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How Much Does a Nose Piercing Cost?

 
average costNostril Piercing: $30-$80high costSeptum or Bridge Piercing: $40-$90
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A nose piercing is one of the most common types of piercings, after ears and navels. The vast majority of nose piercings are through the side of the nostril. The septum piercing is rarer and goes through the cartilage separating the nostrils. Another type of rare nose piercing is a surface piercing through the skin at the bridge of the nose. The bulk of piercers use needles to perform all nose piercings, rather than piercing machines often used on earlobes.

Typical costs:

  • Generally, a nostril piercing costs $30-$80. Some piercers include the price of the jewelry in the total cost; others charge an additional $10-$50 for a nose stud or ring. For example, Piercing Emporium[1] , a Massachusetts-based piercing studio, charges $30 for the nose piercing and $10-$45 for the jewelry. Another studio, Troutdale Tattoo[2] in Portland, Ore., charges $40 for the piercing, a nose stud and additional jewelry.
  • A septum piercing costs slightly more than a nostril piercing, generally costing $40-$90, depending on whether jewelry is included. Infinite Body Piercing[3] , in Philadelphia, Pa., charges $30 for the septum piercing, but it does not include the price of jewelry.
  • Bridge piercings are another rare piercing placed through the skin at the bridge of the nose. Bridge piercings typically cost $40-$90, depending on whether the total cost includes the price of jewelry. Saint Sabina's[4] , a Minneapolis-based piercing and tattoo studio, charges $40 for the bridge piercing, but that price does not include jewelry.
What should be included:
  • The nose piercing should include the piercing itself, a piece of jewelry used in the piercing, and instructions for aftercare. Standard tongue piercings usually include either a nose stud or a nose ring as the jewelry. Septum piercings typically use a captive-ball ring as the body jewelry; bridge piercings use either curve or straight barbells.
Additional costs:
  • A 5%-15% gratuity for the piercer is considered standard.
  • A piercer might recommend after-care products for the nose piercing. H2Ocean[5] , a sea-salt based cleanser, costs $12 per 4 oz. can.
  • Nose piercing jewelry is readily available and reasonable inexpensive. Typically nose piercing jewelry costs $5-$20 for most pieces, those with precious gems are likely to cost slightly more. For example, Claire's, the fashion accessory store, sells a variety of nose jewelry[6] for $8-$15 and many are in multi-piece sets.
Discounts:
  • Geographical areas where there is more competition among piercers typically have lower prices. Typically, larger cities with more piercers have lower prices than rural locations. But, finding the lowest price does not necessarily mean it will be the best service or the cleanest environment. When it comes to piercing, customers would be wise to place safety and cleanliness above finding the best deal.
  • Many piercing studios offer discounts on second or third piercings done in conjunction with the first. For example, Infinite Body Piercing[7] deducts $5 from the cost of a second bridge, septum or nostril piercing.
Shopping for a nose piercing:
  • Piercing laws vary by state. The Association of Professional Piercers tracks legislation by state[8] . The association also provides a searchable database of members[9] .
  • Look for a piercer that operates in a clean environment. Certificates of membership or from local health departments might be posted on walls.
  • According to the National Institute for Health, the possibility of contracting staph infections is associated with septum piercings[10] .
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician or pharmacist regarding medications or medical procedures.
 
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Went in to 3 Holes Down in Texarkana, Texas and had a pleasant and painless bridge piercing, the cost included starter jewelry and the initial piercing.
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External Resources:
  1.  piercingemporium.com/piercing.html#pricing
  2.  troutdaletattoo.com/portland-body-piercing/
  3.  www.infinitebody.com/prices.html
  4.  www.saintsabrinas.com/piercing_prices.html
  5.  www.h2oceanstore.com/H2Ocean-4oz-Piercing-Aftercare-Spray-p/bm-4oz_pas.htm
  6.  www.claires.com/store/us/the-goods/jewelry/cat1260176/jewelry/body-jewelry/nose-jewelry/
  7.  www.infinitebody.com/prices.html
  8.  www.safepiercing.org/legislation/legislation-links-by-state/
  9.  www.safepiercing.org/locate-a-member/searchable-member-database/
  10.  www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2828432/
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