Having tattoos and body piercing has become quite common today, especially among the youth. A nose piercing may be one of the most common types of piercing since it is easily noticeable and cute as well as complements your face an are a badass accessory to express yourself as well as feel liberated. It is not a new trend since it goes back to almost 4000 years ago, as stated in the Bible that Isaac gave Rebekah, his wife, a nose ring. Nose piercing is culturally mostly associated with Indians since they are very fond of the practice as well as the South-East region of Asia.
There are different types of nose piercings such as; spectrum piercings, bridge piercings, rhinoceros piercings, nostril piercings and nasallang piercings. These are some of important guidelines to which one must adhere if they wish to successfully get and maintain a nose piercing.
1. Take a moment to consider your career path.
Although nose piercings are cute and adorable, you need to make sure that it does not interfere with your professional goals. For instance, if you do work in an office, consider if it will be a problem because as much as the office world is becoming more permissive and lenient, there are some offices where having a pierced nose could be a problem and you would not want to be fired because of alleged inappropriateness in form of a metal on your nose.
2. Preparing yourself for the procedure.
You can do this simply by talking to a friend who already has a nose piercing perhaps, or any other person with one. You should not feel afraid to ask questions. Also confirm the price range and the availability of the person who will perform the procedure and how comfortable you are with them as well as sanitation at the shop where you will be pierced. Psychologically preparing yourself to go under the needle is also important and you can take a deep breath and relax.
3. Taking care of your piercing.
First and foremost, cleanliness is crucial when maintaining your nose piercing. Look out for infections which may be bringing about pus. You may also need to buy some cleaning products such as sea salt which can be added to purified water or you could just buy sea salt sprays. Crusting, bleeding and mild oozing can be there sometimes and if you notice extreme changes you should go back to the person who had performed the procedure on you and then they can either give you a remedy or if it is serious they will send you to a doctor to seek further treatment.
4. Give your piercing time to heal.
Roughly, it takes about 2 to 3 months for a nose piercing to heal. It is important to note that during this time, you cannot change your piercing otherwise removing it will be extremely painful and you will also increase the risk of getting an infection. After it is healed, you can buy new jewelry from a shop and take it to your piercer for them to change it for you if you are not comfortable with doing it yourself.