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Fifteen Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Got My Nose Pierced

Updated on October 25, 2016
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1. It Didn’t Hurt as Much as I Expected

But it did hurt. I thought it would be a sharp, searing pain. And it really wasn’t. Yes, it was a pinch and a twinge, but it was nothing as bad as I had imagined. Prepare yourself for the fact that a needle through your nostril isn’t pleasant, but don’t get too worked up over it. You’ll be happy to know it only hurts a little more than an ear piercing. The worst part is that it is right in your face, so you have to close your eyes to avoid looking at it.

A nose screw.
A nose screw.

2. There Are Multiple Types of Metal Piercings

If you’re like me, you saw the typical studs, like the nose studs that almost look like an L. Or perhaps you thought of having a hoop. Either way, you probably never heard of “nose screws.” I hadn’t heard of them either. They are also called curved nose studs, and they, unlike the straight nose studs, have a bit of a curve to the tail, so you have to turn them in order to put them in. It makes it harder for them to fall out by accident, but it also makes it harder—and more painful—to remove and insert them. I got one when my nose was first pierced, and when I took it out, if I hadn’t heard of them, I would have been lost as to why it wouldn’t come out. Ask your piercer what he or she is using to make sure that you are able to remove your nose stud.

3. You Might Act Like a Total Dork Afterwards

It’s okay, though. You’re still cool. Sort of. Just not as much. For me? Well, I didn’t realize that it bothered me because it hadn’t hurt too much, and I get tattoos all the time. Apparently, though, having my nose pierced pushed my brain over the edge. Instead of getting it pierced and walking out, I decided to get faint and feel like I was going to pass out. Luckily I listened to my body, and I told my piercer what was going on. He got me sitting down and grabbed a wet paper towel for me to put on my wrists and forehead. Then he grabbed me a sugary soda to drink. It helped – a lot. It felt much better after that, and in about 5 minutes, I was up and moving. (And I’m glad I said something – not even a month or so later, I got my blood drawn and did pass out, hurting my head in the process. Don’t mess with it if you feel faint; tell the person doing your piercing. You’ll be glad you did, even if it’s embarrassing at the moment.)

4. Yes, You Can Accidentally Pull the Piercing Out

And it hurts when you do it. When I read about it online, one of the blogs mentioned pulling out their piercing by accident and mentioned that it hurt. She said that was why she had gone to the nose screw. I laughed at that: How can you accidentally remove a piercing that’s firmly in your nostril? Yeah, I laughed until I did it, too. I’m not sure how other people did it, but for me, when the piercing was new, every once in a while, I’d feel like I had an itch on my nose. The stud, I’m sure. But my brain wouldn’t get that message to me quickly enough, and I’d raise a hand and rub the end of my nose. And…OUCH! The little gem would catch on the edge of my hand, and suddenly it would be hanging out and I’d be cursing up a storm because I had managed to do it again. Be careful, but realize it’s probably going to happen at least once or twice.

5. Sometimes Cleaning it Feels Like Waterboarding

When I got my nose pierced, the piercer told me that I needed to keep it clean. To do that, he said, I would need to wash it several times a day. But I can’t just wash it like a normal human being washing their face. That would be wrong. Instead, he said, I needed to fill up a little dixie cup with a saline solution, and then I should put my nose in the cup and maybe even blow some bubbles into it. I should hold it in there for about 60 seconds. Do that a few times a day, he said, and it would keep it nice and clean, and it shouldn’t get infected. So I did it. And, wow. I felt like I was being waterboarded. I quickly discovered that having a little paper cup on my nose didn’t tell my brain that I needed to stop breathing through my nose, and when I would blow bubbles, the water would go up the other side of my nose, and my nostrils would burn with the saline. I finally figured out that it wasn’t that good to blow bubbles (was the guy putting me on when he said it?), and the best way that I did it was to simply hold the mostly-full cup up on my nose while I leaned down into it. Then I breathed through my mouth while I counted one-Mississippi, two-Mississippi—up to sixty-Mississippi—when I’d be able to drop the cup and breathe like a normal human beaning.

