Septum piercings have been popular for quite some time, septum piercings are fashionable and are easy to cover up when you need to, just by flipping up your jewellery! Read on to learn everything you need to know before getting a septum piercing.
Your septum is a thin wall of cartilage that runs down the centre of your nose, the part that separates your nostrils. A septum piercing, however, doesn’t go through hard cartilage, it will go through the soft piece of tissue just below the septum, piercers call it ‘the sweet spot’. Use your thumb and index finger to have a feel of where the septum ‘sweet spot’ is located – yes, you will have to stick your fingers up your nose. Septum piercings are popular for all people, no matter how you identify!
You will need to wait approximately 3-4 months before changing your septum piercing jewellery. We recommend going back to your piercer for your first jewellery change-over. Total healing time can take up to 12 months or sometimes longer depending on the person.
Clean your piercing with Sterilear: Step 1, for at least 2 weeks after your piercing. Use this sterile saline solution morning and night. Do not pick at, play with, twist or knock your piercing as this will prolong the healing time and cause problems with your piercing. Do not flip up your jewellery for at least 3-4 months, if you want to wear your septum piercing up, have your piercer flip it up for you at the time of piercing.
18 or 16 gauge are common jewellery sizes for septum piercings, 16 gauge is the standard. Ask the piercer for 18 gauge if you want to wear a daintier look. Otherwise, if you prefer a heavier gauge the piercing can be stretched out with larger gauge jewellery.
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