So finally you have decided to get your nose pierced? The ten- fifteen minutes at the reception lobby waiting for your appointment with the piercing artist are the longest fifteen minutes of your life. Just flicking through the magazine or checking your phone over and over again doesn’t kill the nervousness. This article is completely to boost you up, Yes, you read it right. This post is dedicated to nose piercing, the latest ‘in’ thing. A bit painful, but trust me it’s worth the pain.
It’s the perfect answer to the question you ask yourself may be frequently, “what should I do for a change in my look?” The nose piercing is bound to be a striking addition to your face. It enhances your face by alluring it with appeal, sensuality, and gorgeousness. The nose studs are not just the recent trend that’s growing continuously, but they have been associated with Indian history since inception. It’s not just a body art anymore or a South African fashion. Nor is it connected with religious rituals anymore. It’s simply a trend and accessory which accentuates and enhances facial beauty.
Piercing with women looks super cool and feminine but men… It’s a complete turn off.
Remember Ishq Bector or rock legend Lenny Cravitz? Piercing any part of the body is funky and its one of the easiest things that attracts attention. But for women it adds an instant appeal and proffers sensuality and charisma. Girls got their nose pierced after seeing Kareena Kapoor sporting a ‘nath’ or a ring in ‘3 Idiots’. Or be it Sonakshi Sinha the Dabangg girl showing it off. Who can forget the Sania Mirza frenzy of the silver nose ring? Not just our Indian stars but Hannah Montana heartthrob of millions of kids and people all around the world was seen sporting a stud lately.
Gone are the days when there were social obstacles with nose piercing. Even many corporate sectors did not allow nose piercing. Getting a nose piercing is not plain fun. It involves a bit of pain and loads of responsibility. I am not freaking you out but it doesn’t heal properly, it is bound to get infected. Ruddiness, foul odors or itchiness around the nose piercing are all indications of an infection. Rinsing the piercing with sterile soap and water may help.
Traditionally, the left side of the nose is to be pierced according to Indian tradition, but most of the girls pierce the right one which is absolutely fine. As soon as people see my piercing, the first question that comes up is “does it pain to get it pierced?” And I am sure as many of you are reading through this article; you must be thinking the same. Although you are tempted to get it pierced you bound to step back because of the ‘pain’ factor.
Well, the answer is to this, YES, it does pain, A LOT. You are getting a part of your body pierced, so it’s obvious it will pain, but it’s worth it. And you realize it when you are unable to do certain things at some important occasions. Like that of marriage, I know there are press-on’s available but having the authentic ‘nathni’ tugged in beautifies the look.
The Ala is the side parts of your nose. The nose piercing heals in about 3 months to 1 year the most, if you are lucky enough it may take 1 month or few weeks too. Do not be in a hurry to change the nose pin frequently, just have a simple ring or stud till it heals completely, do not leave the hole bare it tends to fill up easily.
Having a nose pin is the most appropriate way of maintaining the hole and avoids it from filling up. A nose pin is a pin that is inserted into a nose. The only difference between a regular nose accessory and a nose pin is that, a nose pin does not have an earring back on it like the regular nose jewelry.
A gold nose pin, diamond nose pins, a sterling silver nose pin and the white gold nose pin are easily available. Gold is popular with the nose pins since it prevents an infection. Whereas diamonds are expensive and give a classic look; you can pick gemstone nose pins too.
Piercing is not the toughest part, but taking care of the piercing is tough and very important. And even more tough is changing the first nose pin. The first thing regardless of how long you did the piercing is to ensure that you have clean hands before you begin to change the nose pin. Also sanitize the nose pin as mentioned above before inserting it in your nose and also make sure that there is no infection at the piercing. If you find moving the nose pin around, you should change your mind and hold on till it heals. If it moves without any pain you can proceed. Corkscrews or hook studs are the most tacky nose pins. You need to check the gauge of the corkscrew stud to ensure it fits your nose hole. Same is the case with the hooks; ensure the size of the hook before putting in.
Moreover cleanliness is very essential. Clean the nose piercing twice a day for few days after piercing to remove any dried blood. You can use warm salted water and a cotton ball or apply Betadine. Avoid hydrogen peroxide. Check for skin allergies. Do not move or touch the nose pin very often. Avoid fiddling and playing with it. If the piercing has turned swollen and red, use ice.
Now that you are all set to join the “Nose Pin Women Wagon”, go ahead and try it.