6 Most Common Types Of Nose Rings

L-Shaped L-Post

If you’ve ever seen the iconic but frightening scene in Payback (trigger alert) You might be nervous about purchasing an earring for your nose. However, Mel Gibson mostly restricts his action to the movie screen or at least, the nose rings are available in many styles, so you’ll be able to choose a less traumatic model for your nose jewelry. Of course, it was technically a nose hoops rather than an actual nose stud.

There’s also another category made up of nasal piercings known as septum rings however, we’re way ahead of ourselves. Before we take a look at the most popular kinds of nose rings we must study the basics of jewellery hygiene and piercings. You may decide to pierce your nostril septum, bridge, or septum. Each piercing needs a specific kind or nasal ring dependent on the location.

Also If your septum is not in the right direction from the norm, it shouldn’t be removed, so double-check! The healing process is for nasal rings could vary between 8 and 8 months, based on the location, method you did it, and the person who performed your nose piercing. It is necessary to keep your original nose band until you’ve fully healed, after which you can switch the ring. This is why it’s important to do it right at the beginning.

Nose Ring Materials

The nose ring is a variety of materials that vary from plastic that is cheap to expensive platinum. If you are allergic to metals and are allergic to metals, these two materials are the best choice for. The plastic could be either acrylic or bioplast and you can also purchase an nostril ring made from glass. The other options include stainless steel sterling silver, white gold or yellow gold, as well as titanium. It is possible to choose the nose ring, which is adorned with the significance of a gemstone or gemstones.

Watch out for any piercing movement. This is when the “hole” begins to move or grow while healing. In some instances it could be beneficial for instance, in the case of stretching deliberately. But , in other instances, the movement could cause bumps and scars. The bridge piercings are most vulnerable to migration, therefore, you should consider getting an nose ring with extra room, like an bent barbell.

The style and place of the location of your nasal piercing will determine the kind the material used for your nose ring. If you have a triple or double piercing, you might require barbells that are hooked or twisted or a higher nostril piercing is more suitable for an ear the stud. These kinds of nostril rings are very intricate, which is why they should be made with a durable but ductile material that will not be weakened by joint or curves. They may require to be sized.

Most Common Types Of Nose Rings

Based on the place you look and whom you ask the nose rings can be classified in five categories or fifty-five! Consider the size of the nostril ring It ranges from thin 22-gauge up to 18-gauge. It is important to consider the length of your nose ring, as the membrane of your nose is more thick, you will require the nose ring to have an extended stem. Additionally, consider the location of your puncturing:

  • The third eye Vertical double eye piercing.
  • Bridge Horizontal double piercing beneath the third eye , which is where your nose begins’.
  • Nasallang horizontal double piercing of the upper portion on your nasal.
  • Septum horizontal single piercing to the skin which separates your nostrils.
  • Septril Single piercing at the septum’s tip.
  • Rhino Vertical double piercing on the top on your nostril, just over the septril.
  • Nostril Single piercing of the middle of your lower nostril.
  • The high nostril Single piercing of the upper nostril, closer towards the bridge.
  • Austin Double horizontally piercing the lower part of your nostril, closer to the end.

Additionally, if you choose to include a gem you can set it with prongs or a bezel. Prongs could snag clothes and hair, and some people are cautious of prongs. Bezels let less light to pass through them, which means they’re less dazzling. Let’s take a look at the most popular styles and see how they work for your needs.

1. Corkscrew / Twist / Nostril Screw

Corkscrew / Twist / Nostril Screw

The nose ring features an oblique beat at the top and a straight stem as well as a hook in a c-shape on the bottom. You must wrap it around your nostril, and the hook rests directly against the inside the nose. The hook’s tip occasionally pokes your nostril, particularly after you’ve been sweating or sneezing.

This can make some people feel self-conscious. You may find yourself always touching your nose and pulling it back to determine whether the hook is in good condition. The best nose rings to use are those that twist. for high and nostril perforations. Purchase it in person to ensure that the stem is sized to the size of the nose.

2. L-Shaped / L-Post

L-Shaped / L-Post


The shape has a similar design to corkscrews however, rather than the stem curving and hooking on the tip the bend is 90 degrees. As with corkscrews L-section rests on the the roof of your nose. It’s more comfortable with no hook, but isn’t as secure on thicker nasal membranes, and can squeeze. Sometimes, it slips out but it’s not always a problem. It’s suitable for nasal and high nostril positions.

