Westerners regardless of gender like to pierce their noses and surveys show that the nose is the most pierced body part after the earlobe. The septum is the wall separating the nostrils and it’s made mostly of cartilage. The septum piercing is done through the thin, soft skin between the nose’s base and the cartilage called sweet spot. In various parts of the world, the septum piercing is reserved for the married women.
The septum piercings became a top request at parlors all over the world, and males and females alike express their individuality by having their septum pierced. Wearing a septum piercing is rather safe, unless one has severe allergies in which case it’s best if one refrains from getting it done, altogether. For those who have mild or seasonal allergies, it’s best to have it done when the signs are not present as nose blowing during the healing process will slow it down. The septum piercing is also safe for work, if one uses a small piercing or one that can be hidden inside the nose.
Piercing the cartilage between the nostrils can be very painful and it’s not a commonly encountered practice. Piercing the skin does not cause a great deal of pain, however you should expect your eyes to tear up. If you decide you want a septum piercing, you should visit a well known piercer and ensure he’s using sterile, single-use needles. Many times a good piercer can be found at the reputable tattoo parlors. Another thing to take in consideration is how clean the salon is and how comfortable you feel there. The prices are similar regardless of where you get your piercing at and range between $40 and $60. The whole procedure is not tedious and requires the professional to clean your nose after which the piercing will take place. The piercer will usually use a tube on your septum so that no other sensitive area gets pierced by mistake.
In order to speed up the healing and prevent infections one must follow some safety and health tips. Most of them are given by the piercer, but since there are people out there that do not have their piercings done at a specialist they might not be aware of these tips. The best way of caring for your septum piercing is by using Qtips and warm salted water on a regular basis. In the days following the procedure, both the jewelry and the nose must be thoroughly cleaned several times a day using salty warm water, paper tissue and lavender essential oil.
A new piercing will not get completely healed faster than 3 to 5 months, after which the cleaning procedure can be reduced to once a day. The scabs around the piercing should not be picked at, as the gesture will slow down the healing process. It’s important to keep the inside of your nose clean at all times as to not interfere with the healing and also to prevent infections.