Getting a nose piercing can be a big decision and one of the most important choices you’ll make is which side to get it on. While many may think this decision comes down to personal preference, there are actually several factors that can affect which side will best suit your needs.
The Anatomy of Your Nose
Before making any decisions about where to place your new piercing, it’s essential to understand how the anatomy of your nose affects this choice. The nostril is made up of cartilage and skin, which means that piercings on either side will require puncturing through cartilage.
It’s also important to consider the shape and size of your nose. For instance, if you have a larger nose, a smaller gemstone or stud might look out-of-place unless placed strategically.
Symmetry: Does It Matter?
One common myth associated with nose piercings is that choosing one side over the other can disrupt facial symmetry. This concern often arises from parents or relatives who believe in traditional cultural beliefs but what do they know?
In reality, our faces aren’t completely symmetrical naturally so opting for one nostril doesn’t significantly alter regular facial structure – So obtain some peace knowing any difference won’t be noticeable enough for family/friends/coworkers/etc!
That said. . . if you’re still worried about it. . . we suggest using a trick used by famous models — stand at least six feet away from anyone while looking into the mirror when deciding between left and right!
Culture & Significance
Nose piercings are encoded with significant different amongst cultures around the world. Therefore, choose wisely depending on where you originated
What does “Culture” mean here?
– Cultural Appropriation
– Respectful cultural exchange
Location Dictates Significance:
– Why different areas hold different value
– What to know about specific regions
– Debunking Stereotypes
Which Side is Most Popular?
There’s no absolutely preferred side for a nose piercing, but with some research you can figure-out information on which one people sometimes opt for:
- The Right Side: Many women prefer breathing through their left nostril and feel more comfortable having the piercing stud or gemstone setring on their right.
- The Left Side : Is often wore by men based on gender norms set by cultures in India and other Eastern countries, who consider guy-liners as extremely attractive
- The Middle: Be bold! Create your fashion trend!
Don’t forget. . . these are just common stereotypes–it all comes down to personal preference.
Here are some key factors that can help determine which side of your nose would be best for a new piercing:
Natural hair partings
Let’s focus on head hair for a moment before returning back to topic. Hair naturally grows into patterns . So do sections of hair fall more here than there? Use this pattern as reference when deciding where the piercing should be located.
Most people sleep on either their left or right sides many times throughout the night. Therefore it may cause discomfort if you rest/sleep over top of it after getting it pierced!. . . unless of course, slight pain is what we’re looking for?
Skin type/how allergies support healing process?
If you have particularly sensitive skin, one side might work better than another example:
- If your allergy is aggravated mostly when consuming Aspirin – go with Right
- Unknown/Unsure:? Well then. . . . ask medical advisor friend!|
For faster healing time and easy cleaning ensure checking what metal suit your skin type.
Ease Of Hiding
An important thing to consider especially if your workplace/personal taste/parental restrictions or other reasons make it necessary to obscure the earring frequently. Be strategic and discrete.
Caring for your New Piercing
Regardless of which side you ultimately go with, proper post-piercing aftercare is essential. Keep the following in mind when caring for your new nose piercing:
Use A Saline Solution
– Most piercers will tell you that saline solution is best
– Check if there is a particular formula advised according to healing stage.
– The days when short cuts such as cleaning less than thrice daily was acceptable are long gone. Clean regularly!
Avoid Hard Pressure When Blowing Nose
– This helps week by allowing infusions to fester
No swimming until fully healed
– Pools, bathing tubs may have strains of harmful bacteria/microbes
Frequently Asked Questions
How much pain should I expect during piercing?
One quick pinch!
Are left and right Nos tril piercings viewed differently?
Not in modern times unless it concerns cultural significance for one particular region
Will my nose be more prone to infections after getting pierced?]
A sterile environment and following guidelines provided at time of piercing can decrease the chances of infection.
Should I get both sides pierced?
The statement “go big or go home” does not actually apply here. . . it’s best starting with one.
Can I switched sides later on?
Of course! Just ensure waiting 2 months before switching the stud/gemstone/ring
In conclusion. . . . where do we land on this age-old decision
With all factors taken into account , choosing between left or right comes down strictly to personal preference–with aesthetics even coming out as unimportant at times. So understand that selecting one side doesn’t absolutely matter; however, using listed suggestions can help you determine what side will work best for your unique circumstances.