Double nose piercing: Pros, cons, and suitable jewelry

Double nose piercing: Pros, cons, and suitable jewelry

Oct 01, 2022

Many consider nose piercings a new trend. In fact, they go back to ancient history. They were commonplace in the Middle East and India as far back as 4,000 years ago. In Australia, aboriginal people wore septum piercings made of bone as far back as 44,000 B.C.

What is a double nose piercing?

A double nose piercing usually goes through your nostril right where it starts to curve away from your face. You can have two piercings on the same nostril or on opposite sides.

Just like a single nostril piercing, each one is not particularly painful. It is one of the least painful nose piercings and takes a shorter time to heal than more complex piercings.

You can use a wide variety of jewelry for double nose piercings, the most common types including rings, studs, and chains. In order to make placement less complicated, it's usually wise to go for thinner studs or rings.

That said, if you choose this option, do your best to go to an experienced piercer. Each piercing needs to be placed carefully. Misplacing them can lead to pain and even nerve damage.

Double nose piercing opposite sides

Double nose piercing pros, cons, and suitable jewelry

Some people choose to pierce only one nostril. But if you prefer a more symmetrical look, you might decide to pierce both sides.

Double nose piercing the same side

If you get a double nose piercing on the same side, you can have them on your left or right nostril. There is no protocol. It is totally up to you.

Double nose piercing pros

  • Popular and common
  • One of the least painful nose piercings
  • It takes a shorter time to heal, i.e., 2-4 months. Other nose piercings like the nasallang can take nine months or even longer to heal.
  • Cheaper than more complex piercings like septril piercings
  • You can use a wide variety of jewelry for double nose piercings
  • Easier to clean than more complex piercings

Double nose piercing cons

  • Potential risks involved, just like other types of nose piercings

How much is a double nose piercing?

Prices will vary widely based on location. But most nose piercings range from $25-$95. Generally speaking, nostril piercings tend to be on the cheaper end. More complex piercings like septril piercings will usually cost more.

How painful is it?

Since everyone has different tolerances for pain, this is a tricky question to answer. Generally speaking, this is one of the least painful nose piercings you can get.

What does double nose piercing mean?

Ancient North African tribes used golden nose rings to signify wealth. And in India, women often wore nose rings in the left nostril, believing that it would ease menstrual cramping and make childbirth easier.

Now, nose piercings are often viewed as being somewhat counterculture.

How to clean double nose piercing?

Proper care is essential if you want your piercing to heal well. Generally, you should rinse the piercing with saline solution or use a special aftercare spray at least twice a day.

How long does it take for a double nose piercing to heal?

Healing time is usually only about 2-4 months. It's worth knowing that the area around the piercing is likely to be swollen and red for up to three weeks after the piercing, though.

Double nose piercing jewelry

You can use a wide variety of nose jewelry for double nose piercings, although rings and studs are the most common. In order to make placement less complicated, it's usually wise to go for thinner studs or rings.

Double nose ring or hoop

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Some rings are just loops of thin metal. Others are what's called "captive bead rings." These are rings that are "sealed" with a bead. Sometimes, the bead is inlaid with a gem to add some visual interest. And in some cases, plain "hoop" nose rings may have a small gem on the side.

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  • They're less likely to become crooked
  • There are lots of options ranging from simple metal hoops to ornately jeweled rings
  • They usually remain securely in place


  • Complex hoops can be hard to close
  • Thin hoops can be bent very easily

Double stud nose piercing

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A nose stud looks like a straight stick with a decorative piece on one end, which stays on the outside of the nose, and a small ball on the other end which has to be pushed into the piercing and stays in the nostril.

Many people like nose studs because they are easy to insert into your piercing.


  • They heal relatively quickly
  • They don't cause much discomfort when resting your head
  • They aren't extremely noticeable


  • They can come out more easily than rings
  • If not cleaned regularly, they can get infected

Double nose piercing chain

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Chains can be an eye-catching embellishment to nose piercings. Often, a chain will connect a nose ring to an earring. Some chains will connect each end of a double nose piercing across the bridge of the nose.


  • They have a distinctive look that can really make you stand out
  • They're a great way to highlight piercings you already have
  • You can easily alternate chains for a different look every day


  • They can easily snag on clothes, hair, etc.
  • Heavier chains can pull on piercings and cause discomfort 
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