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Why Does My Nose Stud Keeps Falling Out?

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why my nose ring keeps falling out when i sleep

Updated on December 6, 2019

We all know the struggle of a damn rebellious nose stud, and that struggle is often TOO real. In fact, some of us get so angry with those slippery piercings that we end up giving up on them (either out of sheer exhaustion, or because we may or may not have accidentally pulled or pushed our stud too hard and stretched the hole)!

I myself lost my nose stud. A friend gifted me a couple of brand new nose studs that I had wanted FOREVER… but neither of us realized that they were just a single gauge too small, until it was too late. It must have been missing for 2-3 days by the time I realized it, and quite closed up (the piercing was only about 3 months or so old), and that was a pain I STILL cannot make myself relive (no matter how sexy the stud was)!

Fret not, our beloved tribe! We have a couple of tips, and some amazing jewelry, that will help tame that wild thing in your nose, and hopefully prevent you from suffering similar fates!

Shop a complete selection of nose studs.

Bigger IS Better with Nose Studs (Well, Sometimes)

Yes, it will be painful, and yes, you may call us everything except your favorite piercing gurus… However, if you have a nose stud that just will NOT stay where it should, try buying jewelry that is a gauge (just ONE gauge!) bigger than you have now. DO NOT attempt to put in the larger jewelry without the help of a skilled professional, however! You can hurt yourself, expose yourself to severe infections and/or piercing rejection, or create a problem that only letting go of your piercing can solve!

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Eternal Balance 14k Gold Nose Stud

Or, try a nose stud with a little bit of a hook at the end (a small CURVE, not the strange corkscrew design that your piercing stud had), like the Eternal Balance 14k Gold Nose Stud. The hook will lie flat against the inside of your nostril and stay put. Be mindful to keep your piercing clean, just as you did while it healed. If you’ve unwittingly suffered micro-tears (small, imperceptible abrasions) to your piercing, infection could move in fast. Also, with the super sexy design, no one will ever know you’re trying to tame a rogue piercing!

nose piercing keeps pushing out

The Lil Chakra 14k Gold Nose Stud is another piece that has a bit of a hook, for those who prefer a more classic look, but still need the support of that curvy metal.

The Placebo Effect… Wait, What?

We know how crazy this will sound; we thought it was insane at first, too! However, one of our staff members had a friend who always SWORE she was allergic to silver, but no other metal. Since such allergies DO occur, our team member, of course, did not press the issue. Until her friend got her nose pierced, that is. The poor girl tried EVERYTHING, but for some reason, her silver-hating body did everything in its power to rid her of the beautiful gold nose stud she had chosen.

So, on a hunch, our friend bought HER friend a silver nose stud. She told a little fib (she had, by this time, noticed the pure silver belt buckle her friend wore), and said it was white gold. The girl took it to her piercer and had him help her change the jewelry, and presto! No more slippery nose stud!

Of course, we KNOW it was nothing miraculous! However, it DID seem that the stud switch achieved a similar effect as that of placebos in certain people. Chance? Coincidence? Maybe… But just in case, we wanted to share that story with you!

how to stop nose stud falling out in sleep
Kali-MA Silver Nose Stud

If you’re battling with a stubborn gold nose stud now, try something like our Kali-MA Silver Nose Stud. It, too has a hook, but it also has a longer stem than many other nose rings, which means that, to slip from your nostril, the ring must travel a bit further… only to be stopped by yet another sturdy, reliable hook! If it truly is a placebo kind of thing, the switch of metals could be tall you need to stop the struggle.

Better Nose Stud Surface Grip

To ensure a snug nose stud fit, sometimes we must have an almost equal grip on both the outside and the inside of the nostril. However, most of us are NOT in love with the idea of having a huge, bulky piece of metal protruding from our faces (especially from our noses when it can feel like a giant booger)!

how to keep a nose stud in
Prosperity Mandala 14K Gold Nose Stud

Remember that not everything is always so extreme! Choose from a nice selection of nose studs with larger, round surfaces, and we rocked those designs! Take the Prosperity Mandala 14K Gold Nose Stud, for instance. It has a wide, circular design, but it’s still very feminine and graceful, not clumsy and odd. Trust us; we would NEVER let you wear something that didn’t make you feel like your best you, let alone ENCOURAGE you to do so!

And, if you almost loved our gold Eternal Balance nose ring, but didn’t love the gold so much, don’t worry! As with much of our selection, we have the Eternal Balance Nose Stud in silver, too!

nose studs that don't fall out
Eternal Balance Nose Stud in silver

Do You Have a Nose Stud Horror Story?

If you have your own tale of woe, heartbreak, and madness of the nose stud, please talk to us! We feel your pain, and we’re here to help! We heart you all!

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  • Regina Stevens
    Created on: December 06, 2019

    I have a diamond nose stud that keeps falling out. It has a small ball at the end of the piercing that goes in first. Since I paid $250 for this diamond nose stud, is there anything I can do to make it stay in? I’m afraid it’s going to fall out and go down the drain or something.

  • Arnikia Smith
    Created on: June 27, 2019

    I’ve just gotten my nose pierced for the second time because the jewelry would not stay put. Causing the jole on the inside of my nose to close and it’s pain to put another in it. I would like to have the hole open on the inside so possibly the ring to stay. Help me please.

  • Bernadette
    Created on: June 27, 2019

    I had a screw stud starting out but it would dig inside my nose.. had it changed to L shaped still hurt.. changed it to a hoop.. tried putting nose stud friend gave me but it just jumps right out my nose..


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