- What are the different types of nose piercings?
- What are the different types of nose piercing jewelry?
- What are the different types of nose piercing studs?
- What are the different types of nose ring hoops?
- What are the best types of nose rings?
- What are the different styles of belly button piercings?
- What are the different types of belly button rings?
Nose and Belly Rings
There are many types and styles of nose rings as well as placements. Below is information regarding some popular placements, styles, and types of nose and belly rings.
What are the different types of nose piercings?
Nose piercings are a hole in either the cartilage or skin of your nasal area using a needle, that is made to wear nose jewelry. There are six different types of nose piercings:
- Nostril: this is the most common type of nose piercing. It usually sits just above the crease where your nostril curves away from your cheek. They can be on either side of the nose.
- Septum: Another very common type of nose piercing, it is located in the septum. Hoops and Captive Bead Rings are great for this kind of piercing.
- Bridge: The bridge nose piercing is a surface piercing since it doesn’t puncture the bone or cartilage. This means can is more prone to rejection (the body pushing the foreign body outside the body.) This piercing is located at the bridge of your nose, between your eyes. Curved barbells and circular barbells are ideal for this type of nose piercing.
- Nasallang: This type of nose piercing is a very intense piercing even though it may not look like it. It is a tri-nasal piercing, going through both nostrils and the septum. A straight barbell is the only type of nose ring that can be worn with this type of piercing.
- High Nostril: This is similar to the nostril piercing, sitting just a bit higher above the crease. Studs, screws and L-shaped pins are best for this kind of piercing. The location of this piercing makes it difficult to pierce.
- Vertical Nose Tips: Also known as the Rhino Piercing, this is a very uncommon type of nose piercing. It runs vertically from just above the tip of your nose to just under the tip of the nose. Curved barbells are the only type of nose ring that be worn with a vertical tip.
- Septril: This nose piercing is difficult and can be painful to receive. This piercing is a combination of a half vertical tip and a gauged septum. For nose rings for this type of piercing, you’ll want to choose a small curved barbell or a flat back stud.
What are the different types of nose piercing jewelry?
What are the different types of nose piercing studs?
Nose screws are a common type of stud. The nose screw is slightly curved on the lower end and placed inside the nostril to help it stay in place. The top of the screw is topped with either a metal stud or a gemstone and sits on the nostril. These are easy to place and remove and come in many designs.
Nose bones are another type of nose piercing stud. It is like the nose screw except that it has another ball to secure it to the inside of the nostril instead of a curve.
Other types of nose studs are the pin stud and the L-shape post. The pin is a straight stud (like a stud earring), with no backing. An L-shape post is a stud that is shaped like an “L” to hold it in place.
What are the different types of nose ring hoops?
There are many kinds of nose ring hoops available.
- Seamless Hoops: Seamless Hoops are easy to remove and put back in. These hoops appear to be a whole ring but are twisted apart to open and place or remove in the nose.
- Captive Bead Rings: Also known as Captive Ball Rings and Screw-on Ball Rings, The Captive bead or ball fits into a small opening in the hoop and is placed in the ring.
- Segment Rings: Segment Hoops are much like a seamless hoop, except a small segment is removable.
What are the best types of nose rings?
There are many things to consider when deciding on the best type of nose ring to buy. For metals, titanium is a great option for due to it being lightweight and scratch-resistant. However, titanium is a bit pricey. Surgical Steel is a great option because it is affordable and hypoallergenic. Niobium is another great option for a metal, as it is affordable and hypoallergenic. It’s also a much softer metal than Titanium, making it ideal for fresh nose piercings.
As for the style of nose ring, and L-shaped post is often the most commonly used for an initial piercing due to its easy placement and removal.
What are the different styles of belly button piercings?
There are many different styles of belly button piercings, also known as naval piercings. These include:
- Standard Belly Button Piercing: A standard belly button piercing is just above the navel ridge. This is the most common belly button piercing.
- True Navel Piercing: This belly piercing goes through the belly button itself, instead of just above the navel. This is a great option for individuals with “outie’s”.
- Inverse Navel Piercing: This piercing is also called a lower navel piercing and is placed vertically on the bottom ridge.
- Double Navel Piercing: A double navel piercing combines a standard belly button piercing and an inverse belly button piercing to create a double piercing.
- Deep Navel Piercing: This piercing is much like the standard belly button piercing, except that it goes through a much larger area of the skin.
- Horizontal Navel Piercing: This type of belly button piercing is a surface piercing that goes horizontally above the ridge of navel instead of through the navel. Horizontal piercings are extremely prone to rejection due to it being a surface piercing.
What are the different types of belly button rings?
Belly button rings come in a variety of styles. Below are the different types of naval rings.
- Curved Barbell: These are one of the most common styles of belly button rings. They are also known as Banana bells and are a curved barbell with balls on either end. They sometimes have a decorative bottom or a charm that dangles. Curved Barbells are comfortable to wear and easy to insert.
- Top Drop: This ring style is much like the curved barbell, except that the decoration or dangle is meant to be worn at the top of the piercing. It is inserted upside down and is great for those with a bottom navel piercing.
- Spiral: Spiral belly rings are a barbell that has a spiral shape. They can have two ball tips, one end that is decorative, or they can have a dangly charm that hangs from the barbell itself. This spiral usually has just one spiral and does not protrude too much.
- Super Spiral: Super spirals are similar to regular spiral navel rings, except that they have two to four revolutions and hang from the belly button. Super spirals do not usually have and dangling charms and have decorative balls. These can be difficult to insert.
- Ball Captive Ring: BCR for short and are not that common for navel piercings. It is a hoop that has a ball or decorative stone bead closure.