Nose Ring Bone Vs Screw Nose Ring

What is a screw nose ring?

You won’t have to struggle with the nose screw falling off. It has a curved hoop design where it’s easy to insert and set in place, making sure you don’t lose it. The nose screw is also a nose stud that has a smaller hook. … It’s often safe and secure on your nose piercing.

Pros of screw nose ring

  • It will give you the perfect fit.
  • It’s secure in place, and it’s hard to lose it.
  • You can have it in different styles.

Cons of screw nose ring

This is not as easy to insert into the piercing.

Nose stud

The next one looks so much like the nose screw. The nose screw is sometimes referred to as a nose stud based on its structure.

This one is also a favorite because it stays put for most nose piercing. Besides, most people find it easy to handle the nose stud than other nose jewels’ style.

They have shorter posts, but they fit right, and sometimes they have the flat back to secure them in place. Remember, the nose stud covers all the post style nose jewels. You can call even the L nose jewel a stud.

Notice that you will quickly push it through the piercing, yet it comfortably sets in.

People like them because they are comfortable to wear and remove.

They don’t make the best choice when you just pierced your nose, and you’d like to give it healing time.

This is also one of the nose jewels you can use that aren’t visible, which means anyone can comfortably use them.

Pros of Nose stud

  • It gives you a secure fit on your nose.
  • You can choose the very tiny options that are rarely visible.
  • They come in different styles to fit different occasions.

Cons of Nose stud

It’s not the best choice when the piercing is fresh and healing.

Nose ring

This is one of the most common types today. You know, generally, people refer to all kinds of nose jewels as the nose rings. However, the real nose ring is like the one you see in the diagram above. Therefore, if you have the septum piercing or the healed nostril piercing, this is the other common one. It’s also a very comfortable option to use.

The rings, in this case, are often circular or semicircular. Such choices are, therefore, significant because they will securely close on your nose. Nonetheless, depending on the choice you go for, it will click in place or stick in place.

This is the oldest style of nose jewels that, to date, still symbolizes marriage in the East. Today though, anyone can wear them for whatever functions they would like to attend.

Pros of Nose ring

  • It’s stylish, and you can use it for different functions.
  • They come in different styles and varieties for you to use.
  • They won’t strain your nose with too much pressure, and that’s why you can use them even for some piercings.

Cons of Nose ring

  • This one you can’t hide so people will see them.
  • They don’t give you many options to use the gem for them.

Nose Ring Bone Vs Nose Screw

There are several jewelry options for nose piercings, including rings, nose bones, and screws. Rings are the most obvious choice, but you may want a more subtle stud rather than the classic ring. Nose screws and bones protect the delicate tissue inside your nose, helping you to avoid potential nosebleeds while staying securely in place.


Nose bones resemble a stud earring with a shorter than normal stud, and the stud ends in a small, round ball. The ball is small enough to pass through your piercing with relative ease but large enough to keep the nose bone from falling out of the piercing.

A nose screw does not have a ball on the end but ends with a small curve or a curved semicircular metal shape.


Both nose bones and nose screws remain in your nose securely and are an appropriate choice for daily life. The nose screw will sit flat along the inside of your nostril, while the bone will protrude further into your nose. You can opt for a nose screw for a new piercing, but nose bones should only be used on healed piercings, according to A nose bone may be easier to insert and remove than a screw, but this can depend on the positioning of your nostril piercing.


Bones and screws are both stud-style nose jewelry. You can opt for a small crystal or gemstone, a tiny heart or star, or a simple round dot. You may even be able to find skin-tone jewelry to hide your piercing when appropriate. Select piercing jewelry in scale with your face and nose, opting for a smaller bone or screw if you are petite, for the most flattering appearance. Some piercers will bend a screw to custom fit your nose for comfort.


Nose bones and screws come in various sizes. Typically, nostril piercings use 18-gauge jewelry, but you may find screws and bones as large as 14-gauge, according to If you are unsure, purchase the smaller 18-gauge for comfort and a good fit. You may find that some bones are shorter than others, and some screws smaller. A smaller screw may hide in the nostril more easily, and a shorter bone may reduce the risk of discomfort when you wipe or blow your nose.


Whether you select a nose bone or a nose screw, choose hypoallergenic metals. Look for surgical grade stainless steel, titanium, niobium, or 18-karat or higher gold to reduce the risk of an allergic reaction, recommends Your piercer may be able to recommend the metal that works best for you, particularly if you are prone to nickel allergies or are having a hard time with healing. If you are concerned about changing your nose jewelry on your own, many piercing shops will do the change as a service included with your bone or screw purchase.

How To Choose A Nose Ring?

Who knew that buying a nose ring came with so many decisions? Fortunately, Alluring Body has done all of the research for you. Here’s how to select the perfect size, metal, and fit.

