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Nose Piercing Procedure

Nose Piercing

A nose piercing is usually placed in the curve of the nostril; however, it can also be done through the septum; the piece of cartilage that divides the nostrils.

  1. The nose piercing site is cleaned and marked with a surgical marker or Gentian Violet.
  2. A small piece of cork is placed inside the nostril.
  3. Round forceps are placed over the mark on the nostril and the needle placed inside them.
  4. The needle is pushed through the nostril into the cork.
  5. The jewelry is inserted into the hollow end of the needle and is pulled through with the rest of the needle. The needle is removed leaving the jewelry behind.

A piercing gun is not the tool of choice for this particular procedure since it is too cumbersome to get an exact placement for the hole and cannot be properly sterilized.

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Piercing Aftercare

Since nose piercing is done through cartilage, not flesh, it takes six to 12 weeks to heal. During this period, it is important to keep the site scrupulously clean.

Always wash your hands before you touch your piercing or jewelry.
Clean the nose piercing at least three times a day by drenching the area with a fresh cotton ball soaked with sterile saline solution. Slightly rotate your jewelry to make sure the saline gets into the hole as well.
Use a fresh cotton swab drenched in saline to gently clean the clasp or screw inside of your nostril.
Never scrub any part of your piercing or jewelry. This can damage the tissue, spark an infection and possibly pull out your jewelry.
Only use a fresh paper towel to gently pat the area dry after cleaning. Better yet, just hold the paper towel there and let it “wick up” the moisture.
Avoid sleeping on your face at night.
Replace your pillowcase every few days to cut down on germ exposure.
Support your immune system with a good vitamin supplement containing vitamins C, B-12 and zinc. This will help head off respiratory illnesses that can cause mucus build up and interfere with your healing.
Avoid fingering your jewelry and making frequent changes during the first six months. If you don’t follow this tip, the cartilage can be damaged, causing an unattractive lump, called a granuloma, to form. Once you get one of these, they can be nearly impossible to get rid of.

What to Expect After Your Nose Piercing

So you went ahead and got your nose pierced after all, very cool. In the following article, you’ll find ways to help your nose piercing heal and little tricks such as how to yawn without it hurting and dealing with those pesky boogers.
Nose Piercing: Washing Your Face

The first few times you wash your face after getting your nose pierced, it’s going to be weird, if not a little painful. Where you would usually be able to splash soap and water on your face and wipe it easily away, you’ll have to avoid the nose area where your piercing is, and that can be tricky. One important thing to remember when washing your face is to avoid using a towel, especially if you have a stud. This is because towels tend to have stray strands that your nose stud will easily get caught in. Trust me, it is no fun to get the towel stuck on your nose piercing, especially while it’s still healing. When you wash your face, be sure to use mild soap, as highly perfumed soaps can lead to irritation of the nose piercing.

Nose Piercing: Makeup

After you get your nose pierced, it will be tempting to slather cover-up and foundation around the piercing site. For the love of your nose, please avoid this. Makeup will get down into the piercing and will likely cause irritation, if not infection. Fortunately, if you keep up with cleaning, your nose piercing site will not be red for long.

Nose Piercing: Yawning

You will find out quickly that yawning or flaring your nostrils will not feel so great. And what is more annoying than trying to yawn, but having it interrupted by a shock of discomfort? After your nose piercing, when you need to yawn, try placing your fingertips at the bridge of your nose (right next to your eyes), and pressing in, like you’re praying. You will still have some discomfort, but it should help you ease the pain a little bit.

Nose Piercing: Itching

You’ll know when your nose piercing begins to heal when it starts to itch. And boy, will it itch! If you have to scratch, make sure your hands are clean.

Nose Piercing: Boogers

There’s no way around dealing with boogers after you have your nose pierced. One way to dig those suckers out is using a Q-Tip. Usually a dry Q-Tip will work the best, but sometimes a Q-Tip soaked in warm water will help extract those pesky nose treasures from your piercing. As far as blowing your nose, it is more than a little uncomfortable while your nose piercing is still healing. Pressing down the nostril on the opposite side of your nose piercing can help you blow your nose more effectively.