Nose screws come in different types of metal.
Nose screws come in different types of metal.

6. Some People Are Allergic or Sensitive to Metal

I started out with titanium, and it worked great. No reaction to it whatsoever. I bought a cheaper piece to replace it with, and that was fine with me, too. There are plenty of options, including nickel coated with various metals, nickel, and even silver or gold. If you’re allergic to nickel in any form, I suggest not even trying the pieces that have a nickel base. A friend got a different piercing, and she swapped out to some inexpensive studs. Needless to say, anytime she would put them in, within a day or less, her piercing would turn red and start getting puss. Unattractive to say the least, and also very uncomfortable for her. Don’t go cheap with metal that you’re using in your body. Save up if you have to, but don’t skimp.

7. How to Blow my Nose

It’s something you learned how to do in kindergarten or earlier, but when you pierce your nose, you have to learn it all over again. While the piercing is still healing, it hurts an awful lot to push against it when you are holding a tissue there. And I discovered pretty quickly that one of the bad things is that you will wind up with some boogers caught on the inside of the piercing. The little “leg” in there will get all sorts of nastiness on it, and for me at least, during allergy season, that meant that I’d wind up with gunk on my piercing. One of the easiest ways to deal with it, when it got itchy, was to simply rinse it out again like I was cleaning it from the initial piercing, and then blow my nose like normal. Soft tissues are a necessity!

8. Avoid Playing With it

For real! It’s really, really, really tempting to twist it or touch it or check it to make sure it’s still there. Don’t do it. It hurts, and it’s not good for it. I played with it when I first got it, and while it was fine for the first week or so, it actually started bleeding after that because I kept messing up the scab. It meant that I had to go ahead and start treating it with diluted tea tree oil (which worked great), but it also meant that I had to wait that much longer for it to heal. Plus it looks pretty gross when you have a ring of blood around a piercing. Even if other people didn’t know or couldn’t tell that it was blood, I could, and it was not fun.

9. It Doesn’t Always Show up in Pictures

Unless you take a super close-up. In which case, be prepared for a lot of really intense scrutiny of your nose. When I first got my piercing, I took a picture and put it up on my Facebook page. I thought that it would be so obvious. But it’s not. The initial stud was pretty small, and it was nice and shiny, but in a simple picture from a distance, it’s not immediately obvious. That’s good and bad—if you want to show it off, it can be difficult. But if you’re trying to take “professional” pictures, it won’t really damage your look. That said, you can definitely get less or more noticeable ones to make sure that you’re ready to change it up whenever you need to change the look.

10. People Will Ask About it

Be ready to answer questions. Personally, I prefer to lie. When someone comes up with a brilliant question like, “Did you get your nose pierced?” I just say, “no.” I don’t explain. I don’t ask why. I don’t say anything else—just “no.” It’s awesome to watch someone get confused. Of course, if you actually do want to talk about it, that’s cool, too. I’ve had some conversations with other pierced people, and we will talk about where we buy our studs and where we got our piercings. One woman was thinking about doing a nostril piercing because she already had her septum pierced, and she wanted to know if it was painful (see answer above.) Just like with tattoos, it can be fun to talk about what you’ve pierced and why.

11. Swapping it Out for a Different Stud Can Hurt

You are pushing folded metal through a small hole in your cartilage, after all. This is especially true when you have a nose screw in. I was surprised at how much it hurt to swap out—I thought it would be like changing out an earring. Nope. The nose is much more sensitive than an earlobe, so you will definitely feel the nose stud going out and the new one going in. That said, the easiest way to make it less painful and easier on you is to make sure things are well lubricated. Make sure to fully wash the new stud with antibacterial soap and water, then use some saline solution on both your nose and the stud. It’ll slide in much more easily.

