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Nose Screws – One Option To Consider At The Piercing Shop

Nose Screws – One Option To Consider At The Piercing Shop

The nose screw is very small jewelery which is normally made out of bent metal and can be placed through an already pierced hole which may be on either side of the nose. It is generally worn by woman of all ages.

Nose screws are generally embedded with gemstones or other ornamentations to make them look even more attractive.

Though initially for the beginners it can be a daunting task to insert it the nose, a piercing technician can easily demonstrate the insertion and the removal technique of this fashion wear.


A nose screw is one of various types of jewelery used for piercing of the nose. While one side of the jewelery is a ball embedded with some finial or gemstones, the other end is tapered which helps the lead end to make way through the piercing. It is essential that this jewelery must be made out of hypo-allergenic material such as gold, silver, platinum, surgical grade stainless steel and sometimes even of glass.


Generally these screws are available in three unique styles. The most popular of this jewelery type is the straight one, which is generally described as a small piece of metal which is of an “L” bent. However, even though not so popular nowadays, it can also be found in semi-curved “C” shapes like that of a corkscrew, consisting of both right and left bends.


Nose screws can be of various sizes. It may be sometimes tailored made or found readily available in the jewelery shops in various thickness or gauges which normally ranges from 13-21 gauge and from top to bottom it is generally 4-9 mm, in its length.


Piercing of the nose has remained a part of ornamentation of the face since the ancient times. It is an old tradition and has often been seen with both men and women in the ancient days in the African countries and especially for women in India. The act of nose piercing has also been seen with the Biblical characters as old as 2nd century BC.

However with the advent of the modern-day hippie culture, nose piercing became very popular in the Western countries during the 1960’s and has still remained in fashion with almost all fashionable European woman as of now.


Nose piercing is generally performed with a piercing gun or with the help of a sterilized surgical needle. The act of piercing is mostly done with the help of trained personals to make the nose piercing precise and also painless. Once the piercing is completed, the piercer inserts the nose screw which is not replaced until the piercing in the nose has got itself healed. For once it is removed while the piercing is still raw; it becomes difficult to get back the nose screws down through the pierced hole once again. It generally takes about three to four days to get the nose healed and back in its shape.

These types of piercings may not appeal to you, but with this information you may now be able to decide if this is what you want to get when you step into the piercing shop.