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  1. Nose jewelry backings are specially designed specifically to fit the gauges of nose jewelry. They are small, rubber transparent o-rings that fit on the back of your nose jewelry. They are used to keep your jewelry securely in place as well as can be used a size adjuster. 

    Throughout the day nose jewelry settings can begin to lift out of the piercing due to regular wear, or by touching your face, blowing your nose or catching on your clothing when getting dressed. Nose jewelry backings are used to help your jewelry stay secure. Once the backing is placed on the end of your jewelry, push it snug against the inside of the nostril. This adds extra protection against it falling out, but also ensures the stone will lay flat on the outside of your nose. Nose jewelry backings work with all styles of nose rings, bones, L bends and screws. They are also great to use with nose rings (hoops) to keep them from spinning through the piercing.

    Nose jewelry backings can be used when the post of your nose jewelry feels a little to long, or when you are trying to adapt to a different gauge or style. They are great for initial piercings where you may be experiencing swelling and want to adjust the post size and keep movement to a minimum. When using a nose jewelry backing for size adjusting you simply place the backing on the back of nose jewelry and push the backing to the desired fit.

    1. You can apply a backing to any style of nose jewelry. Applying the backing, can sometimes be difficult depending on the style! Make sure you are in an area where you can easily find it if it falls. They are transparent so are easily lost if they fall.
    2. Once you have the nose stud or other nose jewelry inserted, turn your nose stud so the post is pointed towards the opening of your nostril.
    3. With one hand, lay the backing flat on your index finger. (If you have your right nostril pierced, use your left hand… and vice versa.)
    4. Use the opposite hand to hold the nose stud in place with your index finger by placing it over your nose jewel. With the same hand, use your thumb to lift the edge of your nostril up which will reveal your nose stud post. Once your finger is in place, hold your index finger with the backing up to the post of your nose stud. Aim the post right in the middle of the backing, and push on.
    5. Once your backing is on your post, go ahead and twist the nose stud back into place so the post is no longer showing. Once you have the nose stud or other nose jewelry inserted, turn your nose stud so the post is pointed towards the opening of your nostril.
  2. What is the best way to put the nose ring backing on?

    Here is a tip for putting the nose ring backing on.  Take one index finger and push on your gemstone and use your thumb to open your nostril up a bit so that your post is exposed.  With your other hand, lay the nose ring backing flat on your index finger and lift it up to the post and slide it onto the post.  

  3. This is a question we get asked often.  All nose screws are either designed for the left or right nostril.  A right nostril nose screw with bend to the left if the gem is facing towards you, making the left nostril nose screw bend to the right.  The important thing to note is regardless of what design you have, you can actually wear either bend in either nostril.  The only difference when you insert a nose screw into the opposite nostril is you will need to twist it the opposite way when inserting it.  Depending on which nose screw you are inserting it will also change the direction of the bend in the screw either looking look like a "u" shape or an "n" shape.
    If there is a particular item that you'd like and want it designed for the opposite nostril please send us a message at sales@qualitynosestuds.com and we would be happy to see if that could be customized for you.

  4. What is the best way to put the nose ring backing on?

    Here is a tip for putting the nose ring backing on.  Take one index finger and push on your gemstone and use your thumb to open your nostril up a bit so that your post is exposed.  With your other hand, lay the nose ring backing flat on your index finger and lift it up to the post and slide it onto the post.  

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    How To Remove A Nose Screw

     

    As always, wash your hands with antibacterial soap and water before you remove your nose screw. This is to help ensure you don't pass germs onto your nose screw and infect your piercing.

     

    After washing your hands thoroughly, use your thumb and index finger to grasp the diamond or gem of your nose screw. Pull the nose screw very gently straight out, when you cannot pull any further start twisting the nose screw (depending on if you have a right bend, or a left bend will determine which way you turn the nose screw.) As you are twisting the nose screw, keep pulling the nose screw outwards. Normally with one twist of the nose screw it will easily slide out.

     Some people do experience discomfort when inserting and removing their nose jewelry but the process is quick and tolerable. There are many different vareties of removing your nose screw so if this method does not work for you or causes you pain, seek professional assistance from your local piercing shop.