How to Change a Nose Piercing Stud

12. People Will Judge You

But it’s not always bad. Some people will think it’s trendy or cool. Others will see it as a sign of civilization’s decay. Be ready for both. Accept the compliments and ignore the insults.

13. Picking Your Nose Just Got Harder!

I know, I know—no one *really* picks their nose, right? But that goes counter to what I see (and do) in my car. We all know that sometimes picking a nose is where it’s at. I’m not implying that we all sit around and do it non-stop, but there are too many boogers lying around for them all to be accidents. (One of my pop-pop’s favorite jokes was “Why are a gorilla’s nostrils so big?” “Because his fingers are so big!” Just saying.)

14. Zits Hurt

For those of us who are still unlucky enough to suffer from acne, get ready to suffer more. There’s nothing quite like getting a piercing and then immediately getting a zit right next to it. Besides the fact that it hurts all on its own, now you also have the pain from the piercing near the zit because the skin is swelling up. On top of that, you can’t really try to pop the zit because the piercing is so close that it will rub up against it or possibly cause it to pop before it’s ready. And, of course, you have to be careful because you don’t want to use anything on the zit that might irritate the piercing—especially when it’s new—and you have to be careful when you wash it. All in all, not what I would call a fun time.

15. If You Have to Take it Out, it May Close Up

I had to take it out not quite two months after it was pierced. I thought, and hoped, that would be long enough. And it almost was. But after having to keep it out for a week, the outside piercing (on the nostril) was still open, but the piercing inside my nose healed up pretty quickly. I guess that the skin inside was just sensitive enough that it wanted to be done with it before I was. A few people suggested that I just go ahead and force one of the studs through it. But since I don’t like blood or unnecessary pain, I decided it was far more worthwhile to pay someone else to do it with a proper piercing needle and sterilization.

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      Kimberly 2 weeks ago

      I got my nose pierced about a month ago. My pain tolerance is pretty high but it was the worst pain I ever experienced. I have many tats and ear piercings. I wasn't nervous about my nose piercing at all because I thought a little numbing spray, like what's used when you pierce your ears, would be used. Of course he didn't and he shoved that needle into my nose. Would I do it again? No but hey, you only live once. It was a present from my 16 year old daughter for my 50th bday. Tats and piercings are great. Now-should I get my eye brow pierced??

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      Clarissa 2 weeks ago

      I wanna get a small nose stud and also my belly piercing but don't know if I should get it over with and get them at the same time? Or one at a time and wait till I see what just what my body reacts with...?

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      Storm 3 weeks ago

      Getting my nose pierced today! I'm feeling so nervous already!

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      Blue 4 weeks ago

      Got my nosed pierced on Friday August 18 lol it felt nice and I've been cleaning it regularly it doesn't hurt really but it really depends on how much pain you can take

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      Rebekah O 5 weeks ago

      Drinking from soda cans... I get this weird feeling, almost like a shock! I have my septum and both nostrils pierced and it's the strangest feeling ever.

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      Jake paul 5 weeks ago

      Getting my nose pierced in an hour.. I'm so nervous

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      Gator 5 weeks ago

      Getting my nose pierced in 40 minutes, wish me luck

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      TattooFiesta 5 weeks ago

      Excellent article, thanks for uploading valuable information. Both for the young and old who ignore all this.

      http://www.tattoofiesta.com

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      Soph 2 months ago

      How long do u have to keep in a nose piercing in for after u have had it done because my school only allow ear piercings and it is the six week holidays.

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      Elinor 2 months ago

      I just found out why it hurts so bad to change my nose stud...it's a corkscrew...and I almost pulled it out in the shower while scrubbing my face with a wet towel.

      At least it wont fall out on its own.

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      Anesa 2 months ago

      I want to pierce my nose sooo bad, I pierced my tragus and that wasn't so hard just that it took really long to heal but scared my nose will take too long to heal and I wouldn't want the spot to leave black and get infected....how can I avoid this? How long does it take to be completed healed?

