Everything You Need to Know About Septum Nose Piercings
The septum piercing is one of the more common nose piercings, and the piercing is commonly located just below the end of the cartilage of your septum, which is the vertical divider between the nostrils.
But its exact location is decided after you discuss where the most optimal location is — based on the shape and size of your nose – with your piercer!
Read on to find out more about getting a nostril piercing, including the pain level, healing time, cost and recommended jewelry.
✨ Septum Piercing Fast Facts ✨
- PLACEMENT: The nostril piercing is commonly located just below the end of the cartilage of your septum.
- PAIN LEVEL: 7/10
- HEALING TIME: 6 - 8 Weeks
- JEWELRY: Hoops are your best bet for septum piercings
How much does a septum piercing hurt?
A septum piercing is on the lower end of the pain spectrum for nose piercings. However, the sharp pain with the initial piercing may make your eye water.
What is the best jewelry for my septum piercing?
The size of the jewelry depends on the shape and size of your nose, making the experience unique for each individual. Work with your piercer to hear what they think it will look like and test out different looks with pieces of jewelry.
What should I know about jewelry sizing for my septum piercing?
Septum piercings are typically pierced with a 16 or 18 gauge needle, which is 1.27mm or 1.00mm thick, respectively. Some piercers may use a 14 gauge needle depending on the client.
Please follow the recommended sizing that was recommended by your piercer. You should never use jewelry that is smaller than the recommended size by your piercer in order to prevent tearing and rejection.
How long does it take for my septum piercing to heal?
It usually takes 6 - 8 weeks to heal.