How to Pierce Your Own Nose
From HowiwIf you want to Pierce Your Own Nose, you need to do it very carefully. I suggest you to go to a professional which will do it better.
- First and most importantly, read the tips and tricks section FIRST, then prepare your items.
- Grab an earring with a very very very small stud. trust me, it has to be really small, but if you don't have one, get a nose ring, and just use the smallest stud you have, and m,aybe after three or four days, you can change it to the nose ring
- Get your nail file and start sharpening that earring! I usually poke my thumb with it... don't make it too sharp, and don't just sharpen one side. make it all parallel. I usually test it by layering up a little bit of denim and try poking it through.
- If you have blackheads, push them out with your finger. I'm not sure yet if they lead to infection or not, but I'd get rid of the ones in the general area anyway just to be safe.
- Mark your nose! this kind of important... I never marked my nose, but I'm just that kind of spontaneous person.
- Before you pierce, take a look in the mirror... do you like it? if you do, keep it. if you don't, wash it off and mark another place. clean the area of your nose, just to be safe
- Don't forget to clean the earring, too!
- Take a deep breath, put the tip of the earring on the mark, at a slanted angle, of course, and push.
- Don't worry if you can't get it in one push! neither can I! just keep pushing, and whatever you do, please don't back out, even if it hurts... you want the piercing, I'm taking my time to lead you through it step by step, so don't back down!
- Once you're down, look at it and give yourself an enormous pat on the back! clean at least twice a day, no more than that, no less than once. congrats, and good luck!
- don't pierce your nose where it starts to curve, b/c for most people, that's kinda high up, and TRUST ME, PLEASE, it does not look pretty whatsoever... it looks like you did it, on your own, with no input from other people. which means it's ugly.
- I never waited 6 weeks to change mine... I changed mine to a nose screw about a week after I pierced it, but if you do this, please, keep it in for a while. when you change earring/noserings, or even twist them before they heal, this makes the healing process longer.
- there is no way in HELL you're going to get paralyzed... that's a load of crap from adults who 1. don't know anything and 2. they just don't want you to get a piercing. BUT don't jump up and down yet... if you do pierce something in a certain spot, and get it severly infected, then, yes, you're at a very high risk of being paralyzed.
- don't freak out. just DO IT. "will it hurt?" I've heard so many people ask... any piercing hurts, some worse then others, but come on, people--it's only the nose! it's made out of cartilage! you have your cartilage pierced? yeah, it hurts about the same as that, give or take.
- I would highly recommend marking it, then looking at it in the mirror to see if you really like it or not.
- please be very careful! don't pierce ANYTHING with a safety pin or sewing needle.. those are way too sharp to pierce the skin with, and they make the piercing more prone to infection
- do this at your own risk, not that there's a very high one... but if it does get infected, please don't blame me. I didn't pop out of the screen and pierce your nose. just clean everything, and you should be fine. veven if it's redand sore afterwards, it doesn't mean anything. you just shoved a piece of metal in your nose. of course it's going to be red and sore!
- The ONLY surefire SAFE way to get something pierced is through a PROFESSIONAL! Please, if you have access to an actual piercing shop, get it done there. in the long run, it isn't really worth the risks.
Things You'll Need
- very small stud earring that may closely resemble a nose stud
- strong nail file
- sea salt/ear care (NO hydrogen or alcohol)
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