NEVER EVER get your nose pierced with a piercing gun, ALWAYS use a reputable and experienced piercer. Using a gun on your nose could cause major damage.
In keeping your safety in mind, they recommend avoiding piercing guns because: Reusable piercing guns can't be thoroughly sterilized, putting you in contact with other people's body fluids and blood. This poses risks involved with bloodborne pathogens. Piercing guns can cause tissue damage.
If you are rooting for nose piercings or cartilage piercings, you're better off with a needle. Another downside to a piercing gun is that it makes a loud sound, which can scare the children. If the child gets agitated and jerks, the stud can get stuck halfway. This will increase the risk of complications.
Always ensure that you use a fresh, sterilized needle for piercing. A hollow needle works well, but do not keep it down once removed from the package. Never use a pushpin, sewing needle or safety pin as it can damage the tissue and not pierce properly.
Pain Scale: 5 on a scale of 1-10. The pain scale is 100% subjective and based on clients' feedback. Nostril piercings are said to be a bit more painful than lip or ear lobe piercings, but not as painful as septum piercings. Aftercare: Keep the area clean to avoid infection.
In traditional Chinese medicine, the left side was believed to be the female side, and right the masculine side. Some people use this as a reason to choose their facial piercings on the left side for females or right side for males. However, in modern culture, there really isn't a male or female side.
Jef Saunders, president of the Association of Professional Piercers (APP), says that piercers often compare the pain to having an eyebrow wax procedure done or a getting a shot. “The pain itself is a combination of mild sharpness and pressure, but it is over extremely quickly,” he explains.
Complications include: Nerve damage: The piercer can inappropriately puncture the nose and hit a nerve in the process, causing permanent nerve damage. Necrosis of the nasal wall: A piercing technique that causes trauma to the nose tissues, can cause death of the cells surrounding the jewellery in the nasal wall.
You'll have some pain when your nose is pierced. You may have some blood, swelling, tenderness, or bruising at first. It may be sore, tender, and red for up to 3 weeks. Pierced nostrils heal completely in about 2 to 4 months.
In general, tattoos tend to hurt more than piercings because the needles used for tattoos are larger and go deeper into the skin than the needles used for piercings. However, everyone experiences pain differently, so there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to how much pain you'll feel from a tattoo or piercing.
Getting Your Piercing
This doesn't mean you'll be crying in pain. Producing tears is a natural response when your nose is pierced. Your piercing will feel better after two months, but it will take about three to six months to heal thoroughly.
Piercing guns shove blunt jewelry through your earlobes. This is going to cause more pain, damage, and bruising. Piercers also learn how to minimize pain through good bedside manner and breathing techniques. A good piercer will tell you when to breathe in and out for the least possible pain.
A topical numbing cream can be used to numb the area before having the piercing done. You should be aware that this only numbs the top layers of skin so you will still feel the piercing being done, it will just take the edge off.
The days of Monday; Wednesday; Thursday; Friday are said to be the most favorable for this ritual. When it comes to Nakshatras; Mrigashira; Revati; Chitra; Anuradha; Hasta; Ashwini; Pushya; Abhijit; Shravan; Dhanishta; Punarvasu Nakshatra are seen to be advantageous for performing Karnavedha rituals.
It's possible to hit a nerve during a nose piercing. This might be more common if the piercing's performed by an inexperienced piercer — especially if a piercing gun is used. Nerve damage can lead to permanent symptoms like loss of sensation or numbness.
If you're wearing any makeup, (foundation in particular) you should be prepared to have the area thoroughly cleaned before the procedure. (Please don't ever reapply makeup on or near a fresh piercing!) Clothing: Wear appropriate clothing. We need easy access to the area being pierced.
Traditional lip piercing has a low medium pain level and is only slightly more painful than traditional ear piercing and nose piercings.
Left nostril piercings are thought to protect against bad luck. Having your left nostril pierced is believed to ward off negativity and keep you feeling uplifted. Plus, if you love your new piercing, your self-image is sure to skyrocket, making you feel more secure and confident in yourself.
For nostril piercings, the needle will go through cartilage. You will likely feel the most intense part of the pain as the piercing needle is passing through the nose. Remember, this part is over in a matter of seconds, and it will be a thin, sharp needle, the kind that causes the least pain.
While every piercing is different, most new nose piercings will need at least a month to heal to the point that you can safely remove the jewelry. However, longer waiting periods (up to two months or longer) are usually preferable.
“The person piercing your nose should wear gloves and use sterilized equipment,” he says. “I recommend walking away if the environment isn't clean.” After getting your nose pierced, the highest risk of infection is in the first week.