Nose Piercing: Changing Your Jewelry

You will know when your piercing has healed enough to change the jewelry when you can tug on it and it doesn’t hurt. Just to be safe, wait as long as possible before you change your nose piercing jewelry because you don’t want to mess with it healing over or getting infected. If you had a captive bead hoop as your nose piercing jewelry I will tell you from experience that it is best to simply schedule an appointment with the facility that did your nose piercing to have it removed before you try changing your jewelry. The captive bead hoops are incredibly difficult to remove and place by yourself.

When you are ready to remove your jewelry, first clean the area (and your hands, of course). Slip the original stud or hoop out of your nose. Clean and disinfect the new piece of jewelry that will go into your nose. (Note: Do not use an earring stud for your nose piercing!) Apply a small amount of ointment (you can even use lubricating jelly) to the new piece of jewelry, and maneuver it into your piercing. Be patient, especially if you are using an L-shaped or Corkscrew-shaped stud.

Nose Piercing: Types of Nose Jewelry

There are many types of jewelry to choose from when you decide to change out your nose ring.

Captive Bead Hoop- If you had your nose pierced with a hoop, this is likely the type of jewelry your nose piercing specialist used. This type of nose jewelry is an incomplete hoop that is sealed off with a tiny bead. To remove this nose jewelry from your nose, pull the hoop in opposite directions to dislodge the bead. After the bead is removed, twist the hoop in opposite directions (north and south) until it can be twisted out of the nose piercing. Captive Bead Hoops look very cool, but are a pain to insert and remove.

Seamless Hoop- Unlike the Captive Bead Hoop, the seamless hoop is easily removed. This is a ring that separates in the middle and can easily be opened and closed. To insert a seamless hoop, open it up. Poke one end into your nose piercing and feel for the metal on the inside of your nostril. Push the hoop in a little ways, close the hoop and spin it to ensure that it is securely closed.

Nose Pin- This is a nose stud with a straight bar and a slightly thicker ball on the end to keep it in place once you have inserted it into your nose. To insert a nose pin, simply line it up with the piercing and pop it in. You may experience a small amount of discomfort as the larger end goes in, but it will not last long.

L-Shaped- This type of nose stud has an L-Shaped bar that makes it more difficult for it to fall out of your nose. To insert an L-Shaped stud into your nose piercing, poke the jewelry into your nose, with one finger on the inside of your nostril. Once you feel the metal of the jewelry, maneuver the rest of the stud into your nose. (You may have to play around a little bit with the position of your L-Shaped stud as certain positions may make irritate your nose and make you feel like you have to sneeze!)

Nose Screw- This type of nose stud is more difficult to insert into the nose piercing, but more secure than most nose stud options. To insert a nose screw, poke the jewelry into your nose, with one finger on the inside of the nostril. Again, once you feel the metal bar, maneuver and twist the rest until it is in place. Be sure that you feel the metal on the inside of your nostril before you begin twisting the jewelry, as it is very easy to accidentally poke into the middle of your nose piercing and cause lots of discomfort.

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Lady Gaga Gets Her Nose Pierced in ‘ARTPOP’ Promo

Lady Gaga Nose Pierced

Lady Gaga shared another intimate moment with fans this week with a video of herself getting her septum pierced.

In the nearly minute-long video, posted to YouTube by makeup artist Tara Savelo with the title “haus life,” a fresh-faced Gaga lies on her back while a man works at her nose. At the beginning and end of the clip, which is set to a pounding house soundtrack, the title of Gaga’s forthcoming new album, ARTPOP, flashes across the screen.

