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How do I remove my nose stud?

Asked by desiree333 (3206points) July 15th, 2009 from iPhone

I have had my nose stud in for about 3 years. Its just a small jewel, not a ring. I just want to take it out so I can thoroughly clean the area. I googled it but I didn’t find any of the articles helpful. Can you please give me a simple and easy to understand guide on how to remove it?

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MindStudy's avatar

Grab & pull…

tyrantxseries's avatar

Sterilize a pair of tweezers in boiling water for about 10 minutes. Let them dry in a fresh gauze wrap.

Begin with clean dry hands and a face that’s free of makeup, lotions or any treatment products. Make sure that your bathroom has plenty of light and that you have enough room to move your elbows freely around your face.

Take the tweezers in your strong hand and delicately place the tips on the outside edges of your nose stud. Press your nostril gently against your nose as you pull the stud out in a slow, steady stroke.

Remove a barbell at the bridge of your nose by stabilizing the stationary ball with your fingertips and then unscrewing the removable ball. Depending on the placement you may be moving your fingertips in the direction of your eye – take care not to poke yourself.

Tilt your head back slightly, then take either end of a horseshoe ring into your fingertips. Gently pull the ball to release the end of the bar, then slide the bar through the hole and off of your nose.


desiree333's avatar

@tyrantxseries you copied that off the Internet so I’ve already seen it and it was not helpful to me. I already said that I just have a stud and that article is for those horse shoe rings.

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tyrantxseries's avatar

that’s why I posted the Ref
but still wouldn’t it be the same?

desiree333's avatar

no I don’t think so, and I don’t know what a “barble” is and I don’t have a horse shoe ring, like it says in the article. And yes I saw the reference, but I already said I looked everything up on google and nothing helped. I was asking for a response by someone who has a nose stud and knows how to explain it so I can do it right.

tyrantxseries's avatar

is it a corkscrew nose stud

desiree333's avatar

I have no idea. I just got it changed yesterday and I have my old one with me. It looks like a little metal stick with a jewel on top, then on the bottom of the “stick” it curves in asort of bent C shape. So by my description do you know if its a corkscrew stud?

PandoraBoxx's avatar

The easiest way would be to go to a piercing place and have them remove it for you if you can’t get it out yourself.

desiree333's avatar

@tyrantxseries thanks soo much, and yes thats the kind of stud I have. :)

desiree333's avatar

@pandoraboxx I just want to be able to take it out for a few minutes to clean the area really well every couple of days. I judy got sent a video thats very helpful so now I’m going to try it.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

Have you tried just pulling on it? I have a friend who has just a jewel stud, not a corkscrew piercing, and nothing keeps hers in except gravity. When she wants to take it out, she just pulls gently upwards.

whatthefluther's avatar

Grab a piece of string about five feet long, tie one end to nose stud and other end to the handle of an open door. Then,.....oops, no, that’s not it. Sorry. Good luck with the nose stud. Be sure to sterilize utensils, etc.

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