Diamond Size

Take into account your personal taste, work environment, and facial features when choosing a diamond size. Our 1.2mm diamond is ideal for a conservative workplace or if you want a tiny bit of sparkle. The 1.6mm Perfect Diamond Nose Stud is aptly named because it really is the perfect size for most people and still relatively discrete. If you enjoy sporting large pieces of jewelry, you’ll be happiest with a larger diamond, like our bold diamond nose stud. Also consider the size of your nose. Our 2mm diamond may overwhelm a smaller nose, whereas the 1.2mm diamond may go unnoticed on a more prominent nose. If you are still undecided, keep in mind that nose rings are like any other kind of jewelry; one may not fit all of your needs. Many customers order a selection that reflect their changing activities and moods.

Metal Choice

Metals that aren’t biocompatible can irritate your skin. Surgical steel and titanium are not 100% biocompatible unless they’re implant grade steel or implant certified titanium (Ti6Al4V ELI). Steel can become very cold, making it a poor choice for nose jewelry. Sterling silver can cause irritation or permanent skin discoloration. Alluring Body jewelry is made of solid nickel-free 18k white gold, solid nickel-free 18k gold, solid platinum, or solid nickel-free 14k rose gold. Our metal offerings are excellent choices in our experience and according to the Association of Professional Piercers.

A poorly finished nose stud can be uncomfortable and irritating. “Hand finished” does not guarantee a smooth finish. Alluring Body expertly finishes each nose ring or stud to a smooth, fine polish. They are simply beautiful and the best you can buy.

Post Style

Alluring Body nose studs are available as pins (also known as bones or studs), screws (or U shaped), and L shaped.

L Post (Standard): L bends are usually used for initial piercings because they are easy to get in. They are also a nice choice for someone who has trouble getting the U shaped screw in, or who likes to change their jewelry often. They are easy and relatively secure.

Pin Post: Nose pins offered by Alluring Body are incredibly comfortable and easy to wear. The little ball on the end is simply pushed through the piercing and holds the jewelry in place – it is not detachable. We have perfected the size of the ball so it is easy to get in, but also tight enough to be secure. If you find that nose screws flip around or are uncomfortable, our nose pins are your best choice. Because the end ball can damage the delicate skin in new piercings, they are only intended for healed piercings.

U Post (Nose Screw): Alluring Body nose screws are designed to fit securely. The screw is threaded through the piercing, resulting in a very secure fit. Nose screws can be difficult to get in. We recommend having your piercer insert your nose screw for the first time. If you have a very active lifestyle or are concerned about your nose ring falling out, this is probably the best style for you.

Post Gauge

“Gauge” is the thickness of the post. The higher the number, the thinner the post. Nose piercing is usually done with an 18 gauge (1.02mm) post. After a nose piercing heals, most people switch to a 20 gauge (.81mm) post because it is thinner and leaves a smaller hole. A post thinner than 20 gauge is not recommended for most nose piercings.

Post Length

The proper post length (the length of the part inside your nose) can keep a nose screw from flipping around, or a help a nose pin lay flat on the nose. Through years of research and conversations with our customers, we developed a standard length that fits most people. A proper fit should be comfortable and have a little room for the natural expansion and contraction of your nostrils. It shouldn’t be tight or so loose that it hits your septum.

How to Remove Nose Screws?

  1. A nose screw is a type of body jewelry used in a nose piercing. The piece gets its name from its corkscrew shape. When you have your nose pierced and one of these items put in, the person doing the piercing will actually twist the screw around as it goes in to manipulate it into place. If you decide to get rid of your nose piercing or change the jewelry, you’ll first need to remove the nose screw. This can be done by twisting and manipulating the metal back out of your nose.
    Wash your hands as carefully as possible, using antibacterial soap and water. You can easily transfer bacteria from your hands to your piercing if you try to remove it without thoroughly washing and cleaning your hands.
  2. Place a small amount of lubricant on the outside and inside of your nose, making sure to cover all areas of the metal. Experts recommend KY jelly, because it washes off easily. This helps the jewelry slide out, and prevents it from getting caught inside your nose.
  3. Push a cotton swab into your nose and find the inside edge of the nose screw. Give the screw a light push with the cotton swab. This should make the screw start sliding out of your nose. Alternatively you can use your finger to push the screw out (if your fingers are small enough).
  4. Watch for the nose screw to start moving to one side. This signifies that the nose screw is coming out. Since it has a slanted or angled side, it won’t come out perfectly straight, but will slide out at a slight angle as the different sides push through.
  5. Twist and turn the nose screw with your cotton swab (or finger) to push it through your nose. If it seems to catch on your skin, tilt your cotton swab to help angle it out. Then you can pull the rest of it out in one fluid motion.

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