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Nose Piercings

Nose Piercing Shopping Guide

The nose piercing is one of the most popular piercing types in the world. There are many different shapes and designs of nose jewellery to choose from.

In this shopping guide, you can find information about the various nose piercing jewellery types. You can also find information about the measurements and materials, so that you can choose the right nose jewellery for your piercing.

Nose Piercing Sizes

It is important to choose the right fit for your new nose piercing. No nose is the same, so the sizes can also vary a lot. If you are not sure what size you need, we recommend measuring your current piercing.

The most common thicknesses are 0.8 mm and 1.0 mm. As for length, 6 mm is the standard for nose bones, screws, and studs. Nose rings often have a diameter of 8 mm.

The illustrations show how you can measure your current nose jewellery.


Alternative Nose Piercing Sizes

If your current piercing is not the right size for you or you are not sure what size you need, you can still try to measure your current piercing to get an indication of the size you would need.

You could also order some affordable basics in different types and sizes to try and find the right size for you. We also have a few thinner pieces of nose jewellery in a thickness of 0.6 mm.

If you need a slightly larger diameter for a nose hoop, many rings are also available with a diameter of 10 mm.

Septum Piercing Sizes

Septum jewellery is different from other nose jewellery. The standard thickness for a septum piercing is 1.2 mm.

The diameter is also usually 8 mm, but different noses need different sizes. There are also larger piercing rings available for septum piercings. Unlike nose piercings, septum piercings can even be stretched.

Most types of piercing rings can be used as septum jewellery, as well as special septum clickers, giving you lots of choice for new looks.


Different Nose Piercing Types


Apart from the traditional open nose rings, seamless rings can also be a nice fit for your nose piercing. The traditional open nose hoops have a stopper at the end to keep the ring in place. Seamless rings are bendable, and they have a small opening creating a “seamless” look.


Nose studs are easy to recognize because of the distinctive L-shaped design. They are easy to put in but do not have the most secure fit. They are still widely used and popular, and they can be quite comfortable to wear.


Nose screws have a screw-like form. They can be challenging to insert, but they will stay put more securely than studs. Twist the screw in the direction of the spiral when pushing it in gently until the crystal sits flush with the skin.

Nose Piercing Materials

There is a wide selection of materials available for nose jewellery. Here you can find more information about the most common materials.

316L Surgical Steel

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316L Surgical Steel

Nose jewellery made of 316L surgical steel is affordable and widely available. This material is a high-quality stainless steel that can contain trace amounts of nickel. Often available in many vibrant colours.

14 Kt. Gold

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14 Kt. Gold

You can find quite a few pieces of nose jewellery made of 14 kt. gold. This luxurious material is also good for everyday wear. Not much upkeep is needed for this material. With a little care, it will last forever.


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Titanium nose jewellery is used for first piercings when still healing. This material is hypoallergenic, does not contain nickel, and won’t stain. Although slightly more expensive than 316L surgical steel, it is one of the best materials you can buy.

.925 Sterling Silver

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.925 Sterling Silver

The choice is limited but nose jewellery made of .925 sterling silver is popular. Silver has a unique sparkle that stands out. Please note that silver is sensitive to tarnishing and requires special care to maintain its shine.

Nose Piercing Aftercare

Proper aftercare and your new nose piercing go hand in hand. A Salt Spray is a great product for day-to-day care for a nose piercing. Our Healing Oil or the Salt Spray with Tea Tree are recommended to be used only on the outside of your nose.

Salt Spray
Salt Spray
Sold Individually £3.75
Piercing healing butter
Piercing Healing Butter
Sold Individually £5.50

Get a Nose Piercing

Are you considering having your nose pierced? Make sure to read our article about getting pierced first. We inform you about the healing period, the necessary aftercare routine and how you can find the right piercing studio.

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