Okays. I have been thinking about getting my nose pierced. Just a regular one. BUT I have had my snug and my tragus done and they both rejected. So my question is will every other piercing I am considering reject too? Because I will be very sad if that is true.
hmm, i think that´s one of the questions you can answer with "that´s different from person to person", an unsatisfying answer i know...
i can only speak for myself, i´ve had many problems with cartilage piercings (as you mentioned snug and tragus) and one rejected too. BUT i have a nose piercing. it was fine after some granulation tissue and a jewelry change and that granulation tissue had nothing to do with rejecting in my case, it´s disposition... i don´t know any (nose-)pierced persons who had a rejection with it. and i don´t have any problems with my other piercings too, i know a lot of girls who had their navels pierced and it got rejected, but mine doesn´t move just a bit!
i think the placement is totally different to snug and tragus, the tissue isn´t exactly the same, i´m no piercer, but it would make sense to me if it has something to do with the traits of the tissues...
The only places I've had that haven' rejected have been in my ears.
When I had regular ear piercings they would get infected, but once I started stretching them I've had no problem. I was just nervous to get something else done and have it reject. I think it might be just how my skin is or something, but I think I may call a piercer and ask about it.
Just make sure that your jewelry is made from a hypoallergenic material like Surgical Stainless Steel or Titanium. Other metals like gold and silver can cause more irritation and infection/rejection because they are much softer metals that get scratched easily, and the scratches open up homes for bacteria and irritating particles that can cause problems.
Stainless steel and titanium are considered best for those sensitive to metal jewelry but plastic is a good alternative. Also stainless steel can cause irritation if you are VERY sensitive to nickel (and I mean REALLY sensitive).
Another thing that can cause a piercing to be rejected is lack of cleanliness. Clean your piercing thoroughly twice a day with a product that your piercer can recommend and remember to wash your hands before you touch your new piercing. And avoid playing with it, it can cause unnecessary irritation.
A tip I got from my piercer: Stick the nose under the water tap (lukewarm water) to wash the area where the piercing is and don't forget the inside! (it feels a bit uncomfortable but it works well, trust me, I have three nose piercings!) Then use the product.
I've heard of someone who had the same, but got a piercing from another kind of material :3
She even had a piercing of plastic somewhere o.o (and I'm not talking bout earrings)
i don´t believe that piercings tend to reject because of wrong material and less care only. they don´t heal well yes or they won´t ever heal, but i think they do reject because your body doesn´t want it there, for whatever reason... it´s not that natural to have these things through your skin or cartilage even if several "tribes" do it in some ways for hundreds of years.
and, i have a piercing -out of plastic-(think you mean teflon) "somewhere" too, and it´s the best material you can get imo because it´s antiallergic, bendable (so you can shape it and beware of rejecting) and you can easily cut it to the length you want without running around for a new bar...
I definitely don't think they rejected because of cleaning. I never forgot to clean. I think it was just my body. But I think I'm definitely going to do soon. How is it on the pain scale? I've heard people say it kinda feels like you got punched in the nose. But I'm pretty sure I can handle it, just curious.
And. I have a big nose. You can look at my tutorials and stuff. I know I do. I'm cool with it, I've grown to love it. But, will it look bad if I get it pierced? Will that be drawing more attention to it?
oh no, i have a big nose too, have a look at my profile picture... i got the piercing and with the right jewelry it will be totally ok (i have a tiny ring that is really close around my nose) if you aren´t sure if it suits you, try it with aluminium foil or some wire/whatever looks a bit like metal and is bendable! i did that with nearly every planned piercing
for me, pain level wasn´t that high, i wouldn´t say it reached nose punching
Ohhh, okays. I will try the foil thing. And I'm pretty sure my friend said it hurt but she is a puss. But her eyes did water alot when she got it done, but I thought that usually happens.
One of my friends got it as her first piercing and she said it didn't really hurt
I got mine done last summer, has heales pretty well considering I have to change it to a tiny stud during the week for work.
Mine didn't hurt at all, although the piercer was slightly shocked by that. It also bled after which she said it shouldnt do but never mind.
Either way you should go for it, piercings arent like tatoos, if you're not happy with it you can always take it out
Yeah, I know. I'm just nervous to get it now because my boyfriend said that if it rejected he wouldn't want me to get anything else done. Just because he doesn't want me wasting money. And there are other piercings that I would like to get a loooot more than my nose.
Well that's fair enough. Generally if you go to a decent/professional piercers they should be able to give you advice on whether it will reject it or not.
I used to have a really good Body Piercers where I used to live who told me I shouldnt get a scaffold a smy ear isnt the right shape and it would be painful when other piercers said it would be fine.
My mum has her belly piercing rejected so she went back to this same place and they changed it to a gold piercing for her and that sorted the problem. Not sure if you could maybe wear one of those until it heals?
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