Nose Piercings Are of All Times and Cultures

Nose piercings? Some people think for years about getting their nose pierced. Others just go out one day and do it!


Whether you want to explore historical customs related to facial piercings or if you just like the idea of decorating your face, this is where you'll learn everything you need to know before you take the big step.




The First Known Pierced Nose...

Have you heard of Lakshmi?  She's the Hindu goddess of wisdom, fortune, prosperity, courage, generosity and fertility.  She was beautiful and graceful, with four arms, almost always holding lotuses - and her nose is pierced.


Taking their cue from her, Indian women were the first to incorporate nose piercings within their culture.  Because the left side of the nose was associated with the reproductive organs according to the teachings of Ayurvedic yogis, an Indian bride would often have her left nostril pierced on the night before her wedding.


For men, the practice began among Middle Eastern nomads and other tribes.  It signified their manliness, wealth, and power.



What Kind of Piercing?

Now that you know some of the history of nose piercing, let's go over what you can find on our site:  You will learn about having your nostril, your septum, or the bridge of your nose pierced.  You will discover bridge piercing, nose rings, different types of jewelry, nose piercing prices and nose piercing aftercare tips.





Nose Piercing Cleaning & Care

Some specialists recommend removing the stud or ring each day and cleaning it. Others say to leave it in place but use cotton balls moistened in salt water on either side of the piercing, to cleanse the area and also to remove the hard, crusty stuff that accumulates on the healing part and on the jewelry. Which way is right for you?


You'll also learn about what to avoid when you heal from a new piercing and what you can do to avoid the piercing hole to close if you remove the jewelry.


Not only do we explain what chemicals you can and cannot use near a newly pierced area, we also talk about makeup, facial cleansers, lotions, and similar products. 

Nose Piercings Dilemmas

If you're getting your nose pierced, you're going to face some hiccups along the way...

  • You're visiting grandma. Do you automatically remove the jewelry beforehand?

  • You see your aunt, who is not shy-just like you!-and she asks you to take out your nose ring. Should you?

  • Will you land a job if you wear your nose ring to the interview?

  • You're meeting your boyfriend's family, and you think there's crusty stuff on the bead. How do you-ahem, handle it?

  • Aaarrgh! Your jewelry is sinking into your piercing! What do you do?

  • What if you decide to remove your nose jewelry permanently?

  • How can you convince your parents that nose piercing is okay?




Nose Piercing frequently asked questions

lady in nose ring

Nose Piercing FAQ: I got my nose pierced with a piercing gun. I had no idea that only a piercing needle should be used! Have I done any damage? What should I watch for?

Read the answers

Nose piercing FAQ - Read the Answers

Do Nose Piercing Hurt

nose piercing needle

Each person has her own ability or inability to tolerate pain. Just about anybody who has had her nose pierced will tell you that there is some momentary pain from piercing.

Because so many people say that the pain passes quickly, then you should feel confident that it's true!




A professional piercer must undergo comprehensive training to qualify for his job. It is not like the mall employee with the piercing gun who learns in a matter of one to two weeks. Your qualified piercing professional learns about the vessels and nerves of the human body.

He/She knows where there are sensitive bundles of nerves to avoid on your nose. So the answer to the question "do nose piercings hurt" depends on knowing exactly where to pierce. Since most professionals can perform piercings just about anywhere on the body, they study the circulatory and nervous system for several years. We say, bring on the needle!

Nose Piercing Healing

nose piercer

A sea-salt solution is a good idea while your piercing heals even if there is no infection. It provides a good way to remove the crusts that accumulate around the piercing or on the jewelry. It will draw impurities from your skin. Many people also say it feels comfortable and relieves itching during their nose piercing healing process!

If you have chosen a nostril screw as your first jewelry at the time of the piercing, take extra care that it doesn't get caught in your clothing or on your towel.

Avoid swimming while your piercing heals, but if you must go then cover it with a water-proof wound bandage. Brands like Tegaderm and Nexcare offer small bandages that will protect your piercing from chlorinated pool water.

Nose Piercing Healing Tips

Nose Piercing Infection

Treatment and Care

Prevention is the best cure; that's a truism that applies to any part of your body. That being said, you can protect your piercing by taking the following simple precautions:

  • Never touch your piercing if you haven't washed your hands first.
  • Determine if you are having an allergic reaction to the jewelry. If the metal doesn't suit your skin, remove it.
nose ring girl
  • To keep the piercing clean, apply a thin coat of antiseptic ointment to the area-before sleep and before you go out.
  • If you notice pus, wait until the drainage slows down. Then you can move the piercing just a little, once every week. If you move it more often then you will aggravate the nose piercing infection.
  • If you're washing or wiping your face, avoid tugging on your nose jewelry.

