Archive for Nose Piercings
One of the hottest trending pieces this year, rose gold body jewelry creates an aesthetic of luxury. These pieces go great with everything from evening wear to a swim suit, and pair particularly well with tanned skin and white fabrics. If you’re tired of steel or white gold, but yellow gold isn’t really your thing, try rose gold as an alternative. It’s warm tone compliments most skin and is a definite eye-catcher!
Looking to switch up your style without any commitment? Faux septum rings are the way to go, these luxurious and exotic styles add mystery and allure to any look. These darlings can also be layered or paired with pierced jewelry as well.
Adorn your delicate digits with beautiful cocktail rings, get the high fashion look without the price tag. Available also in mid ring styles, you can mix, match and layer these stunning styles to put the finishing touches on your ensemble.
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Anyone who has piercings can enthusiastically say they love their body jewelry, but sometimes getting those beautiful adornments in and out of their homes on your body can be frustrating. That’s why we here at BodyCandy are proud to offer tools that make your life a little easier, and getting your look perfected even more attainable.
Captive Rings or often known as BCRs, come in a wide variety of colors and styles, but as those who have tried to wear them know, they can be downright impossible. The solution is to make it easier for the ball the pop in and out of the ring, so here we have ring opening pliers. These when used properly, will create enough wiggle room, to allow the ball to be more easily placed onto the ring. The instructions for use read as such:
1. Place nose of opening pliers into the center of the captive ring.
2. Squeeze handles until the captive ring is held fast by the pliers and rests within the appropriate grooves.
3. Squeeze the handles gently until the captive opens just slightly and the captive bead comes loose. Be careful not to squeeze the captive too much or the piece may become damaged.
Start by using the tool in small increments, and then remove the jewelry from the tool and check to see how easy or difficult the ball is to remove. This way you won’t bend the ring too far. If you do, that’s ok, we have a tool to bend it back into a smaller fit as well!
Holding those ball ends can be slippery and aggravating. And you also risk dropping and losing them as well. Featured on the left the the tool used to adjust a ring smaller, should you have made it too large with the tools above as previously mentioned. In the center is a tool for grabbing ball ends, if you have them rolling around in a jewelry box or tray. The last tool on the right can be used to hold the ball end while you are placing in into the grooves to fit the captive ring.
So next time so you see a really cute captive ring, don’t be discouraged and pass it by! Now you can purchase this style of body jewelry with confidence, knowing you won’t have to fight with it, to wear it.
Add something unique to your body jewelry collection! From faux and synthetic to the real deal, our opals all have that fiery and eye-catching shimmer that make them one of the most popular and desirable stones out there. These pieces are ideal for creating a certain mystique and bewitching enchantment that will entrance anyone whose gaze crosses them.
It’s no secret septum clickers are hot right now. These beauties are a unique option and go great with everything. Toss the boring hoop and ditch dull stones, try one of our opal nose rings, many handmade right here with 14kt gold in both yellow and white varieties.
In your search for septum jewelry, you will probably come across septum clickers the most often. These pieces are designed specifically for use in a septum piercing, hence the name. The differing diameters determine how far the jewelry hangs down from your nose.
In addition to septum clickers, however, a few other pieces of body jewelry can be worn in a septum piercing. The trick is to pay attention to the sizing. A standard size for septum piercings is 14 or 16 gauge. If you’re not sure of your size, check with your piercer.
Circular barbells or captive rings (aka BCR or CBR) can be worn comfortably in a septum piercing. Their rounded shape and ball closure provide a bit of a different look than septum clickers. They can be tricky to get on, though! Watch our instructional video on captive rings for help on wearing a BCR. (Link to YouTube video: here.) As with any piercing, if you have difficulty putting the jewelry in, it’s best to go to a piercing parlor and have them help you out.
*Captive rings can also be worn in a wide array of other piercings such as cartilage, tragus, eyebrow, nostril and lip piercings.
