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Published on: 18 Mar 2011 by rawrygawrgrrr


The piercing that makes you look like a bull(in my opinion). But, I like it ^-^. Anyways...


Caring and Healing time of a Septum piercing:


  • IMPORTANT: Septum piercings should be through the skin between the chunky cartilage at the bottom of the nostrils and the cartilage between the nostrils in the nose, unless you want it up higher through the cartilage. Some people do not have that "sweet spot" so when they would get it done it would have to go through cartilage.

  • Your whole nose will be tender for about 2-3 weeks after having it pierced. Even the tiniest bump on the nose will hurt. So take it easy for the few weeks and you should be fine.

  • To clean it use Sea Salt (it has no iodine so it won't sting). WASH YOUR HANDS before you clean your nose every time. You need to do your absolute best to prevent infections, washing your hands should always be the first thing you do. For a Sea Salt soak you only need 1/2 a teaspoon to a 16oz bottle of water. Shake it up and then stick it in the microwave for 20 seconds then pour it into a bowl. Or you could use half a normal glass of warm water with a good pinch of the sea salt. Place a cotton ball or pad in the bowl or cup and soak the ball with the sea salt solution. Take the cotton ball and place it on the piercing. When the ball or pad gets cold, throw it away, soak another one, and put that one on your nose. Do this for 5 minutes. Let it soak to get it clean...make sure you get all the crusties off and you move the jewelry to get to it (up and down, NOT left and right)...but don't let any crusties get in the hole this will cause a harsh irritation that won't be comfortable! Then you take hand soap, preferably Dial or any soft soap and wash the piercing using sudsy pinky-tips or a q-tip. Rinse all the soap off...if there is any soapy residue it could cause irritation to your piercing. The nose has its way with its natural secretions to keep its dark crevices healthy, so washing more than twice a day will not be needed. That will leave you with a dry piercing which will cause irritation and slow down the healing process. The best thing for you to do is to leave it alone while you are not cleaning it, and to let your nose take care of the rest.

  • There will be white matter building up on your septum ring for the first few weeks. This is normal it's body secretions that let you know it's healing fine. Color Indicator of Body Secretions: White - Healing great keep up the good work. Yellow - Um...maybe time to go to your piercist and check to see what's wrong it may be getting infected. Green - Definitely infected, don't take it out unless your piercist tells you too, they may or may not send you to a doctor and they'll give you antibiotics to help the infection that way you won't lose your piercing.

  • A septum piercing takes 6 to 8 months to heal completely. After a month you should be able to change it but go easy on it for a while. Just listen to your body.

  • Circular barbells and septum retainers can be easily flipped up into the nostrils to hide for work or school. Or to hide from parents. And trust me, it works like a charm. No one will be able to see it. Septum retainers are made for this purpose as breathing is a little difficult with a circular barbell flipped up.


A lot of people who want their septum pierced will usually want to use intense planning before getting it done. It's supposed to be one of the least painful piercings, but takes caution and care when healing. If you're not willing to put in the time to keep it clean, and put up with the tenderness of it afterwards, then you should probably reconsider. You must also keep in mind that your septum’s anatomy may not allow for it to appear straight, the thin "sweet spot" doesn't necessarily direct the direction of the jewelry as it is very thin so the cartilage in front of it may push on the jewelry and make it crooked. This may or may not correct itself during the healing process depending on your body's ability to adjust during this period. During the first few weeks during its tender period, the swelling in the nose will cause it to appear crooked. It may sort itself out after the swelling goes down. Other than that, the Septum is a fantastic, interesting piercing, that a whole load of jewelry can be worn in, stretched up, or hidden. What ever takes your fancy.


The definiion of a Septum Piercing:


Nostril piercing is a body piercing practice often associated with India. In India the outside of the left nostril is the preferred position of the piercing as this is supposed to make childbirth easier. Nostril piercing has become popular amongst the industrialised nations, as have other forms of body piercing. Celebrities such as Madonna and Sinéad O'Connor have their nostrils pierced.

It was first performed in the Middle-East about 4,000 years ago. From there it spread out to India in the 16th century. Later on the piercing was introduced by the "hippie" culture in the 1960s and '70s. Afterwards "punks" and younger cultures in the '80s and '90s adopted this sort of piercing and even today, nostril piercing is still very popular among youth in the US and Canada.

A nasal septum piercing is less common than nostril piercings. The nasal septum is the cartilage dividing wall between the nostrils. Generally, the cartilage itself is not pierced, but rather the small gap between the cartilage and the bottom of the nose, typically at a gauge no smaller than 14ga (1.6mm). The nose has many nerves running through it and as a result, nose piercings can be painful, although it varies by individual. Septum piercing was popular among certain Native American peoples in history; the Shawnee leaders Tecumseh and Tenskwatawa, for example, had such piercings.

Yet another nose piercing is the bridge piercing. This piercing is a surface piercing through the small flap of skin at the top of the nose, between the eyes. Barbell-style body jewellery is the most common jewellery worn in this piercing.

Septum piercing was at one time performed on bulls in part of the process to break them for the farm


Hopefully, that helped you know what it is!:)



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