These days you might find a septum piercing on one out of every five people, especially on trendy girls in cute styles of septum clicker, but that’s a far way away from where they began in society. The earliest piercing has been found (and still exists!) in a mummified person done 5, 300 years ago. When you think about that, doesn’t it make you question how much you really know about the history of the piercings on your own body? Well, here’s a more in-depth look into septum piercing - where it began and why!
Septum piercings are the second most common type of piercing in “primitive” societies in Jaya, New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. But it has also historically been practiced by Aboriginal Australians and North Native American tribes. It is actually more common than nostril piercings! Why is this? Most think it’s because septum’s have the added bonus of being able to be stretched in order to fit large jewelry through. And by jewelry, I mean bones.Read More