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      Jay 2 months ago

      I have one question! I'm getting my nose pierced very soon and would like to know if the pain process is the same as getting the cartilage on your ear done? I have my cartilage done and I can't remember the pain from piercing my ear lobes as I was only a baby!

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      Miranda 2 months ago

      I want to get my nosed peirced really bad, but I'm really scared that it's gonna hurt!? And if it does hurt how bad from 1-10 10 being the worst 1 being you can barely feel it or can't feel it at all? And how long does it hurt after u get it peirced?

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      sxxxm 3 months ago

      I pierced my nose by myself when I was 15 by ordering a nose piercing gun online which is basically like a little white plastic gun which has the stud in it already and once you've used it, you throw it away. I got my mum to make a mark on my nose and I pierced it. I am now 16 and am currently wearing a pink nose hoop. When I pierced my nose it didn't hurt one bit... and I'm shit scared of injections so yeah. Lol.

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      Xx 3 months ago

      How to get nose piercing back in quick xx

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      Nicole 3 months ago

      Be careful drying your face with a hand towel, as the stud may get caught on a stray thread and yank out, that hurts when it's fresh.

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      Cara 3 months ago

      I'm getting my nose pierced in a few weeks and I'm very excited. Thanks for this!

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      Luis 3 months ago

      I'm getting my nose pierced for my 16th birthday in 5 days, I really wanted to pierce my nose but was scared because of all the unknowns. This article was so helpful though! I'm very glad I found it and I'm very excited to get the piercing done!

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      LyLy 3 months ago

      So me and my mom are getting matching nose piercing on my birthday and honestly ive wanted one for a while and im a little scared. When i got my ears pierced i was a baby so i dont remember the pain. But this article was reallu helpful, thanks

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      Madi 3 months ago

      Hi im madi. Im thinking about getting my nose pierced soon but in to scared. After reading your story I thought ok this is happing. I really need to put a lot of time into my piercing. Thank you so much... :-D

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      Templeton 4 months ago

      I got my tongue pierced I had to drink medicine because my tongue was swollen like a golf ball

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      suhaani naik 4 months ago

      im getting my nose pierced today. thanks for the information.

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      Denise Mccormick 4 months ago

      I had my nose pierced 2x . the 2nd time I believe the cartilage grew around the piercing and I accidently pulled it out with my long nails and it bled so much and I had another stud with me to put in but unfortunately it would not go in. I really like nose piercing but afraid to do it a 3x.

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      mayra 4 months ago

      Im getting my percing today and im so scared i may yank it out but thank you so much this passage helped ALOTTT

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      Ella 5 months ago

      I got my nose pierced just last week and it didn't hurt at all. Mine also was only swollen the first day and looks like it's healing really well.

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      Charley 5 months ago

      I have my nose pierced. It didn't hurt in the slightest, and was nothing compared to other piercings I have (which include both nipples, and multiple cartilage piercings). I had my nose pierced twice due to the first time it falling out and healing over. I put makeup over my nose piercing immediately after but took a lot of time and care to remove the makeup and thoroughly clean the piercing. My piercing felt like nothing more than a pinch and didn't ache much afterwards (which I find happens with most piercings I've gotten)..

      Hope this helps!

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      AJ 5 months ago

      Great article for those considering taking the plunge! I got mine done on my 18th birthday as a gift to myself, and I honestly could NOT be happier with the results. I haven't taken it out (except for surgeries and to change jewellery) in over a decade, so that says something. I wear my nose ring in corporate settings, formal settings, to Fashion Week, and even to black-tie Galas, so this is a piercing that will take you everywhere, and look at once chic, fashionable, sexy, and project whatever YOU want through the jewellery you choose. It's also completely acceptable in corporate settings, nor can ANY company in America make you remove your nose ring, as there are religions that utilize nose jewellery, and employers cannot ask about YOUR religion based on US laws, so it's a safe choice...whether you lean more towards working a soundboard or working a boardroom.