The New Immortals: Lady Gaga

The piercing was apparently done at Chicago’s MasterMind Ink, which posted a photo of the newly-ringed Gaga on their Facebook page. “Lady Gaga stopped by MasterMind Ink today and had our Head Piercer and Manager Steve Bennett pierce her septum,” the caption says.

ARTPOP is due out on November 11th, and Lady Gaga will reportedly debut the first single from the album live at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 25th.

 

Does it hurt to get your nose pierced?

This is the most common question I have been asked about my nose piercing. It actually requires two answers. The initial piercing was no sweat. It was so fast, all I felt was a slight pinch and it was done with. I have had shots that were more painful than that. (I also joked with the nose piercing professional that nothing hurts in comparison to childbirth, which I have experienced twice now.) That being said, the recovery from the piercing was no walk in the park. But, in my opinion, the discomfort from the nose piercing was much less than the discomfort I felt when I got the cartilage in my ear pierced.

Nose Piercings done in Sacramento

The second most popular type of body piercing in the world after ears is the nostril piercing. A longtime presence in Indian, African and South Pacific cultures, in the last three decades this small bit of body jewelry has gone from rare to nearly everywhere in the US and Europe. Yet as prevalent as this piercing seems, it can be tricky to heal without complications and is cause of much debate in the professional working world.

What you will find here is information about the different types of nose piercings that exist, information and advice for before you get pierced, options for nose jewelry, videos of nose piercings being done, some piercing “no-nos” to avoid and much more.

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2228 J Street Sacramento, CA 95816
916.284.8091

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COMMON NOSE PIERCINGS

Sacramento Nose Piercings

LEFT SIDE PIERCING left-side-nose-piercing

Often times, the left side of the nose is the most preferred side for piercing. According to Ayurveda, the left side of the women’s nose corresponds with their reproductive organs. When the nose is pierced, it helps in reducing the pain during childbirth and may have some positive effects on conditions like endometriosis.

RIGHT SIDE PIERCING right-side-nose-piercing

Some say, if you are a guy, you need to pierce your left nostril and girls pierce their right nostril. However, it is thought if the guy wears it in the right nostril he is a gay and girls wearing it on the left are lesbians according to western culture. But, do not take this too seriously, wear it where you want left or right. It is your priority and comfort that matters.

SEPTUM PIERCING septum-piercing

Apart from the traditional left or right side, the other area you can opt for is the septum. The septum is the area at the bottom of the nose that is hidden and can only be seen from the underside. The jewelry that can be used for this area are straight barbells that are about 14 gauge, circular barbells that are also of 14 gauge with a 3/8 inch diameter or 14 gauge septum retainers.

NOSE BRIDGE PIERCING nose-bridge-piercing

Piercing on the bridge of the nose is another wild and a rebellious way to express themselves, for the MTV crowd. Bridge is the area where the nose meets the forehead. While piercing the bridge, the nose ring passes through the skin only, not the cartilage. For bejeweling the bridge, one should opt for straight barbells that are 16 or 14 gauge in thickness.

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Nose Piercing Reviews in Sacramento

Very clean, professional and personable. Took my 17yr old daughter here to get her ears pierced. They accommodated her and her fears. I would definetly go back to get more piercings and tattoos.

Stylz Tattoos & Piercings
2228 J St Sacramento, CA 95816
www.SacramentoTattooShops.com

916.284.8091

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Best Places For Nose Piercings In Sacramento CA

It is fairly common for people of all ages and genders to get a body piercing these days. Once a person decides to get their Nose, or any body part pierced, the next question is where to go. You are going to pay someone to poke a hole in your body and hang jewelry from it. It is a good idea to go to someone who is experienced and knows what he or she is doing. You want to find places that have a good reputation, have a clean well-lit environment and have piercing experts that can help you select the jewelry appropriate for your piercing. You also need to know that they will pierce the right location and give you advice on how to care for you new piercing.

Stylz Tattoos & Piercings  2228 J Street Sacramento, CA 95816
www.SacramentoTattooShops.com | 916-284-8091