Nose Piercings

Nose Piercing Shopping Guide

Settling in as the second most popular piercing in the world behind the ears, nose piercings are never going out of style. More and more people are getting their noses pierced than ever before.

When buying nose jewellery, you want to be sure you’re getting the right products. So this page will help you with that.

Nose Bones

A straight shafted nose stud with a slightly enlarged end to prevent the piercing from falling out. A comfortable piece of jewellery, but not suited for first timers or healing piercings.

Nose Hoops and Rings

A massively popular style with a huge variety of options in colour and shape. The best ring types are seamless segment rings or open-ended rings.

Nose Screws

The spiral shape of the nose screw makes it very popular, as it is almost impossible for it to come loose by accident. There are also many options in material and colour.

Nose Studs

This stud or L-shaped nose stud is another secure piercing due to its shape. Very easy to insert and remove, it is the most popular shaped nose stud.

Septum Piercing

A unique and daring look that’s been around for centuries, the septum pierces the thin strip of skin in your nose, between the cartilage and the nose tip.

With such different jewellery types, it can get confusing how to measure them all.

Fear not! Below you can find a handy size guide that will show you exactly how all the different nose piercings are measured so that you don’t need to be unsure again.

Just click on the icons to get the measurement of that piercing.

Nose Bones
Nose Rings
Nose Screws
Nose Studs
Nose Fishtail Studs
Septum Piercings

Important Materials For Nose Piercings

Nose piercings can quite commonly heal up and get irritated, so it is important to understand the differences between basic materials. The most common material is surgical steel, while the most popular hypoallergenic material is titanium. You can read about these and other materials in full detail on our materials blog. Below you can find a brief description of both.

316L Surgical Steel

Surgical stainless steel is a durable nose piercing material, and certainly has the widest range of options in terms of style and colour. It is more affordable than other jewellery, but can also contain traces of nickel which may cause an irritation in your nose.

G23 Titanium

Titanium is the safest metal for nose piercings as it is hypoallergenic and more affordable than gold. It makes an excellent nose screw that also won’t discolour due to contact with bodily fluids, which is common in the nose.

1. Nose Screws

Push the end of the screw into the piercing, the twist it in the direction of the spiral as you push it in gently, so that the decorative end sits on the nostril.

2. Septum Piercing

Much the same, except it goes through the membrane in the nose. Be very gentle and make sure it is secure.

3. Nose Bone

Gently push this through as the end is thicker than the shaft of the piercing itself, and you don’t want to get hurt. This is the most straightforward though.

4. Segment/Seamless Ring

Using a special forceps, open the ring, insert it into the nose, then carefully clamp the ring closed again, being sure not to lose the ball.

5. Nose Stud

Insert the smaller, bent part of the stud gently into your nose piercing, then turn it inwards and gently push the rest in.

6. Open-Ended Ring

These are very simple, simply insert the thinner end into the piercing and twist it around until the open end is hidden in the nose.


Always be sure to keep your nose piercing clean as it can pick up lots of bacteria. It is no harm to use a simple salt spray, or if you have taken the piercing out and it is beginning to heal over, you could use some healing oil once you have reinserted your piercing.