The Nose Piercing is the second most common type of piercing after the earlobe piercing. It is a type of piercing that may or may not involve cartilage or skin on any part of the nose. They are loved by many since they can be very fashionable while being discreet. Nose Piercings come in different variations on different locations on the nose. Some are pretty basic and some are very advanced.
Nostril piercing is one of the most common types of nose piercings. In fact, nose piercing is a practice in Indian and Nepalese culture. Women from these countries follow an Ayurvedic belief that placing nostril piercing on the left side helps in easing the pain during menstruation and pregnancy. On this type of piercing, the jewelry is placed right above the crease of our nostril’s natural curve.
Double Nostril Piercing
Double Nostril piercing is a variation of nostril piercing where three holes for jewelry are created on the top crease of the nostril. It is perceived that this kind of nostril piercing is more adventurous and bold. The jewelry used are studs or nose bone, nostril screw, l-shaped nose pin, nose hoop, circular barbell and even captive bead rings. Since there are two holes created, placing them requires a strategic and professional piercer who is extremely careful of hitting nerve structures. In the double nose piercing, the first piercing is higher than the other.
Triple Nostril Piercing
Another variation of nostril piercing is the triple nostril piercing. It requires more precautions in creating patterns with three jewelry to ensure nerve structures are not affected. The most convenient jewelry used in this type is studs. They are commonly seen on the top crease of the nostril with a triangular pattern.
High Nostril Piercing
High nose piercing is another variation of nose piercing, where the jewelry is placed a few centimeters above the natural curve of the nostril crease. Jewelry options for the high nostril piercing is limited to studs, l-shaped pins and nostril screws.
Today, the septum piercing is the most trendy type of piercing in the fashion industry. The piercing is placed on the cartilage division of the nostril. Although, it is not necessarily placed on the cartilage like mentioned above, it is located right on that sweet spot where there is no cartilage on the nose. It can be found in the gap between the bottom of the nose and the cartilage.
Bridge or Earl Piercing
This kind of nose piercing is situated on the bridge of the nose. Jewelry used in this type of piercing are curved barbell and circular barbell. Although it may look that it damages bone and cartilage, it does not. The jewelry is placed just on the surface of the bridge. Because of this, bridge piercing is more prone to migration where the body will reject the piercing.
Vertical Tip or Rhino Piercing
Vertical tip piercing is very rare. It is situated on the tip of the nose vertically. The tips of jewelry used are visible above the tip of the nose and under the tip of the nose. There is only one option of jewelry to use on this type of piercing because of its location. – The Curved barbell.
Septril is a bit more complicated than other types. It requires time, expertise and pain. Placing it depends on the person’s bone structure and septal cartilage. It is a combined half-vertical tip piercing and septum. Jewelry used in septril piercing are stud or nose bone, eyelet and curved barbell.
Nasallang is the most adventurous and intense type of piercing. It is a tri-nasal piercing that gets in both nostril and the septum. The only jewelry used in this piercing is a straight barbell.