If you want to change your nose piercing jewelry, then you will have to wait longer than four weeks. A nose piercing can take as little as three months to heal completely, though on occasion can take a little longer. Hence, to be on the safe side, it might be a good idea to leave the piercing in for between 60 and 90 days. Do remember, though, that you’ll only be benefitting yourself if you wait a little longer than that. This is because your piercing won’t have healed in such a short amount of time.
During the healing process, you don’t want to be changing the jewelry because this can jeopardize the risk of you being sanitary and clean. By removing and swapping jewelry, you are putting yourself at huge risk of infection. By moving the piercing, you can cause bad bacteria and other contaminants to enter the wound in the skin, resulting in some rather nasty infections.
Furthermore, try and avoid moving the jewelry around, or playing with it when you’re bored. You need to try and keep the jewelry in pretty much the same position to avoid irritating the wound. Essentially, avoid affecting the wound and piercing in any way for three months, and you’ll be able to change the ring to your heart’s content.
When cleaning your piercing, a key tip is to never use alcohol. Try not to remove the jewelry when you clean it, too. Make sure you’re using a saline solution to keep the jewelry clean.
I have my nose pierced and the exact same thing happened to mine!! I went back to where I got it pierced and they gave me a different nose ring and also changed it for me. But you're supposed to wait 6 weeks before you take out the nose ring so that the hole should be completely healed. And make sure you follow the instructions they give you to clean it because it WILL get infected if you don't. Good luck!!!
I have read all of these answers and I think that pencil should really keep their opinions to themselves. If you don't like piercings and tattoos why the heck are you on this website? I think that it looks good on most people, I am not into all the big hoops myself. I have wanted to do it for three years and finally did it. I am a 30 year old stay at home mom and full time student to become a nurse. My kids watched it get done and they like it and understand that they must be 18 if they ever want it done. Oh yeah and I have three tattoos and going for my 4th and th next month. Does not change who I am as a person or a mother to my children, they are my life and ultimately what comes first. They don't look at me any different then they did before. So if you don't like piercings "pencil" find a I hate piercings web site and stay off this one
For a nose piercing you should wait 6 - 8 weeks until it is healed. If you need to change it before that time then you can as long as you do not leave it out for an extended period of time because the hole will close fast. If you can't change it then go back to where you got it pierced to get it done. If you do it yourself make sure the ring is clean as well as your hands and nose. Really work on making everything sterile because it will get infected and sometimes places like your nose the infection will last a while.
Make sure your nose is fully healed before you try to put a stud in. I have seen it many times where the hole closes over the stud because the stud is smaller then an actual piercing ring.
A) Piercers usually suggest 6-8 weeks. Two weeks after getting mine done, I dryed my face with a towel and accidentally pulled it out. I was able to sterilize it and put it back in with no problem.
B) I purchased a nose ring from Walmart-my nose was sore and infected the next day. My piercing was 1 year old at the time. Never again.
C) I got my nose pierced at the age of 43. At the time I owned a National Nextel Dealership. I am a fairly conservative woman--but I wanted a tiny little diamond stud.
D) On my 48th birthday, I got a second nose piercing- in the same nostril. You know what I realized "Pencil", I didn't do many things in my youth because I was concerned about what my parents would say, as I got older it was what my employer would say, and then--believe it or not-- what my children would say. I didn't think twice about the second piercing- because I finally feel comfortable enough to please myself, I am a kind, warm, considerate person and that's what people remember when they meet me--AND my piercings.
Oh dear Pencil, I've just come back home from visiting my husbands family in Pakistan and can attest to the fact that most women there do not have a cute little stud... They all had blaringly huge diamond bling in there noses....And as is the custom there I got my white honker pierced to show of my married status does that make me ridiculous as well?
I love my nose ring. It very pretty! It a pink diamond. I got it re pierced yesterday. Well I had it done last weekend but I got something in my eyes and what I did was a big mistake. I took a towel and wipe my eyes and the towel somehow got caught in the caring and took it out when I try grabbing it it fell in the sink. So basically my nose hole closed. I didn't have time to buy any extra before because I had so much homework for college which I should of so I just pierced it on the opposite side. I got my left side done. I like it a lot and Pencil if you don't like it then don't read this and don't be on this site. It sad how much judgmental you are. I LOVE MY NOSE PIERCED! IT CUTE!:)
Wow pencil is a rude ass person, and they SHOULD shove that pencil up their ass!
I'm going to wait 6 weeks after reading this forum....but I will tell you this for the person saying that nose rings only look good on certain people...that is not true ..and thier are many kinds of rings that can be put in,some like the hoop kind...I like the shiny jewels..for the younger crowd thier are little butterflys and things...its everyone to thier own,opinions are like assholes everyone has one,and no one reads a Encyclopedia ,when they get a nose ring. This forum was about when to change a nose ring out,and here you come trying to make people feel bad for having nose rings when our lifes has nothing to do with yours or your opinion so keep it to yourself last time I looked this is america the land of the free,and quiet frankly nobody cares just what you think....so you can take your opinion and stick it where the sun don't shine.
