Body piercing is one of the ancient ways of adding ornaments on the body, these piercings were often fitted with decorations such as rings, studs and other fittings. Among the old body piercing practices that are still popular even today are; ear, nose and belly ring piercings. In this article, we focus on nose piercing and the type of rings and studs that are used to fit the piercings.
Nose piercing has its origin from certain African and Asian traditional practices many decades ago, where it was used as a symbol of beauty, status, and wealth among other purposes. In modern cultures, nose piercing is seen as hip and trendy thus many young people both men and women have embraced it dearly.
Types of nose piercings
There are various types of nose piercing based on the part that gets pierced, for example, there is the nostril piercing, which is the most common, simple and widely practiced. It involves piercing the nostril just above the crease where the nose separates from the cheek. At this position, there is a lot of possible jewelry that can fit due to its accessibility. We have L-shaped studs, nose rings, ball rings, and nose screws among others.
The other type of nose piercing is the septum piercing, very popular nowadays even among men. It involves piercing through the nasal septum while avoiding the bone cartilage separating the nostrils. This only fits circular barbells or loops. There are others like the nose tip piercing and the bridge piercing all of which are gaining popularity as humans try more ways of accessorizing their noses.
Procedure for the nose piercing
This procedure is delicate and requires a person with the knowledge to do it right. Hygiene is of great essence to avoid infections and also improve the rate of healing. The most common is the nostril piercing and it follows the following brief protocol.
The first step is always choosing the location of the piercing. The nostrils can both be pierced at a go, however, when choosing between either of the sides certain considerations must be observed such as the cultural directives and the meaning attributed to it.
The piercer marks the location and if you are okay with it then it is done in the most aseptic way as possible.
It is then fitted with a steel nose screw of about 20G in size and then you are given instructions on how to care for it till it heals.
If followed well the piercing heals fast and then you can adorn any other type of nose studs that you prefer.