Nose piercing is a fashion statement nowadays and there are girls and guys, men and
women all over the world who have their noses pierced. There are three types of
nose piercing- septum piercing, bridge piercing and nostril piercing. The last
is the most common and has a long history. Nose piercing was mentioned in the Old
Testament of the Bible. During the 16th century Mughal rule nose rings became popular
in the Indian culture. The tradition of nose piercing among Hindu women is an integral
part of the Hindu culture.
When it goes to nostril piercing many of us have to decide which side of the nose should be pierced. It totally depends on our personal preferences and choice. In Hindu culture girls pierce the left nostril before the wedding and nose piercing ring with attached chain joining the left earrings is a bridal jewelry piece. People of South India prefer piercing of the right nostril while North Indians prefer left side nostril piercing. In some cultures both sides of nose are pierced. But nowadays itís up to you to decide which side to pierce to feel comfortable.
The most important thing about nose piercing is aftercare, especially during the first months of healing. Itís easy to develop infection because the inner nose is the place where bacteria and other infection gather and cause germs. Some swelling, redness and tenderness are quite normal for the first few days of nose piercing but if the mentioned symptoms increase, you should consult your piercer or your doctor as soon as possible.
Nostril piercing should be done only with a sterile piercing needle. Make sure that your piercer wears sterile gloves and uses new individually packed sterile needle. Discuss the choice of starter nose jewelry with your piercer. He/she will probably recommend you a ring for the healing period as it gives the piercing enough space to breath and can be easier cleaned. Sterling silver nose jewelry look great but they are only for completely healed nostril piercing. If your skin reacts normal on gold, you may wear gold starter jewelry but itís highly recommended to take no risks and choose titanium or surgical stainless steel jewelry.
When the piercing is completely healed, you may change the jewelry and wear the design and shape you want to. It may be gold nose ring or diamond gold nose pin. Diamond nose jewelry is extremely popular these days and you may find all imaginable designs and shapes of gemstone nose jewelry. For the occasions where wearing nose jewelry isnít appropriate, you may wear clear nose piercing retainer.
To stand out of the crowd, to feel cool and attractive and to add style to the look, enjoy nostril piercing and take care of it!