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Septum Piercing: 5 Insights to Own Your Edgy and Unique Style

Septum Piercing

Septum Piercing: An Introduction

Septum piercings, ah yes, the quintessential way to tell the world "I'm a badass." If you're considering getting one, you're in for a treat because not only do you get to rock a bold and edgy look, but you also get to explore the wonderful world of septum piercing jewelry. In this post, we'll explore the various types of septum piercings and septum piercing jewelry, how to care for your new piercing, and some tips for finding the perfect piece of jewelry to suit your style.

What is a Septum Piercing?

A septum piercing is a type of nose piercing that goes through the nasal septum's soft tissue. It's a daring and unique piercing that adds edge to anyone's look. Septum piercings range from simple horseshoe-shaped rings to ornate hoops, typically worn in the nose's center. Think bull ring – we all have that one person who will say it! But don't let the haters get you down; a septum piercing is a bold and beautiful addition to your style. With many options for septum piercing jewelry, you can switch up your look whenever you want. Just ensure proper care during healing, and remember, confidence is key!

Where Did Septum Piercings Originate?

The good old septum piercing, a timeless accessory that's been around for centuries. It's not just a modern trend, folks. Historically, septum piercings were worn by tribes like the Aztecs, Mayans, and Incas. And let's talk about their jewelry game. Solid pieces of turquoise, gold, and other precious materials adorned their septum piercings, and the bigger the jewelry, the more important you were. It was like their version of a status symbol. And don't even get us started on the African tribes. Septum piercings there were worn as a sign of wealth and prosperity. Talk about a power move.

Septum Piercing Jewelry Materials

When it comes to septum piercing jewelry, there are a variety of materials to choose from, including titanium and gold. The most common materials used for septum piercing jewelry are stainless steel, and titanium. The great thing about titanium is that it is completely hypoallergenic! This makes it a great option for people with sensitive skin or those who want a piece of jewelry that will last a long time. Platinum Ink, a reputable shop in Austin, TX chooses to only pierce with implant grade titanium because it is a high quality material, and is safe for everyone!

Gold is another popular material for septum piercing jewelry. It's a luxurious and timeless material that can add an elegant touch to any outfit. However, it's important to choose high-quality gold that won't tarnish or cause irritation to your skin. Look for 14kt or 24kt gold plated PVD septum rings, which are less likely to cause allergic reactions than lower-quality gold.

Septum Piercing Jewelry Styles

We know you probably scrolled to skip to the good part, so here it is. Septum piercings allow for a wide range of jewelry options, from understated circular barbells to bold hoops with intricate detail and designs. Depending on which material fits your lifestyle and aesthetic, you can pick from a variety of materials, including surgical steel, titanium, and gold.

Here’s a few notable examples of septum jewelry you can wear:

Circular Barbell / Horseshoe: A circular barbell or horseshoe is a common jewelry option for a septum piercing, like this 24kt Gold PVD circular barbell. The jewelry features two balls or spikes on either end of a circular bar, which sits snugly in the piercing hole. There are options available that do not have ball endings and are just one solid piece of jewelry for a seamless look. These come in a wide range of colors, and ball end options. The great thing about these bad boys is that you can flip them up into your nose. A great party trick for those that need to hide their piercings for work or other engagements.

Clicker: A clicker is a type of jewelry that clicks into place, making it easy to insert and remove, like this Front Facing Hinged Segment Clicker. The top of the circle has either curved or straight piece that clasps to the body of the jewelry that opens and closes making for a seamless change out. These are secure and easy to keep track of. No loose balls here! Clickers come in a variety of designs and styles, from simple to beautifully ornate. You can really have fun with these. They are a great way to add a badass statement piece to your look!

Finding the Perfect Septum Piercing Jewelry

Now that you know more about the different types of septum piercing jewelry available and how to care for your new piercing, it's time to start thinking about finding the perfect piece of jewelry to suit your style. When choosing septum piercing jewelry, it's important to consider factors such as material, style, and size. You'll want to choose a piece of jewelry that is comfortable to wear and complements your personal style. Here are a few tips to help you find the perfect piece of septum piercing jewelry:

Consider Your Personal Style

The type of septum piercing jewelry you choose should reflect your personal style and taste. Do you prefer bold and eye-catching pieces, or are you more drawn to simple and understated designs? Think about the types of jewelry you typically wear and try to find a piece that will complement your existing collection. You can also experiment with different materials and styles to create a unique look that's all your own.

Look for High-Quality Materials

When choosing septum piercing jewelry, it's important to choose high-quality materials that are safe for your piercing and won't cause irritation or allergic reactions. Titanium and gold are great options to consider, like the jewelry found in our selection of septum jewelry. Make sure to purchase your jewelry from a reputable source that specializes in body piercing jewelry. Metal Illness has a plethora of high quality jewelry to choose from and a streamline buying process. Another cool thing is if you live in the Austin area, they offer free change-outs with purchase of your piercing jewelry.

Consider the Size and Shape of Your Piercing

Different types of septum jewelry are designed to fit different gauges and diameters, so it's important to choose a piece that will fit comfortably and securely in your piercing. Make sure to measure the gauge and diameter of your septum piercing before purchasing jewelry to ensure a proper fit. If you do not feel comfortable doing this or don't know how to do it, please visit your local piercer to ensure you have a perfect fit!

Caring for Your Septum Piercing Jewelry

• Clean the area around the piercing twice a day with a sterile saline solution. This can be purchased from your piercer or at a pharmacy. Spray the saline solution directly onto the piercing site and let it soak in for a few minutes before wiping away any excess with a clean cotton swab.

• Again, avoid touching the piercing as much as possible, this includes and is not limited to twisting, rubbing, or poking; you get the idea.

• Do not remove the jewelry until the piercing has fully healed. Even after the piercing has healed, removing the jewelry for an extended period of time can cause the hole to close up. If you are ready to change your jewelry and are not sure if the time has come, pop into the shop and have your piercer take a look!

• Avoid swimming in chlorinated water, hot tubs, oceans, lakes and bodies of water until your piercing has healed. These environments are not sanitary and can contain harsh chemicals that may dry out and irritate your piercing. Motel hot tub anyone?

• Do not use hydrogen peroxide or alcohol on the piercing site. These may seem like good options for aftercare but the truth is that these substances are harsh. Hydrogen peroxide and rubbing alcohol notoriously kill good cells that aid in the body’s healing process. Rubbing alcohol in particular can potentially burn, were talking really f*cking bad. Stick to sterile saline solution and salt water and don’t kill those good cells, they are here to help!

Final thoughts…

Septum piercing jewelry is an exciting way to showcase your personality and make a bold statement. With so many options available there's no shortage of opportunities to customize your look. Whether you're into a simple and classic horseshoe ring or a flashy and ornate clicker, you're sure to find the perfect piece to complement your individual style. It's important to remember that a septum piercing requires proper aftercare to prevent infection and ensure proper healing. Choose jewelry made from safe and high-quality materials, and follow a strict cleaning routine to keep your piercing healthy. With these tips in mind, you can confidently show off your new septum piercing and jewelry with pride.

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Disclaimer: All content is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Please consult with your individual piercer or a doctor for your specific questions or needs.

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