Hello my lovelies. I hope that you’re all well. Today I am going to tell you all about my experience with getting and caring for my nose piercing so let’s get into it!
I began thinking seriously about getting my nose piercing in December 2018. I came to the conclusion that I would only do it if I really had the surplus money to do it. It was a few weeks later when I found a random Blue Banana voucher in my bedroom so decided to take it into the store. If it had credit on it, I would get my nose pierced and, alas, it did.
I chose to get my nose pierced by a needle. This is the recommended way to have it done as piercing guns i) are hard to sterilise and ii) cause extensive tissue trauma around the piercing. I waited for ten minutes in the waiting room before getting called into the piercing studio. I sat on the couch and the piercer discussed the position that I wanted my piercing in. I chose to have it on the left side of my nose and quite a low position as I have quite a small nose.
I was told to take a series of deep breaths as the piercer prepared the equipment. Now, I had my eyes closed as I didn’t want to see what was happening, but my boyfriend who was in the studio with me seems to recall the needle being a medium length. The piercer then placed a tong type tool up my nostril and plunged the needle through on the count of three. I describe the pain to those who ask as being like a sharp pinch on the nose that makes your eye water. The piercer then placed the stud (which was a nose screw style) into my nose and all was well. Until two weeks later..
It was two weeks later when I realised that my nose stud was starting to come out of the hole quite a lot and wouldn’t remain in there. So I popped back to the studio and was seen immediately. It was then that the piercer told me that my nose was rejecting the stud as it was too high of a gauge (this means too thick). After this, I was fitted with a straight nose stud which is typically used for gun piercings and I headed home again. This stud was okay but, due to the swelling in my nose, it would fall out quite often as it did not have any backing. So I bought myself an open nose ring, which is super easy to pop in, and this didn’t seem to come out that much.
My aftercare consisted of two sea salt soaks a day (one in the morning and one at night) and every alternate day, I would drip some tea tree oil onto my piercing. This is an amazing oil to use on a new piercing as it has antibacterial, antimicrobial and healing properties. However, it is important to make sure that you have diluted oil as 100% oil is too strong for the skin. My recommendation with a nose piercing is to not remove the crusting from it all the time. I found that by removing it, I was hindering my healing process so leaving it there makes it a more pleasant experience as the skin can heal around the piercing site.
It has been eight weeks since I first got my nose pierced and six since my stud got changed. I feel pretty much healed by now and am just waiting for the slight bump that I got from the rejection to subside. However, my piercing is comfortable and I am able to change my jewellery over with moderate ease. At the moment, I have a rose gold CBR ring from Blue Banana in my nose and am really liking it.
So I hope that you all found that interesting and if you are considering getting your nose pierced, I would say go for it- providing that you are willing to provide the aftercare it needs and allow it the sufficient time to heal.
Until tomorrow guys,