Septum Piercings: The Biggest Piercing Trend


While ears are the obvious choice for a piercing, nose piercings are definitely all the rage just now. The Septum piercing is especially popular and, according to Jewellerybox, is the worlds favourite piercing. This small but impactful piercing may be exactly what you need to make you feel like the fresh, stylish person you know you are.

For those who don’t know, the Septum is the thin wall of cartilage which separates the nostrils. Byrdie explains that Septum piercings do not penetrate the cartilage, but goes through the soft tissue just below, known as the “sweet spot”.

If you need some celeb inspo, then you should look to icons such as Willow Smith, Noah Cyrus, Bella Thorne and Hayley Williams who have all been seen rocking the Septum piercing. I unfortunately couldn’t find any male celebrities with this piercing but that is not to say that the guys cant hop on this trend too. The Septum piercing looks just as great on guys as it does on girls.

As you may have realised, the skin of the nose is quite sensitive and stimulation of it can often cause your eyes water or make you sneeze. This brings me to pain ratings and healing. The Septum piercing rates around a 7/10 on the pain scale. It is a quick, sharp feeling which subsides once the jewellery is in. As a natural reflex, your eyes will likely water but this is highly common. It is really important that you don’t get any nose piercings if you have a cold or blocked nose as constant sniffing and blowing your nose will irritate it; just wait until you’re feeling better. Your Septum piercing will take about 8 weeks to heal but it could be longer for it to be fully healed. Proper aftercare is crucial so make sure you take care of it so it heals nicely. You can read up on aftercare on our aftercare sheet

For Septum jewellery, you can choose either a horseshoe or a hoop. When you get it done, we use titanium jewellery but once it’s healed and you are able to change it you can get gold or surgical steel jewellery. If you would like a Septum piercing, come in to Karma Jewellery or book an appointment online

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