Septum Piercing

Septum piercing is a kind of piercing that is located at the septum of the nose while septum is a thin cartilage wall that runs in the center of the nose and acts as a separation between both nostrils.

However, septum piercing doesn’t pierce the cartilage and it must be done outside the cartilage in the softer place of tissues present exactly below the septum. Just like all other types of piercings, septum piercing is also slightly painful however its healing time is not so long.

Septum piercing

Septum nose piercing

:white_flower: Septum piercing or septum nose piercing is the alternate terms used for the same procedure. Generally, nose piercing involves the piercing of any part of the nose to beautify your face in an urge towards the answer that how to be pretty. Piercing is nothing new as people have been using this method to enhance the beauty of their features for since long.

:white_flower: Just like tattoos, which have always been in trend mostly as a part of 90’s Hip hop fashion, piercing is also a much-loved form of fashion that people adapt according to the changing trends.

:white_flower: Piercing is done at different body parts that may involve the ear, nose, neck, sternum, or even the lips are used for piercing and it sounds so strange that how can lips be used for piercing?

:white_flower: A septum piercing is a form of Body piercing that involves the piercing of soft tissues below the cartilaginous part of the nose that separates two nostrils of the nose. Modern-day fashion involves all such kinds of piercings and people – mostly women – don’t hesitate in doing this no matter how painful this kind of piercing is.

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How is septum piercing done?

:dizzy: Just like different types of ear piercing, nose piercing also involves different parts of the nose, such as nostrils or septum. Nostril piercing is the commonest type of piercing and is most popular in Asian culture where nostril piercing has long been a custom people love to follow. This piercing is common in girls as compared to males.

Septum nose piercing

:dizzy: Septum – a layer of cartilage between the nostrils – is pierced in a way that the piercing needle doesn’t penetrate the cartilage. It just penetrates the softer tissue layer or a thin bit of flesh that lies below the cartilage. The main procedure involves the needle that is used for this purpose and the needle goes through the flesh towards the front of the nose and then the jewelry piece is put into it.

:dizzy: Types of jewelry pieces that are used to decorate the septum piercing usually involve a nose ring, horseshoe or some people may use a bar in the septum piercing. There is a benefit of septum piercing that you can flip it during the healing and it can be done easily without causing much trouble or pain.

Sweet spot in the septum piercing

:dizzy: There is a thin skin between the thick cartilage and the tip of the septum that can be felt with fingertips to locate the sweet spot on septum piercing. Two terms i.e. sternum piercing and septum piercing may be confused due to rhyming pronunciation yet they are two different kinds of piercing.

:boom: Sternum piercing is the piercing of sternum bone while septum piercing is a type of nose piercing.

How much septum piercing hurts?

:ballot_box_with_check: It’s not the matter that septum piercing causes unbearable pain yet it may bring tears to your eyes. It’s not as mild as you may feel during the process of plucking or doing the Eyebrow slits because eyebrow slits just involve the shaving of a part of the eyebrow and no pricking or needles are involved in it.

:ballot_box_with_check: However, septum piercing is not a much painful procedure, and if you have gone through any kind of piercing such as nose piercing or any other type of body piercing it may feel you as a mildest pain-giving procedure.

:ballot_box_with_check: Whenever your nose is pinched or pierced, tearing is the natural response to it and it doesn’t mean that you are crying with pain. So there is nothing to be worried about pain if you are willing to get a septum piercing.

:memo: Point to be noted:

:boom: There is no problem in sleeping with jewelry pieces flipped up or down, but one must avoid sleeping carelessly especially in the case of the freshly pierced septum to avoid discomfort or irritation at the pierced part.

:boom: To avoid any kind of problem with your piercing, it’s mandatory to go to some piercing expert and you must not b trying it at home as if it is wrongly done can cause much pain.

What is the healing time of septum piercing?

:white_flower: Normally all kinds of piercings heal after two months but the significant healing takes about 4 to 6 months. After this, you should be comfortable about the piercing.

:white_flower: As septum piercing much like Constellation piercing involves the soft tissues, so the healing time takes no longer than eight months.

