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Must-Read about Nose Piercing and Its Healing Problems

Updated on January 11, 2015

Nose piercing is one of the popular types of piercings that the most men and women do throughout the world to wear beautiful jewels in their nose. Piercing in nose is very painful but still interested people go for it so that they can look stylish and attractive. There are different kinds of nose piercings as well and among them the most common one is nostril piercing. Nose piercing is the world’s second most famous form of body piercing.

The presence of nose piercing in South Pacific, African and Indian cultures is very old. A few decades ago the western culture also got influenced from nose piercing and its popularity has been increased a lot in Europe and America. Though the process of nose piercing comprises plenty of complications and risks, many people consider it. Professional training is also provided in nose piercing in various institutes.

A beautiful looking nose with a jewel after nose piercing
A beautiful looking nose with a jewel after nose piercing

Different Types of Nose Piercings:

  • Bridge
  • Septum
  • Nostril
  • Nasallang
  • High Nostril
  • Vertical Nose Tip

In this you can find out different types of nose piercing and ring styles
In this you can find out different types of nose piercing and ring styles
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Bridge PiercingHigh Nostril PiercingNasallang PiercingNostril PiercingSeptum PiercingVertical Nose Tip Piercing
Bridge Piercing
Bridge Piercing
High Nostril Piercing
High Nostril Piercing
Nasallang Piercing
Nasallang Piercing
Nostril Piercing
Nostril Piercing
Septum Piercing
Septum Piercing
Vertical Nose Tip Piercing
Vertical Nose Tip Piercing

Safety Questions You Should Ask Before Nose Piercing

Check out some simple but essential questions that you should be aware of prior going through nose piercing. Just get in touch with an experienced and knowledgeable piercer and ask some relevant questions.

  • Ask about all those products that the piercer is going to use for healing nose. Get recommendation for any particular soap or healing cream for your nose. If you have any allergy to fragrances or ingredients, make sure to avoid them.
  • Never hide any medical problem you are suffering through. Bring all concerns in front of the piercer so that he will be able to take proper precautions to avoid any major problem.
  • Get to know how your preferred nose jewelry suits you. Ask whether your nose will be suitable with the selected jewel. Also get ideas about other types of jewels that suit your nose.

In case you are not satisfied with the answers and you do not get a clear idea, look for some other piercer. Many options for nose piercing are available in the market and you can pick the suitable one very easily.

Traditional Nose Piercing

Hindu women do nose piercing from ancient times. Most women want to look beautiful by wearing lots of jewelries. Indian women give a high value to their jewelries. Nose is the central point of face. Hence it is important to adorn it with attractive jewels.

Nose piercing is also very old in African culture. Both men and women can be seen with pierced nose.

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African Tribe Woman with a Nose RingNose Piercing by A Hindu Woman
African Tribe Woman with a Nose Ring
African Tribe Woman with a Nose Ring
Nose Piercing by A Hindu Woman
Nose Piercing by A Hindu Woman

How to Discover An Infection

Everyone has different type of skin, body texture and sensitivity level that may decide whether the nose piercing is infected or not. It is important to recognize an infection in your nose to avoid any major concern and take proper precaution in time.

Nose piercing mostly leads to swelling, tenderness and redness. But it’s a normal condition and there is nothing to worry about. Redness after piercing happens very often. Here are some of the major concerns that may lead to an infection:

  • Excessive swelling
  • Excessive pain and tenderness
  • Excessive redness
  • Discharge of greenish or yellowish liquid from nose

To heal an infection, you have to clean the pierced area on a regular basis. Also apply a recommended anti-bacterial cream or ointment.

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