Wearing a nose ring is a great way to add a little something to your style; it’s fashionable yet discreet—the perfect type of understated piercing in a business environment. Whether you choose to pierce your nostril or your septum (the small section that separates your nostrils), it’s a super cute and trendy look.
The most common starter jewelry used for nostril piercings is a twist nose stud made of high quality metals like 14k gold, 18k gold, or titanium. Hoops like captive bead rings or gold seamless rings are often used as well. If you choose to go with the nose stud, those that feature a small ball on the end are preferable; however, a small prong or bezel set gemstone can be stylish. Make sure that your starter jewelry is large enough to accommodate swelling and light enough that it doesn't pull at your new piercing.   

The standard size for a nose piercing is 18G or 20G, however, your piercer will pierce with a larger needle (up to 16G) to allow for better healing. Never use a nose ring smaller than recommended by your piercer, as there is more risk of rejection, tearing, and migration.
The length of the twist nose stud jewelry will be 1/4-inch. This accommodates swelling and gives the piercing room to be cleaned easily.

If you’re getting pierced with a CBR, hoop, or circular barbell, it should measure 5/16-inch or 3/8-inch.
Placement: Your piercer will mark the location of the piercing so you can see if you are happy with the placement. Once you’ve agreed, it’s time to pierce.

Your piercing is healed. Now what?

You followed all the advice and you’re completely healed. Now for the fun part: shopping for jewelry to adorn your awesome piercing!

Remember when we talked about body jewelry sizes? It’s still important. You want to look for 20G and 18G nose ring jewelry with a wearable length of 1/4-inch.