Archive for Nose Piercings

Ever wonder what makes the price of a 14KT gold piece of jewelry worth it? We’d like to give you a breakdown of why our solid 14KT gold nose rings are a great choice!

Our nose rings are set in a low profile setting. The setting has a flat bottom, to ensure the ring sits flush to the nose. Not only is there an aesthetic quality to this, but it also makes it less likely you’ll get the jewelry caught on something. Each stone has it’s own “seat” where a notch was cut into the setting to fit that individual stone by a professional, highly skilled craftsman. The stones are positioned as low as possible in the setting for a secure hold.

When buying 14KT gold nose rings, be wary of poor craftsmanship. Some jewelers use a setting that is shaped like a cone, with thin prongs that have no support from each other. Both of these factors make it easy for the diamond to shift out of place. The thin prongs are simply wrapped around the stones edge. The prongs are easy to see from the top of the jewelry and cover some of the beauty of the diamond.

Our jewelers take great care to prevent those things from happening. BodyCandy 14KT gold nose rings have a good amount of metal surrounding the setting, which means less of it covering the stone. This technique makes the piece of jewelry more sturdy, while also enhancing the diamond’s natural beauty and sparkle. You’d be hard pressed to find other diamonds in the industry of the same quality and within such a great price range!


Stefanie’s Double Nostril Piercing

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If you didn’t know, double nostril piercings are becoming a thing! Stefanie decided to have her second hole done by James at American Skin Art inBuffalo,NYand we got to watch.

The process starts with some clean up around the area to be pierced. James then eyes up the placement of her first piercing, and marks the second hole accordingly. Nose piercings are a relatively quick process. The needle is pushed through, and a cork is inserted onto the sharp end of the needle to avoid any accidental injury. Stefanie’s new nose jewelry is then pushed through the piercing right behind the needle, and twisted into place. A little bit of clean up and the piercing is done!

Healing Time: 3-4 months
Initial Jewelry: Nose screw or 5/16″-7/16″ diameter ring can be used.

Still too young for a piercing you really want to get? Stuck working a job that doesn’t allow you to have piercings? Not 100% certain you want to get that piercing? Trying to convince mom & dad that piercings can be classy & professional? You can still achieve that pierced look without the commitment to pierce. BodyCandy carries a wide array of faux body jewelry for all types of piercings. Our newest additions are clip on nose hoops. Decorated with colorful opals and sparkling gems, these rings are a huge hit!

For a more bold look, look towards one of the hottest piercings of the most recent years: the septum piercing.

Clip on septum rings are a great way to decide if the septum piercing is a good look for you! Plus they’re just cute. Many of our pierced septum clickers come in faux jewelry options as well.

The best part about fake septum jewelry? They look just like the real thing when you’re wearing them. Check it out!



The Beauty of The Septum Piercing

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Septum piercings became popular in 2014, and are still on the rise in 2015. The goddess-like quality implied by the piercing itself is testament enough to its beauty, but that’s not all.

Septum clickers, the most popular type of jewelry worn in a septum piercing, are beautifully unique pieces of jewelry. Often adorned with glimmering gemstones, these rings “click” into place inside the nostril, leaving only the delicate design of the ring to see. Other jewelry commonly worn in a septum piercing: captive bead rings and horseshoe circular barbells.

Check out some of our best selling favorites this holiday season:


BodyCandy Holiday Gift Guide

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Not sure what to get for that hard to shop for person on your list this holiday? Undecided on what direction to go in? Shop the BodyCandy gift guide for our top picks for the modified beauties in your life!


New Arrivals: Septum Clickers

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2015 has seen the continued rise in septum piercings. With more and more people getting pierced, the style of septum jewelry is evolving. From basic horseshoe circular barbells, to elaborate designs and sparkling 14KT gold rings.

Check out some of our newest septum clickers!

NEW Septum Clickers
NEW Septum Clickers by bodycandy on Polyvore


Stefanie’s Septum Piercing Video

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Money Shot: 0:36

Like most piercings, James starts by cleaning the area around the piercing. Then he uses his fingers to find the placement of the holes for the piercing on the inside of the nostril, and marks it. Next a clamp is used to hold the skin in place, and James checks to make sure the holes align on both sides of the septum. It’s go time!

The piercing needle is pushed through. More often than not, your eyes will water with a septum piercing, as you can see in the video. The clamp is removed and the piercing is ready for jewelry insertion. James puts a cork on the sharp end of the needle, and ¬†pushes it through the piercing. The jewelry then follows behind… phew! We’re done.

“It actually looks worse than it felt. It didn’t hurt that bad at all!” Stefanie said of her experience.

Stefanie’s initial jewelry choice is unique in that it sits inside the nostril, making it easier to hide for her to hide at work if need be.

Healing time for septum piercings is about 4-8 weeks. Initial jewelry is typically a circular barbell or a retainer measuring at 14 or 12 gauge (16 gauge at a minimum).


Back To School Checklist

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With summer coming to an end, and school starting up again, we thought we’d bring you the ultimate Body Candy back to school list. Forget all the boring school supplies and textbooks. We’re pierced and proud; we want body jewelry!

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Hiding Piercings for Work/School

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Piercings should be an acceptable part of the work environment, but we know that isn’t true everywhere. Unfortunately many employers still view piercings as “unprofessional,” and may expect you to remove or cover up your body jewelry while on the clock. They can be a health and safety hazard in some industries (fast food, restaurants, jobs that require you to use industrial machinery, etc.) though, and that should be taken into consideration if you decide to get pierced.

If you’re in a field where your safety or the safety of others isn’t at risk due to your piercings, then here’s a few tips on how to hide your piercings and the types of jewelry you can use to make them look less noticeable.

Micro nose rings are a great option if you’re going for the less likely to be noticed approach. Sometimes the reason for covering a piercing is more of a formal appearance standard than discriminating against them altogether. This way you can still be pierced without drawing everyone’s eyes to your piercing. However, if your boss/teacher pays close attention to detail, these might not be the best idea.


If you’re looking for a 100% guaranteed way to hide your piercing, retainers are the way to go. These clear, bioplast rings will make it nearly impossible for someone to notice your piercing. Options like these are also available for tongue piercings, lip piercings and curved barbells for belly button piercings.


Septum piercings are one of the easiest piercings to hide because, depending on the type of jewelry you wear, you can easily flip your septum ring up inside of your nose. Consider choosing from jewelry that is labeled as a septum retainer if you know you may need to do hide your ring for work or school. These rings look awesome when they’re showing too!


Healing Times for Popular Piercings

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Body piercings can be a permanent investment, and for a lot of people, the time and care they have to put into them can determine or detour their decision to get pierced. If you’re considering getting pierced, you should know that you’ll be investing at least a month of your time into the healing process. Aftercare instructions are crucial to healthy healing. If not followed properly, the time it takes to heal can be extended greatly. Before you even read on with healing times, please know the biggest factor in the length of time it takes is you.

While every body is different, if you follow your aftercare directions, you’ll land somewhere within these ranges.

Bridge Piercing (also bindi): 4-6 months

Cartilage (tragus, helix, conch, daith, rook, industrial etc): 3-9 months

Earlobe: 4-8 weeks

Eyebrow: 6-8 weeks

Labret (below the lip, centered): 6-8 weeks

Lip (to the side): 6-8 weeks

Monroe (upper lip): 2-3 months

Navel: 6-9 months

Nipple: 6-9 months (3-4 months for males)

Nostril: 3-4 months

Septum: 4-8 weeks

Tongue: 4-8 weeks