Circular barbells come in a horseshoe ring shape as well. With these guys, you will simply screw off the ball at one end to insert the jewelry into your septum piercing.
What are some other body jewelry pieces you’re curious about? Have you worn different jewelry in your piercings? Comment with your thoughts.
It’s a nose ring, but the bar is way long. How in the… what the…
No need to freak out! There’s a very simple explanation, one that might benefit those of you who have trouble getting nose rings to fit properly.
The purpose of a fishtail nose ring is to create a ring that can be custom fit for your nose. The 19mm bar itself obviously won’t fit as is, so you’ll take the nose ring into your piercer. A piercer will use a device to measure your nose, and then bend the metal bar to fit your nostril based on those measurements. The bar can be bent into a screw shape or an L-shape, depending on your preference.
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Where is a septum piercing located/ What is a septum piercing?
The septum is the anatomical name for the piece of flesh that divides the nasal cavities or nostrils. Made mostly of cartilage this section of flesh has what is called ‘the sweet spot’ within it. The sweet spot is a soft, membranous bit of tissue just below the cartilage and above the skin. It’s located up and towards the tip of the nose on most people. You can locate it if you reach up into both nostrils with your fingers and gently press them together, you should be able to find a section of skin that feels thinner. This is actually some of the thinnest skin that is pierced on the human body. As everyone’s anatomy is different, each person’s sweet spot may be larger or smaller in diameter, and higher or lower in placement.
Many people find that they cannot openly wear a piece of jewelry on their face due to work, school, or other circumstances. For this reason it is very common for the initial jewelry to be a retainer. A retainer is a “u” shaped piece of metal. The open end allows the jewelry to be flipped upwards into the nasal cavity for easy concealment. If you are lucky enough to be able to sport a septum piercing openly, a curved barbell (horseshoe) or captive ring (bcr) is a good first choice. This piercing is usually done at a 14 or 12 gauge, but can be done minimally at 16 gauge and conversely at a 10 gauge maximum on larger anatomy.
The diameter for septum jewelry ranges like so: 1/4″, 5/16″, 3/8″, 7/16″, and 1/2″ from smallest to largest. The diameter you choose to wear is all up to your taste in aesthetics and what your body will allow. 1/2″ diameter is a reasonable maximum for most people so as to not interfere with eating and minimize the risk of the jewelry swinging about and hitting your lips or teeth which could cause some damage if done so with enough force i.e. jumping or running.
Once your piercing is healed a popular jewelry option is a septum clicker. Many people find these are easier to put in than a bcr and they come in a massive variety of materials, colors, and designs.
Typically the piercer will clean and mark the area with a line going across the underside of the tip of the nose to ensure a straight piercing. Then clamps with open loop ends will be applied inside the nasal cavity to hold the area steady and improve the accuracy of the needle as it passes through the clamps and septum. After the needles is passed through the piercer will follow the needle out with the desired piece of jewelry and then clean the area again. It’s a very quick piercing which most people find is not terribly unpleasant. The feeling is similar to a pinching sensation which will commonly cause tearing or watering of the eyes. The feeling passes very quickly though.
This piercing takes about 4 to 8 weeks to heal. Soreness is very common during healing and as it heals you may find your new piercing has a particular smell to it. Don’t worry, this is very normal and will go away as you heal. Regular cleaning will help speed the healing process and minimize smell. Don’t worry, only you can smell it!
Nick gets his nose pierced by James of American Skin Art in Buffalo, NY.
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The area is cleaned and sterilized then marked for correct placement. Nick checks it out to make sure it’s in the spot he wants and gives the go-ahead. James uses a hollow metal recieving tube on the inside of the nostril so when the needle is pushed through it does not accidentally injure the nose cavity by travelling farther than intended. The needle is pushed through the nostril and then followed through with the jewelry piece behind it. In this case, it’s a nose stud. Other jewelry options include a ring and nose screw, this piercing is typically done at a 20 gauge and higher up to 12. The fresh piercing is cleaned of any excess bleeding and Nick gets to go check out his new piercing!
