Generally 14g / 16g. 18g is the smallest size that you can use once your septum is healed, I heard that anything smaller than 18g can cause the “cheese cutter” effect.
Likewise, can you get your septum pierced with a small ring?
In terms of a ring it’s imporatnt to note that a rings curvature limits swelling room, this means that if you want a ring as initial jewellery for a septum it will have to be somewhat large (10mm diameter usually) or if it’s done with a curved barbell it would have to be no smaller than an 8mm diameter.
Also know, why you shouldn’t pierce your own septum?
Even if you are successful in doing your own septum piercing, which is unlikely, it could end up being crooked. … If you went to a parlor, the original piercer could fix it. He or she can also warn you that of the chance it could become crooked.
What diameter 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.
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.
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.
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. …
Yes! That’s one of the best things about this piercing- it can be flipped up while healing. … Remember to always wash your hands and piercing well before and after flipping it up, and don’t sleep with it flipped (unless you are wearing a retainer).
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.
If you‘re going to try that go gently and leave it turned up to heal otherwise the swelling will take longer to go down, and you risk other problems by moving it around a lot. Don’t force it though, if it won’t go speak to your piercer, they should be able to help you.
Septum piercings just look kinda tacky and stupid on most people. I’ve only seen a few people who can pull it off and look good with one. … It does seem to be a popular piercing for those who want to be different so badly but then ending up looking the same as everyone else.
You could be allergic to the metal in your nose jewelry. Nerve damage. Nose piercing may damage a nerve and cause numbness or pain.
Most septum pierced people experience that smell at one time or another, Or at least enjoyed it in their healing process. Being known as “septum funk” or “septum stench” that smell is very common with other body piercings as well.