Spontaneity is cool and all, but before you go googling "Nose piercers near me," please search "Do nose piercings close up?" first. The answer might surprise you. Brian Keith Thompson owns LA's Body Electric Tattoo and counts Beyoncé, Emma Stone, and Jennifer Lawrence as his regular clientele. So we asked the pro to spit some truth about what you should know before shooting needles into your schnoz.
Do nose piercings close up?
Commitment-phobes, we'll start with the good news: "All nose piercings are going to close," Thompson said. The not-so-good? "You are going to have some kind of scar, depending on how long you wore your jewelry. The longer you wore the jewelry before closing the piercing, the more pronounced the scar will be."
That means that if you get a nose piercing and have instant buyer's remorse, your risk of scarring isn't too high. "If you get your nostril pierced and remove the jewelry in a week, you will have little to no scar — just a small spot," Thompson said. But if you keep it for years and decide to take it out later, you'll be left with a permanent mark... READ MORE