2 gauge steel tusk
Quotes from Piercing FAQ
Placement is usually somewhere along the groove in the nostril where the cartilage is thinnest. As with ear cartilage piercings nostril piercings should be performed with a piercing needle a gauge larger than that of the jewelry to be worn.
Initial jewelry: Captive bead rings, bead rings in 20 to 14 gauge, 3/8» to ½» inside diameter, occasionally as small as 5/162. The ring should not hug the edge of the nose. If the ring is too small in diameter the curvature of the ring will be too tight, resulting in scarring or migration.
Nostril Screws are the optimum jewelry choice for those who prefer the look of a stud. Nostril screws have a small semicircle «tail» at a right angle to the stud that holds the jewelry in place without the need for a clasp. Because nostril screws are more difficult to clean and may not accommodate swelling associated with a fresh piercing it is suggested that the piercing be healed before a screw is worn. If a nostril screw is chosen for a new piercing the shaft should be at least 5/16» to 3/8» determined by measuring the thickness of the nostril.
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