Submitter content: I work in a jewellry store. A few days ago, a customer came in and asked to buy a nose ring. I looked at her piercing and was hocked to see that her nostril was pierced about a half inch away from the edge of her nostril, and, as the cherry on top of the cake of holyfrickingcrap, the end of the nostril screw she had in stuck almost an inch out of her nose. She told me that she had just had it pierced a few days ago.
What’s awful?: Improperly placed piercing with ill-fitting jewellry, and she was changing jewellry too soon.
I did not want to overstep, so i simply advised her that she at least take the ring back to the piercer and have them put it in (though I wonder about their competence, looking at the awful placement of the piercing in the first place). I also warned her about the sensitivity of new piercings, though I feel as though my advice just went in one ear and out the other. She ended up leaving with a 10k yellow gold sleeper ring, which I find a bitch to put in a five year old lobe piercing, and don’t even want to consider sticking in a new piercing. I also mentioned this, though she seemed unconcerned.
How can it be fixed?: Honestly, she should take it out, let it heal and find a new piercer. There is no way to fix an improperly placed piercing, without removing it. I hope she at least held off on putting the ring in.