Nose pierced with a gun

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Monday October 29th, 2007 @ 2:57 AM

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I want to get my nose pierced, and the place I was planning on getting it done at uses a gun to pierce it.

Some people have told me that it is better if the place uses a needle.

Does it make much of a difference?

For starters if you look into the Health Board Protocols that cover Body Piercing, in pretty much states that Piercing Guns should NOT be used on anything on the body, other than ear lobes. So not sure where you’re located but call your Health Department and ask if they allow this sort of invasive cosmetic procedure to be done with a piercing gun, chances are they’ll say no. To which if that’s how they answer, then gladly give up the name of the location that you know of that does nostril piercings with guns.

The facts of the matter have been mentioned many times before on BME here are some of the following articles done via BME

Do piercing guns suck? BME reviews the Studex System 75

Piercing guns are blasphemy!

Those two articles delve into the whole concept of body piercing with piercing guns.

For a quick short answer if you don’t want to read those Piercing Guns are: 1) Inaccurate 2) Often Jam 3) Dirty 4) Create A LOT of Blunt Force Trauma.

Not only that but quite often most individuals offering piercings with a piercing gun, have had virtually zero training (ok so some have a couple hours video training and playing on friends) when it comes to properly doing a piercing. Where as proper professional piercers often have anywhere from 6 months to 2 years of apprenticeship training. As well as proper experienced professional piercers will either use a custom bent nostril screw, that they bend to properly fit your nose. Or they will use a labret style piece of jewelry either internally threaded or threadless style.


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5 Responses to “Nose pierced with a gun”

  1. I know everyone has piercing horror stories, and I have one from when I was the ripe old age of 8, so here goes:

    I had my ear lobes pierced twice with a gun, first holes when I was 6, second holes when I was 8. People have had piercings with guns and had no problems, sure. But the hell I went through as a kid to heal those son-of-a-bitch piercings was just awful.

    I was lucky that the first holes healed with no problems at all (other than the daft bitch that pierced them made one off slightly, so they’re not even - that’s lack of experience and use of a gun for ya).

    However, second time around, I wasn’t so lucky. (At this time my mother wasn’t as educated about using needles for ALL piercings, neither was I being so young, though I tell you now I recommend gun or NO PIERCING AT ALL.) She basically butchered my ear lobes. They bled a lot the first week, and didn’t take long to go into complete swollen infectious crusty mode. The flesh was fucked and the holes ended up big enough to fit (at estimate) at least a 12g bar through.

    I kept the rings in as long as I could handle (basically as soon as it seemed the infection had drained out and cleared) and I was forced to take them out. The result? I now have some nasty as scar tissue in my lobes. I mean I can feel massive circular lumps in my ears.

    I refuse to point the finger at bad aftercare - my mother from day one was vigilant with helping me keep my piercings clean, and I was a very clean child.

    So if you made it this far to reading this long and winding post - please, just pay that extra money, do the extra research and go to a reputable piercer. =)

    melly on October 29th, 2007 at 3:45 am
  2. one thing I’ve found is that most individuals who got pierced with piercing guns, actually aren’t understanding of proper aftercare protocols. They either tend to use harsh products or over clean the location,etc.

    Warren Hiller on October 29th, 2007 at 8:28 pm
  3. I had my lobes pierced with a gun when I was seven. The silly cow made the holes uneven and the gun got jammed whilst in my ear so she spent a good five minutes trying to yank it off, all whilst I was sat on a chair in the middle of a jewellry shop. The after care was to twist the earings round every day and to clean them with surgical spirit twice a day. Parents really need to be more educated about piercing before they let their children get butchered by guns!

    Claire on October 30th, 2007 at 10:05 am
  4. i had my nose pierced with a gun, and it never healed properly and caused me so much trouble so in the end i took it out.

    Madi on December 15th, 2010 at 1:35 am
  5. lol i did all my piercings on my own with guns that i bought at the pharmacy and i never had a problem :p i did it in my own bathroom too - and so far i have 1 navel, 1 in left ear (my left ears got a thicker lobe), and 6 in my right ear, all self pierced. after i switch my cartilage one tonight im gonna do another in my left and 2 more in my right xD lol iv done my nostril with a gun too but my mom found out bout it (like doh haha stupid me never thot to hide it) so i had to take it out :p no keloids, no abcesses, no infection :) all perfect ^w^ maybe i was built for piercing guns? lol xD

    RAWRIIZADINOSAWR on October 28th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

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