Nose Piercing For Men YES or NO? (Read This First)

So if you’re in love with the idea of getting your nostril pierced, but you’ve been on the fence. Here’s everything you need to know about nose piercings for men.

Is it okay for guys to pierce their noses?

Yes, it’s okay for guys to pierce their noses. In fact, nose piercings for men have become more popular in recent years and are used as a form of self-expression through fashion accessories.

Modern society has evolved, and so too has the concept of gender roles.

While some cultures may have reservations about men getting nose piercings, it ultimately comes down to personal preference and style.

Can straight guys wear nose rings?

Yes, straight guys can wear nose rings. As nose rings have become more popular and mainstream, it has become acceptable for men of any sexuality to wear them.

Gender should not determine what you can and cannot wear. Nose rings are fashionable accessories that straight male celebrities and influencers famously show off.

The fashion industry has long been criticized for its rigid gender norms, and many men are pushing back against these expectations by wearing nose piercings and other feminine clothing.

In other words, men are free to choose what they want to wear.

If they want to express themselves by wearing a dress or a skirt, it’s no longer bizarre. The same thing goes for nose piercings for men – it’s totally acceptable, even for straight guys. 

How many guys get their noses pierced?

About 15% of pierced men in the US have nose piercings. Guys often favor septum piercings over nostril piercings, but many have their nostrils pierced, too.

Nose piercings for men are becoming more fashionable and being normalized in young adults. The truth is, nose piercings for men are way more common than you might have thought.

What are the benefits of nose piercing for men?

While there may not be any specific benefits to nose piercing for men, it can be a form of self-expression and a way to showcase a personal style.

However, fashion has an undeniable influence on our mental state, and nose piercing for men can help boost better mental health and peace of mind.

Fashion can improve one’s mood, boost confidence, or help a person get into character. It can give a person something to look forward to every day and help combat depression.

Does nose piercing suit you as a man?

All the men I know with nose piercing look good. 

However, it depends on your nose shape and the type of nose piercings. For example, I personally dislike septum and bridge piercings but others find them attractive.

A guy can look good with a nose ring, but that doesn’t mean every guy will look good with a nose ring. A lot of it depends on whether a nose ring matches well with the rest of your style.

If you like the look of a nose ring, you can buy some magnetic nose rings to see how it looks before committing. If you like it, go ahead and schedule your piercing.

Talk to a piercer about which style of nose piercing would suit you if you’re really uncertain, but I’d just say if you like it then do it. If you don’t like it, you can always take it out.

But you should like it because you like it, not because of what other people say.

Is it socially acceptable for a guy to wear a nose ring? I’ve been wearing mine for over 20 years, don’t worry about what other people think, and just be confident.

So if you’re in love with the idea of getting your nostril pierced, but you’ve been on the fence because you’re worried about work or other people accepting it, go for it.


Which side should guys get their nose pierced?

There is no specific side that guys should get their nose pierced – there really isn’t a male or female side in modern culture. It ultimately comes down to personal preference and style. 

However, in some cultures, like India, women get piercings on their left nostrils. This is due to the belief that the piercing strengthens the womb and makes it easier for a woman to give birth.

In traditional Chinese medicine, many people also believe that the left side was designed to be the female side for facial piercings, and the right the masculine side. 

While there is some cultural or historical significance to which side a person gets their nose pierced, in modern culture, there is no practical reason to pick one over the other.

There is no right or wrong side of the nose to get a piercing for men – it’s up to you. A good idea is to pick the best “selfie side” of your face whether that be the left or right side.

Male celebrities with nose piercings

Guys have been rocking studs, tiny hoops, and septum rings for quite some time, and not only are celebrities on board with this trend, but men all over Instagram are too.

Here’s a gallery of male celebrities with nose piercings for inspiration.

Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur with nose piercing.

We all know that Tupac Shakur wore a nose ring in the ‘90s, but what side did he wear it on? Some say he wore it on his left nostril, others say he wore it on his right nostril.

After some research, I discovered that Tupac’s nose ring was on his right side. The reason for this is because of how he modeled himself after African culture.

Typically, African men wear nose rings on their right side.

He was aware that people in America traditionally wear them on their left, but he wanted to take an extra step to create a more accurate representation of himself.

Tupac didn’t have his nose pierced, though, but he had his septum pierced.

The septum piercing is so low on his nose that you can barely see it. You can tell when someone has their septum pierced because there is a small bump on the side of their nose.

Zayn Malik

Zayn Malik with nose piercing.

In the weeks following his exit from One Direction, Zayn Malik has kept a relatively low profile. And it looks like Malik has been using his free time to change up his look with a nose piercing.

Justin Bieber

On Instagram, Justin Bieber with a nose piercing.

Justin Bieber debuted a nose piercing on Instagram in 2016 because he’s one to shake things up. You’ll notice a sparkle on his left nostril and it is a brand-new diamond nose ring.

Lenny Kravitz

Not only nose piercing. (Lenny Kravitz)

Lenny Kravitz has an endless collection of earrings and nose rings which he stacks to pull off his signature rocker chic look that is pretty much synonymous with the talented actor/musician.

Travis Barker

Travis Barker with nose piercing.

This guy is known for his many facial piercings along with his tattoos. Travis Barker is still one of the best drummers out there and proves that the bad-boy style ages like fine wine.

Machine Gun Kelly

Machine Gun Kelly with nose piercing.

Only Machine Gun Kelly would get his nose pierced while interviewing for his Billboard cover story. The man looks nice sporting nose piercings combined with his many tattoos.

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