the nose piercing is one of the most frequent piercings, after ear and navel piercing.
It is possible to perform different types of piercings at the nose. One is done in the small hollow on the side of the nostril, and the septum pierces above the columelle of the nose.
As its name suggests, the Septum piercing crosses the small columelle located on the front of the nose. Percée high enough it has the advantage of being discreet. Especially if you choose rings adapted to your morphology for your septum. When necessary, with a horsesome jewelry, you can hide them by turning them inside the nose.
If you plan to perform a septum piercing, you certainly have many questions in mind. What pain will I feel for a septum piercing? Is healing long? What types of jewelry can I use for my septum piercing? What are the hygiene rules to follow for painless healing?
To answer your questions and learn everything about septum piercing, read the following. Your future septum piercing soon has no secrets for you!
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Piercing Septum: Where is the septum?
You touch your septum when you pinch the fine zone between the lower nose and cartilage.
This soft part is called the columelle and represents the fabric via which a channel is created to perform the piercing.
It is the pierceur himself who defines the ideal point of your septum piercing.
Unlike appearances, this piercing does not affect the cartilage of the nose.
Note that depending on your morphology, you may not have a colorful. In this case, if you decide to still carry out the septum piercing, you must pierce your cartilage. This generates much more intense pain.
Always inquire beforehand with the person who proceeds to your nose piercing.
Piercing Septum: How is the pain of septum piercing?
Keep in mind that the area of the nose to be pierced is soft. Septum piercing is a quick piercing to perform. The pain felt therefore passes fairly quickly.
Always be careful to go through a qualified professional for your septum piercing. It is he who will determine the exact area for your septum piercing.
It may take the time to define the point of your piercing by tracing an axis under your nose in order to have a perfect angle.
Indeed, this piercing is quite difficult to achieve and requires a good drilling technique without pliers. It is important to make it high enough so that the jewel does not fall on your lip.
Piercing Septum: What are the rules of hygiene and maintenance?
Do not touch your piercing
You will regularly feel your septum piercing jewelry. Rest assured, you will normally feel no pain. The element to keep in mind is that, whatever the piercing you have, you have to try not to touch it.
Adjust your jewelry with the greatest care. Especially in the case of septum piercing. By touching it, you create micro-lensions at the level of the nose.
Ideally, it is only at the time of care that you touch your septum piercing with washed and disinfected hands.
Disinfection no, cleaning yes
The advantage of septum piercing is that it doesn't really require care. Disinfecting your septum piercing is not necessary, because it is at the mucous membrane of the nose.
However, it is recommended to check that your piercing remains clean.
You can clean it with a saline solution applied to a sterile compress by delicately rubbing around your piercing.
If at one point you feel a bad smell in terms of healing, it is because bacteria and dead cells pile up there. In this case, delicately stamp your piercing with a compress soaked with a saline solution once again.
Septum piercing: everything on jewelry
What jewelry to choose for a septum piercing?
This type of nose piercing allows you to choose between different types of jewelry. The ring and the ferre are the most common for a septum piercing.
For the installation of piercing, the professional tends to offer you a iron as a first jewel, this one is easy to remove or inserted, it is also possible to return it to your nose to make it “invisible” .
After healing, you can choose the jewelry you want. So you can be originality!
Regarding the rings, a wide choice of jewelry for your septum offers you to you, ranging from classic to titanium or gold, to more “fancy” jewelry decorated with zircons, natural stones, crystals or opals ... by putting a More classic jewelry your septum piercing will remain quite discreet although it is in the middle of your face, a more costly jewel decorated with zircons or set with an opal for example, it will attract more attention.
What material preferred for septum piercing jewelry?
To suffer from any infection and pain, it is important that you choose a good quality material for your septum piercing jewelry. These materials contribute to better healing of piercing. The process then takes place without any pain or complication.
Gold 14 K as well as the titanium De Grade ASTM-F136 are very good quality materials. They do not contain any nickel and can be used as a installation jewel for your septum piercing. This is also valid for helix or tragus piercing for example.
We do not recommend the so-called “surgical” steel piercing jewelry, they contain nickel and can therefore cause allergies. It is difficult to differentiate steel from good or poor quality, with cheap jewelry you will often find yourself with a jewel that will not resist very long and that may cause you complications during healing.
What size of jewelry for your septum piercing?
The question of the size and diameter of septum jewelry is quite common.
Here is the standard size of jewelry used by septum piercing professionals
1.2 / 1.6 mm
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Note that it is essential to have jewelry for the right size for your septum piercing. So that your jewelry is adapted to your nose, trust your pierceur. Thanks to him, you will find a ring neither too fine nor too small.
Piercing septum: after-steering
How long for complete healing and painless?
Count at least six to eight weeks or more for the healing of your septum piercing. It is generally three months for complete healing without pain.
We recommend that you consult your pierceur for a control visit so that he can judge the condition of your healing.
When to change your jewelry at septum?
Your pierceur will warn you when you can change your jewelry in your septum piercing for the first time. To avoid any problem it is advisable to wait for the end of the healing of your piercing.
In general, allow a period of one to two months before you can change your jewelry to the septum.
Changing your jewelry during the healing period only brings you complications. Bacteria can enter into the nose piercing and you risk infection or irritation.
Is it possible to hide a septum piercing?
It happens that at certain times, some piercing jewelry must be hidden, in a workplace where piercings remain poorly welcomed for example. In the case of septum piercing, you have two possibilities so that it does not see. If you have a iron iron, just turn it over to the inside of the nose so that it becomes invisible.
Can septum piercing is rebuilt?
It takes time before this type of piercing is rebuilt (from six to eight months). During this time, your septum piercing remains discreet since it is inside the nose and therefore cannot be seen.
Avoid septum piercing if ...
The septum piercing is located in the middle of your nose, the jewel in septum therefore tends to draw attention to the asymmetries of your nose or your face. It all depends on your personal preferences, but if your nose is complex, you may think of it properly before getting the septum pierced. However, it is possible to go see your pierceur and see what the result could give by clipting a clicker ring in your septum without having pierced.
Think about it twice if you are a person who regularly needs to fly. The septum piercing can be quite delicate in moments of allergy (pollen, mites ...).
If you often sneeze, not only do you regularly touch your septum piercing, but in addition, it delays the healing process.
The septum piercing is a piercing with the many shots but however it becomes more and more common and will become unstopable.
We hope to have answered your questions about septum piercing, do not hesitate to tell us about your apprehensions or your experience in relation to this piercing in the comments space. You can also consult our selection of star jewelry, on our online store. You also benefit from free delivery from 80 euros of purchase!
Contact us without hesitation for any further information on your septum piercing. You can also ask questions related to other piercings such as Daith or Helix. If you undergo infections or see plates appear, go to your pierceur.