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.
Just so, are septum piercings trashy?
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.
Hereof, do septum piercings hurt?
Nose piercing pain level
A septum piercing (the tissue between your nostrils) can hurt a lot for a short time but heals quickly because the septum is so thin. And if you have a deviated septum or similar condition, this kind of piercing can hurt even more because your septum nerves can be overactive .
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.
A septum done correctly should sit snug to the nose, and if you want to wear a larger or showier piece, you can simply purchase a larger diameter. Perhaps the way I see these done incorrectly the most often is too low, or too far back. You should always check portfolios to see a range of a piercers work.
Of the men surveyed, only 32 percent had tattoos of their own and only 13 percent had body piercings, however in both categories, over 50 percent responded that they are attracted to piercings and tattoos on women. … When it came to piercings, a whopping 61 percent of men were most attracted to belly button piercings.
Being known as “septum funk” or “septum stench” that smell is very common with other body piercings as well. Taking them out for cleaning or changing, you can notice that they’d smell a little something too. … A mixture of dead skin cells, probably boogers as well, even old soap is what gives it the rotten odor.
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).
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. …
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.
If your septum was pierced incorrectly, blood capillaries may have been broken and can cause uncomfortable fluid and blood build up. If you notice an excessive amount of pressure in or around your septum, contact your doc.