Nose Ring Backing Types
What are the different backings? How do I know which backing to pick for my nose ring?
Twist / Screw: The most popular backing. This type of nose ring stays securely in the nose while providing a flush fit against the nostril. Wearable length: 1/4" (6.4mm)
Nose Bones: Nose bones consist of post with adornment on one side and a small ball that is a slightly larger diameter than the post on the other side. When worn, the small ball keeps it in place. These are best for healed piercings. While not for everybody, nose bones have a loyal fan-base that swears by the look and the comfort. Wearable length: 1/4" (6.4mm)
Pin: This is simply a straight post, but this nose stud style is not meant to be worn as-is; a piercer will have to custom bend your pin nose stud into an L-shape. These are perfect for those who don't quite fit in regular barbell lengths. Wearable length: 3/8" (9.5mm)
L-Shape: L-shaped nose rings have a post that is bent at a 90-degree angle. This is also a favorite nose ring backing for those that find the screw twist difficult to use since the L-Shape is easier to insert into the piercing than the screw and more secure than the nose bone. Wearable length: 1/4" (6.4mm) to the bend, and 1/4" (6.4mm) after the bend.