Getting nose pierced in India

#1 Apr 24th, 2011, 19:23
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Hello! I've always wanted to get a nose pierce and am now here in Udaipur. Anyone have any experiences with nose pierces here?

Basically they just sterilize the stud with Dettol antiseptic. I know it doesn't sound great compared to what they do in the states, but they do a lot of things here differently with similar outcomes, I've learned

Any feedback would be much appreciated. Thank you!
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The traditional place to get this done is the jewelers. The method I have seen is a needle cleaned in spirit, held on an open flame for a minute or more and then used.

You can visit a doctor as well.
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My wife had her nose pierced here. I suppose that she was prepared for it, and that her procedure was standard, but it still seemed a barbaric thing to do. In the States, it may also be barbaric (to my sensitivities) but I am sure that the recovery time is much quicker there. Here, they kept a wire in her nose for several weeks before inserting the nose ring. Recently, she lost some of her earrings (she has multiple piercings in her ears) and had to find neem stick to keep the hole open.
Of course, she had the piercings done many, many years ago so I hope that it is now done in a more acceptable manner.
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This is an old forum, but I just got back from India and got my nose pierced at a small jewellery shop in a small alley in Pahar Ganj (Delhi).
He used a small needle (not hollow) that he dipped in "alcohol" (i put this in quotations, cos im only hoping that it was indeed alcohol and not just water!)
He then played around with the needle in his fingers (dirty fingers, not cleaned) and promised "no infection"
Ive had it for a month now, no infection as of yet
AIDS and Hepatitis is something that I will have to go and check for now...
I highly suggest that if you are thinking of getting this done, make sure the guys hands are clean, the needle properly sterilized..not exactly sure what I was thinking...:S
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Originally Posted by nelhakeem View Post This is an old forum, but I just got back from India and got my nose pierced at a small jewellery shop in a small alley in Pahar Ganj (Delhi).
He used a small needle (not hollow) that he dipped in "alcohol" (i put this in quotations, cos im only hoping that it was indeed alcohol and not just water!)
He then played around with the needle in his fingers (dirty fingers, not cleaned) and promised "no infection"
Ive had it for a month now, no infection as of yet
AIDS and Hepatitis is something that I will have to go and check for now...
I highly suggest that if you are thinking of getting this done, make sure the guys hands are clean, the needle properly sterilized..not exactly sure what I was thinking...:S
Great post. Let this be a warning!
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I don't think most jewellers have alcohol. What they do have is a small flame to work jewellery. I have seen them use that to burn/sterilise the needle/pin they use to pierce. playing with the needle in the hand or using it any longer than a few seconds after sterilisation is unsafe.
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There are many places in India where they do it with a piercing gun.
Most big beauty salons will have them. When I got my ears pierced it was done with a piecing gun. They used a single-use stud set. I removed the studs after 10 days and wore normal earrings. It has been 20 years and I have never faced any trouble.

I also know many women whose ears were pierced at home(my mother and my aunts). They have had them for over 60+ years now. Again - no problems.

Its easy to avoid dodgy places if you wish to do so.
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I'd personally just get that sort of thing done at home. It's not worth the risk.
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Earrings are one thing, a nose piercing is another.

I've always been wondering: What do people with a nose piercing do when they have a cold (as in 'running nose')?
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so they have a hole to anchor the nose to the face, lest it run away

but seriously, having a running nose is something to do with nasal passages, while peircing the nose is only to the fleshy part, without intruding on the nasal passages. One does not interfere with the other.
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so they have a hole to anchor the nose to the face, lest it run away
So that's the reason for that nose-to-ear chain thing!
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This thread brings back memories of a long ago summer day not remembered for many years ...

When I was a kid growing up in the Texas Panhandle (1960s), we had a neighbor family with five daughters. One hot summer day, the girls' grandmother visited for the express purpose of piercing the girls' ears. I happened to be hanging around and was able to watch the ordeal.

First, clothespins were clipped on each girl's earlobe (the kind of clothespin made from two small pieces of wood held together with a wire clip creating a spring-like clamp.) After the earlobes were numb from the pinching action of the clothespins, granny proceeded .... The old woman took a large sewing needle and threaded it with heavy, white, cotton sewing thread. First, she removed the clothespin from the lobe. Next, she took a small potato and helded it firmly behind the ear lobe and then quickly stuck the needle through the ear lobe into the potato (I suppose the potato stabilized the ear). She then drew the needle and thread through the ear and tied the thread in a small loop before proceeding to the next ear. 5 girls ... 10 ears!

I don't remember any effort to sterilize the needle, but I may have been too traumatized by the whole production to remember the finer points. This "cultural experience" was quite foreign to me ... I had no sisters not to mention that females in my family didn't pierce their ears (or anything else as far as I know) 'cause ear piercing was "trashy" and "nice girls" didn't have pierced ears! Thereby making my observation of the neighbors' piercing ritual a little forbidden and naughty .... And fascinating!

I know that all five girls grew into adulthood so they must not have contracted any wasting diseases from the ear piercing. Perhaps this tale will give you courage and confidence as you contemplate the piercing of body parts in India where from what I can tell even "nice" girls get their noses pierced!!!
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Originally Posted by nelhakeem View Post He used a small needle (not hollow) that he dipped in "alcohol" (i put this in quotations, cos im only hoping that it was indeed alcohol and not just water!)
He then played around with the needle in his fingers (dirty fingers, not cleaned) and promised "no infection"
Ive had it for a month now, no infection as of yet
AIDS and Hepatitis is something that I will have to go and check for now..
were you drunk or high when you got that done?

what the hell were you thinking?

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