It’s finally your turn to sit in front of the piercing artist. The fifteen minutes you were seated in the reception area seemed like a long wait. You’ve nervously flicked through the magazines in the salon. But, you didn’t really read anything. Your mind was all blank. Yes! The time has come. And, although you’ve been planning to get a nose piercing for a very long time, you can’t help but feel scared and excited at the same time.
As you walked to the chair, awareness took over and you looked around the room, made sure that the artist has an Association of Professional Piercers certificate and observed the way she sanitized her hands before she approached you and asked you to sit on the chair. You even watched her tear the sealed package containing the sterilized needle. Things were going very well and you laid back to brace yourself for the pain that will follow. And, after a while, the nose piercing was done. With a satisfied smile on your face, you examined the new stud on your nose. It looked quite nice, a very tiny sparkle on your upturned nose.
Getting a nose piercing isn’t just about fun. It involves getting a set of new responsibilities that you need to take seriously. If your new nose piercing doesn’t heal properly, it may get infected. And, you need to watch out for signs of infection. If you notice any redness, discharge, foul odors or a rash around the location where you got your nose piercing, do head to the doctor immediately. You may have an infection. And, you shouldn’t try to treat it on your own.
You should rinse the pierced area with antibacterial soap and water twice a day and remove any crusty substances that you may find on it. Make sure that you dry the area properly every time you rinse it. And, if you’re a workout buff, you should make sure that you clean the area properly after one.
The Day You Want to Let it Go
There will come a time when you will look at your reflection and wonder if you could make some changes in the way you look. Perhaps it’s because you’ve grown tired of your nose piercing. And, you feel like getting a new stud. You may also want to remove it because you’ve realized that a clean cut look works better for you.
If you have decided to push through with it, take a look at your nose piercing and makes sure that it is not infected. After that, you need to prepare for the procedure by getting a pair of tweezers and leaving them in boiling water for ten minutes. After drying them in a fresh gauze wrap and making sure that both your hands and face are clean, you can start removing the stud with the sterilized tweezers. While doing this, you should push your nostril gently towards the bridge of your nose. If you can’t do this on your own, feel free to enlist your best bud to help you out. After all, friends are supposed to stay with you through thick or thin.