How do nose piercings heal

Getting Nose Piercing: Pain, Care, and Healing

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The nose piercing is one of the most popular piercings on the face. Based on my personal experiences, I will explain everything you need to know about pain, costs, healing and care of the piercing in the nose.

Nose piercing types

There are very different places on the nose where you can get a piercing. You can see exactly which types of nose piercing are available here:

What is the name of the piercing in the nostril?

Of course, each piercing has its own name or a special designation. The Surname for the Nose piercing is "Nostril". It comes from English and means something like nostril, which is actually a very appropriate name for nose piercing.

Get a nose piercing

You now want to get a nose piercing and are unsure because you don't know what to expect? Ultimately, here it is, like any other piercing. The piercer paints the puncture site and lets you look again to see if you like it that way. This is followed by piercing with a sterile cannula and the subsequent use of a plug or a ring, whichever you prefer. And then the whole spook is over and you have your pretty nose jewelry.

Why you shouldn't have your Nostril shot

For me personally, the nose piercing was the very first thing I got to have pierced when I was 16. However, my mom only wanted to put her signature on a note from a jewelry store. Back then, piercers still had a backyard reputation.

Today it is known that shooting nose piercing is not ideal. Because you do not have a clear puncture channel, but the hole can be frayed by the strong pressure and then cause problems with the healing. This was probably not the case with me and the nose piercing is good even after it has healed, although it was shot.

Pain when stabbing

Even if I had my nose piercing done, I was able to accompany my sister to get the piercer done. Ultimately, piercing the nostril is briefly uncomfortable, but not really painful. The irritation of the nose almost automatically causes you to lose a few tears, but this has nothing to do with the pain when stinging.

Piercing the nose yourself

If you don't want to go to a piercer, but rather play with the idea of ‚Äč‚Äčlending a hand yourself, I can only advise against it. As with any other piercing, the nose piercing itself is a no-go. You yourself do not have the experience that a professional piercer has, so the risk is quite high that your piercing will not heal properly due to the self-piercing, become infected or sit crooked. Injury to nerves is always conceivable with a piercing, which can lead to a restriction of functions and senses.

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How much does a nose piercing cost?

The price for a piercing naturally differs depending on the studio and also the region. Normally, the cost of a nose piercing is between 40 and 60 euros. This usually includes the consultation, the piercing, the first jewelry and the follow-up examination. Of course, help during the healing period should also be included in case there are problems.

Most studios have a price list on their website where you can see exactly how much a nose piercing costs.

You usually have to add the means for the care after the piercing on top of that.

Nose piercing healing

The healing of nose piercing is very straightforward in and of itself. If you don't have a pronounced runny nose, then you shouldn't have any major problems. Here, as with any other piercing, care is of course an important factor, with which you can not only minimize the healing time, but also the risk of inflammation.

Healing time

The healing time with nose piercing is relatively short compared to other piercing. After 4 - 6 weeks, the Nostril should have healed and a new piece of jewelry could then be used. However, this is also individual for everyone, accordingly it can take shorter or longer until your piercing through the nostril has healed.

Care of the Nostril

The Nostril is really easy to care for, because you can get to both the insertion and the puncture point well. Accordingly, you should simply follow the care instructions of your piercer. He will surely explain to you that you should clean the area with a disinfectant spray twice a day. It is completely normal that the nose is sensitive and a little swollen at the beginning and maybe bleeds easily.

When caring for the nose piercing, make sure that you only work with lint-free cotton swabs or kitchen towels in order to avoid any additional irritation of the wound.

Nose piercing inflamed, now what?

Did your nose piercing get infected? Then you should call your piercer or drop by to be on the safe side. He can look at the inflamed area and explain how to proceed. In the worst case scenario, you might have to remove the jewelry, but you shouldn't do that until you've been out of the studio. Because only in very rare cases is the inflammation so bad that removing the jewelry is the only way.

Game meat when piercing the nose

One problem that can develop with any piercing is game meat. These are growths that are not dangerous, but unsightly. If you discover game meat while piercing your nose, then I advise you to go to your piercer. You shouldn't be alone with hydrogen peroxide or the like. Doctors, but put yourself in experienced hands so as not to make the whole thing worse. Your piercer will then certainly recommend a suitable treatment or suggest a change of jewelry.

Tip: These discs are simply attached to the piercing and on the one hand prevent the game meat from developing and on the other hand ensure that it goes away again.

Ring or plug?

You can decide individually whether you use a ring or a plug. Both are possible and depending on what you find nicer, you can also choose which of the variants you want directly when you pierce. Personally, I used a nose ring, but you should be careful if you use a ring that is normally intended for the earlobe. Because this is usually much thinner than the classic connector. This way, your hole can shrink in the long run and you won't be able to get a plug through.

Risks with Nostril

The risks involved in nose piercing are very low. There are a few nerve tracts running through the nostril, but it is a bit uncomfortable when it comes to stinging. The greatest risk is that it could catch fire.

Nose piercing scar or hole

If at some point you don't feel like having a ring or a plug in your nose, you can simply take the jewelry out. A big advantage of piercing compared to a tattoo. However, with a nose piercing, a scar or a small hole will remain, just like with any other body jewelry of this kind. With a tongue piercing you won't see it, but don't worry, the hole is really small and hardly noticeable.

In the case of Nostril, it no longer really grows too, i.e. H. Even after a few months without jewelry, you can always put some back in without having to pierce the hole again. I often don't wear a nose ring for almost a year and when it comes over me, I push it back through without any problems.

Fake nose piercing

Of course, you can also use a fake nose piercing if you don't want to have your nose pierced. However, I personally find that the fake piercings never really sit well. However, it is a great way to find out if the nose piercing suits you at all and if you really want it.

Do I have a piercing in my nose?

I have never seen a person where I thought that it would have been better not to have a Nostril pricked. Whether a small stone or the eye-catching ring on the nostril, I think both are very pretty. However, you can of course buy a fake ring and use it to determine whether the nose piercing suits you or whether you like it.