PIERCINGS - SEPTUM PIERCINGS
The septum piercing graces the faces of more and more men and women each day. Although it's still considered a more alternative piercing style, it's quickly gaining momentum as a must-have piercing choice.
The septum will likely be pierced with a circular barbell or CBR. It’s important that the jewelry is made of high quality metal, such as solid 14k gold, 18k gold, or high grade titanium to avoid skin irritation. If you need to keep your piercing hidden, you should opt for a circular barbell as your starter jewelry. These will allow you to carefully flip the jewelry inside your nose so that you can wear your jewelry unnoticed while your septum heals. Be careful when you choose this trick; moving the jewelry too often could lead to healing complications.
Septums are typically pierced with a 14G or 16G needle. Anything smaller than 16G is way too small. You can eventually stretch your septum to a larger gauge once it’s healed, but it’s a permanent modification, and it won’t shrink back to its original size like stretched lobes would.
Your septum piercing is healed. Now what?
Once your piercer has confirmed that your septum has fully healed, it's time to fill your jewelry box with new septum rings.
The septum is usually adorned with some sort of hoop style, from curved barbells to seamless rings. You can use a variety of sizes (no smaller than 16G, though) and many different types of materials after the initial healing period. Common materials used for these piercings are surgical steel, titanium, 14k gold, acrylic, glass, natural stone, and even wood. However, for jewelry that will last and won't irritate your skin, 14k gold septum jewelry is your best option.