      For all the people asking about pain levels -- the pinching hurt more than the piercing. Same for the septum so I have been told. Aftercare made my eyes water a few times, but that's it. I *WILL* say, though, that I was very, very surprised reading this article and seeing anyone choose a nose screw as their initial jewellery. When I suggested anything other than a ring to my piercer, it was shot down IMMEDIATELY. I told him I wanted something "pretty" and "cute" to which he just glared and launched into an explanation of bacteria, germs, grow-over, turning, healing times, and plain ol' safety. Rings are ALWAYS best for new piercings, and as I'm sitting here on the cusp of getting myself yet *another* piercing (my 7th--not counting the 5 pairs of holes up each ear), I know I'm going to get a ring. Obviously there are a few exceptions to this rule, industrials and labrets for example, but for the most part just save all the cutesy jewellery for when you're all healed up and ready to go.

      Happy Holing!

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      Nickey 5 months ago

      I have really been wanting my nose pierced and I've done alot of research. I have 2 questions that I can't seem to find the answers to. How do you ally makeup after getting the piercing and if you have to cover it up, what do you use?

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      Viviane 6 months ago

      I was 12 when I got my nose pierced, I had just had my first period and my Mum thought it would look awesome to get done! My mum took me into a tattoo parlour because she refused to do it in the middle of the mall because as she said, "you can sanitize a piercing gun but not sterilize it, like a needle." The guy who pierced me was covered in tattoos and it was kind of intimidating. It didn't hurt at all to be honest. There was a pinch and then I felt like I was going to sneeze. Nothing unbearable. I was initially given a larger stud (I wanted a tiny speck) but my piercer told me he had seen piercings close over a tiny stud (like the skin had grown over the jewelry). He showed me how to keep it clean (saline solution and a q-tip) as well as told me to turn the stud a quarter turn everyday for 2 weeks before going to bed. It healed beautifully no infections or pain. I am so glad my Mum let me make that decision but guided me to get a professional to do it. His placement was great and he put it in at the perfect angle. I am now in my late 20's and I still have my nose pierced. I love it and I have an 18-gauge labaret-style Neometal (titanium) stud!

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      Monica 6 months ago

      I remember wanting my nose pierced when I was 13 and going to a popular tattoo shop that's downtown from where I live. I remember my mom took me at night and they refused to do it because I needed to be 14 so they told me to come back in a year. Funny thing is, I never did come back. My mom was against it and eventually I didn't care too much to get it done, instead I became a tattoo girl rather than a girl for piercings, so I got my first tattoo at 18 and my second at 20. Planning to get more because I love them! But not TOO many. My sister is 14 and wants her nose done now and I was suppose to go with her to get it done but we didn't get too because she had a Dr.'s appt. I hope when she gets her piercing done, she doesn't regret it but even if she does, it can still heal and close up. But I wouldn't want the kid having a big keloid scar there though.

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      Maddy 6 months ago

      I'm 14 in a couple of weeks and I got my nose done last weekend, I cant even feel it anymore, it hurt a little more that a needle and I cried a bit (I have basically no pain tolerance) but now my helix hurts more than my nose and that's only when I clean it (for me cleaning it hurts like hell)but anyway I would compare it to a little more than a needle.

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      Naza 6 months ago

      I'm planning on getting a a septum piercing and I was wondering how much I should clean my nose before going to get the piercing? I have rather small nostrils but with the allergy season going on things can get nasty. I do keep my nostrils clean but I don't want to go to a piercer only let them see something I didn't notice.

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      Hi 6 months ago

      I like doing this article bc it's helps me and informs me of what can happen if and when I get my nose piercing

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      Caidance 6 months ago

      I'm 14 and I want to get a hoop piercing and I'm trying to find something to compare the pain to. I was kinda imagining it feeling like giving your blood (you know the getting stabbed by the needle part anyways.) Is that somewhat what it feels like?

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      holly summers 6 months ago

      im only 12 and i just got a nose peircing. it hurt a bit but its really worth all the pain.

      im so happy that i did it because it made me cool at school even though i got 1 hour detention!

