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nake92 05-03-2012 08:41 AM

Nose piercing in the snow.
Recently got accepted for a position being a lifty at perisher blue (australia) :D

absolutely stoked but I have one question,

I have just gotten my nose pierced 2 months ago with the intention of taking it out if I were to go to the snow, now that I've fallen in love with it I really don't want to take it out. I'm thinking of getting a stud because a ring will get too cold but still, the steel will be freezing my flesh from the inside out

Has anyone come across this before? and know any ways to keep it warm enough so I don't get frostbite on my nose because of it. Obviously balaclava is a good choice and I was thinking of changing it to a stud to make it easier to keep track of and then putting my ring back in when I want to go out for drinks or w/e, although I have a feeling in a long day of working say 10 hours it could seal back up and piercing something through scar tissue is not pleasant....

thanks for your input?

ps. is anyone else going to perisher? xD

Derp 05-03-2012 09:40 AM

What gauge is the piercing? If the hole is large enough and you've had it long enough you should have no problem removing it for several hours.

Plenty of other materials you can use as well that won't be affected by the cold.

snowklinger 05-03-2012 11:57 AM

You are overthinking this and completely off base, in a good way, worry less. There's only 2 things you need to avoid, "the man" telling you to take it out at work, and getting it caught on a lift as it swings around, THAT will cause problems :laugh:.

A piercing in your nose is going to react with temperature the same way it does in your ears, and the foreign object has no bearing on frostbite. If there is frostbite danger, there's frostbite danger, that piece of metal doesn't make the air around it colder. TBH you are probably not even going to notice it at all.

Seriously. I've worn zero's in my ears, including a 10g in cartilage, as well as had my nose pierced for a short while. Congrats on your new holes, tats are more fun tho :D

Making sure to put sunblock on the tip of your smeller is going to go alot further toward your health.

Disclaimer: yes I have worked outside (roofing, 6 years Chicago/Omaha) in Midwest winters with a various assortment of gear in my face, so I have a relevant point of reference.

nake92 05-03-2012 09:02 PM

haha this is good news indeed, the only real thought I had towards frost bite etc was on wind chill days, but when it is that cold I would be wearing a balaclava with or without the piercing,

It's 16 gauge btw, does this change anything?

and I would of had it for close to 4 months

OzSnow 05-03-2012 11:16 PM

i doubt anything will freeze in australian snow, based on the last couple of years :(

cjcameron11 05-03-2012 11:25 PM

Ohhh Cmon OZ this year is going to be epic!!!!! well lets hope so

snowklinger 05-04-2012 12:05 AM


Originally Posted by nake92 (Post 504634)
It's 16 gauge btw, does this change anything?

no, thats tiny.

Derp 05-04-2012 07:10 AM


Originally Posted by snowklinger (Post 504676)
no, thats tiny.

This. Stretch that shit out.

snowklinger 05-04-2012 08:26 AM

Meh, gauged nose piercings is not a good idea unless it is a septum (like a bull ring between the nostrils) as you will end up putting extra permanent holes in your face. Cartilege is really not guage-town, I wouldn't go thicker than 16g for a normal side nose pierce.

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