You might be hesitant to buy a nose ring if you’ve seen the classic yet scary scene from Payback (trigger warning). Fortunately, Mel Gibson’s drama is primarily reserved for the big screen, and nose rings exist in various forms so that you may choose a less traumatic version for your nasal jewelry. Of course, that was a nasal hoop rather than a nose stud. Septum rings are another type of nose piercing, but we’re getting ahead of ourselves here. We need to complete some background study on piercings and jewelry cleanliness before looking at the most frequent forms of nose rings. You have the option of piercing your nose, septum, or bridge. A different style of nose ring is required for each piercing.
Of course, you shouldn’t get your septum pierced if it deviates, so double-check! Depending on where, how, and who did your piercing, the recovery period for nose rings might range from 8 weeks to 8 months. You’ll have to wear the original nose ring until you’re completely healed, after which you can change your jewelry. That’s why getting things right from the start is beneficial.
Materials of Nose Ring
A nose ring can be made of cheap plastic to expensive platinum. These two fringe materials are the most excellent choice if you have metal allergies. The material used might be bioplast or acrylic, and a glass nose ring can also be purchased. Stainless steel, sterling silver, white gold, yellow gold, and titanium are available. You can choose between a nose ring with a unique gemstone and rhinestones that are less expensive.
Pay attention to piercing migration. As your ‘hole’ heals, it will begin to move or spread. This can be beneficial in certain situations, such as with conscious stretching. However, migration can also result in lumps and scars. Because bridge piercings are the most prone to migration, go for a nose ring with some wiggle space, like a bent barbell.
The material of your nose ring is determined by the type and location of your piercing. If you have a double or triple piercing, you may need twisted or hooked barbells, but a stud is appropriate for a high nose piercing. Because these nose rings are so detailed, they must be crafted of a solid but malleable metal that won’t bend or break at the curves or joins. They may need to be resized.
Most Common Types Of Nose Rings
1. Corkscrew / Twist / Nostril Screw
The top of this nose ring has a beat, the stem is straight, and the bottom has a c-shaped hook. The hook should be flush on the inside roof of your nose as you wrap it into your nostril. The hook’s tip might occasionally protrude from your nostril, especially after sneezing or sweating. Some customers get self-conscious as a result of this. You could find yourself repeatedly poking and picking at your nose to see whether the hook is loose. Twist nose rings are the most acceptable option for nostril and high nostril piercings. Purchase it in person to ensure that the stem is the right size for your nose.
2. L-Shaped / L-Post
This shape is similar to corkscrews, only the stem bends at 90 degrees instead of curling and hooking at the tip. The L-section, like the corkscrew, rests on the top inner roof of your nose. Without the hook, it’s less fussy, but it’s not as tight on thicker nasal membranes and may pinch. It does, however, creep out now and again. It’s suitable for high nose and nostril locations.
Both ends of the stem are flat on this nose ring style, and one part screws off. So you’ll put the nose ring in from the inside of your nostril and screw the top half on from the outside. Because dirt can become caught between the threads of the screw, there’s a risk of contamination. It looks best on high and standard nose piercings, and the top can be highly complex.
4. Nose Bone / Stud
These are similar to labrets. However, the nose ring features a ball on both ends instead of flat points. The outside ball might be made of gemstones, while the inside ball could be metal. The inner ball should be tiny enough to squeeze through your piercing with little effort, but it will not slip out until you deliberately tug it out since it serves as a stopper. This kind should only be purchased once you’ve healed.
Barbell nose rings are similar to labrets, except instead of flat ends, each end of the stem has a screwed-on ball bead. The form of the stem determines the kind. Due to the possibility of migration, curved barbells are perfect for bridges and rhinos. Septum piercings are best done using circular or horseshoe barbells. If your nose is precisely pierced to fit, you can even receive a twisted barbell.
6. Pin / Fishtail / Bend-To-Fit
This nose ring appears to be rather basic at first sight. The extra-long stem is straight, while the top bears a bead, gemstone, or sculpted motif. Your jeweler or piercer will bend the tip of the nose ring into a J-shape, similar to a fish hook after you’ve placed it on. The hook isn’t very sharp, but you must return each time you want to change your jewelry because the store must curl it.
7. Beaded Hoop
This type of nose ring is a small ring available in two styles: closed and open. The horseshoe-shaped open beaded hoop has a bead on one end that acts as a stopper. It’s also known as a fake hoop. One side of your hoop clicks into the bead to lock it tight and keep it from falling out of your piercing in the closed kind. It can, however, appear to be a booger.
8. Unbeaded Hoop
This is a ring that you open by tugging and close by compressing. The hoop is held in place by tension and maybe rotated 360 degrees. You may need to compress a little space in the hoop, or one tip may be thin enough to go into the other and click shut. This is an excellent option if you’re self-conscious about the bead in beaded hoops. However, gapped ones should be avoided since they might pinch and become trapped.
9. Fake Hoop
Faux hooping is defined as a hoop with a bead and an ‘open latch,’ as previously stated. A hoop and an L-shaped nose ring are combined in this second form of a fake hoop. It seems to be a hoop from the outside, but the shaft folds into an L on the inside to retain the illusion of a circle. The outside section of your hoop hooks into your nostril to complete the hooked impression.
10. Nose Bone
Since this nose pin has a small bulbous ball-like design intended to hold the jewelry in place after wearing, it should only be used on piercings that have fully healed. The ball tip makes it challenging to pop in and out of this nasal bone. However, the pin is straight in construction. The nose bone style is recommended if you want the least amount of material to build up inside your nostril.