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    How To Remove A Nose Ring

     

    First things first: wash your hands and clean the piercing area to avoid any germs getting into the piercing and causing an infection. If you have a hoop nose ring, you will want to open up the ring to remove it. Slowly and gently pull the end of the nose ring from the tubular part of the nose ring. Once again, be careful not to pull to hard or you may damage the nose ring.

    If you have purchased a screw nose ring or a ball tipped nose ring, the process is a bit different for removal. If you have a screw nose ring you will need to twist the ring away from your face in order to remove it. (Opposite when inserting it... you would twist towards your face)If you have a ball tipped nose ring, you will obviously want to unscrew the ball first, and rotate it gently until it comes out.

    If you are looking for more help with removing your nose ring, YouTube has a great selection of tutorial videos, not affiliated with Quality Nose Studs but great as a reference!

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    How To Remove a Nose Bone

     

    Just like when you are going to insert your nose bone, make sure to wash your hands and disinfect the piercing site to again ensure no germs will come in contact with the nose bone you are removing (and the new nose jewelry you are putting in.)

     When removing your nose bone, pull from the stone or diamond straight out of your nostril. You may have to wiggle the nose bone back and forth to get it through the piercing, as the ball at the end of your nose bone could be larger than the piercing itself. (In most cases, the nose piercing will adjust to the size of your piercing, and could make it difficult to remove your nose bone.)

    If you are having trouble removing the nose bone, try rubbing vitamin e oil on both sides of the nose bone (inside nostril, and out) and try again. If you are still encountering problems please see a doctor or a piercing shop to help you.

  8. How To Remove A Nose Stud

     

    Just like when you are going to insert your nose stud, make sure to wash your hands and disinfect the piercing site to again ensure no germs will come in contact with the nose stud you are removing (and the new nose jewelry you are putting in.)

     

    Straight nose stud jewelry are one of the simplest to insert and remove. If you have a nose jewelry backing on your nose stud, you will obviously want to remove this first. After the nose backing has been removed – slowly pull the nose stud straight out of your nostril. It should come out easily, without having to move the nose stud back and forth.

     A few tips ** Make sure you have adequate lighting, a mirror, and stay away from an area like a sink where your nose stud can be easily lost.**

  9. Applying A Nose Backing

    You can apply a backing to almost all of your nose jewelry.  Applying the backing, otherwise known as an O ring, can sometimes be difficult... Make sure you are in an area where you can easily find the O ring should it fall.

    Once you have the nose stud or other nose jewelry inserted, turn your nose stud so the post is pointed towards the opening of your nostril.

    With one hand, lay the O ring flat on your index finger.  (If you have your right nostril pierced, use your left hand... and vice versa.)

    Use the opposite hand to hold the nose stud in place with your index finger by placing it over your nose jewel.  With the same hand, use your thumb to lift the edge of your nostril up which will reveal your nose stud post.  Once your finger is in place, hold your index finger with the Oring up to the post of your nose stud.  Aim the post right in the middle of the O ring, and push the O ring on.

    Once your O ring is on your post, go ahead and twist the nose stud back into place so the post is no longer showing.

  10. How to Remove A Captive Bead Ring

    The easiest way to remove your captive bead ring from your nose, is with opening pliers.  They are specially designed for the removal of your CBR.  If you aren't planning on changing your captive bead ring often, you can also use needle nose pliers.  Although not the most sterile option, you can get the job done! 

    In order to avoid scratching your captive bead ring, make sure to put tape or something smooth around the pliers to provide a surface that isn't going to scratch the metal of your CBR.

    After you have prepared your pliers you are ready to remove your captive bead ring!  Bring the pliers to the center of the CBR and gently pry the CBR open.  Make sure you go slow, to avoid breaking the captive bead ring.  With your free hand, put it under the captive bead ring so that you catch the ball once it falls out.  There will now be a small gap where the ball once was.. Slowly turn and remove the ring from your nose.  Please note:  If the space is not big enough, you can pry the ends of the CBR further apart, however make sure you do this slowly to avoid changing the shape of the ring.

