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Nose-ring Experiences
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Nouveaunew · 14/05/2022 22:48

I’m thinking about getting a nose-ring. I’m in my early 40s but I think it’d suit me (maybe it’s a midlife crisis, who knows!).

Have any of you had one? Any tips? My nose runs a lot and I blow my nose multiple times a day all year round. Would that be a problem?

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rickandmorts · 14/05/2022 22:53

I got mine done in January. I think I was really lucky in that it healed quickly. I didn't fiddle about with it too much or go overboard cleaning it. I also blow my nose loads and it's fine, forget it's there most of the time now 😊. I was worried about getting a keratoma but like I say it had healed up quickly, in about 3 or 4 weeks. I got mine pierced with a half ring to allow any swelling to go down.

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Akitamum · 15/05/2022 01:23

Hello! I got my nose pierced a few months ago, it's a crystal stud and I love it. Blowing my nose was a but weird at first but it healed really quickly and it's totally fine to wipe or blow it now. I'm 46 😃

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Nouveaunew · 15/05/2022 04:42

Thanks to you both for the replies. Oh I think I’ll do it!!

is the piercing sore? How do they go it? What’s a half ring? 🙏

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Nouveaunew · 15/05/2022 04:46

Just googled & I see you were talking about the hoop earring. It says that healing is quicker with those …

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Piemam · 15/05/2022 14:56

I am always wiping nose and have had a nose piercing for the best part of 25 years! I wear a small hoop mostly, you can keep it clean from all angles.

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wholeofthemo0n · 15/05/2022 15:01

they don't hurt going in at all, mine was healed very easily. don't get it pierced with a gun or with a hoop, a needle followed by a stud for the first 6 weeks-2 months. my mum is in her late 40s (im 23) and we went together to get ours, she looks very cool with it with a tiny diamond in :-)

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Craftycorvid · 15/05/2022 17:05

Had mine done some years ago and love it. I’m -er- over 40! 😆. Blowing my nose is fine. It’s a slightly different process as you do have to be careful of the ring or stud. Also, erm, things do sometimes ‘build up’ slightly IYSWIM. Overall, it’s no bother having a nose piercing. I don’t even think about it now.

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rickandmorts · 15/05/2022 18:16

Nouveaunew

Thanks to you both for the replies. Oh I think I’ll do it!!

is the piercing sore? How do they go it? What’s a half ring? 🙏

It made my eyes water getting it done but it was over really quickly. She did it with a needle and put the hoop in after. I really didn't want a stud as I think a ring suits me loads more and she says it's outdated advice that you need to get it done with a stud. She just did it with a half ring to allow for the swelling. And then yeah it healed really quickly and now I don't even notice it!

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Nouveaunew · 15/05/2022 19:56

Oh this is great to hear! I'm really looking forward to getting it done now! Thanks so much for your helpful responses.

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Lellochip · 16/05/2022 10:24

If you get it done with a stud rather than a ring, ask the piercer if they could use a labret rather than a screw - much more comfortable, less metal inside for nose-blowing!

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Nouveaunew · 16/05/2022 20:30

Thanks @Lellochip That’s really good to know as I would like to get a stud as I think it’d suit me better.

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Mol1628 · 16/05/2022 20:39

Yes get it done with a flat back labret stud, so much better than a nostril screw, I don’t even notice mine is there now and I constantly have hay fever in summer or a cold bug with runny nose in winter.

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Nouveaunew · 16/05/2022 20:47

That’s great to know @Mol1628 because my nose is an allergy haven!

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Lellochip · 16/05/2022 20:48

Screws are the norm though, so you might have to ask in advance to check they have the right size labret/flat back. This pic shows the difference in how much metal you have inside your nostril to smash into your septum when you don't blow carefully 🤣 Left is the screw I was pierced with, vs what I wear now

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Nouveaunew · 17/05/2022 16:38

Thanks @Lellochip I might just ask them what they recommend when I'm there. Yikes -- a bit nervous now!

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Mol1628 · 17/05/2022 22:10

To be honest they’ll probably just recommend whatever type of jewellery they use! I would check they’re using titanium labrets beforehand.

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TheOGCCL · 17/05/2022 22:16

Tempted as I thought the feedback would be it's a nightmare to manage.

How do you decide which side it would go on?

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Nouveaunew · 17/05/2022 22:40

Thanks @Mol1628 I’ll do that

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Lellochip · 17/05/2022 23:35

TheOGCCL

Tempted as I thought the feedback would be it's a nightmare to manage.

How do you decide which side it would go on?

I went with right side purely because I had more ear piercings on the left and it felt more balanced. Left seems more common though & I did find that jewellery is more commonly bent to fit the left side (though you can wear any in either there's definitely a better fit)

I think the left side was traditional in India for women so maybe that's why? It's really just personal preference, I'd go with whichever you fancy/think looks better, your photogenic side maybe 😄

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Fizbosshoes · 18/05/2022 00:01

I had mine pierced twice when I was a teen. Both times I took it out when I had a cold and it healed up. I'm tempted to go for it again. My teen DD thinks it won't be too embarrassing. Apparently having a fringe cut would be way worse...Confused

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Mol1628 · 18/05/2022 07:01

I have my right side pierced to balance out the ear piercings I have a bit but I agree the left seems more common. I don’t think it matters.

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Nouveaunew · 18/05/2022 19:25

That’s interesting that people get it on the opposite side. I have more ear piercings on the right and thought maybe I’d get the nose on that side too … almost like a feature wall in a house 😜but now I’m not sure …

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TheOGCCL · 18/05/2022 19:34

Thanks @Lellochip and @Mol1628. I have an ear cartilage piercing so figured it should go opposite. Been thinking about this for about 20 years! Sorry to hijack OP

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BOOTS52PollyPrissyPants · Today 04:02

Mine is on my right side and is a tiny clear diamond and looks lovely and had no issues with it except pulled it out once in my sleep. Just a sharp pinch when you get it done but not sore after at all. I love mine and am older too but do not look rough with it. Go for whichever side you prefer as I think most India women get it done on the left but it just seemed weird to do the left and I don't even know why. Hope it goes well and post a photo to show us.

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LadyPoison · Today 13:03

Tell the piercer that you want to be pierced for a ring. The hole is then placed further down so a ring can fit snugly.

Studs are typically placed a little higher which means that if you want a ring you need a larger diameter which will not fit as snugly.

Obviously if you are not bothered about a close fit, it doesn't matter. I am pierced for a stud and ring s look awful in mine.

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