Read more at...

Nose piercing infection treatment options

Nose Piercing Care and You

Watch for Bacterial Infections

Whenever a person has any incision into his skin -whether it's a pinprick or a surgical incision- the opening in his skin presents a doorway for bacteria to enter the body. How will you know if you develop an infection, despite of your nose piercing care? There are specific symptoms to watch for:


nose piercing kit
  • Increased pain is one of the earliest symptoms, even before you can observe other symptoms.
  • Erythema, or redness of the skin around the piercing, is a telltale sign.
  • Discharge beyond the ordinary oozing is symptomatic, especially if it increases or thickens.
  • Discharge of uninfected piercings might be clear with a very slight tinge of blood. Infection has probably set in if it becomes green, gray, or yellow. You might even notice a foul odor.
  • The pierced area might begin to feel warmer than the surrounding skin. If you develop a fever, that's a certain indication.

Nose Piercing Care - Don't Get It Wrong

Nose Piercing Problems and Solutions

Nose Piercing Problems Caused by Allergies or Alike

Certainly, the piercing professional should ask you if you're allergic to anything-food, drugs, or metals. But most people aren't aware of any existing allergy. If you've never before placed any type of metal against your exposed skin tissues, you would have no reason to know! And, as mentioned above, most people are unaware of just which metals serve as ingredients in the piece of jewelry that is being inserted.

Nose Piercing Problems and Solutions

Septum Piercing - What You Must Know

Also known as bull rings, many people think septum piercings are much more dramatic and daring. People choose them to express either cultural traditions or their own individuality. Getting one is a little more uncomfortable and they take a bit longer to heal.

Septum Piercing - Are septum piercings more dramatic?

septum piercing girl

Nose Piercing: How to Convince Your Parents!

They might be worried about infection!

Your parents might be worried about developing a nasal piercing infection. You want to give you some reassurance: First, what you believe is an infection might be nothing more than the normal healing process. And second, if you do get an infection, it will not necessarily be harmful to you.

Nose Piercing How to convince your parents

western beauty with nose stud

Pictures of Nose Piercings

girl with nose ring

There are different types of piercings... various types of nose rings... worries about pain and infection... and these are the things you consider once you've already convinced your family or social support network that a piercing is right for you!

Pictures of Nose Piercings

Nose Piercings Survey

Please enter the word that you see below.

  


Are you ready to pierce your nose?   Good, because it's glam, cool and sexy, and it's a time-honored traditional way to adorn or accent your facial features.  You can have your nostril or septum pierced, and there are those who go for piercing the bridge! You're going to find that your piercing gives you a mark of individuality and lets you express yourself.




Comments

What you think?

[ ? ]

Upload 1-4 Pictures or Graphics (optional)[ ? ]

 

Click here to upload more images (optional)

Author Information (optional)

To receive credit as the author, enter your information below.

(first or full name)

(e.g., City, State, Country)

Submit Your Contribution

  •  submission guidelines.


(You can preview and edit on the next page)

What Other Visitors Have Said

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

Chicks with Nose Ring Not rated yet
Chicks with Nose Ring

nose ring joke Not rated yet
I was hanging out with a blonde friend of mine when we saw a woman walk by us with a nose ring attached to an earring by a chain. My friend said, "Wouldn't …

Need to add "Septum" to the poll Not rated yet
Need to add "Septum" to the poll

Click here to write your own.


Recent Articles

  1. Tongue Piercings Tips

    Jan 06, 20 01:17 PM

    You're ready to consider a tongue piercings if you're seeking something outrageous?

