Hey there! Watch at Sue gets her septum pierced!
Money shot: needle insertion at 0:25
James begins by cleaning the area and then finds the ‘sweet spot’ in the nasal septum. The sweet spot is an area of tissue in the nose, below the actual cartilage. He then marks the spot for placement. Clamps are then used to guide the needle and ensure a straight, correctly placed piercing. This feels like a bit of pressure or mild pinch. The needle is pushed through with a firm and steady hand. The actual piercing is a sharper pinch, which can be compared to popping a pimple. Everyone’s body is different though, so the experience will vary per person.
Once healed your jewelry options open up and you can find something to suit your style. Septum clickers are very popular piece and come in hundreds of choices. Here’s a few of our newest additions:
Taking care of a septum piercing is fairly simple. A mixture of sea salt and warm water is a gentle and natural cleaning solution in which to soak the healing piercing. For this particular area, many find it easiest to use a small shot glass and dip the end of the nose into the mixture and soak it for a few minutes. A cotton swab or q-tip can also be used. During the healing process you may find your nose is sore and tender, this is normal. Take particular care when dressing and undressing as this piercing may become caught on an item of clothing. Another common occurrence during healing is that it may smell. Don’t worry, again this is normal. Regular sea salt soaks will help but do not over clean as this can dry the skin. Products such as smelly jelly also assist in this problem.