Having gone through the pain and hassle (more than once) of poorly done piercings that got infected, I am always looking for a better way.
Choosing Magnetic Nose Rings vs. Real Piercings
There's a fair amount of debate going on about what is better for anyone interested in nose rings. Should you get a permanent hole in your body or maybe go with a more removable option?
There are many impressive looking magnetic nose rings currently available, and because of this, many people question why anyone would choose pierced style nose rings.
Can it be the look? Could it be the feel? Is it the statement? The end result is that there's beauty in either choice and neither side of the debate is right or wrong.
The rest of this article aims to discuss both sides of the issue.
Magnetic Nose Ring Limitations
Real piercings afford real choice.
Magnetic nose studs allow a person to enjoy the beauty or look of a nose piercing even if they are unable to have the "real deal" for whatever reason.
Magnetic nose rings also significantly reduce the risks of infections, which are common among those who have pierced noses.
A magnetic nose ring comes with some drawbacks. Magnets are only so powerful, at least at this point in time, and most of the magnetic studs are usually relatively small. For anyone considering larger nose rings, this may not be your best option.
You can usually find a wider selection of styles and materials available for individuals who have actual piercings.
If you are looking to wear nose rings to fit different moods on different days, then you are more likely to have a better opportunity to do so by taking the plunge, or piercing, as the case may be.
Nose ring jewelry can be beautiful, exotic, or even down-right frightening to some. Whether or not you buy colorful magnetic nose rings or clear nose studs, make certain you are getting nose jewelry that creates the statement you would like to send so you can get the greatest level of enjoyment from your investment - whatever side of the debate you happen to fall on.
Two Sides to the Magnetic Nose Rings Story
Nose ring infections are an issue to address.
The other side of the story is there is some degree of bias among those who've gone through the "pain" (temporary though it may be) of a true piercing versus those who are using magnetic nose rings.
Nose rings and temporary nose studs generally look different and are usually fairly easy to recognize by those in the know.
Some people who have gone through body piercings are quick to recognize fake nose rings and have a certain amount of disdain for those who wear them.
But no one should wear nose rings or even magnetic nose rings to impress others. This is something you should only do because it's what you want to do.
Magnetic Nose Stud...( Fake piercing)
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© 2012 Hal Gall
kindoak on June 02, 2014:
Well, seems you learn something new every day. Didn't know these existed! Sounds like a much better idea than punching holes through the only body we have.
MiaMusement on August 13, 2013:
I had no idea magnet nose rings even existed, but it's good for people to have the option, I think.
wiseriverman on June 29, 2013:
Why would anybody put a ring in their nose?
Peggy Hazelwood from Desert Southwest, U.S.A. on June 05, 2013:
Well, this is new to me. I have no extra holes in my body. Can't really understand the appeal.
jayavi on March 20, 2013:
No need to Pierce when we have magnetic nose rings.
Hal Gall (author) from Bloomington, IN on March 10, 2013:
@AstroGremlin: Sounds like you like neither permanent piercings nor tattoos...:)
AstroGremlin on March 10, 2013:
I actually prefer permanent piercings and tattoos, especially in prominent locations. They can save SO much time in a job interview to determine an applicant's faulty judgement without a lot of questions.
worldflashpacker on March 09, 2013:
I'm so getting one of these, no hassle and stylish
kabbalah lm on March 02, 2013:
First time I've heard of this
Ellen Gregory from Connecticut, USA on March 02, 2013:
Great idea, especially for the very young, who might regret a piercing later.
gr82batnvol on February 28, 2013:
Wouldn't hurt as bad.
irminia on February 26, 2013:
Not that I'm into piercing of any kind, but the magnetic kind of rings seems like a nice alternative.
