Be careful when reattaching the nose ring to the piercing. Clean your hands properly before touching jewelry, clean jewelry with a cleaning solution, and take good care of jewelry to prevent irritation or infection. In general, nose rings can be reattached in the same way, but rings with corkscrews are usually a bit tricky to put on.
Method 1 of 5: Attaching Nose Rings With Corkscrew
Step 1. Wash your hands and nose
Nose rings with corkscrews are more difficult to fit than other types of nose rings, but the installation method is the same. Use antibacterial soap to clean and disinfect your nose and hands before handling jewelry and piercing. Make sure to wash both parts thoroughly with warm water.
Step 2. Clean and disinfect your nose ring
Use a cotton swab moistened with hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol to thoroughly clean the jewelry. Use an antibiotic ointment such as Neosporin to disinfect the metal wire in the corkscrew of the nose ring that will be inserted into your nose piercing.
- Make sure the top of the corkscrew, the part that will pop out, is not exposed to the ointment. This part must be clean and dry for it to be firmly attached.
- Nose rings with corkscrews are made of metal wire that is twisted to a slightly odd shape, different from the usual nose rings or nose rings. The combination of straight and circular wire requires special handling so that it does not hurt when installed.
Step 3. Insert the tip of your jewelry
In a clockwise circular motion, gently twist the ring into the piercing hole. Keep twisting until all of the metal is in the piercing hole. Press inward while tilting the ring slightly upwards. Keep twisting slowly until all the metal is in.
Try turning the ring counterclockwise if turning it clockwise doesn't work
Step 4. Twist the rest of the nose ring all the way in
Twist the piece of straight wire that remains at the end of the corkscrew. If blood comes out when you insert the corkscrew, stop and clean the piercing. Use hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol.
- Wait at least 2 months before replacing the nose ring if the piercing is new. You should wait for the piercing to heal before changing your jewelry.
- Call your doctor if there is serious bleeding or painful irritation develops.
Method 2 of 5: Inserting a Ordinary Nose Piercing
Step 1. Insert the piercing rod into the nostril
Tilt the tip slightly, then insert it into the piercing hole in the nose. You can leave part of the stem or insert the whole part into the piercing hole.
For aesthetic reasons, many people do not insert the rod until it runs out
Step 2. Cover the nose ring with the ball
The ball cap can make the piercing more stable, but it can also be painful if the hole isn't large enough to accommodate it. Start by inserting this ball into the tip of the nose ring. Gently twist while holding it in one hand, then press inward.
Use lubricant if you're having trouble getting the ball into the hole, but don't press too hard to prevent the hole from getting bigger
Step 3. Install the screw on the nose ring
First, insert the tip of the jewelry into the piercing hole while twisting it slowly. It may take some time to adjust, but this is the most effective way to secure the piercing.
Method 3 of 5: Treating Nose Piercing
Step 1. Remember that a piercing is a wound
Your nose piercing takes time to heal, just like any other wound. There will be some swelling which usually goes away within a few days if treated properly. The pain may not bother you too much if you can bear the pain, but if the pain is unbearable, seek professional help immediately.
There are many different types of nose piercings, from nostril piercings, nose bridge piercings, to septal piercings, but how to clean them all is the same
Step 2. Don't touch the new nose piercing
If you must touch it, wash your hands first. Make sure your hands and piercing area are clean before putting on earrings, barbells, or nose rings. Don't let anyone touch your piercing, especially if your hands haven't been cleaned properly.
Step 3. Clean the piercing with salt water
Remember to clean your piercing two or three times each day. Purchase a cleanser at your local drugstore or make your own by dissolving four teaspoons of non-iodized table salt in 3.5 liters of boiling water. Use the cleaning fluid after it cools down.
Step 4. Use a clean cotton ball to clean the piercing
Avoid cross-contamination by rubbing a cotton swab into the inside and outside of your piercing. Wipe the remaining liquid from the nose piercing with a new cotton ball.
Step 5. Don't apply makeup to a new piercing
Be careful when applying makeup so that the makeup doesn't get on the new piercing. Nose piercings and nostril piercings are very easy to get makeup on if you're in a hurry. Try not to use make-up or facial cleansers that can irritate or cause infection in the piercing.
A septal piercing may not get any makeup on, but be careful when applying makeup near the piercing area
Step 6. Let the piercing heal
Do not insert the nose ring if the piercing has not healed. There is a soft skin on the nose that can be injured easily. Wait until the skin doesn't look red, swollen, or feel tender.
Nose piercings may take about 4-6 weeks to heal, while septal piercings can take one to three months to heal and bridge piercings can take up to a year to heal
Step 7. Call a medical officer if any fluid comes out
Come back to the clinic where you got your piercing and call your doctor as soon as possible if you have any discharge or you feel pain and discomfort. If you have yellow or green discharge from your piercing, or if the area is severely swollen, your piercing may be infected.
- There should be only a slight red rash and discharge from the nose after the piercing. Usually, shaking or pulling the nose ring before it heals can slow down the healing process. This will generally give rise to small lumps called “granulomas”.
