It’s time. Your new piercing has finally healed enough to change the jewelry out and the collection of nose rings you’ve already started can now be put in. Here’s the nitty-gritty on how to put in a nose ring.
Keep it Clean
Regardless of the type of nose ring that you’re about to put in (corkscrew or straight stud), it’s crucial to make sure that everything is clean. Failure to properly clean your jewelry can lead to nasty infections with sometimes serious complications involved. Wash your hands and the area around your piercing with antibacterial soap, and clean the new nose ring with a piercing approved cleanser.
This one can be a bit tricky to get in, but once you do it a couple of times it’s like riding a bike and you’ll have no issues going forward. A huge benefit of this style of nose ring is that it’s much harder to lose than it’s straight edge counterpart. Place the end of the nose ring into the piercing hole and begin to turn it clockwise. It can take a few tries to get it in, but once it’s in it won’t be going anywhere.
This one is easy to put in but has a risk for falling out, so be careful! Simply tilt the end of the post downward and slide it into the hole. Badabing Badaboom. You got it in. It’s never advisable to touch the piercing area frequently while it is still healing, but checking throughout the day to make sure it is still in (with a mirror or your phone camera) can help to make sure it’s still in place and not at risk for closing up.
No, it isn’t an insult. Screwball nose rings are extremely secure, commonly found in hoops, and notoriously difficult to get in. However, like the corkscrew nose ring, once you get it in a couple of times you’ll have no issues going forward. Keep the ball twisted onto one end of the hoop, and unhook the other end. Slide the nose ring through the piercing hole and then link it back up with the ball. Screw on the other side and you’re good to go.
Basics of Facial Piercings
The cardinal rule of any piercing is to make sure it is kept clean, always use an approved jewelry cleanser with any new jewelry you put in. The correct gauge is next in importance because a gauge that is too small or big won’t fit into the hole or it won’t stay put. Finally, make sure you choose the right post type for your lifestyle and ability level. Visit UrbanBodyJewelry.com to explore a variety of cleansers and nose rings to fit your unique style.
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