  11. How To Insert A Nose Bone

    Before you insert your nose bone, make sure to wash your hands - and disinfect the piercing area to ensure no germs will come in contact with the nose bone or your piercing site.  Without cleaning the nose bone or your hands, you have a much higher chance of your nose piercing becoming infected.

    To lower the chance of germs being transfered to your nose bone, make sure to hold the diamond, or stone of the nose bone instead of the rod when inserting the nose bone.  Place the end of the bone over your piercing, and slide the nose bone in. 

    It is best to wear a nose bone after your piercing has completely healed.  The nose bones have balls at the end to hold the nose piercing securely in place.  You can use an Oring backing for a nose bone, however the ball at the end does save it from falling out.

  12. How to insert a captive bead ring

    Before you insert your captive bead ring (CBR), make sure to wash your hands - and disinfect the piercing area to ensure no germs will come in contact with the CBR or your piercing site.  Without cleaning the captive bead ring or your hands, you have a much higher chance of your nose piercing becoming infected.

    To lower the chance of germs being transfered to your CBR, make sure to hold the bead, instead of the rod when inserting the captive bead ring.  Place the end of the CBR over your piercing, and slide the captive bead ring through, and twist on the other bead to close to captive bead ring.

    If you are having problems sliding the CBR through, you can use a small amount of satin soap to guide it through.  Once you have the captive bead ring in place, make sure you wash off all the excess soap.

  13. How To Insert A Nose Stud

    Before you insert your nose stud, make sure to wash your hands - and disinfect the piercing area to ensure no germs will come in contact with the nose stud or your piercing site.  Without cleaning the nose stud or your hands, you have a much higher chance of your nose piercing becoming infected.

    To lower the chance of germs being transfered to your nose stud, make sure to hold the diamond, or stone of the nose stud instead of the rod when inserting the nose stud.  Place the end of the stud over your piercing, and slide the nose stud in. 

    If when inserting the nose stud it feels tight or is not going in smoothly, it may be that you have the wrong gauge.  You can try twisting the nose stud as you push it in which may make it easier to insert.

    After the nose stud is all the way through, you can put an Oring backing on it, to prevent the nose stud from coming out.

  14. How To Insert A Nose Ring

    Clean the area where you will be inserting the nose ring first with saline solution or other care products. Depending on the type of nose ring you have purchased will determine if you need to prepare the nose ring or not.

    If you have purchased a hoop nose ring open up the nose ring by pulling the end of the nose ring gently from the tubular part of the nose ring. Be careful not to pull to hard or else you may damage the ring.

    If you have purchased a screw nose ring or ball tipped nose ring you will not need to prepare it before inserting it.

    Place the nose ring end in your piercing and by holding the other end with your thumb and index finger push it through the piercing. If you have a screw nose ring you will need to twist it towards your face in order to insert it.

    Once the nose ring has been inserted, if using a hoop ring you then will want to close it by inserting the nose ring end into the tubular end gently. If using a screw nose ring or one with a ball you can adjust it by turning the nose ring so the metal is inside and isn't showing.

  15. How To Insert A Nose Screw

    Inserting a nose screw can be daunting if it is your first time doing so.  But rest assured, once you have done it a few times it will become easier to change your nose screw!

    To start, make sure you clean the piercing area with some type of disinfectant. (You can purchase these online or at a local piercing shop.)  You could also use saline solution as well when changing or cleaning your nose screw, which is usually available even at your local grocery store!

    After the area is cleaned, insert your thumb inside your nose and push against the hole. This should allow the hole to open up slightly wider making the nose screw a bit easier to insert.  You will then want to insert the nose screw from the outside of the nose, and turn the nose screw clockwise.  Once you feel the nose screw against your thumb, you can move your thumb away.  Make sure before continuing to turn the nose screw is all the way through or else it will be be painful.  once you are at this step, you are almost there.

    You will then want to keep turning the nose screw until it is all the way in place!  There may be some redness around the nose screw which is completely normal and will subside after a few minutes.  It may even be tender for a few days.  Make sure if any of these feelings continue you seek professional help. :)

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