You've been wanting to get your nose pierced for a long time, but haven't got a permit yet? There are several ways to disguise your piercing so that it escapes the eyes of others, especially older people. The same method can also be applied to those who are trying to hide their piercings at work.
Method 1 of 3: Using Retainers to Hide Piercings
Step 1. Purchase a retainer for your nose piercing
The retainer is a high-tech piece of plastic specifically designed to hide the nose ring.
- Hide your piercing with an acrylic retainer that matches your skin tone. There are dome or ball retainers that are the color of your skin, you can buy them to cover your nose piercing. Sometimes this kind of retainer is made of clear Lucite material.
- You can also cover the piercing with a small flat disc that is painted with a nail polish that matches your skin tone. Clear glass and a quartz nostril screw are also designed to hide the nose ring. Acrylic studs are also better for those with sensitive skin.
Step 2. Put on a retainer
Some retainers are designed to hide the nose piercing so that it is not visible at all. When wearing a retainer it will look like a mole or pimple. Some can't even be seen at all because that's what they're meant for.
- Tuck the end with the ball into the piercing so that the clear cone is outside the nose. Clear cones will look like small bumps on the skin.
- Some retainers are very comfortable to wear. They are also small in size so you may need to buy a few as a backup in case you lose them.
- You can also purchase a retainer suitable for curved nose studs or nose screws. Some retainers are designed with ornate tips that can be used when you don't want to hide your piercing.
Step 3. Slip the studs over the piercing
Wet the studs with a little water. Place your hand on the piercing, and push it up.
- Do this for a horseshoe-shaped piercing stud worn on the septum. However, don't do this with freshly made piercings. You will have to wait for the piercing to heal first.
- Of course, you can't do the same for the nose ring, but this method is perfect for hiding the ring on the septum.
Method 2 of 3: Hiding Your Nose Piercing with Makeup or Plaster
Step 1. Apply the foundation you normally use
You should also use powder on your face. Use a high-concentration stain remover with a stain masking brush.
- Apply a stain mask over the piercing. Use a brush to apply concealer to the piercing area. Choose a color that is similar to your skin tone.
- Use a sponge to blend makeup around the piercing area for a natural look.
Step 2. Apply a plaster to the wound
Use the outside of the plaster. Cut out a small piece of plaster. Glue the small patch over the nose ring.
- Then, press down with the tweezers as you apply the tape, and trim around it so that the tape covers the nose ring. Cut out the edges so the tape looks like a circle.
- Then take a liquid bandage and apply it to the piece of plaster twice. You can buy it at a convenience store or on the internet. Smells like nail polish. Apply the tape over the piercing 2-3 times, and let it dry.
- Finish the process by applying foundation over the piercing with a makeup sponge.
Step 3. Make sure you don't hurt yourself
Nose piercings may take longer to heal than ear piercings. This is because the ear is made of softer tissue than the nose.
- Don't wear studs or rings that are too big for your nose or you could get scarred. Don't tamper with the piercing. Don't tug on it because it can cause scarring.
- You can also wear a retainer during the healing process. Make sure you follow the sterilization procedure, keeping your piercing clean when you change jewelry.
Method 3 of 3: Choosing a Fake Nose Ring
Step 1. Buy a fake nose ring
If you're worried about getting in trouble for wearing a nose ring or your parents won't allow it, how about trying a fake nose ring?
- Piercing is a serious decision. A fake nose piercing lets you test your appearance first so you won't regret it.
- Nose piercing is a painful piercing. Why risk going through that kind of pain when you can fake it, and still get the look you want! Try a magnetic ring or a spring ring. Another advantage is that you are not at risk of scarring.
Step 2. Choose a fake nose ring
You have many options when it comes to choosing a fake nose ring. So you can see beforehand if you like it and how it looks.
- Some fake nose rings are designed with a small magnet placed inside the nose. The nose ring that is on the outside can be a stud or a small bone can stick because it is pulled by a magnet.
- Round false nose rings work differently. Rings like these have small springs that look like discs. The spring will make the ring stick to the nose. To most people fake nose rings look like real ones.
Step 3. Buy a clear nose ring
You can get it at a regular accessories store. Take a hair straightener, and melt the small ball at the end of the ring until it is flat and against the skin.
- Take off your usual nose ring. Take petrolatum to make it easier for you to slip the clear nose ring over your nose. Place it where you want your nose piercing.
- Apply petrolatum to a real nose ring. Put on the nose. Remove excess petrolatum from the skin.
- Be relaxed so your parents don't get suspicious.
- Take care of your piercing so it doesn't get infected or your parents will find out.
- Don't touch the piercing in front of your parents. This will draw attention towards the piercing.
- Choose a ring that is smaller or that is similar to your skin tone.
- Small, flat stud-shaped retainers can hide piercings better.
- Consider telling your parents. Maybe they will understand! Lying is not a good thing.