Nose rings are a historical tradition used for religious, cultural, and even purely aesthetic purposes throughout the globe.
But a nose ring is the ideal way to spice up your look while maintaining a professional demeanor since it is stylish and discreet. It’s a highly charming and stylish appearance to have your nostrils or septum (the thin portion that divides your nostrils) pierced. BodyMods has a wide selection of nose jewelry, including nose rings, studs, and septums.
If you’re trying to decide which kind of nose ring would be best for you, this guide should help.
MATERIALS MOST OFTEN USED IN NOSE RINGS
With this newfound knowledge, you can make an educated decision on the material for your nose ring. This article covers some of the most common materials nose rings are made with.
Titanium is often used due to its high visibility and versatility. Titanium rings are popular for men’s wedding bands and body-piercing jewelry. If you have a titanium nose ring, be sure it’s the kind of titanium that can be implanted.
SURGICAL STAINLESS STEEL
The most popular material for nose rings is surgical stainless steel. Since it is hypoallergenic, affordable, and a safe metal for healing after a new nose piercing, it is by far the most popular.
Niobium is often recommended as a first-rate metal for nose rings inserted into fresh piercings.
Niobium is a wonderful option for persons who are sensitive to metals since it is hypoallergenic and biocompatible, although it is not as popular as titanium or surgical stainless steel.
Gold is a time-honored metal that is often used for nose studs. When it comes to nose piercings, gold is the metal of choice since it is pure, timeless, natural, hypoallergenic, and stylish.
To ensure your gold nose ring is genuine, look for a minimum of 14 and 18 karats. Copper alloys are available, some of which include gold yet serve to fortify a metal that is otherwise rather brittle.
Though nose piercings with pure gold jewelry are safe from infection and allergic reactions, those with gold plating on the jewelry are at risk.
TYPES OF NOSE RINGS
CORKSCREW / TWIST / NOSTRIL SCREW
The top of this nose ring has a beat, the stem is straight, and the hook is c-shaped. To use it, wind it up into your nostril so that the hook rests on the soft tissue at the base of your nose. It’s not uncommon for the hook’s point to protrude from your nose after a particularly vigorous bout of sneezing or heavy perspiration.
That may cause insecurity in some shoppers. You may check continually to see whether the hook in your nose is free by touching and picking at it. Nose and high nostril piercings benefit most from twisted nose rings. Getting it in person is the only way to know if the stem will work with the width of your nose.
L-SHAPED / L-POST
Similar to corkscrews, but with a 90-degree bend in the stem instead of a curled hook at the end. The L-shape rests on the bridge of your nose, much as the corkscrew does. Without the hook, it’s easier to use, but it may pinch those with thicker nasal membranes. Sometimes, though, it does come out. It may be positioned high in the nostrils or in the nostrils themselves.
This nose ring has a flat stem on both ends and a removable piece. The nose ring is worn by inserting the bottom portion into the nostril and then screwing the top portion into place on the exterior of the nose. Since grime may become wedged in there, it poses a hygiene danger. It looks best with high and ordinary nose piercings and may become rather ornate at the top.
NOSE BONE / STUD
Like labrets, this accessory may be worn as a nose ring with rounded rather than flat ends. You might use a gemstone for the outer point and a metal ball for the inner one. The inner ball should fit through your piercing with difficulty, but it won’t come out until you actively tug on it. Please wait until you’ve recovered before purchasing.
Septum clickers are an innovative twist on the standard round barbell rings and curved nose rings formerly used for septum piercings.
They are a single unit made up of a straight bar at the top that passes through the nasal septum and a visible circular hoop at the bottom.
PIN / FISHTAIL / BEND-TO-FIT
A superficial inspection suggests that this nose stud is easy to put in. The extra-long, straight stem is topped with a decorative bead, gemstone, or another form. After the nose ring has been inserted, the tip is bent into a J shape, like a fish hook. There is no danger of cutting yourself on the non-sharp hooked end, but you must visit the store whenever you want to switch out your jewelry.
BEADED HOOP / CAPTIVE HOOP / BAR CLOSURE
This nose ring is a real ring that may be closed or open, depending on your preference. This beaded hoop is open on one end and has a bead closure, like a horseshoe. A fake hoop is another name for it. The closed hoop earrings prevent the hoop from falling out of your piercing by clicking one side of the hoop into the bead. But it may sometimes resemble a booger.
UNBEADED HOOP / SEAMLESS HOOP
To open and close the ring, pull on the two ends. You may turn the hoop in any direction due to the tension holding it in place. It’s possible to close the hoop with a simple click by sliding one end into the other, or there may be a little space between the two ends. This is a great alternative for those who feel self-conscious wearing beaded hoops because of the bead. Gapped ones may pinch and become trapped, so use caution.
Piercings of the nose, and the nostrils, in particular, are quite common. It’s tempting to go to any piercing parlor and get one simply because they’re attractive, but that’s not a good idea. Nose rings are a great way to express yourself, and you may choose any design that suits you. BodyMods is the place to go if you’re in the market for a nose ring, studs, or a septum.