What distinguishes nose studs from other items of body piercing jewellery is often their tiny size. A nostril piercing is traditionally done with a very small gauge and the jewellery you can purchase for it is just as small. The material for a nostril stud can vary hugely, including materials such as titanium, surgical steel and silver. Typically the jewellery and adornment for a nostril stud is subtle and understated but it can feature an array of details such as:
- Gem stones,
- Metal cones
- Metallic shapes such as butterflies and stars
- Flat discs
- Round balls
The last nose stud we mention in the list above in the retainer, which is made of clear acrylic and is designed to be worn in a healed nostril piercing to make it appear more subtle. Whilst nostril piercings are the second most popular form of body modification after ear piercing in the Western world, most jobs and school still disallow visible jewellery so this is the best way to ensure that you can have your piercing but not get into trouble! Keep in mind that if you’re purchasing a nostril screw that you need to ensure that you’re getting one for the right side of your face, as all nose screws are designed specifically for the left or right nostril and can’t be interchanged.
Inserting a curved nose stud can seem strange for those unfamiliar with the piercing but it is remarkably simple. When inserting the stud into the nostril, you need to follow the curve around, allowing your new body jewellery to be gently eased in without discomfort. When it comes to removing your nose studs, it’s very important that you don’t attempt to use your hand or nails. This can end up causing large amounts of damage to the piercing and the surrounding area, so it’s much better for you to use a pair of tweezers.
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