There are multiple styles of nose rings available to fit in a nose piercing, with the most common being the captive bead. Putting a captive bead nose ring back in involves lining up the space in the ring to slide over your nose, threading the ring through and then replacing the bead.Know More
Thoroughly wash the nose ring and your hands. Cleanliness is important when handling any body jewelry. You don't want to introduce any bacteria into the open area of the piercing, whether it is from your hands or the nose ring itself.
Align the space in the ring with the hold in your nose to facilitate sliding the ring in place. Sometimes flaring your nostril can help the process, as the space can be more narrow than your nostril.
Rotate the ring to thread it through your piercing hole until the space in the ring is opposite the hole. Grasp the bead in one hand, leaving the indentations exposed, and hold the ring in the other hand for stability. Pop the bead back into the space. For larger or thicker rings, ring closing pliers may be needed to assist.
After washing your hands thoroughly, clean the area of a nose piercing twice daily using a diluted antibacterial soap solution and a cotton swab. Clean the nose jewelry by soaking it in a salt bath.Full Answer >
The most common needle gauge for a nose piercing is 18. Twenty or 22 gauge is for individuals who want smaller holes. Typically, 16 is the largest gauge used for nose piercings, though jewelry for this size is not common.Full Answer >
Because each person is different, an exact amount of time to leave a nose ring out cannot be stated. The ring can be taken out if the piercing has fully healed, but the hole should be tested for closure consistently if left out for multiple days at a time.Full Answer >
The ring for a new nose piercing should remain in place for at least eight weeks, according to the Tang Center at UC-Berkeley. The total healing time can last up to three or four months.Full Answer >