- Use a hot compress twice a day to treat granulomas. Wet a tissue with hot water, then apply it to the wound. Make sure the tissue is not too hot so that the skin does not burn, and do not press too hard so that the wound does not burst. Leave the compress to cool. Continue to use hot compresses until the granuloma disappears.
Method 4 of 5: Caring for Jewelry
Step 1. Experiment with your jewelry
There are various types of jewelry that you can try on, depending on the shape of your face and the appearance you want to show off. Screw nose jewelry holds up better, but you'll need to hone your skills to install them.
Consult the person who pierced you if you are having trouble fitting new jewelry
Step 2. Pay attention to your jewelry choices
The price is proportional to the quality. So, cheaper jewelry is usually easy to irritate the skin or infect wounds. Cheap jewelry made of nickel and lead can cause irritation and a reaction that triggers infection.
Before making a purchase, make sure you know the basic material of the jewelry you are choosing and know if the material can cause skin infections
Step 3. Apply a transparent colored nail polish on the installed jewelry
You can prevent earrings or other jewelry from falling out of your piercing by applying nail polish. Do not let the paint on the piercing so as not to cause irritation and infection. Just coat the top of your jewelry.
Step 4. Apply tape to the piercing during exercise
Place the pad over the nose ring, then tape to keep it from pulling when you exercise. The base will prevent the adhesive from damaging the jewelry when you remove it.
Removing and reattaching jewelry too often can trigger infection and slow down the healing process. Using tape is the best option if you are very active
Step 5. Wear transparent nose earrings to hide the piercing
If you're going to a formal event that doesn't allow piercing or you don't want to stand out, wear transparent earrings. This thing is ordinary jewelry, but has a color that matches the skin.
You can make your own using nail polish. You can look for it online or consult a piercing clinic for other options
Method 5 of 5: Preventing Infection
Step 1. Clean your hands
Use antibacterial soap to wash your hands before touching your piercing. Touch the piercing after you've thoroughly cleaned your hands. Do not use soap with chemical substances that are not clear.
Step 2. Clean the piercing with the right liquid
Use Protex or Studex soap to clean your piercing. Use Studex twice a day, in the morning and at night, with a cotton swab to clean the surface of the skin and the area inside the nose.
Do not use methylated spirits, alcoholic wipes, peroxide, or alcohol-based cleaners to clean your piercing
Step 3. Clean the piercing every day in the bathroom
Make sure you rinse off the soap and shampoo that came into contact with the piercing. Use Protex soap to clean your piercing. Do not press the piercing.
Step 4. Clean the hardened wound area
Use a cotton swab or tissue soaked in the saline solution once a day. Remove the nose jewelry and place a cotton swab on the wound area for 4 minutes. Make a cleansing liquid by dissolving a quarter teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water.
Remove the crust from the inside of the earring or nose ring using the same process. Use a cotton swab that has been soaked in a salt water solution to clean earrings or nose rings. Be careful not to damage or loose the jewelry. Clean the crust on the ring before putting it back on so as not to cause inflammation in the piercing hole
Step 5. Pat the pierced area dry
Do not rub the piercing so that dirt does not get into it. Use kitchen paper, toilet paper, or clean paper towels to pat the pierced area dry. Make sure the object you are using is clean.
Don't use a dry towel to dry your piercing, as it contains bacteria. In addition, rubbing your face with a towel can also change the position of your jewelry
Step 6. Take B vitamins and zinc
Both substances can help healing and improve body health. You must have a healthy immune system to fight infection and stimulate healing.
Step 7. Do not pick at the wound or remove the jewelery too quickly
Scraping the wound can cause lumps and cause infection if you remove jewelry before the wound heals. The healing process can be delayed so that a lump appears in the wound.
- Do not remove jewelry for more than 10 minutes in the first 6 months after the piercing because the wound may close. Your piercing can close in less than 10 minutes within 3-6 months of being pierced. If your jewelry comes off and gets lost, place an earring or other sterile object in your piercing until you get a new piece of jewelry.
- Carry spare nose earrings in your purse just in case your jewelry gets loose or falls.
Step 8. Avoid using makeup, moisturizer, hair spray, or skin cleanser
Cover the piercing with your hand when you apply hair care products. Do not apply darkening creams, moisturizers, cleansers, or make-up directly to the pierced area.
Step 9. Be careful when removing clothes
When removing a sweater or top, be careful not to let the jewelry slip. If you use a towel to dry your face, don't apply pressure to the piercing.
Put a piece of tape on the jewelry on the nose before going to bed, but first place a base between the jewelry and the tape so it doesn't get damaged. You certainly don't want the jewelry to come off while sleeping
Step 10. Use PTFE or Bioflex if you want to remove jewelry
If you are asked to remove jewelry for X-rays, surgery or professional reasons, wear PTFE or Bioflex with a plastic ball to keep the piercing open. Both objects are safe to use during X-rays and can be purchased at the nearest piercing clinic.
- Read reviews of the work of the piercing clinic before using their services.
- Call your doctor or piercing clinic if there is excessive bleeding, painful irritation, or infection.
- Don't wear cheap jewelry that can irritate or infect the skin.
- Piercing holes can close within 10 minutes in the first 6 months after being pierced.
- New piercings can easily become infected if not treated properly.