Hippie my ass LOL!!!! I just got mine dome, 28 year old stay at home mother:) and I think it is lovely and tasteful for anyone that decides to do it, got It done 3 days ago and is healing very well:) just waiting, 6 weeks or when I think it looks healed:) I wish you luck:)
If you keep on touching and playing with it and taking it out every minute before it heals, you will have to wait about 5-4 months before changing your stud for a new one.If you take care of it well like cleaning it three times a day,I am sure it will take 3 months to heal up.Remember,do not OVER-CLEAN your piercing.It can cause damages which won't heal quickly or even worse,it won't heal.Don't rub alcohol or anything not advised by a well trained piercer as it will only irritate your piercing.If you keep it super clean and germ free,it's obvious that it will only take 2-3 months to heal up.I hope this answer will work with you.Good-Luck.
Usually nose piercings take 6-8 weeks to heal. 6 weeks after getting my nose done I changed the stud quiet often, Since we're not aloud piercings at school I've had to keep taking it out and it would've closed up by the time I got home so I would have to re-peirce it. As long as you clean it often it should be fine and not get infected. :D
I had to take mine out 2-3 days after I got it pierced because I didn't realize when I went to have wisdom teeth pulled out I wasn't aloud to wear metal? So I went back and the guy put in a clear one for me and I think I changed it back maybe a week or so later. A year later the hole closed on the inside because I didnt get a long enough post "/ oh well I'm thinking of getting mine re done but out of all the piercings I've done my nose by far hurt the most "/
I had my nose done about 3 weeks ago and all is good so far.I have an awesome diamond stud I want to put in but I'm waiting until its healed.I'm 49 and have wanted to have it done for ages.I love it I don't think its trashy at all.it looks wonderful .people ask me what did your husband say/ I'm like well as a matter of fact he loves it but hell its my nose I'll do what I want to it lol
Usually about 6 - 8 weeks after you get pierced.
You should wait about six weeks.
Try and change it for a titanium style stun for the next 6 weeks to make sure it is healed nose piercings need to be kept extra clean to avoid smell/infection
I changed my nose ring the first day ii got it pierced less then an hour after the piercing so you can really change it whenever! (:
HAHA pencil you would love me! I have 13 piercings :] angel bites, lip, nose, my left ear 4 times and my tragus, my right ear 4 times.
And I have a tattoo ;]
I was told to Wash it with 8oz of bottled water with 1/4 tsp. Of Natural sea salt, 3 or 4 times a day. And in 2 to 3 months it would be completely healed. If its not bothering you you can change it as soon as it is not red, swollen or if it is not infected, I got mine done 3 days ago and its going great! And for you Pencil. Go fly a kite. No body wants to hear your uppity bull. I'm from a very classy family and they all like it! Also as for permanently disfiguring its not. It can be removed and will heal eventually.
I pierced my own nose about two weeks ago and I keep an extremely tiny and adorable stud in during the day but it falls out when I sleep so I change it every night for a larger stud and I have not had any infections or soreness, probably the least painful piercing I have had to date. But I think it really depends on the person, if you have good hygiene and you heal quickly then it is okay to change it as soon as the redness (and if in your case, swelling) goes away. If not I would suggest waiting a few weeks until you think it is safe. Typically, your own judgement is good enough.
I am a 25 yr old mother and wife and I got mine pierced a week ago. I love it and think it's all in what you want and what makes you happy. I think it's cute and my hubby loves it. I am concidering changing it out soon though for a nose screw cause the bone keeps coming out on me very easy. I want one I saw at wal-mart but I was told to stay away from wal-mart's body jewelry. Anyone have an opinion??
You took the words right out of my mouth. Pure ignorance.
3 months it should be in before changing it!
The ring can be changed in a pierced nose after complete healing of the pierced site. If you are not having any pain, redness or inflammation at the pierced area, then you can change the ring.
Leave it in bout 6 weeks before Change it
I took mine out d next day n nw its scarred!
If you got it with the gun, you can change it after 4 days
The woman who pierced my nose told me to wait only a week before changing the stud. I'm really tempted because it's big and I'm worried it's going to fall out because it's not very secure. What to do?
I just got my nostril pierced and the lady who pierced it said I had to wait 6 MONTHS. Although, I am a lot younger, and therefore my nose is probably more infection prone. -Ratsana
I really want to get my nose peirced, but I play lots of sports and I will have to take it out a few times on the weekends just for about an hour or so. Would that be ok? Or would it close in?
I got my nose done yesterday,& I'm afraid my school will make me
take it out,if so I want to change it to a
do you think it will close if I tried right now??
Man, you are allowed to take it out to clean it...so just dunk the new ring in hydrogen peroxide and you'll be fine.
And trust me, they don't get infected that easily...
I did mine myself at home and take it out all the time and its perfectly fine.
I got my nose pierced with a gun on sunday so when can I change it