    Read More

  2. My nose piercing experience

    Jan 05, 20 11:59 AM

    I got nose pierced at left side

    Read More

  3. 鼻ピアス・歴史と文化のいろいろ

    Jan 05, 20 10:41 AM

    鼻ピアス・歴史と文化のいろいろ

    Read More

  4. ノーズピアス 受け継がれる歴史

    Jan 05, 20 10:33 AM

    ノーズピアス 受け継がれる歴史

    Read More

  5. 鼻ピアス・問題と解決方法

    Jan 05, 20 10:16 AM

    超一流の専門医に施術をお願いをしたとしても、ノーズピアスの問題が起こる可能性があります。症状を事前に理解して賢く学んでおきましょう

    Read More

  6. ノーズピアスのケアとあなた

    Jan 05, 20 10:08 AM

    ノーズピアスのケアについて更に学んでゆきましょう。ノーズピアスをする決意が固まった今、ピアスの傷を完治させる為に出来る限り最高のケアをご案内いたします。

    Read More

  7. 鼻ピアスの感染症

    Jan 05, 20 10:02 AM

    新たに施術したばかりの鼻ピアスの感染が心配になるのと同時に新しいエキゾチックなアートに不慣れな状況ですよね。

    Read More

  8. 鼻ピアスショッピング

    Jan 05, 20 09:58 AM

    鼻ピアスショッピングのサイトをご紹介します。

    Read More

  9. 穿越時空縱觀鼻部穿刺飾品發展史

    Jan 05, 20 09:40 AM

    穿越時空縱觀鼻部穿刺飾品發展史

    Read More

  10. 鼻部穿刺飾品 - 獨特的設計與資訊

    Jan 05, 20 09:39 AM

    鼻部穿刺飾品 - 獨特的設計與資訊

    Read More

  11. 鼻環鼻釘穿刺可能會遇到的問題和對策

    Jan 05, 20 09:38 AM

    在做鼻環/鼻釘穿刺前後多了解一些有關於鼻部穿刺的常見問題是對你有利無弊的

    Read More

  12. 鼻子穿刺的感染與療法

    Jan 05, 20 09:37 AM

    鼻子穿刺的感染問題; 鼻子穿刺感染的治療法--預防就是最好的療法,但是,如果你已經被感染了,該怎麼辦 ?

    Read More

  13. 鼻環或鼻釘穿刺癒合妙招

    Jan 05, 20 09:36 AM

    鼻釘穿刺癒合妙招; 一些有用的癒合妙招,将有助於你的新穿鼻洞盡快完全康復。

    Read More

  14. 穿戴鼻環和鼻釘的護理法-千萬不要搞錯

    Jan 05, 20 09:36 AM

    鼻部穿刺護理小貼士; 你需要了解所有必要的穿戴鼻環和鼻釘的護理知識,其實你會發現有很多人都搞錯了

    Read More

  15. 鼻部穿刺可能会遇到的问题和对策

    Jan 05, 20 09:35 AM

    穿鼻环前后多了解一些有关于穿鼻环的常见问题是对你有利无弊的。

    Read More

  16. 鼻部穿刺感染的治疗法

    Jan 05, 20 09:34 AM

    鼻部穿刺感染的治疗法--预防就是最好的疗法,但是,如果你已经被感染了,该怎么办?

    Read More

  17. 穿越时空看鼻环发展史

    Jan 05, 20 09:33 AM

    鼻部穿刺史概要

    Read More

  18. 鼻部穿刺愈合小贴士

    Jan 05, 20 09:32 AM

    一些有用的愈合妙招,有助于你的新鼻洞尽快完全康复

    Read More

  19. A nose piercing

    Jan 05, 20 09:31 AM

    A nose piercing - we for you to create glorious bright smile

    Read More

  20. 鼻部穿刺护理法-千万不要搞错

    Jan 05, 20 09:30 AM

    你需要了解所有必要的护理知识,其实你会发现有很多人都搞错了。

    Read More

  21. Piercing de nariz - Información y Diseños Únicos

    Jan 04, 20 01:23 PM

    Nuestros piercing de nariz le aportan originalidad y orgullo. Descubra nueva información sobre la curación, infecciones y cuidados apropiados.

    Read More

  22. Common Nose Piercing Retainer Questions

    Jan 04, 20 01:20 PM

    Discover DO's and DON'ts of a nose piercing retainer. This is one of the least understood aspects when it comes to nose piercings.

    Read More

  23. Nose piercing infection treatment options

    Jan 03, 20 12:37 PM

    Treating your nose piercing infection - prevention is the best treatment, but what to do if you already have an infection?

    Read More

  24. Инфекция пирсинга носа

    Jan 03, 20 12:22 PM

    Вы могли бы беспокоиться о развитии инфекции пирсинга носа, если у вас только что пирсинг носа, и вы относительно новичок в этом экзотическом виде искусства.

    Read More

  25. Gold Nose Jewelry - You are Worth it

    Jan 03, 20 10:17 AM

    Ever wondered what the clear advantages are of choosing gold nose jewelry? Here they are

    Read More

  26. Nostril piercing trends and advice

    Jan 03, 20 01:00 AM

    A piece of nostril piercing advice that will certainly help you if you are in the market for nostril piercings

    Read More

  27. Nose Piercing Healing Tips

    Jan 03, 20 12:16 AM

    A few nose piercing healing tips that will help you reduce the time it will take for your new nose piercing to completely heal

    Read More

  28. Nose Piercing Cost: How much jewelry will cost you?

    Jan 02, 20 01:55 PM

    If you are considering getting a nose piercing, one of the things you need to think about is about your nose piercing cost!

