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What to Know About Septum Piercing?

Posted by Ann V. On 2017 Mar 22nd

What to Know About Septum Piercing?

Are you heading in for septum piercing? If yes, you can’t afford to miss this important piece of information about septum piercing.

What Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Jessica Biel, Zoë Kravitz, and FKA Twigs do have in common? All got a septum piercing!

Septum piercing is like a bull nose ring, making you look badass and bold. Actually, the piercing is done on the tissue underneath the septum, the cartilage that divides your nostrils.

Here are the things you must know about septum piercings to avoid complications and getting misconceptions as well.


All piercing do hurt—some cause less pain, some cause more pain. Well, it depends on the body part you are getting the piercing. Many people compare the pain in septum piercing with the regular nose piercing, which shouldn’t be that painful. However, the pain also depends on the expertise of your piercing artist. You can use Dr.Numb® numbing cream to reduce your pain during piercing. The numbing cream dulls your nerve endings that are responsible to send pain signal to the brain.

Choose the Right Size:

Consider which size of jewelry can go well with your looks. Choose the jewelry according to your face size and the space between your nose and upper lips. If your lips are closer to your nose, choose the smallest ring. Choose a bigger size for a bigger space between your nose and lips. If your nose lacks symmetry, it may not suit your look. Well, you can ask your piercer about your look. Or it is better if you try clipping jewelry to get an idea of your post-piercing look.

The Healing Process:

Your healing period is different from your friend’s. Generally, a healing period lasts between 6-8 weeks.

Choose the Right Jewelry:

You have to be very careful while choosing the jewelry for your septum. What it is made from? Choose the one made from surgical steel or titanium as these metal types don’t react with the piercing wounds. Stay away from nickel, cobalt or plastic jewelry.

Choose the Good Piercing Artist:

Choosing the right piercing artist should be your utmost priority. He is the one who knows how to keep things rights. He is the one who knows how to avoid complications. He is the one who can give you right aftercare instructions. It means that you have to do research, which is worth rewarding in the end. Don’t hire amateur or bad artist and those who works in unhygienic environment. Check online reviews and ask your friends for recommendation. Visit the studio before your appointment to see if everything is right.

Don’t Forget Aftercare:

You need to take care of your pierced skin after septum piercing. It is essential to avoid infection, oozing and other complications. Here are the aftercare tips for septum piercing:

  • Keep your septum piercing clean with saline rinse or homemade saline solution 3-6 times a day.
  • Avoid touching it frequently, especially if your hands are not clean.
  • Blow your nose gently into a clean tissue. Don’t use the tissue again.
  • Minimize taking alcohol and aspirin till your piercing is healed. This is because alcohol and aspirin are blood thinner.
  • Avoid soaking baths, swimming in pools and bathing in any other communal water.
  • Use soap water to clean your piercing, instead of applying soap directly.
  • Don’t apply creams, oil, ointments and balm to your septum piercing.
  • Don’t remove your jewelry before 6 weeks.

So, this was all about septum piercing. These steps not only help you get the piercing done rightly, but also make your aware about infections and the ways you can avoid them.