What is a septum piercing?
A septum piercing is a piercing that goes through a person’s nasal septum, which is the area between our nostrils. Different methods can be used, but septum piercings are like most piercings. The most usual procedure includes several steps: initially the area is cleaned and afterwards a small clamp is used to hold the septum. The next step is the passing of a cannula (a hollow needle attached to a tube) through the nose, so that the jewellery is inserted through the new hole. The final step is securing the jewellery, which is usually a ring, a horseshoe or, less commonly, a bar and the piercing is complete.
It is very important to follow careful steps after the piercing so that it heals quickly and well. Normally, if the procedure has been conducted by an experienced body piercer and is on the right spot, septum piercings take on average about 6 to 8 months to recover.