You may think that nose piercings are limited to your nostril, but there are a fair amount of nose piercings you can get that’ll decorate your face. Piercings are a trendy way to show off your personality and your sense of style. With so many different kinds of piercings and so many types of body jewelry, you can switch up your look for every event. Expressing yourself through body modification is such an amazing way to show off, and we’re here to teach you about all the different types of nose piercings you have to choose from. Ready to learn more?

Austin bar Piercing

Austin Bar Piercing

Austin Bar Piercing Location
The Austin bar is a little different than your average nose piercing, but that’s what makes it so fun. it runs horizontally through the tip of the nose, but does not run through the septum of the nasal cavity.

Austin Bar Piercing Process
This piercing is typically performed with a standard piercing needle.

Healing time: About 2-3 months.

Recommended Jewelry: Straight Barbell

Bridge Piercing

Bridge Piercing

Bridge Piercing Location
The bridge piercing goes through the bridge of your nose, right between your eyes.

Bridge Piercing Process
This piercing is typically performed with a standard hollow piercing needle.

Healing time: About 8-10 weeks

Recommended Jewelry: Straight Barbell, Curved Barbell

High Nostril Piercing

High Nostril Piercing

High Nostril Piercing Location
Similar to a regular nostril piercing, the high nostril is pierced higher on the nasal bridge. Just as you’d expect, the high nostril piercing sits higher than a typical nostril piercing.

High Nostril Piercing Process
This piercing is typically performed with a hollow 18-20 gauge piercing needle.

Healing time: About 6-9 months.

Recommended Jewelry: Nose rings (L-Bend (L-shaped), Nose Stud, Nose Screw, Nose Bone)

Multiple Nostril Piercing

Multiple Nostril Piercing

Multiple Nostril Piercing Location
This piercing is a mixture of nostril and high nostril piercings. If you have multiple nose piercings, you technically have a this piercing.

Multiple Nose Piercing Process
This piercing is typically performed with a standard 18-20 gauge piercing needle.

Healing time: About 6-9 months.

Recommended Jewelry: Nose rings (L-Bend (L-shaped), Nose Hoop, Nose Stud, Nose Screw, Nose Bone)

Nasallang Piercing

Nasallang Piercing

Nasallang Piercing Location
Similar to the Austin Bar, this piercing may look the same, but a nasalland piercing runs through both nostrils and the inner septum.

Nassallang Piercing Process
This piercing is typically performed with a standard 18-16 gauge piercing needle.

Healing time: About 3-9 months.

Recommended Jewelry: Straight Barbell

Nostril Piercing

Nostril Piercing

Nostril Piercing Location
This piercing is the most well-known nose piercing. It goes through the center of either nostril and allows you to decorate your nose with an array of jewelry.

Nostril Piercing Process
This piercing is typically performed with a standard 18-20 gauge piercing needle, but some piercing shops use a piercing gun.

Healing time: About 4-6 month.

Recommended Jewelry: Nose rings (L-Bend (L-shaped), Nose Hoop, Nose Stud, Nose Screw, Nose Bone)

Rhino Piercing

Rhino Piercing

Rhino Piercing Location
The Rhino piercing goes through the tip of your nose and exits through the skin above your septum.

Rhino Piercing Process
This piercing is typically performed with a standard piercing needle.

Healing time: About 3-9 months.

Recommended Jewelry: Curved barbell

Septum Piercing

Septum Piercing

Septum Piercing Location
Also known as a bull piercing, a septum piercing runs through the cartilaginous wall that divides both nostrils.

Septum Piercing Process
This piercing is typically performed with a standard 18-16 gauge hollow piercing needle.

Healing time: About 1-3 months.

Recommended Jewelry: Horseshoe rings, Captive rings (circular barbells), or segment rings.

Septril Piercing

Septril Piercing

Septril Piercing Location
Think of a Septril piercing as a mixture of a rhino piercing and a septum piercing. This piercing requires a stretched septum because to achieve this look, you’ll have to attach the piercing through the top of your nose to the stretched septum.

Septril Piercing Process
This piercing is typically performed with a standard piercing needle.

Healing Time: Varies on the state of the stretched septum.

Recommended Jewelry: Curved barbells, tunnels, or plugs.

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Now that you’ve learned about the different types of nose piercings, here are some a few helpful FAQs:

Q: How long does a nose piercing take to heal?
A: Healing time varies. We recommend talking to a piercing professional about the healing process before getting your piercing.

Q: Do nose piercings hurt?
A: It all depends on your pain tolerance. We recommend talking to a professional piercer about pain management before getting pierced. Pain and healing vary from person to person.

Q: How much does a nose piercing cost?
A: It depends on where you live and which piercing shop you’ll be attending. We recommend calling a professional piercer for this information.

Q: Why shouldn’t I get a nose piercing?
A: If you’re questioning whether or not you should get a nose piercing, we recommend talking to a professional and considering everything before committing. Not every piercing is for everyone, and that’s okay! Take your time deciding if you want a nose piercing, and speak with a professional to make sure you’re making the best decision you can for your body.

Q: How do you pierce your nose at home?
A: You don’t! It is so important to get your piercing done professionally to prevent any possible complications, infections, etc. Getting piercings by a professional piercer is essential to the healing process of all nose piercings.

Q: How do I care for my nose piercing?
A: We recommend speaking with your piercing professional for guidelines on piercing aftercare, but you can learn more about how to clean your piercing and jewelry here. We recommend using H2Ocean aftercare spray or saline solution.

Q: When can I change my jewelry?
A: We recommend speaking with your piercing professional for guidelines. When changing your jewelry, make sure to wash your hands, and make sure your piercing is fully healed.

Q: Why are there so many types of nose piercing jewelry?
A: There are so many styles of nose jewelry for nose piercings so you can find the one that works best for you and your piercing. Here’s a rundown on a few different types:

  • Nose studs of bone nose rings are small, straight barbells.
  • L-bend nose rings or L-shaped nose rings are shaped like an L and sit securely in your nostril piercing.
  • Hoop nose rings are circular barbells. These are sometimes called nostril hoops, depending on the piercing location.
    • Captive bead rings are a type of hoop nose ring
    • Segment rings are a type of hoop nose ring
  • Horseshoe rings are circular barbells that don’t fully close to form a circle.
  • Screw nose rings, look like a corkscrew and sit securely in your nostril piercing.
  • Straight barbells are used for some nose piercings, but can also be interchangeable with other body piercings.

With so many nose jewelry options, you can switch up your look whenever you want! Feeling sparkly? Add a nose ring with a cubic zirconia accent! Want to show off your birth stone? Add an opal-effect nose ring to your aesthetic. Have sensitive skin? Try a nose piercing made of surgical steel. Can’t decide what you want? Get a jewelry set so you’ll have multiple options to choose from!

There you have it. Now that you know a little bit more about what types of nose piercings you can get, it’s your time to shine. When it comes to healing times and pain tolerance, it will vary from person to person. Talk to a professional piercing before decided which nose piercing is best for you and visit Spencer’s for the best nose piercing jewelry.