Nose Piercing

Nose Piercing Nose piercing is quite common these days and there are several different ways in which it can be done. Typically the most common tends to be the nostril piercing and the most common jewellery worn in a nose piercing is a nose stud.

It is subtle yet it is easily seen so it still makes a big enough statement. As well as being a cosmetic statement, in India nose piercings are also worn for cultural reasons.

In fact, nose piercing in America and the UK became largely popular due to the Indian culture. The reason why women do wear nose piercings in India is because they are said to make childbirth easier. They are also a Hindu mark of honour to the Goddess of marriage, Parvathi.

Different Types of Nose Piercings

As well as the nostril piercing, there are other types of nose piercings that you could get. A septum piercing is one of the lesser common ones and it tends to make the biggest statement. It looks just like a bull ring and it sticks out of both nostrils.

There is an option you can take if you would like to hide the piercing when you have to stick to a certain dress code and that is to purchase a septum retainer. That basically allows you to push the nose ring up inside your nose until it is needed again.

The least common nose piercing is the bridge piercing. This is done through the small part of the skin on the bridge of the nose. Most people tend to wear bar rings in these types of piercings, though seamless studs also look quite good. There is a warning with the bridge piercing too and that is that it has a high rejection rate. So there is a good chance that your body will reject the piercing.

Overall nose piercings are common and they can look really good. As with all piercings they will need time to heal so proper aftercare is essential. There are so many different types of nose piercing jewellery to choose from. So if you do choose to have your nose pierced you should easily be able to find something to suit your tastes!

Body Piercing Infection – What You Must Know

Body Piercing Infection

When you’re getting a body piercing, you must avoid certain actions to minimize the risk of getting a body piercing infection.
Actually there are three main types of body piercing infection you can get, not only one!

The first and the most common bugs you can get are some bacterial infections like Staphylococcus and Streptococcus. If you get one of these and the fresh piercing is really infected – painful, swollen and oozing yellow pus, your doctor will most likely prescribe antibiotics to kill the bacteria.

Actually it’s been reported that around 10 – 20% of all body piercings result in a small body piercing infections, so if your fresh body piercing is just slightly reddish and a bit tender to touch – most likely it’s going to pass within a few days.

The second type of body piercing infection is viral infections like hepatitis B and hepatitis C. This piercing infection can be transmitted to your body if the piercing instruments haven’t been properly sterilized. Using a disposable piercing needle is a must, and the piece of body jewelry that is inserted into your fresh piercing needs to be sterilized.

This is why it’s very important to make sure that the piercing studio is of the highest standards and the possibility of getting hepatitis is reduced to a minimum. If you have any doubts when entering the studio and talking to the guy or girl who’s going to pierce you – better leave the place and look for another one.

It would be really silly to get a viral infection when such diseases can be easily avoided by making sure all the health standards are met! So don’t hesitate to ask your piercer if he’s going to use a disposable piercing needle prior to getting pierced.

Another type of a possible body piercing infection includes parasites and other microorganisms. This may happen if you go swimming during the healing period in outdoor waters like seas, lakes and rivers.
So you are advised to avoid going into waters where microorganisms are living. Indoor swimming pools don’t pose such a threat due to chlorine added to water, but I guess you should avoid getting into the pool at least the first week or so after the piercing.