10 June 2021
There are many different choices for nose jewellery, it is important to consider what sort of jewellery you want to wear when deciding on the location of your nose piercing. You can read more about nose piercing positioning here.
Below is a shopping guide to help you work out which stud type is best for you and what we recommend.
The twist in this nose stud (curled like a pig’s tail) keeps the stud in and is a popular choice as it doesn’t fall out as easily as some other styles. By far our most popular and most practical seller. We have a variety of pigtail nose studs in all metal types and designs, with different top and gem sizes to suit your individual piercing and style. This is one of our number one recommendations and we can help put it in your nose when you purchase!
A popular nose stud style. Easy to put in and pull out. However, this means some find it is also easy to fall out!
If your piercing is established and open and does not close over easily, you can consider this style but many people end up losing their L shaped studs (remember they go in and out easily) and they have to put them back in after a night’s sleep etc. which means the hole may have closed over by morning.
The bone style nose stud is a straight post with a ball on the end to keep it in place. The small ball cannot be removed.
It is designed to slip in and out of the piercing when you want to change the jewellery. Again, a great choice for established piercings where the jewellery stays snug in the nose and does not shift around.
Labret style jewellery is becoming increasingly popular for nose piercings as the flat back sits flush against the inside of the nose and it is very unlikely that your nose jewellery will fall out. We would say this is the most secure style of nose jewellery. We have a range of 20 gauge threadless labrets and attachments for the nose landing soon.
Hinged clicker rings are a very popular choice for nose piercings as they easily click shut, making it difficult to fall out. We have a large range of 20 gauge nose rings in all metals and designs, from plain rings to intricate gemstone styles!
This style can be suitable for established nose piercings but with no “tail” at the base, which means this piece of jewellery can easily fall out. The tail is usually longer than other styles because it is intended to be bent before being put in to suit your nose.
Don’t confuse the fishtail with the pin style. The pin style nose stud is ready to wear as is, while the fishtail prong is longer and will need to be bent by a piercer.
The pin style consists of a straight post that goes directly into the nose piercing. It stays firmly in place by its size.
If you like this option, you will want to make sure that the gauge size is correct. This style allows for the easiest jewellery changeover. However, if you are likely to stress over losing jewellery, this may not be the best option for you. As fishtail and pin nose studs are the least popular, we do not stock these styles.
The nose stud style that works for you depends on what is most comfortable and your preference.
When you discover the best style along with the correct gauge and post size, you will end up staying with this style.
The nose is such an important facial feature. You will want to be sure that you’re taking care of it. Choose high-quality and hypoallergenic metals for your jewellery to avoid any skin irritations.
Finding the right style for you can take some trial and error. Don’t be afraid to get out and try multiple styles until you find what makes you feel as good as the look of a nose piercing!