If you have a nose piercing and go to school or college, you may be in luck â€“ many schools allow nose piercings, even if they do not allow other facial piercings. Nose piercings are seen as more â€˜normalâ€™ and some schools turn a blind eye to them. If however your school does not allow nose piercings, you will need to invest in a nose piercing retainer. Nose piercing retainers are easy to use and they do a great job of hiding your nose piercing.
Nose piercings are relatively easy to hide, especially if they are tucked into the curve on the side of your nostril. Most nose piercing retainers hide the nose piercing completely and look like a mole or pimple. Some are completely invisible but most are just very discrete. A well-chosen nose piercing retainer will only be spotted by people who know you have your nose pierced. There are two main types of nose piercing retainers, which you can learn more about below. Everyone is different and you may need to experiment to see which type of nose piercing retainer is right for you.
Straight Nose Piercing Retainer
This straight nose piercing retainer is made from Bioplast. You insert the ball end straight into your piercing, so the clear cone sits on the outside of your piercing. Once it is in place this nose piercing retainer is really hard-to-spot – the clear cone looks like a tiny bump on your skin. Bioplast is very soft and flexible, so the retainer is very comfortable and wonâ€™t irritate your piercing. This nose piercing retainer is a great option if you prefer to wear straight nose studs â€“ I recommend you get a couple of spares though, these retainers are really easy to lose!
Curved Nose Piercing Retainers
If you prefer curved nose studs or nose screws, you have two options for nose piercing retainers: solid retainers or push-fit retainers. Solid nose piercing retainers are made from a single piece of Bioplast and have a tiny disc on the front, while push-fit nose retainers consist of a push-fit Bioplast stem and a push-fit head in skin-toned Bioplast. Which one you choose is down to personal preference; both types are very effective and have their own advantages.
1. Solid Nose Piercing Retainer
Solid nose piercing retainers are great because they are just one piece of Bioplast â€“ no fiddly bits to get lost. These nose retainers are available in clear, peach or black. Clear nose piercing retainers will look like a tiny bump on your skin, while the results you get with the peach and black ones depends on your skin tone. If your skin tone matches the retainers exactly, they will be invisible â€“ if not they look like a mole or bump. I recommend the peach one for fair skin tones and the black one if your skin tone is darker â€“ even if the black nose piercing retainer is too dark it will just look like a tiny mole.
2. Push-Fit Nose Piercing Retainer
These push-fit nose piercing retainers consist of flexible Bioplast nose stud stems with a peach or black push-fit disc. They give you more options than the solid retainers because you can swap the disc for another push-fit Bioplast accessory. This means that you can wear a cute push-fit accessory or ball when you are not in school and switch back to the disc during school hours.
These nose piercing retainers are just as effective as the solid retainers and you can also buy replacement push-fit discs like the brown one below. The push-fit disc also comes in clear, peach and black â€“ click on the image and scroll down to see the other colours.