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Tinkerbell5
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So, I got my nose pierced on Thursday with a gun, I know your not supposed to but I found it easier and so far my nose is ok, just the normal stiffness and redness. My question is, I read on lots of websites that putting Vaseline on your nose isn't a good thing but I find it to be ok, does anyone have any opinions about putting Vasline on a nose piercing? and I also soak my nose for 10 minutes a day in salwater, its helpful but I hate the taste (sometimes the water runs from my nose into my mouth :s )

any advice is appreciated.. thank you.
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Where on earth did you get the idea that Vaseline is good for a piercing? Lol. Are you putting it on the skin around it or that actual hole itself?

How was it easier to get it gunned than pierced with a needle? As for the salt water, keep your mouth shut. It's not that difficult.
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I also had my nose pierced with a gun and it was fine. I don't think i could have handled having my snout in salted water for 10 mins at a time though! Surgical Spirit put on a cotton bud and rubbed over the hole and around the redness is really good, it might sting abit to start with, but it really helped mine to heal well. Give up the vaseline!!
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(Original post by Sakura-Chan)
Where on earth did you get the idea that Vaseline is good for a piercing? Lol. Are you putting it on the skin around it or that actual hole itself?

How was it easier to get it gunned than pierced with a needle? As for the salt water, keep your mouth shut. It's not that difficult.
Just around the piercing...

and, I was asking for advise, I dont appreciate the rudeness.
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(Original post by Tinkerbell5)
Just around the piercing...

and, I was asking for advise, I dont appreciate the rudeness.
I'm not even being rude!
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I thought it was standard for any piercing to keep it dry. OP you should use something like witch hazel on it to clean it as well as the sea salt soaks and other than that you should leave it alone.
I think surgical spirit is a bit too harsh for a piercing and it hurts like hell! :o: As soon as its healed enough, i suggest you get a proper stud for your nose, not an earring. Also, i would recommend that if you get any other piercings that you go to somewhere that uses needles as its better for the piercing.
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(Original post by granny smith)
I also had my nose pierced with a gun and it was fine. I don't think i could have handled having my snout in salted water for 10 mins at a time though! Surgical Spirit put on a cotton bud and rubbed over the hole and around the redness is really good, it might sting abit to start with, but it really helped mine to heal well. Give up the vaseline!!
You should never EVER EVER use surgical spirit on a piercing, EVER. :eek:

Oh, and OP, if you knew you weren't 'supposed' to get pierced with a gun, why did you go against such advice anyway? Does your health not mean anything to you?
Sure, it's easier eating McDonalds every day because you don't have to cook it, but is easier always better? No. It isn't.

Vaseline on a piercing? Absolutely not.
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I thought it was standard for any piercing to keep it dry. OP you should use something like witch hazel on it to clean it as well as the sea salt soaks and other than that you should leave it alone.
I think surgical spirit is a bit too harsh for a piercing and it hurts like hell! :o: As soon as its healed enough, i suggest you get a proper stud for your nose, not an earring. Also, i would recommend that if you get any other piercings that you go to somewhere that uses needles as its better for the piercing.
Where as Witch Hazel is perfectly mild? It's an astringent, afaik it contains gallic acid.

OP, just keep up the salt soaks and don't use anything else on it.
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I got mine pierced with a needle was way less painful than having it done with a gun!!!!!:O Did you have a massive stud put in? I hate those, luckily the place i had it done from gave me the option of having a small gemstone stud wayy nicer than the other big ones, I actually took mine out within a few hours of having it pierced, just make sure you clean it a couple of times a day with hot salted water.
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I had mine done with a needle and it felt like it took ages but the holes smaller. I also put a nose pin in it adn its shrunk so much i cant get it out! Lol. whats this talk about vaseline, what help is that? I'd say watered down dettol/tcp/witchhazel are best. or just wiping it with saltwater will do the trick. it will be fine in a week and the redness will be gone. x
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I've got my nose pierced and I just used either a salt water solution or mild tcp solution and just cleaned it with either of those twice a day, same for all my other piercings and i've never had a problem.
I would stay clear of the vaseline though, when something heals it seems to sort of dry out, but i imagine vaseline would trap moisture in it and probably make the healing process longer (i'm not certain on this, it's just my personal opinion about it).
Hope this helps
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(Original post by Sakura-Chan)
Where as Witch Hazel is perfectly mild? It's an astringent, afaik it contains gallic acid.
Yes it does contain gallic acid, but just because it says acid doesn't make it harsh. Witch hazel has some really useful properties such as reducing swelling and redness. If witch hazel and its derivatives were harsh then it wouldn't be used in so many skin care products and my favourite piercing studio wouldn't have recommended it. Also i'm going on my personal experience, I have 6 ear piercings and a surface piercing.
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OP, if you want good answers, post/look though the posts in the Bod Mod society thread.

(Original post by Dadeling)
Yes it does contain gallic acid, but just because it says acid doesn't make it harsh. Witch hazel has some really useful properties such as reducing swelling and redness. If witch hazel and its derivatives were harsh then it wouldn't be used in so many skin care products and my favourite piercing studio wouldn't have recommended it. Also i'm going on my personal experience, I have 6 ear piercings and a surface piercing.
I don't give a **** what piercings you have. Just because it's your favourite studio, it doesn't mean they're wonderful.

There's ''so many'' skincare lines using witch hazel yeah, but not neat, and not to be used on broken skin or on open wounds. A lot of skin care products are harsh.

EDIT: The only time I've ever heard of someone being told to put witch hazel on a piercing is when it's had the bump. Even then it's still too harsh, and there are better alternatives such as chamomile soaks.
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Vaseline on a piercing? Eek! I'd just use the saltwater to be honest. Best thing for it, if anything.
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(Original post by Sakura-Chan)
I don't give a **** what piercings you have. Just because it's your favourite studio, it doesn't mean they're wonderful.
There's no need to be so rude. I'm only going on what i've been told and what I know. If you want to take a look, here are the after care guidelines they gave me: http://www.hedonismbodypiercing.co.uk/After_Care.asp
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Just use saltwater, and if the stud has a butterfly on the back I'd go to another piercer (who doesn't do gun piercings) and get it changed to a stud that's actually meant for your nose!
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www.hedonismbodypiercing.co.uk
that's an awesoem place! the guy's cute too
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I'm a bit confused about the salt water thing, do you actually have your face in a bowl of water?

I use salt water on my lip piercing and I use a bit of cotton wool
Well, I have a shotglass which I fill with salt water and then I tilt my piercing into it but the water still manages to run into my mouth...
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You should never EVER EVER use surgical spirit on a piercing, EVER. :eek:.
Oops! I still have the (empty) miniature bottle of surgical spirit (its an antique now!) that i was given when i got my nose pierced in the 80's! It was so cute!! Had no idea this was bad and have used surgical spirit on all my other piercings!

Thanks for the info, i had better text my pal who is currently using S.S on a dodgy belly button piercing!
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(Original post by tembototo)
www.hedonismbodypiercing.co.uk
that's an awesoem place! the guy's cute too
The girl who's done a few of my piercings is amazing, last time I saw her she had bubblegum pink hair, massive stretched lobes and quite a few other piercings. Always puts my mind at ease when the piercer has plenty of piercings! :p:
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