Shikha Mittal


Guide To Different Types Of Nose Piercing

Nose piercing is most common yet most popular piercing (except ear piercing which is on 1st position). Nose piercing entails puncturing a person’s nose cartilage so they can wear jewelry such as a nose piercing stud or ring. It can add something interesting to your look; people will notice your face right away.

Points to be remember before getting your nose pierced-

  • Ensure you are happy with the piercing studio
  • Make sure that both you and your piercing artist are well aware of any health conditions that might affect the piercing procedure or mean you should not get it done.
  • next choose what style of nose piercing you are choosing
  • What jewelry you are selecting
  • Taking heal time, pain tolerance, and pain reduction measures into consideration beforehand.
  • Talk to your specialist about aftercare or healing process. And buy all aftercare products you are going to need, including healing oils and salt-spray solutions.

 There are many positions of nose piercing which is totally on your choice. If you think about its pain then Nose piercings are generally not that painful. A regular nostril piercing will not feel too different to a lobe piercing. Here you must read on about nose piercing and it’s about its positioning so that it can help you to decide the best option for your individual style.. So don’t stop reading.

Types of nose piercings 

Nose piercing types depend on the part of your nose you choose to pierce. The seven types that are most popular are:

  • Septum piercings
  • Nostril piercing
  • High nostril piercing 
  • Vertical tip piercing
  • Bridge or surface piercing
  • Nasallang piercing
  • Septril piercing

Let’s know details about each nose piercing

Septum piercings

A septum piercing is just what it sounds like—a piercing that's located at your septum, a part of the nose. Your septum is a thin wall of cartilage that runs down the center of your nose, separating your right and left nostrils. The septum piercing itself takes ages to heal, a whole 6 to 8 months to fully heal, though you can change out the ring at the 6 to 8 week mark. Pain and swelling is basically gone after 3 weeks.

Nostril piercing

The nostril piercing is the most popular nose piercing type that there is. It is the one that we see most celebrities sporting when they have nose piercings. The description is in the name, as a nostril piercing is simply any piercing which goes through the nostril, and can be placed from either side. Almost any jewelry type is suitable for a nostril piercing as it is a very easy area to get pierced, making it such a popular choice among body modifiers. Its healing time is 4-6 month.

High nostril piercing 

This is same as regular nostril the difference is just it is pierced a little higher up on the nasal bridge. Ypu can wear stud, screw or l-shaped pin jewelry for this. It is recommended that regular ring jewelry won’t work. High nostril piercing will look great with both double and single stud.

Vertical tip piercing

This is rare type of piercing. It’s actually a different piercing altogether. The vertical labret piercing is made of two punctures that go through the lip itself and exit below the lip where a labret piercing would be placed. The curved barbell is the only one option of jewelry which is used in this type of piercing. The vertical labret has a relatively quick healing time of 6 - 8 weeks. As always, the healing process varies, and you should talk to your piercer before stopping aftercare practices.

Bridge or surface piercing

A bridge piercing is a facial piercing through the skin on the bridge of the nose, usually directly between the eyes of the wearer. A variation on this piercing, the vertical bridge piercing is a surface piercing, with all of the risks or potential complications related to surface piercings.. It is also known as ‘Earl’ or ‘Erl’ piercing. The process does not involve the puncture of cartilage or bone. Your specialist will mark the location with surgical pen and then, a hollow sterilized needle is inserted followed by a piece of jewelry. Here also Barbells are the only style available for use with bridge piercings, since rings are not wide enough to stretch over the entirety of the nose comfortably. Its healing process is two to three months depending on how well you take care of it.

Nasallang Piercing

This is one of the rarer nose piercing types. A piercing through both nostrils and the inner septum is call Nasallang piercing. It is a made horizontally through the nose. It is also called a “tri-nasal” piercing since it goes through three points on the nose. A nasallang piercing is connected by a single jewelry piece. Therefore barbell is the best for this type of piercing as barbell has to be long enough to accommodate all three holes. Its healing time is about 3-9 months.

Septril piercing

This piercing is a mixture of a rhino piercing and a septum piercing. This requires a stretched septum in order to achieve the look. It’s healing Time will varies on the state of the stretched septum. Jewelry used in Septril piercing is curved barbells, tunnels, or plugs.

Very soon after you get your piercing, you’re going to wake up one day with absolutely no problems, and you can just enjoy your awesome new look and have no regrets about getting it.