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      Meep 7 months ago

      It's not a zit. When you get a piercing the skin that has been pierced has to go somewhere and so it goes around the piercing place.

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      Niamh 7 months ago

      I so agree with the not hurting part. I kept getting told that it would hurt and I'm only 15 and got it done for my birthday (it was after my birthday) on Sunday and I was surprised that it didn't hurt. I would say for me it was a 4 out of 10.

      But thank you this did help with the studs and rings part about taking them out anduring putting them in.

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      Linda 7 months ago

      Thank you. This was really helpful

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      Baily 7 months ago

      Thank you so much. This actually helped me. I haven't gotten my nose pierced just yet, but I am getting it sometime this week. And, I was reading about it. This is really interesting information. I was wondering if you have something like this for a belly button piercing?

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      Angela 7 months ago

      I guess I've just been lucky but my nose piercing was not a big deal at all. It obviously hurt a little but caused more of a stinging/need to sneeze feeling. I've read a lot about this saline solution method for cleaning piercings but the (very experienced) piercer I went to told me to wash it once a day with antibacterial soap and then disinfect with bactine three times a day and that worked great for me. I never had any swelling/redness after the first day or so and all soreness had pretty disappeared in a week. This caused me to forget about it and yank it out a couple of times, which definitely sucked but other than that no issues at all. He also told me to wait at least 4-6 weeks before changing the ring and 8 months to a year before removing it at all. I think the crucial factors are where you get your piercing, who does it, and how well you clean it after. A facial piercing in a sensitive area is going to need recovery time.

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      kyla 8 months ago

      thanks !!

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      Szr 8 months ago

      Hi. I got my nose pierced Friday and I Am really worried, the lady didn't gave Mr much info about after care. She provided me a saline solutionin tube and got told to put a drop or two twice a day outside my nose where the piercing is. She told me not to touch and never told Mr about cleaning it. Now I Am freaking out and very scared about infections etc... Is there any advice you can give me please? I don't really want to bother my doctor for this, I think it will be quite rude not really a medical emergency. Thanks!

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      Katherine Sanger 9 months ago from Texas

      Michelly,

      It really depends on the person. I thought it just felt like a sharp pinch, but my sister couldn't stop cursing because she was in so much pain. I also have tattoos, and I've only found a few spots that I really consider painful. I would say go ahead and try it - it is over super fast if you have a good piercer, and you'll be happy you did it. :)

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      Angelina 9 months ago

      I got my nose pierced a week and 3 days ago although yesterday it came out when I was washing my face, didn't hurt and I can't put it back in so I am going to my piercer tomorrow. I heard it hurts to get it repierced although I am not afraid one bit! I heard the first time getting it pierced hurts too but I didn't feel a thing! Before I got it pierced I was even pinching my nose to get a sense of how much it would hurt and pintching my nose actually hurt more because actually getting it pierced is so fast. So I guess it depends on the person

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      anju369s 9 months ago

      I am a male. I am keen interesting in nose piercing. I expect your suggestions

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      Mandy 9 months ago

      I found that I had a sneezing fit after the needle was put through and despite my best efforts my eyes got watey (thankfully the piercer said that's common).

      The most annoying thing I wish I'd known is that it takes a day or so for you to adjust to seeing it on your nose. I was often distracted by the stud catching the light and sparkling...more than once I was told to stop doing the cross-eye thing lol.

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      Heather 9 months ago

      My nose is what I'm interested in getting next! I just had a dermal put in my chest. Thanks for the wonderful info

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      Michelly 9 months ago

      Hi . I'm just wondering does it really hurt or not as much .? My friend got hurts and she said at end it hurt little bit for her but idk what to believe because people say no it don't then they say yes it does so I'm wondering does it .? ?,

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      Katherine Sanger 10 months ago from Texas

      Isabella,

      Mine would often get caught/pulled out a bit when I first got it. As long as it doesn't bleed or hurt too much, I would give it more time. You can also get one of the studs with the "twist" to keep it in.

