Body piercing is one of the early methods of adding ornaments on the body, these piercings were often fitted with decorations such as rings, studs and other fittings. One of the old body piercing practices which are still popular today are; ear, nose and belly ring piercings. In this guide, we concentrate on nose piercing and the type of rings and studs that are utilised to fit the piercings.
Nose piercing has its source from certain African and Asian traditional practices many decades ago, where it was used as a symbol of beauty, status, and wealth among other functions. In the contemporary cultures, nose piercing is seen as hip and trendy thus many young people both women and men have adopted it dearly.
Types of nose piercings
There are various types of nose piercing based on the part that gets pierced, by way of example, there’s the nostril piercing, that’s the most common, simple and widely practiced. At this position, there’s a good deal of possible jewelry that can fit due to its accessibility. We have L-shaped studs, nose rings, ball rings and nose screws among others.
The other type of nose piercing is the septum piercing, very popular today even among men. It involves piercing through the nasal septum while avoiding the bone cartilage separating the nostrils. This only fits circular barbells or loops. There are others such as the nose tip piercing and the bridge piercing all of which are gaining popularity as humans try more means of accessorizing their noses.
Process for the nose piercing
This procedure is delicate and requires a person who has the knowledge to do it correctly. Hygiene is of great essence to avoid infections and also improve the rate of healing.
The first step is always picking the location of the piercing. The nostrils can both be pierced at a go, but when choosing between either of the sides certain factors must be observed like the cultural directives and the meaning attributed to it.
The piercer marks the location and if you are okay with it then it’s performed in the most aseptic way as possible.
It is then fitted with a steel nose screw of about 20G in size and then you’re given instructions on how to care for it till it heals.
If followed the piercing heals quickly and then you can adorn another kind of nose studs that you prefer.
Nose piercing is trending because it is deemed fashionable yet it’s somehow discrete.