This piercing takes about 3 to 4 months to heal. Do not rotate the jewelry as this will cause more damage to the surrounding tissue that’s healing.
It’s no big surprise that the most of the people you know have some kind of piercing. Ears are the big ones, with a whopping 83% of Americans having their lobes pierced. And not just the lobes, but tragus, cartilage, and daith rounding out some of the other areas where ears tend to attract holes. Some of the other popular piercing spots are the belly and nose, both of which require a little bit of commitment to maintain (not to mention the pain factor when it comes to actually getting the piercing). But what if you want to be on top of what’s trending without making a sometimes-irreversible hole?
Fake it, friends. And do it flawlessly.
In this post, we’ll talk about the trend that has really run away like a freight train, and the non-pierced alternatives: septum clickers.
While the number of people with pierced ears is high, only about 19% have their nose pierced (the stats don’t differentiate between a nostril piercing and septum piercing; while the nostril piercing is currently more common than a septum piercing, by what percentage? That’s anyone’s guess). So what’s an otherwise cool individual supposed to do if he or she wants to rock the look and avoid any long-term consequences? The answer: clip it on. No pain, no needles, no messy break-up when it’s apparent the relationship just isn’t working.
Thanks to a new batch of non-pierced septum rings and hangers, it’s possibly the easiest thing in the universe to replicate the style of your modified chums. Using the imitation septum ring is as easy as stretching the piece as wide as necessary to insert, then pressing the ends gently together to create a comfortable fit. And with metals ranging from silvery stainless steel to warm rose gold IP – bejeweled or unadorned – stealing the look also has options for just about anyone. Added bonus: giving the not-as-open-minded relative a minor shock, which never, ever gets old.
“By March, the worst of the winter would be over. The snow would thaw, the rivers begin to run and the world would wake into itself again.” – Neil Gaiman, Odd and the Frost Giants
Here in the city that houses the BodyCandy HQ, we have never, ever been so happy to know that spring is coming. It’s been a brutal winter with record-breaking cold and wind chill, and we’re ready to give all that nonsense a good kick in the butt. As a result, we’re more than a little bit ready to celebrate the season associated with birth and renewal.
The vernal equinox officially arrives in the Northern Hemisphere on March 20, 2015, at 6:45 PM EDT. While the word “equinox” translates to “equal night” and “vernal” means “spring,” this is supposed to mean the entire world experiences day and night for roughly the same length of time. (Science does add that because of the size of the sun and how the Earth’s atmosphere reflects sunlight, some points on the planet never experience a true equinox. Sadness).
But getting back to the happy talk: spring! While it seems like all we’ve been doing since about November is dreaming of spring and all it entails, now we can revel in the fact that it’s arrived. And no one can deny that some of the most beloved indicators of spring are flowers – posies in all shapes, sizes, and colors.
There’s actually lots of folklore connected to spring, and one of the sayings having to do with flowers is “Don’t say that spring has come until you can put your foot on nine daisies.” If stepping on them seems a little mean, why not cheat a little and adorn yourself with these pretty white blossoms anywhere you see fit?
This leads almost seamlessly – thanks to a quote from R.H. Heinlein – to another sure sign of spring: the butterfly. Even though Mr. Heinlein’s wheelhouse was science fiction, he realized that in all actuality “Butterflies are self propelled flowers.” And BodyCandy fans sure do love their self propelled flowers.
But spring doesn’t have to mean just flowers and butterflies. For many, dreaming of beach vacations and all kinds of other warm-weather activities are a natural next step. So dream away, everyone. Just don’t forget to take time to smell those flowers along the way because as much as we love spring, it’s usually here and gone in the blink of an eye. A very happy equinox to one and all!
Hey there! Watch at Sue gets her septum pierced!