Nose Piercing Side: Which Side Is most Preferred

Piercing is accepted and adopted worldwide. It has both cultural and historical significance people adopt piercing for looking different and trendy among all. One of the most common piercing site is nose piercing and people are very confused regarding the nose piercing side.

Nose piercing just adds on to your facial beauty but the most confusing part is deciding which side you will prefer for piercing? Even after choosing the nose ring of your choice, you are not able to decide side.

Most people have an asymmetrical nose so it becomes very hard to consider which side of your nose is preferred as the best side for piercing. Some people will suggest the right and some people prefer left but at last, you have to decide the side.

Your decision must be based upon some facial and scientific factors. So here you will get to know about all aspects which are very important to consider while selecting nose piercing side.

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Things to consider while choosing the nostril side for piercing

Piercing nose is one of an important decision in everyone’s life even a single mistake of just piercing side will make you regret lifetime. Selecting side which suits you most according to your facial symmetric is most important but there are some other factors you also consider while deciding nostril side.

Ayurvedic aspects behind nose piercing side

According to Ayurveda, the left side is preferred for nose piercing as this side of women is correlated with their reproductive organs. Ayurveda also confirms that it will help to reduce the pain during childbirth (reduce labor pain during parturition) and also effective in conditions like endometriosis.
It is believed that boys pierce there right nostril and if guy pierces there left nostril then he is a gay and simultaneously if a girl pierces her right nostril then it is assumed that she is lesbian.

Logical aspects behind nose piercing side

Nose piercing is a choice many of you will find this beauty add-on but many people don’t find any logical aspect behind nose piercing side. Even Ayurveda confirms that piercing left nostril is connected with a women’s reproductive system but at the same time it is not “easy to believe thing”. Logical aspect behind this is to observe your facial shape whether it suits you or not. No matter it is left side or right side or even both sides.

Face Shape

Nose piercing is mostly dependent on the facial shape so this point is considered as the most important among all. Face shape can be symmetric and asymmetric, nose piercing suits on both but people with symmetric face owe a choice to get their nose pierced either of the left or right side, both suits them.

People having asymmetric face should be careful because generally piercing changes their facial look. So you must observe your facial structure (especially jawline) and people having chubby cheeks generally feels difficult to decide nostril side so It is suggested to consider artificial fake piercing (Ring can be worn with help of glue) before original one. Observe your nose applying both sides and decide which side suits most.

Hair Style

Hairstyle is also considered as a beauty factor while deciding nose piercing side. Piercing side vary according to hairstyle pattern. If your hairs cover one side of your face then it is suggested to pierce the nostril on another side.

If your hairs cover your face from both different sides then the side you choose may affect your overall look so it must be taken care at the time of piercing.

Your daily schedule considerations

Your nostril piercing side can affect your daily schedule. There are some routine works or activities where you face a problem just because of your nostril side.

There are some people who have a tendency to sleep on a particular side so you can decide to pierce your nose another side to make you comfortable while sleeping.

Some people face difficulty to replace jewelry depending on whether you are left handed or right handed person. This will help to make you comfortable in day to day life. So your decision can be based upon this factor too.

Other piercing on your face

While deciding piercing side it is very necessary to consider other piercing on your face. If you pierced before then it becomes easy to find out where it suits most.

Piercing suits you when you match it with other piercing just like if you have more ear piercing or any other piercing on the left side of your face then you should consider right side while piercing your nose.

Fake nose piercing

Do you have fear of piercing your nose permanent or have a fear that whether it will suit or not?

Fake nose piercing will help you to avoid such fears as it will artificially pierce your nostril. In this nose ring get stuck with your ear with the help of glue or there are many fake nose rings (with added glue) in the market. You can try it on both sides of your nose then you can decide which side looks batter and which color suits most.

Piercing both sides of your nose

This can be a great idea if you are confused in deciding side. Piercing both sides can suit and look great on your face. It makes you different among all and sometimes it can be the best ever alternate for your face.

Sometimes piercer may suggest you to piercing single side at one time. It is not necessary but piercing single side will help you in the healing process.

Septum nose piercing

If you want to look unique and gorgeous in this rapidly changing world then it can be a great idea. This is somehow relevant with piercing both sides of your nose.

In this center, part of the nose (cartilage) got pierced even though initially it is claimed that if we compare nostril piercing and septum piercing then septum piercing hurt most.

This piercing is uncommon. So if you don’t want to grab too much attention then it will not be the best alternative for you.

Friend or piercer advice

If you are still confused then ask your close friends and relatives and consider their advice and if they are not suggesting properly then show them applying fake piercing or allow your piercer to choose as per his/her choice.


So you have read all points that you can consider while choosing nostril piercing side with all above points and valuable suggestions it is very important that you love piercing side because at last, you have to wear it throughout your life.

There is no doubt in accepting Historical and cultural relevance and as a very important while deciding piercing side but not as important as your comfort. So always make sure that your preferred side must be comfortable.

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