How to Fake a Pierced Nose

Updated April 17, 2017

Body piercing has exploded as the ultimate fashion statement. Although the practice has been around since ancient times, recent fashion trends have led to a resurgence of the practice. Sure, you've always wanted make a statement by getting your nose pierced. The problem is you can't stand the thought of actually going through with it. Fortunately there are a couple of ways to "fake" it so you can have--for a little while--all the shock and awe of a nose piercing without the pain.

Select a "faux" nose stud designed to work with a special adhesive.

Apply the adhesive to the back of the stud.

Select the position on your nose where you want to place the fake stud.

Carefully press the stud onto your nose. The strong adhesive will last up to several days.

Select a fake nose stud that uses a magnet to keep the stud in place on your nose.

Slip the backing magnet inside your nostril at the approximate location of where you plan to place the stud.

Carefully place the fake stud over the backing magnet until the magnetic force causes the stud to "stick" to the backing magnet.


Fake nose rings offer the easiest solution by simply clipping onto your septum.


Fake nose studs frequently use cheaper materials. Avoid using adhesive or magnetic jewellery for prolonged periods if you have metal allergies. Do not use any form of nose jewellery if you have nasal ulcerations or herpes lesions.

Things You'll Need

  • Adhesive or magnetic nose jewellery
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Brent Watkins works as a writer, producer and production technologist for film and television. He began writing for "Church & Worship Technology" magazine in 2002. With more than 25 years of industry experience, Watkins is passionate about digital media and emerging production technologies. A graduate of the University of Iowa, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and theatrical arts.