got my nose pierced cuz I'm a Dude and I wanted it to sparkle in the eyes of all the pretty girls I was hitting on and the friggen thing started sinking into my nose and just looked like a zit! Such a piss off. Soo in turn I have spent the last couple days with balls of toilet paper shoved up m nose to hold it out from the skin and have been cleaning it twice a day with this wound cleanser stuff I was told would work. I dunno if I need a longer bar or what cuz it doesn't hurt at all it just sits flush with my skin and looks stupid to me. Should I got get new jewelry or continue my little self remedy and hope it works?

Nov 21, 2011
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Nose ring seems to be sinking down in to my nose NEW
by: Anonymous

Make a mixture of warm water and Epsom or Sea Salt and apply it several times a day with a cotton ball to reduce swelling.

Nov 21, 2011
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Nose ring seems to be sinking down in to my nose NEW
by: Anonymous

Make a mixture of warm water and Epsom or Sea Salt and apply it several times a day to reduce swelling.

Nov 03, 2011
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HELP!
by: Morgan

The same thing is happening to me! i talked to a friend and she said she got hers done at the same place i did and her nose ring also was sinking into her nose. She went back to the place that did hers and they put in a different piercing that had a bigger stud. She was still worried so she went to a different parlor and they were shocked to hear that he changed it because it's a huge risk of infection. So she ended up having to take the whole thing out and letting it heal. I have no idea what I'm going to do ):

Mar 20, 2011
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Sunken stud
by: Anonymous

Well my nose was pierced 4 days ago and on the second day it was sinking into my nose... I was scared and freaking out. I consulted with my professional piercer and he told me to come by the shop. The sad thing is that the shop is over 30 miles from my house. So last night I got home made my salt water solution and applied a cotton ball under the stud and above... When I woke up today it looked a lot better. But I am still going to my guy so he can see what he can do to fix it. I think that this happens when the nose is swollen. So if you can try some ice and salt water that should help a little bit but make sure you go back to the place where you received the piercing. You might need a bigger stud...

Feb 16, 2011
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same thing happening 2 me
by: Anonymous

ah, same exact thing has been happening to mine :(

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