A nostril screw is a piece of jewelry commonly worn in nose piercings. On the outside, nostril screws look like small beads, but on the inside they're more complicated. Most piercers bend their own nostril screws to fit individual clients, and they bend them in slightly different ways. Your nostril screw may curl into a C shape inside your nose, or it may just bend at a 90-degree angle, making an L shape. Those with L-shaped jewelry may find it more straightforward to remove, especially the first time.
Things You'll Need
- Antibacterial soap
- Paper towel
Insert one finger into your nostril and press the jewelry against the side of your nose. This will help the bead stick out on the outside, so that you can see a bit of the bar.
Hook your index fingernail behind the bead and push downward on the bead until you see the bend in the jewelry come through the outside hole of your piercing.
Pull the bead downward gently to remove the jewelry from your nostril.