By Mamta Mule
You would have surely heard a lot about the hot trend of septum piercings. For those who are confused or unaware, septum piercing basically refers to piercing of the nasal septum, which is a wall of bone and cartilage at middle of the nasal cavities. This is a type of nose piercing, but less common than nostril piercing. There is a small gap between the cartilage and base of the nose where there is a small patch of skin that is soft and thin, this is where septum piercing is done. Septum piercings are becoming more popular these days, due to the bold and extremely stylish look they give to the person donning it. Well, if you have decided, or wondering of having a septum piercing then, here's some septum piercing information that will help you.
All About Septum Piercing
Septum piercing is usually performed using a regular piercing needle, a septum clamp might also be used. In case someone needs a larger hole, a scalpel might also be used that will help have a larger and thicker piece of jewelery pierced here. Usually, a ball closure ring or a septum keeper is recommend to be used as the first septum jewelery, which can be changed once the piercing heels completely. Read more on nose piercing information.
Septum Piercing Jewelry
Once you decide to have a septum piercing, you are sure to be surprised about the huge variety of jewelery available for septum piercings. You have a choice in terms of the metal used to make this jewelery such as stainless steel, gold, silver, etc. Stainless steel is the most popular choice. One of the most popular septum piercing jewelery is the captive bead ring. Other septum piercing jewelery options are steel septum tusk or straight barbell, circular barbell, septum spike (two piece or one piece) and septum retainer. Septum retainer is preferred by many as it is shaped like a staple, has two ends and can be flipped upside to move its ends into the nostrils, hence, making it invisible whenever desired. Designer ball closure rings, septum tusk and circular barbells look amazing and are adored by many.
Septum Piercing Care
Healing can take about 2 to 3 months. It is best to touch it the least. Clean it while having a bath and at least twice a day using regular soap, shampoo or shower gel or with any other item suggested by your piercer. Later dry thoroughly and gently using paper towels. Do not move the jewelry during the healing period. If you keep the septum area clean, it will promote the healing process. Avoid pressing your nostrils, or nose blowing to stay away from nose piercing bump. The body piercing artist might also recommend you to apply natural oils to promote the healing process. Remember that you should not apply any natural ingredients, creams or lotions without doctors or your piercing artist's recommendation. Remember that if you have opted for a large gauge piercing, then it will take longer duration to heal and definitely needs to be taken care of. Read more on nose piercing aftercare.
Septum Piercing Cost
Septum or any type of nose and ear piercings usually costs lesser than lip piercing and tongue piercing. The nose piercing prices can vary depending upon the piercing artist you choose and the area. Usually, septum piercing cost ranges between $40 to $70. Further it will also depend on the cost of the piece of jewelery you opt for.
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