So, before I get my nose piercing I wanted to ask a few questions regarding the aftercare, healing, possible problems that could arise and other things.

For people who have, or had a nose piercing, how easy was it to care for the piercing afterwards? How much pain was there after the initial piercing day while taking care of it?
How long did yours take to fully heal?
If the dreaded 'bump' appears, how should I best care for it to reduce the appearance and long term affects?

How does your piercing look without a stud in it? A noitceable hole, or inconspicuous?

And lastly, for those who have retired their piercing, how does the scar/mark fare afterwards?