Nose piercing is a popular form of body jewelry. Bridge piercing, Nostril piercing, and Co.: In the following, you will get to know five different types of nose piercing.
1. Bridge piercing: Dangerous piercing above the bridge of the nose
The bridge piercing is done on the bridge of the nose, more precisely: in the skin fold over the bridge of the nose between the eyes. Since important nerves run at the base of the nasal bone, piercing this piercing is not without risk. It should therefore always be pierced by a professional piercer.
Another difficulty with bridge piercing is getting it straight without blocking your field of vision. A variant of the bridge piercing is the vertical bridge: In this form, the piercing channel runs vertically between the eyebrows and the eyes.
2. Septum piercing: Pierce below the nasal septum
With a septum piercing, the connective tissue below the nasal septum is pierced. This tissue is made up of skin and cartilage. The stinging at this point is usually perceived as not very painful. In rare cases, the piercing is pierced directly through the cartilage of the nasal septum, which causes significantly more pain.
Before piercing, a special pair of pliers is used to check whether the later piercing is sitting straight. Because the unevenness of the nasal wall makes it difficult to perform the stitch straight.
For example, small circular barbells or ball closure rings can be used as jewelry for septum piercings. The former resembles a small horseshoe with balls at either end. A ball closure ring has only one ball in the center. Complete segment rings or straight rods, so-called barbells, can also be used as jewelry. The healing time for a septum piercing is usually two to three months.
3. Classic Nostril piercing in the nostrils
The most common piercing is the Nostril piercing. According to the name, the nostrils are pierced here. Since the tissue is traversed by many nerve tracts, pricking a Nostril piercing is often felt to be painful.
Special labret studs or ball closure rings are usually used as jewelry. After two to four months, the wound should have healed.
4. Nasallang Piercing: The longest piercing
A nose piercing that is rarely seen is the nasal long piercing. It runs through each nostril as well as through the nasal septum – so this nose piercing is a combination of two Nostril piercings and a septum piercing. It is important here that all piercings are in one line. Then the three openings can be connected by a long barbell, an elongated metal pin with screwable balls on the sides.
Due to the many puncture holes, the tissue needs several months to heal. It is therefore advisable to extend an existing nostril or septum piercing to a nasal length.
5. The Extraordinary Austin Bar
Similar to the nasal long piercing, the Austin Bar, which was named after its first wearer, is pierced horizontally through the tip of the nose. In contrast to the other nose piercing variants, however, neither the nasal septum nor the nostrils are pierced. Only the nasal cartilage at the tip of the nose is affected. Here, too, a barbell is suitable as jewelry. Healing can take a quarter of a year.