What are the pros and cons of septum piercing?

:star: Septum piercing although differs from Lip piercing, ear piercing, or all other piercings yet some pros and cons are common between all these. Have a glance at all the pros and cons that are involved in septum piercing:

Pros of septum piercing

  1. Septum piercing is a part of modern-day fashion and people adopt it as a booster of self-esteem

  2. If the sweet spot is located carefully and the septum itself is not pierced, it doesn’t cause much pain and only a pain like a needle insertion will be felt.

  3. Whatever kind of jewelry you want to wear with a septum piercing you are open to doing this as it looks good with all types of jewelry pieces.

  4. It can be flipped up during the healing time and causes no pain, even during sleep.

  5. There are no chances of bleeding if the piercing is done in the right way and hence even if you are anemic you are easy to go.

Cons of septum piercing

  1. Where there are pros there are also some cons that must be considered while going for the septum piercing. Some of them have been mentioned below:

  2. Even if the piercing is fully healed, there are some chances of crests or boogers formation that may hurt you.

  3. If not done properly, same as the industrial piercing it may cause bleeding during the procedure. That’s why it is recommended to chose a piercing expert for this kind of procedure.

  4. Depending upon the shape of your nose or the size of the nose, you may find it difficult to go with the preferred jewelry piece.

What are the do and don’ts of septum piercing?

:white_flower: Several things are recommended to do and some are required to be avoided to have a good septum piercing with no problem. They have been tabulated below:

What can you do? What to avoid?
Clean 3 times a day Avoid touching it too often
Expect bleeding during the procedure Avoid keeping it uncleaned
Be ready for tears while piercing Don’t flip before healing
You can flip up after it heals Sleep carefully while healing
Always go for an expert piercer Use safe metals as jewelry pieces

Fake septum piercing

:ballot_box_with_check: A septum piercing is a type of nose piercing that involves the piercing of the septum of the nose while septum is a thin cartilage wall that runs in the center of the nose and acts as a separation between both nostrils.

:maple_leaf: Tip to follow:

If you are afraid of needle piercing or you have a face shape that may not look good with a septum piercing, you can opt for a fake septum piercing. Buy a nose ring ready-to-use for septum piercing and if you want to have it permanently, go for permanent piercing.

:ballot_box_with_check: However, septum piercing doesn’t involve the piercing of the cartilage and it should be done outside the cartilage in the softer place of tissues present exactly below the septum. Just like all other types of piercings, such as middle lip piercing, and tattooing, septum piercing is also slightly painful however its healing time is not so long.

:ballot_box_with_check: However, if you love to have a septum piercing and still not sure about the real piercing, you can fake it to get the desired look. Some people may have a fear of having a piercing bump and don’t want to go for a real piercing.

:ballot_box_with_check: They can use market-based ready-to-use jewelry pieces that are designed in a way that you can use them just like septum piercing. And if not, you can also make one for yourself by using some metal rings, etc. some people also fake the Rook piercing by using such kind of jewelry pieces that are made in a way to be worn at such areas of the body.

How much is a septum piercing?

:white_flower: Septum piercing the piercing of the septum of the nose while septum is a thin cartilage wall that runs in the center of the nose and acts as a separation between both nostrils. Similar to the question that how much do tattoos cost is that how much is septum piercing?

:white_flower: One must be knowing that septum piercing doesn’t pierce the cartilage and it must be done outside the cartilage in the softer place of tissues present exactly below the septum. Just like all other types of facial piercings, or tattoos, septum piercing is also done to change the face shape.

What is septum piercing

:white_flower: While the question is how much it costs, it costs differently in different regions because it’s a kind of dermal piercing of the face. Even if you have Health Insurance Companies, you don’t expect them to pay for your beauty procedures.

:white_flower: However, precisely speaking, you must expect the cost of septum piercing to lie between $40 to $90 depending upon the piercing expert.

:memo: In short

Septum piercing may cost between $40 to $90 depending upon your region and the kind of piercing expert you are going to.

Do septum piercing hurts?

