Septum Piercings: What You Need To Know!
Looking to add a fresh new piercing to your collection? Want something that’ll command attention? Then septum piercings sound perfect for you!
In recent history it’s become an increasingly popular piercing, with even mainstream celebrities such as Rihanna, Katy Perry and Scarlett Johansson sporting septum jewellery. The septum piercing is especially popular on Tumblr, with millions of users uploading images of their own piercings and scores of fan groups devoted to septum piercings being created. A whopping 19. of all piercings performed in the USA last year were septum piercings, so it’s safe to say that they’re officially having their moment in the sun!
SEPTUM PIERCING: YOUR NEW FAVOURITE ACCESSORY
The septum piercing is historically associated with the Shawnee tribe, South Indian dancers and Nepalese women, who used the piercing as a method of displaying status within their communities. The piercing usually passes through a thin and flexible strip of skin between the bottom of the nose and the cartilaginous wall that separates the nostrils. The tougher cartilage is not normally pierced.
So if you’re thinking of getting this year’s hottest piercing, read on and learn all about it!
STUFF YOU’LL WANT TO KNOW
We get stacks of piercing related queries each day, so we’ve put together a little Q & A of the most frequently asked questions, ‘cos we’re nice like that you see!
Q: How old do I have to be to get my septum pierced?
A: The minimum age WITHOUT parental consent is 18. However, if your parent or guardian is happy for you to get pierced and they accompany you to the studio, the minimum age WITH parental consent is 16.
**Q: **How much will it cost?
A: Piercing prices differ according to the location of the studio and the type of jewellery you choose. However, as a general rule of thumb, prices start from 30. inclusive of jewellery.
Q: How long will it take to heal?
A: Healing times vary from person to person, with 4 to 8 weeks the typical duration, however this process can last longer.
Q: Will it hurt?
A: Don’t all piercings hurt a little bit? After all, you are breaking the skin, so a small amount of discomfort should be expected! Most people who get septum piercings say that the sensation is rather similar to a particularly violent sneeze or receiving a firm flick to the nose.
Q: What kind of jewellery can I wear?
A: Most people wear the following forms of jewellery:
- [BCR](http://www.bluebanana.com/section.php/4815/0/?xFilter=1&xFProductType=123. rings of differing gauges and sizes that are securely closed with a ball. You can customise yor look with minimal fuss by switching the ball for something a little more eyecatching.
- [Horseshoe Barbell](http://www.bluebanana.com/section.php/4815/0/?xFilter=1&xFProductType=103. curved rings with interchangeable threaded balls. Perfect if you need to conceal your piercing, as you can simply flip the ring up into your nose.
- [Clicker](http://www.bluebanana.com/section.php/4815/0/?xFilter=1&xFProductType=2313. curved rings that sit snugly against the nose and ‘click’ shut. Typically more decorative than other types of jewellery.
- Retainer jewellery designed to make the piercing less visible. Available in a variety of shapes and gauges.
Q: My parents won’t let me get pierced, can I get the look without getting grounded?
A: We can’t persuade your parents to change their minds, but we do sell some ace fake septum rings that’ll allow you to rock the look without getting in major trouble!
Do you guys give up or are you thirsty for more? If you wanna read more about septum piercings, check out these awesome links!
Buzzfeed have a round up of 2. STUNNING images of people who’ll inspire you to rock a septum piercing.
Bustle‘s guide to the practicalities of septum piercings is simplifies the process, ideal for showing to confused parents!
YouTuber [Brittany Balyn](https://youtu.be/YCtVAreD-K0. has made a video detailing her piercing experience, making it a must-watch for anyone who’s considering getting it done.