Everything You Need to Know About Septum Piercings

Everything You Need to Know About Septum Piercings

Perfecting your ear stack takes time and creativity. Balancing your jewelry and waiting for different piercings to heal can feel like a never-ending adventure. But once it's complete, the compliments from friends and strangers alike make it all worth it. When you start wondering what's next, consider adding a septum piercing to your collection.

Not long ago, septum piercings were seen as edgy and alternative. Today, they're becoming more mainstream, with style icons like Zendaya leading the charge. As more celebrities opt for this bold look, septum rings are appearing everywhere. Get yours now and set the trend!

Planning a septum piercing comes with many questions: Is it safe? How painful is it? What's the aftercare like? We have all the answers in this comprehensive septum piercing guide. Don't wait—become a trendsetter with a stylish septum ring from Shemisli Jewels.

What is a Septum Piercing?

A septum piercing goes through the nasal septum, the area between your nostrils. Sometimes called the bull ring piercing, this look has evolved beyond its edgy origins to become a chic and fashionable choice.

How Much Does It Cost?

Septum piercings typically cost between $40 and $100, depending on your location and the piercer's expertise. Remember, quality matters when it comes to body modifications—always choose an experienced professional to ensure the best results.

Does It Affect Your Sense of Smell?

While piercings can sometimes develop an unpleasant odor, regular cleaning with saline solution can prevent this. If you notice severe pain, swelling, or other symptoms of infection, seek medical advice.

Septum vs. Nostril Piercings

The main difference lies in the placement: nostril piercings go through the nostrils, while septum piercings go through the skin just below the nasal cartilage. Septum rings offer a bold look that's sure to turn heads.

Pain and Healing Time:
How Painful is a Septum Piercing?

Pain tolerance varies, but most people find septum piercings relatively low on the pain scale. The piercing goes through the skin below the nasal cartilage, not through the cartilage itself, creating a sensation similar to ear lobe piercings.

How Long Does It Take to Heal?

Healing times vary, but most septum piercings heal within two to three months. Consistent aftercare is essential to ensure proper healing.

When Can You Change Your Jewelry?

Wait until your piercing is fully healed before changing your jewelry. Signs of healing include the absence of swelling, oozing, and crusting.

How to Clean Your Septum Piercing

Follow these steps to keep your piercing clean and infection-free:

  • Always wash your hands before touching your nose.
  • Avoid twisting or flipping the jewelry.
  • Use warm water to loosen any crust before moving the jewelry.
  • Clean with a saline solution 2-3 times daily.
  • Avoid harsh soaps, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, or iodine.
  • What to Do if It Gets Infected

If you notice signs of infection, like redness, swelling, or pain, enhance your cleaning routine with a topical antibiotic cream. Apply a warm compress to ease discomfort. For severe symptoms, such as fever or chills, seek medical attention promptly.

Where to Find Septum Jewelry

Once your septum piercing has healed, it's time to explore stylish jewelry options. Shemisli Jewels offers high-quality, authentic gold pieces that won't tarnish or cause irritation. Shop our selection to find your perfect septum ring.

Single Chain Septum Ring

Marquise Leaf CZ Septum Ring

Double CZ Septum Ring

Teardrop Septum Ring

Teardrop Paved CZ Septum Ring

Opal And White Stone Septum Ring

Types of Septum Jewelry
  • Circular Barbells (Horseshoe Hoops): These feature a curved design with a fixed ball on one side and a removable ball on the other.
  • Rings: Opt for elegant gold hoops or rings adorned with crystals for a striking look.
How to Change Your Jewelry

Changing your septum jewelry is simple:

  • Wash your hands and disinfect your new jewelry.
  • Remove the ball on your barbell and gently pull out the post (for a clicker, just open the hinge).
  • Insert the new jewelry and secure it.
  • Clean the area with saline solution.
Choosing the Right Size

Most septum piercings start at 16 gauge (1.2mm thick). You can opt for an 18 gauge if the piercing shrink and you are more comfortable with a tinner gauge. The inside diameter is usually 8 or 10mm.  Measure the distance from the piercing hole to the edge of your nose to ensure a perfect fit.

Embrace the Trend

Join the ranks of trendsetters with a septum piercing from Shemisli Jewels. With proper care and stylish jewelry, your septum piercing will be a stunning addition to your look. Explore our collection today and find the perfect piece to express your unique style.

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