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Nose Piercing

Nose Piercing has became a fashion accessory widely used in the western society. Studs or rings pierced to the nose are are among the most popular because they are versatile and very esthetic. According to Leonardo Da Vinci  who understands better than anyone else the facial traits (see Mona Lisa at Louvre Museum in Paris), the nose is the most prominent limb of human body responsible for one’s character and behaviour.

You can choose everyday, simpler jewelry for your nose piercing, or go for more exclusive objects  and design for the most special occasions. The designs available are so different and so unique you will find it challenging to choose just one  nose stud or nose ring. Nose piercing is among the most popular because it is versatile and very esthetic. It looks so neat and great even the most conservative people recognize its elegance and attractiveness.

At Nails r Us you can find competent staff and a vast range of nose rings or nose studs.

Nose Piercing History

Nose piercing is very attractive, and can accentuate the face, because the nose is the face's most prominent feature; Leonardo Da Vinci believed that the nose set the character of the whole face.

Nose piercing was first recorded in the Middle East approximately 4,000 years ago, it is mentioned in The Bible in Genesis 24:22 Abraham requested his oldest servant to find a wife for his son Isaac, the servant found Rebekah, and one of the gifts he gave her was a "golden earring" the original Hebrew word used was Shanf, which also translates as "nose-ring".
 

Nose piercingNose piercing is a body piercing practice became popular in India and Nepal. In India, the preferred position for the piercing is the outside on the left nostril as this is supposed to make childbirth easier. In India piercings were regarded as a mark of beauty and social standing as well as a Hindu's honor to Parvathi the goddess of marriage during the 16th century. 

Nose Piercing is still popular in India, Middle Eastern and Arab countries. Nostril piercing is also part of the Australian Aboriginal culture. Nose Piercing is now popular in many western industrialized nations. It is sufficient to refer to the punks culture and subsequent youth cultures in the '80s and '90s. Today, nose piercing is popular in the United States, UK, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia and Europe, with piercings being performed on either the left or right nostril.

Both men and women have nostril piercings, though they are much more common on women. There are several different types of nostril rings. Among the most popular are the loop, the stud with an L-bar closure, the stud with a ball closure, and the stud with a flat backing.

It's only been in the last two decades that nose piercing has gained a mainstream popularity in Western culture. Presently, it is the second most-popular body piercing desired by teens and young adults.

Interestingly a recent study published in United States in 2007 shows that 87% of employees interviewed thinks that having piercings or tattoos would not reduce their chance of being hired.

Another study carried in 2001 by a group of 20 sociology majors at Columbia University in 2001, surveyed 100 New Yorkers looking for a job, 50 with nostril/cartilage piercings and 50 with eyebrow/tongue piercings. The result was that 50 people with nostril and eye brow piercings, received jobs, while those with eye brow and tongue could not.

Nose Piercing: which side?

One of the most popular question in a salon is which side of the nose for a nose piercing? Right side or left side? Can’t decide? Maybe we can help you to decide but you can read below what it meant historically.

Although you can find many girls and guys these days having both their nostrils pierced and even having multiple piercings in one nostril, it hasn't be like that in the past and in different societies. Hindu girls, for example, would wear the nose rings in one nostril only – the left.

Indian women often pierced their left nostril  the night before their wedding and inserted a nose stud in the nose piercing. 
But why the left nostril?

The reason can be found in the Ayurvedic medicine. It is believed that a woman's left nostril represents the reproductive organs and having it pierced can be actually helpful. It is alleged that it may reduce the pain during childbirth and also have a positive effect on some medical conditions, for example, endometriosis.

So which side should you go for?  We recommend the left nostril. But, of course, you may pierce the right one as well.

Nose Piercing Infection

It is very easy to develop a nose piercing infection, if you do not follow strict disinfecting guidelines. Bacteria can easily enter the freshly pierced skin and cause an infection. If you notice some redness, tenderness and swelling after one or two days of nose piercing, do not panic, because this is completely normal. When this redness, tenderness, swelling and pain increases with or without yellow or green discharge out of the pierced nose tissue, rush to a doctor immediately for treating the nose piercing infection.

Nose Piercing Aftercare

Always opt for stainless steel, niobium, titanium or 14k gold. The nose piercing takes around three months to heal fully. Therefore, avoid fidgeting with your nose and changing your jewelry. When jewelry is changed too soon, it causes a re-tear, lengthening the healing process and causing a new nose piercing infection.

Disinfect the nose piercing at least 3 to 4 times a day. Saline solution can be used but it will cause a burning sensation. Rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide on your tissue will increase the irritation and burning sensation as well. You better off using the proper antiseptic solution bought at Nails r Us.  You can apply powdered aspirin to provide relief from the nose piercing infection.Do not use swimming pools, hot tubs or go swimming in the ocean, as there are chances of bacterial infection and pollutant contaminant infection. Always maintain proper hygiene to reduce chances of bacterial infection.



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