We have numerous ways to express our individual styles through clothing, tattoos, and jewelry. If you are wanting to make a statement, look no further than a nose ring. The great thing about gold nose rings is that there are many different styles, designs, and colors to choose from. There is something for everyone, so select a style that matches your personality and wear it proud. Here are some of the hottest nose ring trends for 2021.
Nose Ring Placement
Before we dive into the types of nose rings available, it is important to select the location of your piercing. This will affect the style of nose ring you end up selecting since not every style will fit every piercing location. The most popular piercing locations are the side of the nose or septum. If you are feeling bold, you can also explore less common locations like the bridge of the nose or nasallang (horizontal full nose piercing).
“I wear my nose ring as a nod to my culture, not because it’s ‘trendy’ “ says Aneesa Ahmed
After you have selected the desired location, pick the style of nose piercing you would like. If you are unsure, consult with a piercing professional for a recommendation.
Bone Style Stud
Bone studs are simple-style nose rings that consist of a straight shaft with a ball on the end. This ball stays attached and is pushed through the piercing on the side of your nose. Once through the hole, the ball keeps the ring from falling out. The best thing about these rings is that they are simple designs and easy to insert. They can come in a wide variety of colors, designs, and have gemstones.
Pin Style Studs
Like a bone stud, pin-style studs (also called fishtails) have a simple straight shaft. The difference is that pin studs do not have a ball on the end. They are held in by selecting a pin that fits snuggly into the piercing. You will want to ensure that you select the right gauge to keep from losing your stud. A professional can help you find the right fit.
L-post (or L-shape) studs are probably one of the most popular style studs. From the outside, they look just like a bone or pin-style stud. The difference is the shape of the stud which is in an L-shape. This helps the stud stay in place. For extra security, you can slip on a small O-ring to help it from falling out.
This style of nose piercing has been worn by many cultures throughout human history. Nose hoops are once again making a comeback. There are numerous options when selecting the size, color, or material. However, they are less likely to come with a gemstone or other decorative embellishment. This is the piercing style you want to choose if you are looking to make a statement. The only downside is that due to the visibility of this style of piercing it may be frowned upon in certain business or formal environments.
Barbell-style piercings are typically a straight or slightly curved bar with two beads on either end. This style is popular for more unique locations such as nasallang, bridge, and septum piercing.
CBR (Captive Bead Ring)
A captive bead ring (CBR) is most commonly put through the septum. The ring is usually made of high-quality metal and is held in place by a removal bead. This type of ring takes a little bit of practice to learn how to insert.
Finally, you can have a little fun with the design and materials. This is where you get to add your personal touch. Solid metal piercings are simple yet elegant and come in a variety of materials such as titanium, silver, and gold. You can also select designs that reflect your favorite colors or special shapes. Be as bold or subtle as you like.
The greatest thing about nose piercings is that you can change them as frequently as you like, so feel free to select a few different styles that you can change up depending on your mood or outfit for the day.