M E Derby on February 25, 2013:
I kept scratching my nose while I was reading this.
writerkath on February 25, 2013:
This is awesome! You reminded me of a funny incident where John & I ran into a financial advisor one day who suddenly was sporting a nose ring - and I recall feeling a tad bit surprised. He began to laugh and reminded us it was Halloween (we ran into him during an autumn street festival) - and he said it was magnetic! Not that we cared if it was real or not - but it seemed out of character for this particular individual. I loved it! Totally squid blessed! :) Kath
Vikki from US on February 24, 2013:
My daughter just had her nose pierced and it's cute, but I wish I'd seen these first! lol
miaponzo on February 22, 2013:
Although I have a real nose piercing, this idea is really great!!! Blessed!
Edwardjames81 on February 21, 2013:
These are a great idea and a superb product for anyone thinking about getting their nose pierced before they actually do it.
Lorna from USA on February 14, 2013:
I am not into nose piercing, this magnetic nose ring is a good idea.
Sheilamarie from British Columbia on February 11, 2013:
These make so much more sense to me.
sukkran trichy from Trichy/Tamil Nadu on January 10, 2013:
without piercing? it is really a great idea. nice product.
WriterJanis2 on January 09, 2013:
What a great alternative to piercing.
anonymous on December 23, 2012:
@johnsja: Ditto that!
Hal Gall (author) from Bloomington, IN on December 17, 2012:
@raahbin: Hmmm, never thought of using soda to clean out a nose piercing! Thanks for giving me a chuckle as well!
raahbin on December 17, 2012:
@vineliner57: Well, now that the stinging has subsided from when the soda I was drinking shot OUT of my nose as I read your post, I would like to thank you, for making me laugh that hard !!!
johnsja on December 13, 2012:
Wow! Did not know about these until today! I like the idea.
LaurenIM on December 12, 2012:
Very interesting! I wouldn't mind trying magnetic nose rings, what a good idea!
Nightcat on December 11, 2012:
Those are lovel and a perfect option. A lot of employers won't hie you if you are pierced. Blessed! :)
Hal Gall (author) from Bloomington, IN on December 03, 2012:
@halloweenprops: Me either until a few months ago. I wonder if anyone has got to laughing real hard and inhaled one of them? Probably...
halloweenprops on December 03, 2012:
I'd never heard of a magnetic nose ring before.
lilblackdress lm on November 13, 2012:
I did not realize there were magnetic nose rings. Very interesting!
floppypoppygift1 on November 12, 2012:
This is a good idea. Many jobs dealing with the general public prohibit employees from wearing face jewelry. Magnetic nose rings would be an outstanding option for these folks as well as kids who want to experiment with a look with their parents' blessings! Cheers~cb
FallenAngel 483 on November 03, 2012:
I've got 9 piercings and I don't really have trouble with infections. I think magnetic nose studs are excellent especially for teens. I would certainly never mock someone who chose to wear them getting a piercing isn't macho at all to me. I like your balanced approach to this lens.
anonymous on November 02, 2012:
My ears are pierced, but I hardly ever wear jewelry.
LynetteBell from Christchurch, New Zealand on October 31, 2012:
I've got pierced ears but that's my lot!
anonymous on October 06, 2012:
I might consider Ear Rings that you can just clip on something like that.
Genesis Davies from Guatemala on October 02, 2012:
I used to use magnetic earrings since my dad wouldn't let me get my ears pierced. As an adult, I don't care enough to bother, but it would be fun to fool my kids with a fake nose piercing.
LouisaDembul on September 26, 2012:
I don't want to have a piercing, but would like to try a magnetic nose ring!
darciefrench lm on September 26, 2012:
I had a nose piercing I had to let grow over as it kept getting infected - much prefer the magnetic nose rings
Hal Gall (author) from Bloomington, IN on September 25, 2012:
@TriviaChamp: These are great for those not wanting to deal with the pain and expense of actual piercings. Thanks for stopping by.
TriviaChamp on September 25, 2012:
I never even knew that these existed... I think that they are a wonderful alternative to getting the actual piercing.