How to Put in a Hoop Nose Ring

Hoop nose rings are simple pieces of jewelry designed in the shape of a circle with two ends separated by an open space between them, to be worn over either nostril and rotated so it fits flush against the interior surface of the nose.

How to Measure

Hoops can add an eye-catching accent to any nose piercing, yet selecting the appropriate size may prove challenging. In order to select an ideal hoop nose ring, it’s crucial that you understand basic sizing principles such as gauge and diameter sizing requirements.

Gauge refers to the thickness of the post that pierces through your nostril, and it can make or break your ring. Furthermore, gauge will dictate whether or not you can add gems or balls to your nose ring stud hoop nose ring stud.

For an accurate gauge reading, use calipers to take measurements of your piercing. They allow for more precise measurements without damaging jewelry pieces; especially useful with larger gauge nose piercings.

An improper gauge ring can be uncomfortably snug to wear, causing discomfort and even rotating in your piercing hole, leading to severe pain and irritation.

An inaccurate gauge can make your piercing hole appear strange and unfinished, so selecting the appropriate gauge size is key to creating an eye-catching design. There are multiple ways of doing so; measure your piercing or look for unusual markings on it to find out.

An effective and simple way of measuring your piercing is with our nose ring size chart. This will provide a rough idea of what hoop nose rings may look like on your face, helping you select the ideal one for your piercing.

Utilizing our chart is also a fantastic way to find the optimal thickness for your hoop nose ring. Experiment with different sizes and gauges so you can identify which is the perfect match for you.

Thicker gauge hoop nose rings may be more comfortable to wear and can add style to your piercing, while thinner rings may cause issues and cause pain and discomfort in your piercing pit.

Ideal thickness of nose rings should be 18 gauge; for thinner options it’s advisable to consult either a gauge size chart or seek advice from your piercer.


Hoop nose rings are a popular form of jewelry among many people. Easy to put in and remove, these rings make an attractive addition to any wardrobe. However, to successfully insert one you must understand how to measure, prepare the piercing site, and insert the ring properly.

Preparing to wear a hoop nose ring requires washing your hands thoroughly and sterilizing the piercing site in order to minimize risk of infection or irritation.

Your ring can also be cleaned using a saline solution made up of 1/4 teaspoon of salt per 8 ounces of distilled water, soak your ring for five to ten minutes in this solution before either soaking it further in its solution or gently brushing over its surface with a soft cotton pad.

After cleaning and drying your ring, place it on a hard, flat surface in order to ensure its insertion into the piercing hole without slippage and rolloff, which could cause infection. This helps avoid infections caused by misplaced jewelry being put back onto work surfaces without being properly secured first.

Once your piercing is ready, apply a small dab of antibacterial soap on one end of the ring and press it into the area around your piercing to ease insertion and reduce infection risk. This will make insertion easier while helping avoid potential hoop piercing infections.

Insert the ring carefully into your nose piercing, pushing it in until its flat end is flush with the inside of your nostril. A ruler or pair of pliers can help guide the ring into its proper spot in your nostril.

If you’re having difficulty inserting your hoop nose stud, the decorative gem may need to be taken out before inserting the ring. To do so, grab its flat end between two fingers, using two additional ones to apply steady pressure while pulling out its decorative gem with two hands. To remove your stud, simply grasp its flat end between two fingers before pulling with both hands at once until the decorative gem comes loose from its attachment point.

Before trying to pull out, another strategy is to push the segment off to one side, which relieves pressure and makes pulling easier. You should never try yanking it straight out as this may damage or even snapping of its prongs.


Hoops are an easy and stylish choice when it comes to wearing nose rings, being constructed of gold or silver and decorated with beads or jewels. Furthermore, they’re simple to put in and take off; just make sure the ends of the hoop remain together when doing either task!

Hoop nose studs are similar to L-shaped ones in that the hoop is not inserted through the outside of your nostril, but from inside. At first it might seem daunting; with time and practice you will become adept at using this style!

To put on a hoop nose stud, start by sliding the opening in the hoop over your nose. Next, insert one end of the hoop into your piercing. For optimal results use some antibacterial soap or warm water before inserting jewelry.

Hoop piercings can be done from either side, though many prefer using the one closest to their nostril. This allows for quick and easy positioning; if you have trouble pinpointing where exactly the hole is, placing an index finger outside your nose and using it to sense when something is pushing against the hoop may help locate its placement more precisely.

Once the hoop is in your piercing, you must secure it to keep the hoop secure. There are various methods of closures: ball that hugs inside of nostril and bead to keep hoop in place.

Dependent upon the style of ring you select, either place the bead or ball between two ends of the hoop, or rotate it until its bead touches your nose. Either way, make sure that it fits comfortably and securely on your nose.

If you’re new to putting nose rings on, seamless or endless hoops may be easier for beginners than clicker rings. No hinge means opening and closing them manually instead of just clicking them open/close; thus it is crucial that the opening/closing be done using a twisting motion in order to maintain circularity and ensure they return back into their circular state easily.


Hoop nose rings are circular pieces of jewelry adorned with beads or jewels that feature two ends and an opening/closing hinge to enable opening and closing, with some styles featuring an opening on the back that serves as a clasp or can hold items securely in place.

To open your hoop nose ring, twist both of its ends together in a circular motion to keep its shape intact and prevent distorting over time. Captive ring pliers may distort it as you twist them together, so for the best result it’s best to do this using only your fingertips.

Once your ring is open, place one end of its hoop into your nose piercing and press to secure it firmly – this will keep it from coming loose during use and ensure a secure fit without worrying about slipping out of place.

If you own a hinged segment ring, removing it can also be accomplished by pushing on its main section hoop and pressing forward firmly. As is true with regular segment rings, care must be taken not to break any prongs which hold movable parts in place when doing this procedure.

Replace your hoop nose ring by switching out for either a new stud or captive bead ring. Insert it through your nose piercing hole until about half way through its length if using a stud – this way your new nose piercing hole won’t become damaged by too much tension from it!

Remove the stud from your piercing and clean it thoroughly using antibacterial soap. Place it safely away, and repeat this procedure whenever it becomes necessary to replace it.

There are various styles of hoop nose rings on sale today. From seamless rings that don’t feature beads or studs to bar closure rings and captive bead nose rings held by tension from their rings, there are sure to be one or more that meet your requirements and would suit you best. Your piercer can help determine which will work best for your nose if necessary.

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