A septum piercing is the perfect placement to show off front facing statement hoops or a simple clicker hoop.
This guide contains information about septum piercings including the jewellery you can wear and pain levels as well as aftercare tips and healing times.
What is a septum piercing?
A septum piercing is located in the thin piece of tissue up and between your nostrils. This is called the columella, also known as the ‘sweet spot’.
How painful is a septum piercing?
On the pain scale, a septum piercing ranks at a 2 or 3 out of 10 varying from person to person.
What jewellery can you wear in a septum piercing?
For comfort and maximum impact, we'd recommend wearing a seamless clicker hoop or a front facing hoop designed specifically for the septum.
Most people are pierced with a larger hoop initially and then can size down once the swelling has subsided.
Jewellery for healed septum piercings
What is the aftercare for a septum piercing?
To ensure your septum piercing heals well, we would recommend the following tips:
- Gently clean your new piercing twice daily with a sterile saline solution - we love Neilmed piercing mist. Moisture can lead to bacteria so make sure you dry the area afterwards - the cool setting on a hairdryer works well.
- Take extra care when removing clothes and styling hair to avoid snagging the jewellery.
- Sleep on the opposite side of your piercing or use a donut travel pillow.
- Avoid swimming in lakes, pools or hot tubs for 2-3 weeks while the piercing is still fresh.
- Visit your piercer for a routine check up consultation around 6 weeks after. They'll check if you need to downsize the post of your stud - downsizing can help the healing process once the initial swelling has subsided.
- And lastly, leave it alone as much as possible and let the natural healing process occur.
How long does a septum piercing take to heal?
A septum piercing can take anywhere between 3-6 months to fully heal but this varies from person to person.