Among different types of body piercing available nowadays, there are some that remind
us ancient times and tribal aggressive lifestyle more than others. Septum piercing
is an example of such piercings. Cultures of Egypt, Nepal, Sikkim, Panama, Tibet,
Kenya and tribes of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands have tradition of
This piercing goes across the middle cartilage of the nose and is quite painful. Different kinds of jewelry can be worn in septum piercing and it's available in unimaginable designs, materials, shapes, styles and sizes.
Septum ring is the most common choice. Depending on your personal preferences you may choose this or that kind of a ring. Captive bead ring is popular and most people choose titanium or stainless steel captive bead rings for septum piercing. The bead of CBRs is a bit larger than the opening into which the ring fits. The ring's tensile strength holds this bead firmly in the place. People with no allergic reaction on nickel also choose gold captive bead rings. There are other variations of septum jewelry but their diversity is striking. Don't forget that you may change the starter jewelry only when the piercing is completely healed outside and inside.
As any other piercing, septum piercing requires special care during healing period and regular care afterwards. To avoid any dangers including infection, you should follow all recommendations are least for 6-8 weeks and try to be careful with it later. For the first two weeks it will be painful to touch the piercing and the area will be tender. You should clean the piercing with a clean cotton ball in saline solution during shower leaving the solution for about 5 minutes and rinsing it then with clean water. You can buy ready product- there is a wide choice of working healing and cleaning piercing solutions or make it yourself at home. You should also clean the jewelry to avoid the tearing the inside of the wound with crust. But you shouldn't turn the jewelry for about 4 weeks after the piercing in any situation except while cleaning and showering.
Your piercer should provide you with all necessary piercing aftercare recommendations and instructions and you'd better write them down if he/she gives advice orally. And any time you have any doubts concerning the piercing and its health, you'd better consult your piercer to avoid complications.
Enjoy captive bead rings, spikes, tusks and barbells in variety of materials, designs, colours, gauge sizes and styles and make your septum piercing look great and attractive. And remember, that you should feel not only beautiful and stylish but also comfortable and nice wearing septum piercing jewelry.
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