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    Quote Originally Posted by ChescaCat View Post
    So I am planning on getting a piercing for my 19th birthday with some extra money from house sitting. The only issue is I am torn on what to get. Nostril piercings are mainstream and accepted, but a simple septum hoop is so pretty. The issue comes in with my career path, I am going into youth work and possibly youth ministry. My service practicum is at a church, and while I would hope they would be accepting I am worried about having anything too obvious on my face as many elders are still conservative. I could forget about the hoop and just flip up the horseshoe, but I have always prefered hoops.

    What is the smallest guage a septum could be pierced at and can they heal with a hoop? Also how well are septums recieved in more conservative atmospheres?
    Next what is a good size for a nostril to be visible but not obvious?
    I am not worried about them in general as Vancouver is a very liberal city, I just want to make sure whatever I get can be hidden or at the very least made less noticable in more conservative enviornments.
    I always wonder what a hoop looks like in your nostril- the jewelry always looks so big...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutenappygrl View Post
    I always wonder what a hoop looks like in your nostril- the jewelry always looks so big...
    This often happens when initial consultation with a piercer is poor. Many people start off with a stud/bar for a nostril piercing and never discuss whether they will want a ring in there in the future. Therefore it's usually pierced so high up that the only option is for a large gauge ring of 10mm or so or more which is going to look big.

    I can fit a neat 6mm or 7mm ring in mine as it was done further out as I wanted the option for both kinds of jewellery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boo View Post
    This often happens when initial consultation with a piercer is poor. Many people start off with a stud/bar for a nostril piercing and never discuss whether they will want a ring in there in the future. Therefore it's usually pierced so high up that the only option is for a large gauge ring of 10mm or so or more which is going to look big.

    I can fit a neat 6mm or 7mm ring in mine as it was done further out as I wanted the option for both kinds of jewellery.
    Defo need to consider this. I know when I got my nose pierced I only ever imagined wearing a tiny stud and never considered I might want to put a hoop in. Fortunately I can wear a hoop in mine okay as it wasn't pierced too high but it's definitely something to consider and discuss woth your piercer.
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    Nose, tongue, navel, both nipples horizontally, VCH, septum

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