Understanding different types of Nose Studs

Nose studs come in different designs and patterns, now we are going to classify Nose studs based on the ends, Why ends, because the same crystal Top nose studs come with different ends as follows, Straight end, Ball end, L bent end, Screw end, and Fish Tail-end. So it will be better to understand if we classify based on ends.

Type of Nose rings based on Ends

1)      Straight End

2)      Ball End

3)      L Bent

4)     Screw End

5)     Fishtail


1) Straight End

fish tail end nose stud



Straight End nose studs or nose pins come with a minimum 10 mm length post with a Thickness of 0.5 mm (24 Gauge). It is easy to insert nose piercing holes with straight post-nose studs. Here comes the problem how to prevent the nose studs from falling? The answer is these types of straight end post nose studs are bent by the piercer themselves after inserting the nose stud to prevent it from falling. It is straightforward to wear right, But the problem is the piercing hole becomes smaller to the thickness of the post for the healed piercing hole. This type of nose studs is best suited for new piercers.


2) Ball End


ball end nose stud

Very common and easy to wear, as the name indicates the nose stud post has the ball at the end, the ball is slightly bigger than the post thickness, the post thickness is usually 0.6 mm ( 22 G ), and post length 6 mm, the nose studs are inserted into the piercing hole, the ball end prevents the nose studs from falling. This type of nose studs is best suited for the healed piercing holes.


3) L bent


L Bend Nose Stud

L bent nose studs, has L shaped post with post thickness 0.6 mm ( 22G ), the bent is around 90 degrees, post length of 6 mm, the tail of 5 mm as shown in the figure. These nose studs are made bent already and inserted into the piercing. The bent stays on the upper side of the inner nose. You don’t have to be nervous about how to bent the nose studs. However, before purchasing, consider the L bent nose studs' size and gauge, as the looser ones will fall off easily and feel uncomfortable.


4) Screw End


screw end nose Stud

When we speak about Screw End, we can say the Indian nose Screw originated from India. The Best choice, if you have a fear of losing the nose studs, the Indian Nose Screw or Screw end looks similar to the L bent; however, The Tail is Curved shaped like a screw, as shown in the figure; Screw End requires little expertise to wear and remove. Carefully remove the nose screw to avoiding damage to the nose.


5) Fishtail


fish tail end nose stud

Fishtail is similar to the Straight end, except the length of the post is 16 mm. The lengthy post is meant to make the custom nose studs according to your comfort by visiting a professional piercer.



I hope now you would understand the types of nose studs based on the ends, Choose the Nose studs according to your nose piercing and comfort.

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