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Nail Piercing in 5 Steps

Adding a little charm to your nails is not hard if you know how to do it properly. Nail piercing is a great way to add a little style and personality to any outfit. Finger piercing is considered a risk due to the fact that you move your hands every day, so most piercing shops won’t do it. Although it is harder to protect your hands than it is to protect your eyebrow or year, if your work doesn’t involve handling complicated machines, the risk is almost nonexistent. Before you get started, you must make sure your nails are in excellent condition. If you prep them one month before, they will be split and crack free. By following these easy steps you will learn how to pierce your nails at home pain-free:

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Step 1 – Prepare your nails

On order for your nail piercing to be successful, you must prepare your nails one month before. Cut them short and file them in one direction with an emery board (not a metal nail file) until they have the shape you desire. Massage cuticle oil onto your nails twice a day, starting at the first knuckle back from your fingertip. This will help your nails grow long ans strong. Approximately two weeks before the piercing, apply a strengthening nail enamel.

Step 2 – Find a needle

Nail piercing must be done with a needle-like tool that is thick enough. You can use a stainless steel blackhead remover that has a needle at one end and a loop at the other end. Because you will be putting a hole through your fingernail, you must wait for it to grow long enough so that the needle can pass through without touching your skin, as it will be hot.

Step 3 – Paint your nails

One day before piercing, massage cuticle oil again and leave it on for the night. Paint your nails with the strengthener and with your favorite nail polish. You can also apply nail polish after the nail piercing, although you might get some on your charm.

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Step 4 – Pierce the nail

Firmly hold the needle with a pair of pliers above an open flame until it is glowing red. Pick a spot that is in the center of the nail and make sure it hangs over your finger. It will also need to be 1 mm away from the edge, so the nail won’t crack. Place the tip of the needle underside of the nail and press it until it goes right through. You can go through it again from the top with a thicker instrument, if the O-ring does not fit. If your nails aren’t very thick, you can try piercing them with a needle while your hand is submerged into warm water.

Step 5 – Insert an O-ring

After you completely pierced through the nail, insert an O-ring into the hole and connect it to the charm. Use the pliers to tightly press the O ring together until it is completely closed. It is best if you use a charm with smooth edges so it won’t get caught in things.