Piercings are unique and as individual as the person wearing them. One of those individual piercings is known as a septum piercing. Although there are several septum areas in the body, the one we are referring to is the piece of tissue that divides the nostrils in the nose.
Septum piercings are pierced through this tissue. So, if you are thinking about diving into one of the hottest trends now in piercing, think about this type of piercing. It is not even permanent, because if you choose to remove it no one would know it was ever there. This type of piercing is pretty appealing, but if you choose to go this route, make sure you go the full realm and take care of the piercing religiously.
The septum piercing can be a huge statement or it can be a hint of a statement. You can hide this piercing in the nose when you are not in a place that you feel it is appropriate, such as work. You can also have extravagant ring piercings that have beautiful hanging decorations. Regardless of the style you select, make sure the style fits you.
The septum piercing can be a huge statement or it can be a hint of a statement.
The pain may be a little higher than other locations, like the standard earlobe. It has been compared to the stinging you get if you were punched in the nose. The eyes water and the nose stings and tingles a bit. This pain will subside pretty quickly and you will be left with a great piercing that you can show off to others.
The size of the jewelry selected has to do with the size of your nose. If you have a large nose, you may want a larger piercing or thicker gauge piercing. If you have a small, petite nose, you may want to consider a thin and small piercing for your nose.
What type of jewelry should you consider? The standard captive bead ring can be used in this piercing and works well. There is also the infinity ring that looks as if it has no beginning or end. These are the hottest of jewelry trends at the moment. There is also the septum clicker, which is in the shape of a ring with one side straight with a clasp. This is the straight metal piece that will go through the septum and click into place within the ring. These clickers are often adorned with jewels and decorations. There are also horseshoe shaped circular barbells that hang through the piercing with barbells on each end. There are also septum hoops that can be placed through the piercing without any real decoration. There are also septum retainers that keep the piercing hole open without any jewelry being visible. Some of these rings can be flipped up into the nostril and hidden if they are not to be displayed at a certain event.
The jewelry you select for your septum piercing will be the best jewelry possible, because it is the piece of jewelry that you feel comfortable with. Select your own style and enjoy your new look.
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