The scoop on septum piercing

I have always wanted to get my septum pierced. I love that this piercing can be hidden and if for some reason you decided that you no longer wanted it, there would be no visible scar. I finally worked up the courage to get it pierced (I hate needles). 

Of course I went to a professional piercing studio, the last thing I want is to get some disease just because I wanted a piercing. You don’t get a ton of choices when it comes to the initial jewelry, once it’s healed you can switch to something else. I chose a silver (horseshoe) piece so that I would be able to flip it up while I am at work. 

I went back to the room where they pierce you. The piercer explained the procedure and had me lay back onto a table. She then sanitized my nose and began prepping for the piercing. It was at this moment I began regretting my decision. I almost got up and left. I was so scared it would hurt. She covered my face with a paper towel and then gave me breathing instructions. She told me that she would pierce on the second breath out. To myself I was thinking why did you say anything just surprise me. But I did as I was instructed and she pierced on the first great out!!! I was so happy she did. I already had a lot of anxiety. 

Surprisingly it didn’t hurt at all. Because of the location my eyes did water a little bit, but it wasn’t bad. It felt like more of a tickle. Next she had to put the jewelry in. I am a bleeder. I am the kind of person that when I get cut there is a lot of blood. Being the person I am I did warn my piercer about this. As she pulled the needle. I could feel the blood running out of my nose. She quickly cleaned it up and finished. Afterwards she did tell me that there is hardly any blood with septum piercings. But I had the most she had seen for that piercing. 

The aftercare is pretty easy. I have to wash with a saline solution twice a day and in three months I can switch my jewelry. I absolutely love my septum piercing and the whole process was not bad at all. If you are thinking of getting one I would recommend just doing it. It wasn’t painful and it was a real quick process. 

As you can see in the picture it is a small piece of jewelry. I love the way it looks. 


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