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Nose piercing. What to expect

(9 Posts)
LemonBreeland Sun 22-Oct-17 21:19:52

I'm going through a bit of a mid life crisis and considering getting the mose piercing I wanted at 16, but was too scared to get as I was worried about my Mum's reaction.

I am now 40, and probably too old to do this, bit meh! grin

So how much does it hurt and how is the healing process? smile

MaisyPops Sun 22-Oct-17 21:21:29

Mine didn't hurt any more than having my ears done.

Healing wise, mine wasn't healed proberly for 3 months although apparebtly that's a really long time for a nose piercing to heal.

thinkabouttit Sun 22-Oct-17 21:25:32

There have been a few threads on this recently. There are loads of MNers around who will be able to share their experiences.

I have mine done; I love it. Go to a reputable piercer who pierces with a needle and uses titanium jewellery to avoid any potential reaction. To clean it, dissolve 1/4 teaspoon sea salt in 8oz cooled boiled water and use cotton pads to soak gently for ten minutes, twice a day.

Don’t fiddle with it, only touch it with clean hands, avoid swimming during the first few weeks of healing and FFS don’t catch it on a towel / clothing / hairbrush grin

thinkabouttit Sun 22-Oct-17 21:26:25

Forgot to add; mine stung a bit and made my eyes water. But as pp said, no more painful than an ear piercing.

LemonBreeland Sun 22-Oct-17 21:27:12

Thanks guys that's really helpful. I've already found a reputable piercing place. My biggest worry is catching it on stuff.

JesusTapdancingChrist Sun 22-Oct-17 21:27:15

Ooh ooh I just had mine done last weekend! It's a titanium ball closing ring.

It wasn't that painful at all, there was a weird crunching sensation as the needle went in and then it did hurt a bit when the piercer put the ring in but it was all over so quickly that I barely had time to register what was happening!

It was a bit sore for a few days but is now healing really well. I'm giving it a gentle dab with salt water daily on the advice of my piercer and that seems to help.

I love it and wish I'd done it years ago. Go for it!

Here's a pic!

Paintbox Sun 22-Oct-17 21:29:19

Jesustapdancing completely off topic (sorry op) but is that your natural hair colour? It’s lovely

LemonBreeland Sun 22-Oct-17 21:29:29

That looks fabby. I've never been keen on rings, but that one is small and looks lovely.

JesusTapdancingChrist Sun 22-Oct-17 21:30:09

It is Paint smile.

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