How to Successfully Change a Nose Piercing
People get nose piercings for all kinds of reasons, some do it for aesthetics, while others get nose piercings for cultural reasons. It does not matter what you get a nose piercing for, you will still need to know how to change it once the piercing has healed. One of the best things about getting a nose piercing is that you can wear all kinds of jewellery. When you are changing your piercing, it is important to follow these tips.
Removing Old Jewellery
Before you remove your old jewellery wait for your piercing to heal. Changing nose jewellery too early can lead to infections and it can cause a lot of pain. If you have bought a new nose ring and you are anxious to change the original stud, do not rush the process. Most new piercings will need at least a month to heal. Once the area is fully healed, you can then change the jewellery and put in something you like.
When the nose piercing has healed, make sure you remove the jewellery with clean hands. This is an important point to remember when changing your nose piercing. Our hands carry millions of bacteria as we touch all kinds of surfaces throughout the day. If you take your nose jewellery out with dirty hand that are full of bacteria, you could easily cause a painful infection. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before you touch your nose.
Removing the Piercing
Removing the piercing should be easy, all you have to do is unlock the mechanism holding together and slowly slide the jewellery out of your nose. If the jewellery has curves, be ready to change the angle as you remove it.
Inserting the Jewellery
Once you have cleaned your nose and the jewellery, you can then get ready to insert it back into the piercing. Gently slide the pointed end of your jewellery through the hole at a slow, steady pace. Once in, you can fasten the clip.
Taking care of a nose piercing is easy, you just have to remember to clean your hands and take good care of the jewellery that you put in your nose. If it is a fresh piercing, let it heal for at least 4 weeks until you change the jewellery. If you experience any pain, make sure to visit a professional to assess the area.