Post # 1
Just curious. I’ve had mine for almost 2 years now, so it’s pretty much healed. I still have NO idea how to change the screw ones in and out, so I’ve bought some bioflex ones as they’re more flexible and easier to change out…
What is the actual ‘method’ and how do you personally do it? It drives me nuts! Not to mention I have a tiny nose and tiny nostrils so manouevrebility is very limited 🙁 Thanks in advance!
P.s. we should post photos showing off our studs/rings as well! I’ll start:
Post # 3
with a screw one, you lift it to an angle, and then turn it as you pull it outwards – does that make sense? you should be able to feel the natural angle that it wants to turn, or just keep trying different angles until you find one that works.
it’s quite hard to explain written down!!
i don’t have mine done anymore or i would totally post a pic!!
Post # 4
Mine is a little diamond L-shape ring, and I just never change it. Diamonds go with everything! I had it yank out on a bath towel a couple of times early on, and getting it back in was enough of an ordeal that I lost any interest in ever switching it out. It probably wouldn’t be a big deal now that it’s been over a year and a half though.
Post # 5
i have one, but i forget that i do all the time. i started with the screw, but changed to a simple silver L shaped, with no stone and I love it. 🙂
Post # 6
This is the only picture where you can kind of see mine! I use the screw ones. Getting them in the first time is a pain in the ass..I’ve just had mine for 8 years, so I’m used to it. I can literally flick the stone on my nose, and it starts to come out. Then one twist clockwise, and it’s out all the way.
It’s also easier the first time if you don’t use a mirror. I find that it can help, with mirror being all backwards and whatnot 🙂
Post # 7
At the moment I have an Indian one in (22ct gold with a CZ stone, just a labret with a screw on/screw off thing). I bought some screw ones, but I have always found them so difficult to put in. But I’ll try the ‘no mirror’ suggestion, because I think that is what might be confusing me.
Bought a cheap silver one some time ago, but my nose did NOT like it (it probably had nickel in it). So changed it out to the bioflex (which I found out had lost the stone part at the top – bugger!) So I put in the stud from India, which is a gauge bigger than I expected. The nose is quite sore right now, but I guess it’ll settle down.
@IvyClimb: I can’t use the L-shaped ones, my nose is such a weird shape that a lot of conventional studs won’t properly fit through 🙁 I agree though, I’ve only been wearing clear ones because they’re the most versatile!
@the_future_mrs: You look super pretty in your photo! I’ll definitely try out the no-mirror thing, that might be the trick… Thanks for the tip! It’s just driving me nuts, because they’re the ones that will stay in the best haha, which is why I want to try get the hang of them
Post # 8
I also pull my screw one out at an angle. I kind of pull it out downward then twist it. I’ve had it for 4 years now so it’s kind of like second nature now lol. I’ve also had my labret, vertical labret, snakebites, tongue, eyebrow, anti eyebrow, and industrial piereced. But for now just my nose, vertical labret, industrial, and tongue 😛
Here are some pics… the second one is pretty bad since someone took it without warning lol but it shows the nose piercing pretty well.
Post # 9
I started with the screw, like everyone, but then once I could change it I put in the L shape one. I think I did about 2 years of that (I’ve had it for 7 years now) I started using the straight “nose bone” ones that just have the little ball like thing on the very end on the inside. They’re completely straight. So easy to take out and put back in. Definitely prefered.
Post # 10
@LiliKitty: Doesn’t it hurt, putting them in and out?
@MsMadHatter: I see what you mean, I’ll have to try that when my new bioflex screw comes in (this time with an ATTACHED jewel lol)
Post # 11
@OrchidsandCandles: No the end is so small it’s like just sliiiightly bigger than the post itself, and it’s tapered. It doesn’t come out unless I make it, so it’s still secure.
ETA: You can always buy a cheap one and see if you like them so if you don’t like them you’re not wasting a fortune. You definitely have to make sure you go in on an angle though. Piercings don’t just go straight into the nose, they go in at an angle.
Post # 12
I have double nostrils!!
which was really hard to take a picture of, so sorry for the weird webcam photo but they wouldn’t show up!! And they are even haha.
I wear Neometal in them. Comfiest thing I have ever worn in a piercing, and they are implant grade titanium, so they are one of the best materials you can wear in your piercings.
Plus, they have TONS of tops you can switch out. I’m currently wearing clear bezel gem ends, but you can wear stone cabachons, shapes, prong gems, etc. The possibilities are endless. Check out their facebook for some ideas.
Post # 13
The reason why my piercing is a little weird…
I got it pierced almost 2 years ago. I had a surgical steel ball screw put it. I didn’t take it out until I was in India, about 3 months later. We bought some very nice nose studs. I tried taking out my screw. I couldn’t. A granuloma formed on the inside. Which is a mess.
My mum finally took it out (using the same technique for taking difficult babies out of a mother during labour haha). So now I didn’t have a stud in. Which is bad, because it closed up overnight (the mucous bit on the inside of the nose).
Mum calls a good plastic surgeon friend over to let him check my nose over. Tells my mum to get an earring. REPIERCES my nose (the inside bit) with the earring (most painful thing ever, because the earring was a large guage and blunt-ended! Didn’t cry/yell though haha). He probably went through the original hole on the inside, but I don’t know.
So now I’m wearing this huge earring in my nose, to keep it open whilst it healed.
I buy some nice titanium straight-backed ones from online, which did the trick. I held them in using the bioflex earring backs you find sometimes. That worked for a while. But I wanted something to change out to easier. The titanium ones stayed in for the rest of the time. Then recently I changed that out to the silver one, which I am allergic to. And then my bioflex ones, which worked the best. Everything has been settled down for a while now, the granuloma on the inside has disappeared (they think it was a reaction to the crap quality surgical steel of the first stud)
I can’t figure out the angle naturally yet, it’s really frustrating and I’ve had this for 2 years! And my nose is small, so I can’t move things around easily. REALLY irritating.
@ccantics: I’ll google them and see what it’s like, because I really want something I can easily put in and take out that won’t react with my skin! Thanks for the suggestion 🙂
Post # 14
i do! i do! This is an OLD picture, but we still look about the same.
Post # 15
as for jewelry, i usually just get something like this
it’s a stud that has a little ball at the end. I’m not going to lie, i lose them ALLL the time, especially in the shower, but they’re the easiest to put in.
I also suggest the L’s. You literally just feed the L portion in and twist. If I want some extra clingage, I’ll use these and they aren’t as bulky in your nostril like the curly ones.
Post # 16
I LOVE mine. I’ve had it 9 years now I think? Got it my freshman year of college (can’t believe it was that long ago!) Mine is a screw – I can take mine out pretty easily, as long as its clean all I do is pull it down a bit and then twist. I wear my original ring since I spent $80 on 14k white gold/diamond – if I bought a new one it’d be a cheapo so might as well just keep the expensive one in! I have bought some from Spencers/Hot Topic before and the gems fell out pretty quickly.
Here it is: (sorry for the massive photo, it won’t downsize for me!)