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 piercings 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

What is an 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.

Straight Barbell

Bridge Piercing
Bridge Piercing

What is a 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

Straight Barbell, Curved Barbell

High Nostril Piercing
High Nostril Piercing

What is a 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.

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

Multiple Nostril Piercing
Multiple Nostril Piercing

What is a Multiple Nostril Piercing?

Multiple Nostril Piercing Location:

This double nose piercing is a mixture of the nostril and high nostril piercings. If you have multiple nose piercings, you technically have this piercing.

Multiple Nostril Piercing Process:

This piercing is typically performed with a standard 18-20 gauge piercing needle.

Healing Time:

About 6-9 months.

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

Nasallang Piercing
Nasallang Piercing

What is a Nasallang Piercing?

Nasallang Piercing Location:

Similar to the Austin Bar, this double nose piercing may look the same, but a nasallang piercing runs through both nostrils and the inner septum.

Nasallang Piercing Process:

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

Healing Time:

About 3-9 months.

Straight Barbell

Nostril Piercing
Nostril Piercing

What is a 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 months.

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

Rhino Piercing
Rhino Piercing

What is a 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.

Curved barbell

Septum Piercing
Septum Piercing

What is a 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.

Horseshoe rings, Captive rings (circular barbells), or segment rings.

Septril Piercing
Septril Piercing

What is a 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.

Curved barbells, tunnels, or plugs.

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Nose Piercing Healing Times, Piercing Aftercare Tips, and More

How long does a nose piercing take to heal?

Healing time varies. The standard nostril piercing heals in about 4 to 6 months on average, while other types of piercings take longer than that. We recommend talking to a piercing professional about the healing process before getting your piercing.

Do nose piercings hurt?

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.

How do I care for my nose piercing?

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.

How do you pierce your nose at home?

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.

Why shouldn’t I get a nose piercing?

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 for your body. Not ready for this type of piercing yet? Spencer’s has a wide variety of fake nose piercing jewelry and fake septum rings to choose from!

Nose Piercing Jewelry

How much does nose jewelry cost?

It depends on where you live and which piercing shop you’ll be attending. Jewelry materials may have an effect on pricing. There are also different types of jewelry (septum rings, captive bead rings, screw rings, etc.) that have a higher price than a standard nostril ring or stud nose ring. We recommend calling a professional piercer for this information. Most of our nostril and septum jewelry is made of surgical steel or titanium, and some of our collection includes cubic zirconia stone.

When can I change my jewelry?

Keep the same piece of jewelry in while your nose piercing heals to avoid infection and piercing rejection. 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.

Types of nose jewelry

Here’s a rundown on a few types of jewelry:

  • Nose studs or bone nose rings are small, straight barbells. Stud nose rings are typically the most popular type of jewelry for a nostril piercing.
  • 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 (screw 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.
  • Septum jewelry is used for septum piercings.
  • Fake nose rings are a great option for people who aren’t quite ready to get a piercing. Make sure you check out our fake nose ring collection!

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 birthstone? 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 piercer before deciding which nose piercing is best for you and visit Spencer’s for the best nose piercing jewelry.

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