Septum piercings cost between $40 – $90, and this may or may not include the jewelry. When choosing jewelry, you want to choose high-quality metals like 14k gold or surgical steel to avoid skin irritation.
Also to know is, what size septum ring should I get?
The most common gauge for septum piercings is 16 gauge (approx. 1.2mm thick), however, your piercer may decide to use a different gauge depending on your individual anatomy. While 16G is the typical starter gauge, some people choose to size down to 18 gauge (approx. 1.0mm thick) or size up to 14 gauge (approx.
Then, what ring do they pierce your septum with?
The septum is usually pierced at a 16 gauge and there is a wide variety of jewelry in that size. Most piercers will use a captive bead ring or a circular barbell ring (which sits in a horseshoe U-shape) to start with. The jewelry can be upgraded to different more fancier options such as a clicker.
Can you put a 14g in a 16g septum?
Yes you can. The jewellery won’t be very snug, though, and might move around a lot. Having said that, the whole will probably close up a bit around the smaller gauge jewellery so you might not be able to wear 14g there any more. … So I used this 2mm diameter needle for a piercing with a 16g jewellery.
Do septum piercings hurt? … Everyone has their own pain tolerance, so it’s worth bearing yours in mind, but a septum shouldn’t hurt much more than a standard nose piercing and it shouldn’t go through cartilage. It’ll be a strong pinch, the urge to sneeze, watery eyes, and hopefully not much more than that.
Stretching the septum should only be done with single flared jewelry or a ring in your desired size. You always want to stay consistent with your sizes, jumping between sizes is going to damage the piercing. For example, if you are starting with a 14 gauge piercing the next size you can stretch too is a 12 gauge.
The perfect size of the jewelry depends on the size and shape of your sniffer — and the size of your nose may dictate whether a septum piercing will look good on you. … “If your nose is not symmetrical enough, it might not look right. Ask your piercer about how they think it will look first.
Although it’s okay to flip the jewelry up or down occasionally, you should avoid doing this as much as possible. It’s the same as twisting, and will irritate your new septum piercing. …
Produced by your skins sebaceous gland, sebum works to coat, moisturize, and protect your skin. Sebum by itself is odorless, but when mixed with dead skin cells, bacteria, and dried blood, can smell like stinky cheese. Also known as ‘septum funk’, a smelly septum piercing won’t last forever.
This piercing type goes through the narrow strip of skin on the septum just before the cartilage starts. It works best on noses with wider septums, as more narrow septums may not provide much of a surface area for the piercing.
Risks. Septum piercings have the same risks as most piercings, but some are more serious than others. Septums are not as likely to get infected as most piercings as there is plenty of mucous membranes (yuck) to fight off infections in your nose. Really the only risk is if putting in low-quality jewellery.
Your nose piercing is healed, and you‘re ready to experiment with your look, or maybe you accidentally lost your usual nose ring and are looking for a quick substitute. Spotting the abundance of earrings you have, you wonder, “Can I use an earring as a nose ring?” Short answer: You can … but don’t.
Septum piercings take up to 6 months to be fully healed, but should feel fine by 2-3 months. While I’d normally recommend going with what your piercer advises… that’s not good advice. It’s fine to wear your septum up and down from day one, although the less often you move it, the better, at least initially.