December 3, 2021

Popular Nose Piercings For Men


2021 has been a year for more men to show off their nose piercings and other piercing ideas and rock this alternative and stylish look. Celebrities, TV show characters, musicians and plenty of people who like to express themselves rock amazing nose piercings. 


Popular for years in other parts of the world, it is now becoming more and more common for men in North America to wear accessories like nose piercings. There is even a new hashtag celebrating the nasal tren, using the search #GuysWithNoseRings. In this post, we’ll look at some of the celebrities who have been inspiring others through their nose piercings and other piercing ideas. Plus we’ll examine the most popular styles of nose ring piercings for men. 


Nose rings, jewelry and nose piercings are not gendered accessories. Both men and women can show off their personal style with nose piercings and rock a silver or gold hoop, or opt for a studded look. Many celebrities have popularized nose piercings including actors like Zayn Malik, Austin Mahone, and Jamie Campbell Bower who more recently picked up the trend. 


Musicians, however, have been rocking the nose piercing for years. Lenny Kravitz was one of the first musicians in the states to wear a nose ring and Justin Bieber has been sporting a nose piercing for years now as well. Slash, the legendary guitar player from Guns n’ Roses also wears a nose ring. While the stereotype was originally for men in rock and roll bands, like Blink 182’s Travis Barker, it’s of course crossed over to all genres including pop, alternative and rap. American rapper and singers Chris Brown and Wiz Khalifa are also known to wear a stylish nose ring. 

Popular Nose Piercing Styles For Men

In many parts of the world, men wear nose piercings as part of their culture or for traditional or religious reasons.  Many Australian Aboriginal groups wear septum piercings as traditional body modification and men in ancient Aztec and Egyptian cultures wore nose rings. 


There are many options to choose from when it comes to nose piercings for men, from piercing placement to the type of jewelry you choose. Whether your style is a bold statement, or you are looking for something more understated there are many options available. 

Nose Piercing Locations

There are many different locations to choose from when choosing a nose piercing. Here is a look at some of our favourites. 


  • Nostril – this is the most popular spot for a nose piercing. It is a versatile location that works with hoops and rings or bead rings. 


  • High Nostril – this is a piercing on the upper part of the nostril or the fleshy side of the nose. Jewelry for a high nostril piercing is usually a stud or nose screws.


  • Septum – Another stylish location, the septum is the bottom part of the nose between the right and left nostril. Despite how it looks, the piercing does not go through the cartilage but sits below the nose cartilage and the bottom of the nostril. Works well with a curved barbell or hoop. 


  • Bridge – bridge piercings don’t go through the bone or cartilage. They work well with a curved barbell or circular barbell. 


  • Vertical Tip piercings are very rare – it involves a piercing that goes through the tip of the nose vertically and can only be done with a curved barbell. 


  • Nasallang – this is a more complex style of piercing that goes through three points – both nostrils and the septum and has the appearance of a straight barbell right through the entire nose.


  • Septril Piercing – this is also more complicated and requires an expert piercer to find the correct placement. The technique fuses a half vertical tip piercing with a septum piercing. 


If you are interested in getting your own nasal piercing, come talk to the expert folks at sage piercing in Ottawa. We can talk you through your options and help you find a piercing location and jewelry that shows off your personal style. Book an appointment with Sage Piercing in Ottawa today.