Septum Piercing - What To Know About The Nose Piercing Du Jour

2022-12-04 13:01:34 By : Mr. sam zhang

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What you need to know before, during and after getting a septum piercing according to the pros. Piercing Jewerly

Septum Piercing - What To Know About The Nose Piercing Du Jour

After a year of staying inside and watching our make-up bags gather dust, we're finally going 'out out' again and first on our to-do list is getting back to beauty salons. In fact, there's never been a better time to do something frivolous and fun that's purely about self expression. Which is where piercings come in. Specifically, septum piercings.

The current piercing du jour, septum piercings are the 2021 way to work a nose piercing. Forget old school steel hoops that look more grunge than piercing goals, the latest way to wear a septum piercing is simple, understated and totally chic. Just look to Zoe Kravitz if you don't believe us.

But, before you rush out and do something exciting without even thinking about it (which we totally don't encourage...) it's key to do your research. Read on for everything you need to know before getting a septum piercing according to the experts...

Unlike the more traditional nose piercing that sits on the side of your nostril, a septum piercing is definitely a bolder look. 'A septum piercing is a piercing that goes through the bottom part of your nose between your nostrils,' explains jeweller Laura Bond. 'It’s usually pierced with a hoop or a horseshoe shaped ring.'

It's always good to do your research and seek advice before taking the piercing plunge. 'Always choose a reputable piercer,' recommends Bond. 'Your piercer should take time to talk to you about the piercing and what to expect as well as the kind of jewellery you want to wear when it’s healed. Like any piercing you need to take care of it, especially while it heals, and be careful not to knock it when applying or removing make-up.'

Less practical, more encouraging advice is also welcome. 'Septum piercings look amazing on everyone!,' says Sacred Gold piercer, Gemma Thomson. 'It's a piercing you can explore lots of different options with; you can wear with a full ring or change to a circular barbell and hide it if you have a job that doesn't allow piercings or are in a situation where you would like to have the piercing hidden. This gives you more freedom to express yourself!'

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First things first, all piercings are painful. It's just an unhappy fact that when you pierce a hole in yourself it's going to hurt. But, fortunately, septum piercings actually sit on the lower end of the pain scale. 'Septum piercings are one of the least painful piercings on the body, this may come as a surprise to most people,' says Thomson.

'When the septum is pierced correctly and by an experienced piercer the piercing will be in a very soft thin part of skin that is thinner than an ear lobe and will miss any cartilage in the nose- this is usually referred to as "the sweet spot" . This is located normally at the front of the nostrils, however is different depending on the client! A single tear will usually be shed - this is not due to any pain just a normal reaction from any nostril piercing.'

We all know that the key to a successful piercing is to leave it alone for as long as possible! But, eventually we all get bored of the plain steel jewellery we got pierced with and want to move on to something a little more Maria Tash. 'Everyone’s healing times for piercings vary but on average it should take around six months for a septum piercing to heal fully,' advises Bond.

'You can change the jewellery after two to three months but I’d always advise checking in with your piercer to make sure it’s safe to change it over. Changing your jewellery too quickly can cause irritation and prolong the healing process.'

As with any piercing, aftercare is key. It might be boring but avoiding any unwanted infections is more fun than having to take the piercing out completely. 'For most piercings we recommend sterile saline solution and sterilised non woven gauze, using this to gently clean away any build up of crust or dirt,' advises Thomson. 'Clean the jewellery lightly without rotating the ring, usually around once to twice a day until the piercing has fully healed.'

When it comes to piercings, a little care and consideration goes a long way. As does not jumping in the nearest swimming pool. 'I’d avoid swimming for at least 24 hours as well as getting the piercing wet,' explains Bond. 'It’s important to make sure you dry your piercing thoroughly after cleaning it or showering. A paper towel or the cool setting on your hairdryer will do the trick.'

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Not everyone wants the traditional 'bull' ring look, but what other options are there? According to the experts, actually quite a few. 'The beauty of a septum piercing is you can be pierced with many different stunning options straight away,' says Thomson. 'I would stress the importance of being pierced with high quality materials such as solid 14k gold and implant grade titanium.'

Other than that, the world is your oyster when it comes to septum piercing jewellery. 'A popular option is a Circular Barbell (horseshoe style with two small beads at either side) this will give you the opportunity to hide the piercing when it has fully healed. You can also get rings with beautiful decorations, we have many options that come with prongset genuine diamonds or more intricate beaded detail.'

Alas, as with most aspects of getting a piercing, there are things to watch out for. 'Avoid using anything that is completely seamless or very heavy until the piercing has fully healed. I also wouldn't recommend being pierced with anything too thin, equally this doesn't mean you must be pierced with something extremely large, there is a nice middle ground! Many of our clients come to our studio and request the piercing to look "dainty and delicate". This is very achievable when first doing a septum piercing.'

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