Nose Piercings Guide
Nose piercings are a hugely popular type of piercing, offering a great way to bring that extra flare to your latest look. No matter whether you’re after a subtle change or want a new statement look, a nose piercing could be the perfect answer. As with any piercing, there’s often many questions you’ll want answers to before getting it done.
With that in mind, we’ve put this handy nose piercing guide together to help you find all the answers to the most common questions. Of course, if you’re still unsure about anything please drop us a message!
How long does a nose piercing take to heal?
A nose piercing will take around 2-6 months for a nose piercing to heal. This varies quite considerably based on what type of piercing it is and individual factors which can interfere with the healing process.
We’ve summarised the main types of nose piercing and the approximate healing time for each.
Nostril piercing around 3-6 months to heal
Septum piercing around 2-3 months to heal
Bridge piercing around 2-4 months to heal
Rhino piercing around 5-8 months to heal
As noted above, it can differ considerably from person to person. This is because there are a number of factors which can impact healing time, for example, if the piercing is frequently irritated or not cared for then this will extend the healing process.
As with any piercing, there's a good chance it will look fully healed before the healing process is complete so always ensure you’ve allowed sufficient time before changing the piercing.
Which side should I get my nose piercing done?
When it comes to deciding which side of your nose you should get pierced there's absolutely no hard and fast rules! However, here's a few points which may help in making the decision.
- Personal preference - do you have a side which you most prefer in photos? If so, this could be your answer. If you always sway towards photos from a particular angle than enhancing that with a nose piercing could be a great idea.
- Hairstyle - if you have your hair styled over one side of your face then it could be worth getting the nose piercing on the opposite side to complement the look. No point in covering a beautiful piercing!
- Other piercings - a great point to consider is what other piercings you may have - particularly any lip piercings but also ear piercings too. For example, if you have a Monroe or Madonna lip piercing then you could have your nose pierced on the same side to retain the symmetry.
Still can't decide? Don't worry there's a couple more options for you. Firstly, you could try a fake nose piercing and apply to both sides - take a few photos to experiment. If still undecided then a septum piercing could be worth considering - there's no decision on left or right then, just what style of septum ring you want!