    Read More

  29. Nose Piercing Shops

    Jan 02, 20 01:47 PM

    Shop online at our nose piercing shops.

    Read More

  30. Time for Nose Piercings Humor!

    Jan 02, 20 01:28 PM

    It is time to amuse yourself with some nose piercings humor!

    Read More

  31. Problemas del Piercing de Nariz

    Jan 01, 20 01:14 PM

    Puede ser de gran ayuda el saber más sobre los problemas del piercing de nariz antes o después de hacerse un piercing.

    Read More

  32. Piercings Faciales – ¡Desde Sencillo a Extremado!

    Jan 01, 20 01:01 PM

    Piercings Faciales, Desde Sencillo a Extremado

    Read More

  33. Piercing del Tabique Nasal - Lo que usted debe saber

    Jan 01, 20 12:52 PM

    El Piercing del Tabique Nasal – La mayoría piensan que los piercings del tabique son un poco más atrevidos que simplemente una gema adornando el ala de la nariz. Algunas cosas a tener en cuenta.

    Read More

  34. Piercing de Nariz FAQ Para Todas Sus Preguntas

    Jan 01, 20 12:33 PM

    Piercing de nariz faq Nuestras preguntas frecuentes sobre el piercing de nariz le ayudaran a encontrar una respuesta a las preguntas más comunes y acuciantes. No encuentra lo que busca? Pregunte aquí.

    Read More

  35. Perforacion de la nariz - ¡Cómo convencer a tus padres!

    Jan 01, 20 12:17 PM

    Conseguir su primera perforacion de la nariz es duro, ¡especialmente cuando se necesita obtener su aprobación de sus padres!

    Read More

  36. Piercing Pain Level

    Dec 31, 19 02:27 PM

    The pain is minimal and completely bearable. It will only take a couple of seconds during which you might feel some discomfort, more of a pinch really.

    Read More

  37. I tricked my gf (now my wife) into nose piercing!

    Dec 30, 19 03:47 PM

    Hi, Mera naam Vaibhav hai. Main UP (Bareilly) se belong karta hu. Pichle 7 saal se Delhi me job kar raha hu. UP me naak chidana mandatory hai. Maine aas

    Read More

  38. Nose Piercings Gallery

    Dec 23, 19 02:06 PM

    Nose piercings gallery, a collections of unique nose piercings pictures.

    Read More

  39. Nose piercings - Information and Unique Design

    Dec 19, 19 10:16 PM

    Our nose piercings bring uniqueness and pride to you. Discover new nose piercing insights on healing, infections and proper care.">Read More

  40. triple nose piercing

    Dec 19, 19 10:02 PM

    Discovery new ideas for triple nose piercing

    Read More

  41. Piercing Nose Around The World

    Dec 17, 19 03:50 AM

    I look at piercing nose practices around the world.

    Read More

  42. Black Nose Piercing Gallery

    Dec 07, 19 03:50 AM

    Welcome to our black nose piercing gallery and get inspired to take the major decision to pierce your nose.

    Read More

  43. 22kt Gold Nose Jewelry - The Store

    Dec 05, 19 10:14 AM

    Shop here for unique 22kt gold nose jewelry.

    Read More

  44. my indian nose piercing

    Dec 03, 19 10:13 PM

    my indian nose piercing experience

    Read More

  45. Both nose piercings - I liked it!

    Dec 03, 19 04:20 PM

    I had nose pierced for both when I was away few months ago and I liked it!

    Read More

  46. my grandma is planning to do nose piercing for me as I'm reaching marriage age

    Dec 03, 19 04:19 PM

    Hi Myself banu from Chennai. Actually my grandma is planning to do nose piercing for me as I'm reaching marriage age. Everyone was forcing me to get it

    Read More

  47. nose ring jokes

    Dec 03, 19 04:18 PM

    Please share some new nose ring jokes. Thank you

    Read More

  48. Nose piercing bump still here after 2 months

    Dec 03, 19 04:17 PM

    I got my nose pierced in late August 2019. It was fine until I got sick a month later and developed a bump from irritation. It is 18g titanium stud. I’ve

    Read More

  49. Nose stud fell out twice in a row, after being tapered

    Dec 03, 19 04:16 PM

    It's a corkscrew that I got on Sunday. On Friday my piercing fell out and after 4 hours of struggling with getting it back in, it wouldn't go back in.

    Read More

  50. Titanium Nose Jewelry Tells Something About You

    Dec 03, 19 04:34 AM

    If you are looking for something more out of the ordinary, why not consider a beautifully crafted titanium nose jewelry

    Read More

Indian Actress with Nose Piercing

A tree is not a project for us; a tree is our life.








Indian girl with nose ring

Join Us at Facebook!

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.