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      Isabella 10 months ago

      Hi I have a question, every day I have to clean my peirsing and when I do, it feels like I just got it ripped out. It doesn't bleed and I have to move it a lot

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      Barbara 10 months ago

      I'm 70 and considering a nose piercing,

      being a 'nasty woman'

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      Katherine Sanger 10 months ago from Texas

      Nat Bloom - Mine didn't itch, actually. I avoided cleaning it with soap at first (mostly because it hurt), and what I did was to just use the salt water to cleanse it.

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      Nat bloom 10 months ago

      I am contemplating getting my nose pierced (very lower nostril).

      The only thing I am wondering about is washing my face everyday. How should or would I go about that? Would I just avoid the pierced area and wash the rest of my face as usual?

      And if it does itch...should I just soak a cotton ball with sss or h2ocean and apply it to the pierced area?

      Thanks-

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      Katherine Sanger 10 months ago from Texas

      When it comes to healing, everyone is different. For me, it took about a month. But it was still a little uncomfortable when I accidentally smacked it for about six weeks. :)

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      Am 10 months ago

      How long does it take to heal?

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      Amber Garrett 11 months ago

      Actually I didn't twist my nose ring for a very long time and for the longest time my nose ring didnt heal little do you know it helps to twist it because it is easier for it to heal

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      jtrader 11 months ago

      People don't remember about those things.

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      Anonymous 11 months ago

      I did it myself and people freaked out

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      Katherine Sanger 11 months ago from Texas

      Hi Angie,

      It's really not much different than ear piercing in one sense - you can still take it out and have it heal up. If you daughter (and you) really understand the choice, I personally don't see why it would be a problem as long as she knows the care it will require.

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      daisy 11 months ago

      i want my nose pierced but i have no idea how much it will hurt??? ive got my helix pierced and i didnt feel likd that hurt at all.

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      Daniella 11 months ago

      This is really cool, I just got one and this really helped me understand what will happen.

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      Savanah 12 months ago

      I got mine done last year for my birthday. I am 14 and no one really seemed to have a problem with it.

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      Angie 12 months ago

      My 11 year old daughter wants one! I feel she is too young !!

      Please advise

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      Mary 12 months ago

      Just got my nose pierced he said he used a bigger need to make it easy will shrink to the size of the stud

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      Dr AT Kannan 12 months ago

      I found this article well written and I would like to add that in India specially in south India there are nose studs which are screw able with or without stones usually diamond stones called be sari mookuthi with number of stones being 1 to 14 and commonly women wear it and occasionally men have it.

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      Besarien 19 months ago

      This was a fun well written hub. I don't have any piercings, I do find them interesting and sometimes quite pretty.

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      daviddonkor70 19 months ago

      wow. really good interesting hub,although i won't be trying a nose pierce...sounds painful.

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      Tessa Schlesinger 19 months ago from South Africa

      I guess I'm old school. I think they're hideous and I always wonder why people would do that to themselves. Looking for attention that they don't have? A rebellion against society?

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      Ashley Cogdill 19 months ago from Indiana/Chicagoland

      Love it! I LoL'd at a few items in you list. :)

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      Josephine 19 months ago from New England

      Excellent Hub, very informative! I have a lip piercing I recently removed and I know the information was out there, but I didn't realize that the hole would be so much more noticeable than closed ear piercings. And yes, people will ask you about it. constantly.

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      2 player games 19 months ago

      Very interesting and very good.thanks for sharing...

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      Linda Robinson 19 months ago from Cicero, New York

      Hey Katherine exceptional writing and very essential news and details for anyone considering to possibly have their noise pierced, intelligent and well-written content so that anyone can definitely make the right decision. Looking ahead to reading more of your excellent hubs. Linda

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      John Hansen 19 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Very interesting and well written hub Katherine. I am sure this will be very helpful to anyone contemplating getting their nose pierced.