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Choosing Your Ideal Nose Piercing Jewelry

If you're looking for new nose piercing jewelry for your bridge, nasallang, rhino, septum, or nostril piercing, we have every style, material and size combination you could possibly want! Explore all of our nose piercing jewelry options, including nose screws, nose bones and labret studs for nostril piercings, septum rings, barbells for bridge piercings, and many other nose piercing jewelry options.
by Emily Starkman Last Updated: April 5, 2022

Septum Rings for Septum PiercingsIf you’re in the market for new nose piercing jewelry, we have everything you could possibly want and then some! Painful Pleasures is one of the world’s largest distributors of body jewelry, with more length, gauge and style combinations available than any other online retailer offers.

Our nose piercing jewelry collection spans much more than just basic nostril screws and nose hoops. Choose from nose screws, nose bones, nose hoops, labret studs, and fishtails for nostril piercings, septum rings ranging from pinchers to clickers and beyond, straight barbells in a wide variety of lengths and materials for nasallang piercings and rhino piercings, mini straight barbells and micro bent barbells for bridge piercings, and more. No matter what type of nose piercing you have, we have the nose piercing jewelry you need in spades!

Choosing the Right Nose Piercing Jewelry

Where should you start when searching for new nose piercing jewelry? First, consider your material options. If you have sensitive skin, you should stick to titanium, surgical stainless steel or PTFE/BioFlex jewelry. If your piercing is well-healed and you don’t have sensitive skin, you may also consider gold nose jewelry, sterling silver nose jewelry, and other material options.

Once you have an idea of the type of material you want, figure out what size jewelry you need. If you don’t already know, pay a visit to your piercer and ask him or her to tell you what length and gauge are ideal for your healed piercing. If you still have a starter barbell in, you may want to get a shorter replacement barbell. (Starter barbells are typically extra-long to accommodate any swelling that occurs while a piercing is healing. Replacement jewelry can fit more snugly, once you’re no longer experiencing swelling.)

Finally, once you know what material and size combination is ideal for you, it’s time to consider the many style options available to you. To make it easier to find the perfect new jewelry for your nose piercing, we’ve broken down the best styles of nose jewelry by nose piercing type below. Each shopping category suggestion includes a representative product image as well as an explanation of why the style of jewelry shown is appropriate for a specific piercing. Click through to a category that strikes your fancy to see all the nose piercing jewelry we offer in that style. Happy shopping!

Bridge Piercing Jewelry

Micro Bent Barbells for Bridge Piercings Short Straight Barbells for Bridge Piercings
Micro Bent Barbells

Micro bent barbells are ideal bridge piercing jewelry because of the way they follow the curve of the nasal bridge. When turned so that the curve of the jewelry hugs the bridge of the nose, this style of jewelry may put less pressure on a healing fistula than a straight barbell, making this an ideal starter jewelry style for many bridge piercings.

Straight Barbells

Short, straight barbells are often the standard for bridge piercing starter jewelry. Once your piercing is fully healed, you can toggle between straight barbells and bent barbells as desired. Anytime you purchase a new straight barbell for your bridge piercing, the key is to purchase just the right length barbell so it doesn’t negatively affect your field of vision.

Nostril Piercing Jewelry

Nostril Screws for Nose Piercings Nose Bones for Nostril Piercings
Nostril Screws

Nostril screws, or nose screws, are an ideal style of nostril piercing jewelry. You can purchase left-bend or right-bend nostril screws to perfectly fit your right or left nostril piercing. If you want a custom-fitting nose screw, check out our How to Bend a Fishtail into a Nose Screw instructions.

Nose Bones

Nose bones are one of the simplest, most comfortably-fitting styles of nostril piercing jewelry. They’re very easy to take out and put in by yourself, whereas styles like labret studs may require a piercer’s help or a taper to insert. The bottom of a nose bone is bulbous to help it stay in place after insertion.

Nose Hoops: Captive Bead Rings, Seamless Rings & Segment Rings for Nostril Piercings Labret Studs for Nostril Piercings
Nose Hoops

There are a wide variety of nose hoops available, including traditional captive bead rings, segment rings, seamless rings, and clickers like you’ll find in our Septum Jewelry section. The key to getting an attractive-fitting nose hoop is to choose a diameter that’s small enough that the bottom of the ring will nearly hug the edge of your nostril.

Labret Studs

Labret studs are an ideal style of nostril piercing jewelry because they stay in place so well. You get the look of a nose bone or nostril screw, but the backing inside the nostril holds a labret stud in place much more securely than these other styles of nostril piercing jewelry. The trick to inserting a labret stud by yourself is to screw it onto a threaded taper first.

