Septum Piercing is the act of making a piercing or incision between the two nostrils. The term septum comes from “nasal septum”, the cartilaginous wall dividing the two nostrils. While not as common as the traditional nose piercings, a septum piercing is gaining traction in beauty circles especially after celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Jessica Biel joined the fray.
Why a Septum Piercing is Better than other Types of Body Piercings and Tattoos
Though it may not appear so on the outset, a piercing on your nasal septum has a number of clear advantages compared to other forms of body art and piercings. Here are the most notable reasons why:-
1. It is Discreet (When you Need it to Be)
Piercing through your nasal cartilage wall is very discreet. No one needs to know you have it unless you spot some jewelry on it. That said, you will have to wear the original jewelry for between four to six weeks after the piercing is done to allow for proper healing. After that, you can remove the jewelry and only wear it when you deem it appropriate. It is, therefore, the sort of piercing you need if it is important to hide your body art from parents or your boss. However, when you want to flaunt it, there is hardly any other type of body art that is so in-your-face.
2. It is Versatile
You can wear a variety of jewelry pieces to show off your septum piercing. You can go big, small, outrageous or classic with it; whatever strikes your fancy.
3. The Piercing Will Close off Naturally
With septum piercings, you do not have to worry about painful or expensive removal procedures if you decide that it is time to get rid of your piercing for good. Provided that the pierced section of the cartilage does not have any scarring, the piercing will gradually close off as soon as you stop wearing jewelry. It is, therefore, important that you only allow a proficient person to do the piercing for you in order to ensure a clean job with no risk of scarred tissue when the wound heals up. It is also worth noting that the longer you have been wearing jewelry on your nasal piercing, the longer the healing process will take.
A Faux Septum Piercing
Want to avoid all the pain? Just go for a faux septum “piercing”. This is not actually a piercing at all. You only need to wear a horseshoe shaped nose ring to mimic an actual piercing where there is none. It is a trend which is already popular with celebrities such as Nicki Minaj.