The history of nose piercing:
The second-most popular place after ears to get a body piercing is the nose. The first popular place is tragus.
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A long time existence in African, West Asia and South American cultures, this small place of body jewelry has gone from rare to almost everywhere in USA and Europian counties.
Nose piercing is mentioned in the Bible 4000 years ago and was first recorded in the Middle East . But
there is signs that nose piercing relics were discovered even around 6000 years ago. Nose piercing was common in the ancient African tribes and the Bedouins of the Middle East. The wealthy people are wearing very large rings in their noses to denote their position in the society.
In India left nostril was a common place for a nose piercing because it was connected with female sexual
organs and they believed that the nose piercing in this place would make the birth of a child is easier.
Hippies brought the tradition of nose piercing to the West Europe and America In the late 1960’s
Nowadays the Middle East and Africa tribes still keep up the nose piercing tradition and have their nose
pierced. In the western society, nose piercing is usually done for the sake of beauty and styling.
Almost all celebrities have more than one piercing on different parts of their body and they show it
public with pride. Janet Jackson, Sinead O’Connor, Lenny Kravitz, Madonna and many other celebrities have nose piercings with beautiful rings.
Who can use nose piercing:
Any adult can use nose piercing provided that he does not suffer from allergy.
The Types of nose piercings:
The nose piercing lovers have to choose one of three types of nose piercing which are:
* Nostril piercing,
* Nasal septum piercing and
* Bridge piercing.
1- Nostril piercing as it has been earlier mentioned was
common in India and the left nostril piercings were believed to make childbirth painless and easy. Also
nostril nose piercings were done in the ancient world to demonstrate the warrior position in the tribe and sometimes as a religious reference
Years ago nose piercing was considered a sign of a rebellion or punk but now it’s no longer felt that way.
You can have any of your nostrils pierced and the exact place of a hole is chosen by you and your piercing
professional because you must feel comfortable with your new piercing and it’s important to choose the right place for it.
2- Septum piercing
is the piercing of the cartilage that separates the nostrils in the sliver of thin skin near the septum.
Round barbells and captive bead rings are the usually worn jewelry for a septum piercing. Different sizes
and styles are available in the market so you can enjoy new outlook as you like. Septum piercing gauging
is also favorable but it’s a rather long process. Both septum and nostril piercings are almost painless.
3- Bridge piercing
is placed on the upper part of the nose between the eyes. The risk of scarring and infection during bridge piercing procedure is rather high.
This type of nose piercing is usually pierced with a straight barbell. Should you decide to get bridge
piercing, you must ask your piercer about the detailed information about risks that involved in this operation.
As all sorts of piercings, nose piercing requires aftercare. during the first two months. With new nose piercing you should follow these main recommendations .
What are the aftercare procedures:
These are your guides to painless and quick healing process for your piercings.
1- Keep your piercing places clean (use saline solution) at least twice a day in order to clean it.
2- Touching your piercing and the jewelry is not recommended.
3- Before using cleaning solution ( don’t use hydrogen peroxide ) it is advisable to wash your hands.
4. Take good care when using a towel especially when you dry your face.
5- Be careful when you blow your nose.
6- Use legal medicine, stop smoking and not taking out the piercing ring will expedite the healing process.
7- make an ice compress In case the piercing turns into red and swallow. consult your doctor as soon as you feel that the pain is intolerable.
When can I use the nose ring:
You can fully enjoy the piercing after your piercing is fully healed and wear the jewelry you want but first
you have to make sure that you don’t have allergy on the regular jewelry materials in the market such as
gold, silver steel and titanium. stainless steel rings are recommended as it is the best. Buying all nose
piercing jewellery from a piercer is highly recommend to make sure of its sterilizing.
Q And A:
1- what does the procedure entail?
You sit down in the studio, your nose will be wiped with an antibacterial wipe. you have to keep your
head perfectly straight and a mark will be made on the place where your nose will be pierced. by using a
small hollow metal tube to stick partially in your nose to protect the rest of your nose from the piercing
needle. Close your eyes in a relaxed posture breathe in, pierce, then breathe out. Your stud in and you’re
done. the piercing will sting since your nose is quite sensitive therfore your eyes may water.
2- How long is the healing process?
The healing process vary from one person to another but usually it will take maximum two months.
3- If you want to take ring out eventually the hole will not close and the scarring is just an unseen hole.
4- What the best nose rings are ?
the best nose rings are:
* Bone/Pin/Stud: This is a short post-style piece of jewelry with a small bead or decoration that rests on the outside of the nostril.
* Screw: It has a short post that goes into a small curl which works instead of a backing to hold the jewelry in place.
* U-Bend: just for septum piercings. It is a small “U”-shaped piece that can be worn with the ends flipped up inside the nostrils
* Spike: straight taper worn horizontally through the piercing, with pointed ends that stick out. Not for new piercings!
5- How do I remove a full circle nose ring?
Use hemostats or scissors to pry the opening open. Just turn your nose ring to where the opening is
facing outward and slowly slide them inside the circle of the ring then slowly open the scissors to widen
the opening of the ring more than a 1/4 of an inch enough to be able to remove it with ease. Then close
the scissors and slide them out of the ring, then slowly rotate your nose ring until the opening reaches
the inside of your nose and your able to remove it!
6- How much does it cost (approx)? Is that price with or without jewelry?
The piercing cost between $50 and $100. It depends on how famous the professional that does that piercing. This price does not include the cost of the ring.
7- How painful the piercing:
Piercing sting will cause bearable pain which last no longer than minutes.
6- How long until you can change it?
As long as the hole is healed you can wear whatever you like and change the rings any time you want.
7- How to Clean a Nose Piercing
Prepare a Salt Solution,
Soak a Cotton Ball in the Salt Solution,
Pat the Area Dry,
Remove Any Crusting.