Monthly Archives: November 2013

Piercing Questions: I’ve just had my nose pierced and I’ve pulled out my nose stud by mistake, what should I do?

Nose Piercing

I’ve just had my nose pierced and I’ve pulled out my nose stud by mistake. I’ve tried to refit it but it won’t go in, what should I do?

If your nose piercing is relatively new and hasn’t yet healed this can be a real problem. Firstly apply a small amount of lubricant to both the outside of the piercing and the end of the jewellery to be refitted, place a clean finger up inside the nostril, then gently push the stud firmly through the piercing using the finger as a guide. If this doesn’t work after two or three attempts, it’s probably a good idea to visit your friendly local piercing shop who should be able to do it for you with the aid of a thin insertion pin. If it won’t go back in then the nose will have to be re-pierced once the hole has closed down. Check out our range of Jewellery in a range of materials to suit anyone who has their nose pierced.

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Ear piercing names

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What’s the best choice of jewellery for a using “in ear” headphones with a tragus piercing?

tragus piercing

Using earphones with a tragus piercing can be painful and awkward. Labret studs with a flat back generally settle faster than barbells with balls. This is due to the fact that they will get bumped less and are less likely to catch on in-ear headphones. The flat back will also cause less pressure to the tragus piercing as it spreads the load across the back of the tragus, in comparison to the ball which will press directly onto the piercing itself. Healing time is usually somewhere between 2-6 months, although in some cases it can take longer. It’s also a good idea to give your headphones a clean before using them, as dirt and bacteria from your pockets or bag won’t help the healing process. Check out our in-depth guide to piercing jewellery types and what to wear.

Labret studs


Initially designed to fit in the many different Labret, Lip and Cheek piercings, labret studs are now used extensively in many other piercing including the Tragus, Ear Lobe, Ear Rim and Conch. The ball is threaded and removable and can be replaced with a large and varied selection of accessories. Choose which material and style from our large selection of quality jewellery.