A Complete Guide to Nose Piercings

So you’re thinking about getting a nose piercing? You will be following the trends of fashion icons such as Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry. However, you might have a lot of questions about getting a nose ring. We know about all things piercing related here at Piercing Mania, and we want to share that information with you.

Anything you might need to know about nose piercing you can find here, including information on price, jewellery types, proper aftercare and much more.

Whether you are simply curious about getting a nose stud, or have already been pierced and want some tips, this is the right page for you.

Nose Piercing Types

There are 3 main types of nose piercing: Nostril piercings, Bridge piercing and Septum piercings.

Nostril Piercing

This is the most popular nose piercing type that there is. It is the one that we see most celebrities sporting when they have nose piercings.
The description is in the name, as a nostril piercing is simply any piercing which goes through the nostril, and can be placed from either side.
Almost any jewellery type is suitable for a nostril piercing as it is a very easy area to get pierced, making it such a popular choice among body modifiers.

Healing time: 4-6 Months

Bridge Piercing

A bridge piercing is one of the strangest looking piercings you can get, but it is actually quite awesome.
Again, the clue is in the name, the piercing goes through the tip, or ‘bridge’ of your nose. Although this might seem painful, it actually only goes through the skin, which also allows for a quicker healing time.
There is however, a higher risk of migration when it comes to bridge piercings, which is when the body rejects the placement of piercing and begins moving it. For this reason, a curved barbell is the jewellery of choice for this procedure.

Healing time: 8-12 Weeks

Bridge Piercing

The septum piercing is the oldest recorded nose piercing that we know of. They normally go through the skin at the bottom of the nose, coming out of both nostrils.
Not everyone can have one though unfortunately. If your septum is in any way crooked, it is a no-go.
Circular barbells are the most popular choice of jewellery for septum piercings.

Healing time: 6-8 Weeks