Getting your jewelry resized might not seem like most intimidating part of the piercing process... But it's certainly an important part of the experience! Oftentimes, a piercer will have to put a larger-gauge piece of jewelry into the initial piercing to help it heal correctly. This larger gauge jewelry might not fit the aesthetic that you were shooting for when you first got pierced; Nick was looking for a fit that was a little bit more snug to his nostril.
James sat Nick down and inserted a pair of pliers into Nick's nose. He warned Nick about a slight bit of pressure and then pried Nick's old seamless ring open. Next, James tried to insert the new, smaller ring but encountered a bit of resistance. Surprise! Nick had a bit of tissue that grew into a small gap in his previous seamless ring. James pushed the tiny bit of tissue out with a needle, effectively re-piercing Nick's nose, and then inserted Nick's new, smaller nose ring.
Besides a small pinch, a little blood, and a few fat tears rolling down his cheek, Nick's new nose ring is smaller and fits more snugly to his nose - he's good to go!
Nick's Initial Jewelry: 16 gauge 3/8" Titanium Seamless Ring
Nick's New Jewelry: 18 gauge 5/16" Titanium Seamless Ring
Time Between Initial Piercing and Resize: 5 months