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Everything You Need to Know About Nostril Piercings

The nostril piercing is one of the most common nose piercings, and the piercing is commonly located at the thinnest cartilage on the nostril, which is usually at the crease. But it can be easily moved around after you discuss where the most optimal location is with your piercer!

Read on to find out more about getting a nostril piercing, including the pain level, healing time, cost and recommended jewelry.

✨ Nostril Piercing Fast Facts βœ¨

  • PLACEMENT: The nostril piercing is commonly located at the thinnest cartilage on the nostril, which is usually at the crease.
  • PAIN LEVEL: 7/10
  • HEALING TIME: 2 - 4 months
  • JEWELRY: Studs and hoops

How much does a nostril piercing hurt?

Nose piercings tend to hurt slightly more than other cartilage piercings since the nose tends to be a bit more sensitive than the ear.

What is the best jewelry for my nostril piercing?

Studs and hoops make the nostril piercing versatile and decorative. Feel free to check out some of our stunning studs and seamless hoops perfect for your nostril piercing!

What should I know about jewelry sizing for my nostril piercing?

Nostril piercings, like all nose piercings, are typically pierced with an 18 or 20 gauge needle, which is 1.00mm or 0.81mm thick, respectively. Some piercers may use a 16 gauge needle (1.2mm thickness) depending on the client's personal anatomy and lifestyle.

Please follow the recommended sizing that was recommended by your piercer. You should never use jewelry that is smaller than the recommended size by your piercer in order to prevent tearing and rejection. 

How long does it take for my nostril piercing to heal?

How long it takes for a nostril piercing to heal depends on the exact location of your nostril piercing. It takes about 2 - 4 months to heal.

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Our favorite nostril piercing jewelry

Tiny Secret Nose Hoop Ring in 14k Gold (6mm)
Tiny Secret Nose Hoop Ring in 14k Gold (6mm)
Tiny Secret Nose Hoop Ring in 14k Gold on model
Tiny Secret Nose Hoop Ring in 14k Gold (8mm) on model
Tiny Secret Nose Hoop Ring in 14k Gold (8mm)

Tiny Secret Nose Hoop Ring in 14k Gold

$74.00
Tiny Secret Stud L-Shape Nose Ring in 14k Gold
Tiny Secret Stud L-Shape Nose Ring in 14k Gold
Tiny Secret Stud L-Shape Nose Ring in 14k Gold on model

Tiny Secret Stud L-Shape Nose Ring in 14k Gold

$69.00
Celestial Crystal Push Pin Flat Back Earring in Gold
Celestial Crystal Push Pin Flat Back Earring in Gold
Celestial Crystal Push Pin Flat Back Earring in Gold on model
Celestial Crystal Push Pin Flat Back Earring in Gold on model
Celestial Crystal Push Pin Flat Back Earring in Silver

Celestial Crystal Push Pin Flat Back Earring

$34.00
Tiny Trinity Push Pin Flat Back Earring in Gold
Tiny Trinity Push Pin Flat Back Earring in Gold
Tiny Trinity Push Pin Flat Back Earring in Gold on model
Tiny Trinity Push Pin Flat Back Earring in Gold on model
Tiny Trinity Push Pin Flat Back Earring in Silver

Tiny Trinity Push Pin Flat Back Earring

$34.00
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