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Septum Piercing 101: Pain, Healing, and Style

Septum Piercing: Anyone who has paid attention to current trends should have noticed that the septum piercing is hot right now. It’s not a mystery why. Aside from looking awesome, it can be easily hidden for professional environments, and there are a variety of stunning jewelry options that really pop this pervasive pop.

If you want to join the growing group of Septum Pierces, you probably have a few questions. Here is a quick guide to septum piercings.

Septum Piercing
Septum Piercing

How much does a septum piercing hurt?

Short answer: not much. When you pinch your septum (the divider between your two nostrils), you should feel a thin piece of skin between the cartilage and the tip of your septum, which is known as a sweet spot among piercers. Go ahead and pinch the skin there with your fingernails. It doesn’t hurt much, does it? Since piercing is much faster and uses sharper tools, it’s probably even less painful.

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The level of pain depends on the expertise of your piercer. If for any reason your piercer misses the sweet spot and instead pierces your cartilage, it will hurt a lot more. This also significantly extends your healing time. Do yourself a favor and choose a reputable piercer for your septum piercing.

How long does it take to heal a septum piercing?

If your septum is properly pierced (through the sweet spot), healing will only take at least 4 to 8 weeks, making it one of the easier piercings. Although it feels cured after just a week or two, follow-up should continue throughout the healing period. For safety reasons, have it checked by a piercer and confirm that it is completely healed, even after you have waited the entire eight weeks. Everyone is different and some bodies heal more slowly than others.

This rule is not arbitrary. Moving or changing your jewelry while your piercing is still healing can cause trauma to the piercing site, causing swelling, jewelry rejection, irritated skin, and other complications. Therefore, it is always best to make sure that your piercing is completely healed in front of you. Change your jewelry and stop the aftercare.

What kind of jewelry can you wear in a septum piercing?

If you are piercing your septum for the first time, your piercer will likely insert a circular barbell or captive pearl ring for the duration of your healing time. These are good starters that can absorb swelling.

Once your healing time is up, you can have a lot of fun with various tire options.

Clicker rings are super easy to use and come in a variety of styles, from elegant and simple to elaborate and elegant. A clicker tire has a folding section that can be opened and closed so that you can push the jewelry into place. Then you can close the jewelry with a satisfactory one click (hence the name) and rock your septum jewelry all day.

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Another popular style is the seamless ring. You can get two types of seamless rings.

The real seamless ring has only a subtle opening and you have to twist the jewelry to open it. It’s a popular choice for those looking for a sleek septum look that doesn’t have to worry about changes. Although you can change your seamless ring yourself, many prefer to have it changed by a piercer, as it can be difficult to work with.

If you prefer to change your jewelry frequently, you can choose a segment ring. This offers a similar aesthetic to the seamless ring, but since there is one piece that comes out completely, it’s a little easier to change it yourself.

Hiding a septum piercing at work

One of the many reasons why septum piercings are becoming increasingly popular is that it is the easiest to hide face piercing.

Because it’s in your nose, a piercing holder is difficult to see. If you don’t want to switch to your piercing mounts every day, you can also stick a circular barbell in your nostrils and hide them pretty well. Many who have pierced their septum have successfully hidden it in many different work environments.

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