Fishtails to Convert into Custom Fit Nostril Screws for Nose Piercings L-Bend Nose Rings

Fishtail jewelry isn’t intended to be worn as is. These studs need to be manipulated with nose jewelry pliers to create a custom-fitting nostril screw or L-bend nose ring. Read our our How to Bend a Fishtail into a Nose Screw instructions to learn how to turn a fishtail into a custom nostril screw.

L-Bend Nose Rings

We offer several styles of L-bend nose rings as alternatives to traditional nostril screws. Some people find this style to be more comfortable. Give each style a try and see what works best for you. If you like the L-bend style best, you can use a fishtail to make yourself a custom-fitting L-bend nose ring.

Nose Piercing Retainers for Nostril Piercings Plugs & Tunnels for Stretched Nostril Piercings
Nostril Piercing Retainers

If you need a more discreet nostril ring, consider one of our various nose piercing retainers. We offer L-bend nose piercing retainers, nose bone nostril retainers, and other styles.

Plugs for Stretched Nostril Piercings

If you’ve decided to stretch your nostril piercing beyond the standard 16g-20g range, you may be interested in checking out our large assortment of body jewelry plugs.

Nasallang Piercing Jewelry

Long Straight Barbells for Nasallang Piercings Long Straight Barbells for Nasallang Piercings

Straight barbells make ideal nasallang jewelry. Make sure you get a straight barbell that’s long enough for your nose, so that the balls comfortably rest against the sides of your nostrils but don’t press in too tightly. Jewelry that isn’t long enough can put excess pressure on your nasallang piercing, causing necrosis (tissue death) that can lead to infection. When you first get a nasallang piercing, your barbell will need to be extra-long to accommodate any swelling that occurs. Once your piercing is fully healed, though, you can wear a more closely-fitting straight barbell.

Rhino Piercing Jewelry

Short Spiked Barbells for Rhino Piercings Flat-Bottomed Labret Studs for Rhino Piercings

Straight Barbells for Rhino Piercings

Short, straight barbells are the ideal rhino piercing jewelry. You can screw a spiked top or any other end with complementary threading into the top of your rhino piercing jewelry, but you may want to consider using a flat disc for the underside of your jewelry, where your piercing exits the underside of the tip of your nose. You can mix and match all sorts of internally- or externally-threaded ends with our straight barbells.

Labret Studs for Rhino Piercings

Since rhino piercings typically require shorter barbells, you may be able to wear a labret stud to get a piece of jewelry with a built-in flat disc that will hug the underside of your nostril tip and put the focus on the decorative top protruding from the tip of your nose. If you can’t find a labret with a long enough shaft, check out our cheek piercing studs, which are essentially extra-long labret studs.

Septum Piercing Jewelry

Septum Pinchers for Septum Piercings Septum Rings for Septum Piercings

Pinchers for Septum Piercings

Septum pinchers are the preferred style septum jewelry for many. Some pinchers can be flipped up and tucked into your nostrils, if you need to make your septum piercing more discreet. However, it’s best to swap in a septum retainer for such situations. If your septum piercing is stretched, you might consider a septum tusk as an alternative to a pincher.

Septum Rings

We offer a large selection of beautiful septum rings with everything from simple metal decorations to rows of shimmering jewels. In addition to our clicker-style septum rings like the one shown above, you might also consider wearing a segment ring, a seamless ring, or another style of captive bead ring as septum jewelry.

Septum Piercing Retainers Bent Barbells for Septum Piercings
Septum Retainers

If you’re in a situation where you need to make your septum piercing more discreet, such as in a work environment where facial piercings aren’t permitted, our septum retainers are the solution you need. We offer clear septum retainers and metal options in a variety of shapes. Just insert an appropriately-fitting septum retainer and tuck the ends up into your nostrils, and your septum jewelry will be all but invisible.

Bent Barbells

Bent barbells are a less-common option for septum piercings, but they can make a nice alternative. A bent barbell is similar in style to a septum tusk, but there are a wider variety of size options available, in terms of both gauge and length. You can wear a short bent barbell and flip it up when you need to make your septum jewelry more discreet, or you can get a longer bent barbell to wear more like a septum tusk.

Additional Nose Piercing Resources

If you’re looking for additional tips on choosing the best nose piercing jewelry, suggestions for nose piercing aftercare, or other nose piercing information, check out these other helpful articles and blog posts from our Info Center:

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