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Location:
Side of nose through to nostril
Jewellery:
Nose Stud, Segment Ring, Cylinder Closure Ring, Seamless Ring, Labret, BCR
Healing:
4-6 Weeks
Age Limit:
16 with ID / 13 with Parental Consent
Price:
£30.00 - £35.00
Pain Rating:

The nostril piercing can be performed on either side of the nose, going through to the inside of the nostril. Find our nostril piercing advice and jewellery tips by clicking below.

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Nostril Piercing Jewellery

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Piercing Procedure
Ready to get a nostril piercing? Use our store locator to find your local Blue Banana Studio. There’s no need to book an appointment; you can simply go to the store of your choice and be pierced on the day. 

Make sure to check the nostril piercing age restriction before coming to store. It can help to avoid any undue disappointment. In a Blue Banana studio, the nostril piercing age restriction is 16 (ID may be required) or 13 with parental consent from a parent or guardian who is present. 

Once you’re all booked in, you will have some forms to fill out. A member of Blue Banana staff will go through the steps and can help you pick out jewellery. Then you can meet the piercer! They too will give you a quick consultation and briefing before discussing the nostril piercing location. 

The nostril piercing typically involves a sterilised gauge needle which your piercer will pass through the skin, inserting the jewellery in the process. At Blue Banana, you can also be pierced using a specially designed nose gun called a Stud Ex system. This is both faster and safer for piercing the delicate nostril cartilage effectively. The piercing site is cleaned thoroughly and marked with a pen first so you can check that you are happy with the location.
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Aftercare Advice
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A nostril piercing can take 4-6 weeks to fully heal. The healing time varies from person to person and will need top aftercare to ensure speedy healing. 

During the healing process, it is important to avoid knocking the piercing or putting pressure on the area as this will slow down healing and can even cause unnecessary problems. For example, be careful when blowing your nose, don’t touch the piercing unless absolutely necessary, and avoid contact with any kind of cosmetics including moisturisers. 

Like any piercing, it is important to maintain top hygiene when caring for your nostril piercing. Sticking to your aftercare routine for your nostril piercing will help limit potential infections and ensure your piercing gets the best chance at healing quickly. Gently clean your nostril piercing twice a day with salt water solution or Tea Tree Oil by bathing it using cotton wool. 

If you would like further information, make sure to read our full Piercing Aftercare Guides to learn about side effects to look out for.
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Choosing Piercing Jewellery
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There’s plenty of options when it comes to nose piercing jewellery from Blue Banana. Some popular styles include: 
  • Nose Piercing Stud 
  • Nose Piercing Hoop 
  • Nose Piercing Ring 
We recommend getting a stud with your nostril piercing as this will reduce the risk of the piercing getting knocked or caught. Your piercer may choose a stud that is slightly longer to allow room for swelling. It is vital for the healing process that you remain patient and don’t change your jewellery until your piercer has advised you to do so. Once your piercing is healed you can switch to a ring or hoop. 

There are a range of colours and designs to choose from in our nose piercing jewellery. When choosing your piercing jewellery there are a few things you should consider: 
  • Jewellery Size – Make sure to find out from your piercer the size your nose piercing jewellery should be. The length or diameter may vary depending on the size of your nose. You will want to make sure your piercing ring is a snug fit for best comfort. 
  • Jewellery Material – piercing materials differ not only through their look but also how they could react to your skin. 
If you have sensitive skin that may be prone to irritation, one of the many Titanium jewellery options is recommended. This material comes in a variety of colours and is durable too! If you regularly participate in sports, you may want to discuss the best piercings for you with your piercer. You may be able to wear a retainer or flexible type of jewellery in your nose piercing once it has healed. 

When searching for a piece of jewellery make sure you know your measurements. We display the piercing jewellery measurements as Gauge first (displayed in millimetres) then Length, e.g. 1.2mm x 8mm. 
  • Gauge – this is the thickness of the jewellery itself. 
  • Diameter – the width across the widest point of the jewellery for hoops and rings. 
  • Length – the length of the piercing bar, usually not including the ball. 
We generally recommend that for new piercings you choose longer jewellery. This can allow for extra room in case of any swelling. Make sure to check out the tips from our piercing guides for information about changing and removing piercing jewellery.
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Please Note: Blue Banana piercing information is based on knowledge from our experiences as one of the UK's top piercing studios. All details provided should be read alongside professional advice. Please see our full Piercing Articles Disclaimer, here.