:white_check_mark: Septum piercing, much like other facial piercings involves the use of a needle to pierce the septum that is located in the middle of the nose as a thin cartilage wall. Spetum runs in the center of the nose and acts as a separation between both nostrils. It may look like the anti-tragus piercing of the ear.

:white_check_mark: One thing must be clear that the process of septum piercing doesn’t involve the piercing of the cartilage. It should be done outside the cartilage in the softer place of tissues present exactly below the septum. People may be concerned about the amount of pain while going for the septum piercing and here is a slight overview of the pain that you must expect while going for septum or bar ear piercing.

:white_check_mark: Whenever someone pinches your nose or you get hit by someone on your nose, tears start to flow from your eyes and that is the natural response of the body. You may shed some tears or you may see someone shedding tears while septum piercing but it doesn’t mean that it’s a much painful procedure.

:white_check_mark: It’s less painful than bridge piercing and you will be amazed at the popularity of bridge piercing. So, you have both options, either you go for the fake septum piercing or choose a slightly painful yet permanent piercing procedure.

:closed_book: Summary

Septum piercing is done with a sterile needle and if performed carefully, there are no chances of unbearable pain. However, pain bearing threshold is different for different individuals, so you may feel less pain or more than the other people.

How to clean septum piercing?

:white_check_mark: Piercing always involves some use of a needle that is used to pierce the body part. After you are done with the septum piercing, the next procedure is to maintain the cleanliness of the pierced body part to avoid any kind of contamination. Some tips must be considered to keep the piercing safe and to avoid infection of the pierced area.

  1. Keep the piercing clean and wash it 3-5 times a day to avoid contamination.

  2. Always use normal saline of some good quality as it prevents the growth of germs and also there are no chances of fungal infection.

  3. Keep using normal saline throughout the healing period it may last up to six months.

  4. At least for the first few months, use two full sea salt solution soaks each day for the perfect cleanliness of the pierced place.

  5. As there are six to eight months required to heal the piercing completely, so the cleaning must be carried throughout the duration until it heals completely.

  6. Opposite to the other kinds of piercings that are prone to get infected easily, septum piercing is not at risk of contamination.

:memo: Pro tip:

:boom: If you don’t have a sea salt solution for cleaning, you can use antibacterial soap and warm water. It will also help to avoid contamination.

:boom: To avoid the infection, don’t use the same side of the cotton swab more than one time. Use a clean tissue to tap dry after washing.

Frequently asked questions

Septum piercing, all other kinds of body piercing, and tattooing are the topics that cause certain concerns in the interested individuals. Some of the frequently asked questions have been answered here:

1. How bad does septum piercing hurt?

Pain-bearing capacity is different for different individuals. A procedure may be highly painful for one while mildly painful for the other one. Generally speaking, septum piercing doesn’t cause much pain if it is done in the right way. The pain must not be more than the normal nose piercing.

During septum piercing, the spot that is pierced is not the cartilage but the soft tissue mass just below the cartilage. So, this piercing is not painful however mild pain should be expected.

2. Why are septum piercings dangerous?

Septum piercing is the piercing that is located at the septum of the nose while septum is a cartilaginous membrane that separates the nostrils. However, the piercing should not penetrate cartilage but the soft tissue mass just below the septum.

Sometimes, not often, there are chances of septum hematoma. It’s a condition in which the blood collects in the area of the nose between the nostrils. It can cause difficulty breathing and even can cause facial deformity.

3. What are the benefits of septum piercing?

Everyone has an urge to look beautiful and septum piercing is just a way to look beautiful and to enhance the attraction of the nose. Nose piercing is common among Asian people while septum piercing is a part of modern-day fashion.

  • It boosts the self-esteem of a person
  • There are no potential hazards associated with it.
  • A variety of jewelry pieces can be used in the septum piercing
  • You can flip it up during the healing period.

4. Do septum piercings get infected easily?

No!

Septum piercing is a kind of piercing that is located in the septal area of the nose. The septum is the thin cartilaginous membrane that separates the nostrils.

Septum piercing doesn’t involve the penetration of a needle in the septum rather the soft tissue below the septum is pierced.

