A: One of the questions I am asked most frequently is if I can pierce nostrils, some cartilage, lips, and nipples with a ring rather than a labret stud, nostril screw, or barbell.

The answer: Yes, I can…but I highly recommend against it.

Nostril, lip, nipple, and some cartilage piercings heal far faster and with fewer complications when they are initially pierced with a straight piece of jewellery. Rings can encourage scarring and in some cases can even cause the piercing to migrate. However, it is still your body so if after taking my recommendations and experience into account you would still prefer a ring it is something we can discuss in further detail at your appointment.

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