3. Nose Bone / Stud

Nose Bone / Stud

Similar to labrets but rather than flat-tips the nose ring is two balls on its ends. The outside tip can be a gem, and the inside ball could be made of metal. The inside ball must be tiny enough to fit through your piercings with minimal effort, but it will not escape unless you remove it since the inner ball acts as an obstruction. Make sure to buy this one after the healing process has been completed.

4. Barbell


Barbell nose rings are similar to labrets, however rather than flat-tips they feature a screwed-on ball at the one of the ends of the stem. It is the shape that determines the kind. Barbells with curvature are great for rhinos and bridges due to the possibility of migration. Barbells that are circular or horseshoe-shaped are the best choice to be used for septum-piercing. Also, you can get an twisted barbell to fit your nose if it’s punctured to accommodate.

5. Unbeaded Hoop / Seamless Hoop

Unbeaded Hoop Seamless Hoop

It’s a ring you pull to open, and close by compressing it. Tension holds the hoop into position, and it is possible to rotate it 360 degrees. The hoop might contain a tiny gap is squeezed, or one edge may be thin enough to slide into the other, and then click to close. It’s a great choice for those who are embarrassed by the beading on hoops with beads. Beware of gaps however, as they could squeeze and cause a problem.

6. Fake Hoop

Fake Hoop

Hoops with beading and an ‘open latch’ are referred to as fake hoops. The second kind of faux hoop blends an hoop with an oval nose ring. From the outside the hoop, it appears like an hoop, however inside the shaft, it folds into an L, which creates the illusion of the appearance of a circle. The exterior of the hoop is hooked into your nostril for a complete hook effect.


Potential Piercing Challenges

You’ve decided on the position, location and the style of the nose to be pierced. You’ve even inspected the studio for piercing and made sure that everything is in order. What else do you need to consider?

  • Methodology:Get your nose pierced in a professional parlor. Some salons use ear-piercing devices and earrings. However, the gauge of the earring is typically more substantial than nose rings and the stem can be too long, which means the piercing may be performed without a stopper and can be able to fall out.
  • The pain:Septum piercings hurt the most. Other kinds of nose piercings could hurt a little. However, even if they don’t cause pain, you should expect tears to form in your eyes due to the location of the piercing. The cold and sensitive metal around the nose could induce a crying reflex.
  • The healing process:Surprisingly, bridge piercings heal quicker than septum piercings can take as long as one year. The time is when the piercing could be bleeding, ooze transparent fluid or cause pain slightly. If the discharge turns green to green or if your blisters begin to appear contact a physician.
  • AllergiesYou may react negatively to metal from the piercing, make sure you choose hypoallergenic jewelry. Bumps and minor inflammation are common, however when they turn into infections it is possible that you will require antibiotics. Be sure to check the site of the piercing daily to ensure that you don’t notice scarring.
  • Beauty:You probably already realize that shouldn’t take off the ring on your nose for six months or more, or it could heal and cause blockage. However, you must stay clear of nose makeup as well, so alter your routine of beauty according to. Additionally, the ringing of your nose will cause you to pick your nose. It’s a lot.
  • associations:In certain parts of the globe, such as India left nostril piercings have been associated with fertility and marriage. Many brides who are newly married are given the piercings. In the West the west, nose piercings are often linked to rebellion, deviance or the ‘creative’ life of the ‘free spirits.’

Nose Ring Aftercare

The care you give your nose’s the piercings is vital. If you don’t pay close to your piercing, it could restrict, move to expand, expand, or shrink. Particularly if you punched your nose with an unsatisfactory nose ring, it could fall out in the shower or during your sleeping. Make sure your nose ring stays in place for at least six months to make certain that it’s completely healed. Do not take it off for more than a second.

Clean your piercings two or three times per day using an approved disinfectant. Sea salt is a good option that is soaked in water. This can prevent your blisters and bumps from developing into infections. Avoid long baths, swimming pools saunas, hot tubs and showers that are too long until your wounds are completely healed. A prolonged submersion makes your piercing more vulnerable to harmful substances, so be sure to get out!

Although bumps and keloids are normal after piercings, they can develop several years later. Particularly if your hoops always are rubbing against your nose or get caught in your clothing. It is possible to treat these later-day keloids with the same sea saltwater bath or spray to treat fresh cuts.

Pro Tip:

Submerging your perforation exposes it for contamination. However, you’re more likely to contract an infection in the sterile environment of piercing. Choose the piercer who uses disposable needles. The tattoo salons with a registered name are a great option because they don’t reuse their needles. However, you shouldn’t choose the back-alley option. Make sure it’s a secure and reliable tattooing location with recommendations.

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