It doesn’t get infected easily if the place is kept clean until it heals completely.

4. Can a septum pierce hit the nerve?

Normally if done carefully, there are fewer chances of hitting the nerve. However, if the nerve gets hit accidentally, it can cause numbness and pain.

During the piercing of the nose or septum piercing, there is a natural trigger to sneeze or cause tearing while it’s not because of the nerve damage.

5. How fast does septum piercing close?

Like all the other types of piercings, septum piercing also gets healed after two or three months. However, sometimes it may take six to eight months if the piercing gets infected or some other problem occurs. During the healing period, you can flip up the piercing.

6. What nose type is best for septum piercing?

Septum piercing is located at the septum of the nose – septum is thin cartilage in between two nostrils that help to separate them.

As septum piercing involves the piercing of the tissue mass below the septum so the nose shape with a wider septum is the best candidate for septum piercing as it provides more tissue mass for piercing.

7. What is a septum sweet spot?

The sweet spot is the spot that a piercer hunts for during the piercing process. The bridge that is located in between the nostrils is made up of cartilage. That cartilage is not pierced although it’s the actual septum.

Near the tip of the nose, there is a soft spot of the stretchy muscle that is referred to the as sweet spot and that is the spot focused while piercing.

8. Does a septum piercing change your nose?

No!

There are no changes happen to the nose with a septum piercing. It just changes the look of the face and helps to enhance the beauty of your nose.

However, if someone doubts or expects some kind of change in the shape or size of the nose then it can be a sheer disappointment.

9. Do septum piercings make your nose look bigger?

Although septum piercing doesn’t cause any physical change in the nose shape or size, yet it gives your nose a prominent and bigger look.

The reason for this change may be due to the jewelry piece that is apparent and draws attention and secondly, after septum piercing, your nose takes more place at your face and hence gives a bigger look to the face.

9. Can I do my septum piercing myself?

It’s not a good practice to do your septum piercing on your own as there may be difficulty in locating the sweet spot of the septum. Ideally, one may go for a piercing specialist to avoid any kind of potential danger.

However, if you insist on doing the piercing by yourself, you can do it with complete care and hygiene. If a sterile environment and sterile utensils are used for piercing there are fewer chances of any potential hazard.

10. Do septum piercing looks good on long faces?

As facial piercing is done to enhance facial beauty. So people are often concerned about the look of their face and either septum piercing will go great with a specific face shape or not.

And this is true in some cases as septum piercing doesn’t look good on long faces because it gives the face an elongated look. So, one must not go for the septum piercing if he or she is having a long face.

Conclusion

:ballot_box_with_check: Septum piercing or septum nose piercing is a kind of nose piercing located at the septum of the nose. The septum is a thin cartilage wall that runs in the center of the nose and acts as a separation between both nostrils.

:ballot_box_with_check: In septum piercing, a piercer doesn’t pierce that cartilage and the piercing must be done outside the cartilage in the softer mass of tissues present exactly below the septum near the nose tip.

:ballot_box_with_check: Just like all other types of piercings, septum piercing is also slightly painful however its healing time is not so long and it gets healed after 3 to four months if not contaminated.

:ballot_box_with_check: To avoid any kind of potential damage or infection to the septum nose piercing, one must keep the piercing clean. To clean the piercing, normal saline or sea salt solution is used with a cotton swab.

:ballot_box_with_check: Never use the same side of the cotton swab for more than one time if you don’t want to infect your piercing. Maintain the cleanliness for the period until the piercing gets healed completely.

:ballot_box_with_check: Longer faces are not good candidates for septum piercing as it gives the face an elongated look and if you already have a long face, that length can be enhanced with a septum piercing.

:ballot_box_with_check: Septum piercing costs between 40-90 dollars depending upon the piercing specialist and the location where one resides. It’s not covered by health insurance as it’s regarded as a beauty treatment and not a health problem.

:ballot_box_with_check: Septum piercing gets healed after four to eight weeks that makes one to two months. However, it may sometimes take four to six months to completely heal. You can flip it up during the healing period.

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