Septum piercing has become a trending culture in the world of piercings. It is one of the oldest types of piercings around. For those who are unaware, it basically refers to piercing of the nasal septum, which is a wall of bone and cartilage at middle of the nasal cavities. It is a type of nose piercing, but is less common than nostril piercing. There is a small gap between the cartilage and base of the nose where there is a small patch of skin that is soft and thin. This is where the piercing is done.
They are becoming incredibly popular these days due to the bold and extremely stylish look they give you. Well, if you have decided, or wondering of having a septum piercing then, here's some information that you should know before getting one done.
All About Septum Piercing
Septum piercing is usually performed using a regular piercing needle; however, a septum clamp may also be used. In case someone needs a larger hole, a scalpel is used that helps in having a larger and thicker piece of jewelry pierced. Usually, a ball closure ring or a septum keeper is recommended as the first septum jewelry, which can be changed once the piercing heels completely.
Once you decide to have a septum piercing, you are sure to be surprised about the huge variety of jewelry that is available. You have a choice in terms of the metal used to make this jewelry such as stainless steel, gold, silver, etc. Stainless steel is the most popular choice. One of the most popular septum piercing jewelry is the captive bead ring. Other jewelry options are steel septum tusk or straight barbell, circular barbell, septum spike (two piece or one piece), and septum retainer. Septum retainer is preferred by many as it is shaped like a staple, has two ends, and can be flipped upside to move its ends into the nostrils, hence, making it invisible whenever desired. Designer ball closure rings, septum tusk, and circular barbells look amazing and are adored by many.
Before you get a piercing done, you should be aware of the dangers that it poses and how to take care of the piercing. Healing can take about 2―3 months. It is best to touch it the least. Clean it while having a bath at least twice a day using regular soap, shampoo, shower gel, or with any other item suggested by your piercer. Later, dry it thoroughly and gently using paper towels. Do not move the jewelry during the healing period. If you keep the septum area clean, it will promote the healing process. Avoid pressing your nostrils, or blowing your nose to stay away from nose piercing bump. The body piercing artist might also recommend you to apply natural oils to promote the healing process. Remember that you should not apply any natural ingredients, creams, or lotions without doctor's or your piercing artist's recommendation. If you have opted for a large gauge piercing, then it will take longer duration to heal and will definitely need to be taken care of.
Cost of Septum Piercing
Septum or any type of nose and ear piercings usually costs lesser than lip and tongue piercings. The nose piercing prices can vary depending upon the piercing artist you choose and the area. Usually, septum piercing cost ranges between $40.00 ― $90.00. Further, it will also depend on the cost of the piece of jewelry you opt for. The cost that you will be quoted may or may not include the price of the jewelry.
By now most of you might be definitely eager to get a septum piercing, right? So, what are you waiting for? Just find the best piercing artist in your city and get ready to flaunt one of the most fashionable piercings! Just take good care of the pierced area and prevent it from any kind of infection.