Once only worn by cartoon bulls and punks, the septum ring, which passes into the fleshy skin in the middle of the nostrils has become somewhat popular, partially due to celebrities wearing them. However, there are a few details you should know about before you get one yourself.

How to get it done?

Depending on the piercer, the method used during the operation can differ. They can use:

  • Just a needle (known as a freehand)
  • Clips for holding open the nostrils and a needle
  • A tube that protects the skin tissue on a side and absorbs the needle when it travels into a hollow tube.
  • When the needle is taken out, the jewellery is then placed into the opening.

The approach will vary, but health and safety protocols should be standardized and contain the following:

  • The piercer who puts on clean latex gloves
  • Detailed disinfection of the lining of both nostrils
  • The piercer separates the needles from sterile tubes, packages, and other devices.
  • The whole process is pretty smooth (hallelujah!) and takes just a minute or two from beginning to end.

If you are planning to get septum rings, PierceOff is the right place to look. They have a variety of rings varying in sizes, material, colors, and so on

Some steps to be followed when you get the new piercing

  • Three times a day, clean your piercings.
  • There might be slight bleeding and pain during the piercing process.
  • You do need to disinfect it regularly after it has healed.
  • You may fiddle with it all the time after one month.
  • You’ll need a horseshoe ring if you feel like turning it around.
  • Clickers are cute, but occasionally it can be very difficult to get it in if you’ve got a horseshoe in before.
  • Every five seconds, feel free to rotate the ring as it always moves.

Some risks to take into consideration

  • Allergic Responses – Certain piercing jewellery, especially with nickel may cause bad reactions in few people. So, make sure you disclose all your problems to the piercer beforehand.
  • Infections – Skin openings may permit bacteria to invade your body and contribute to infection. Redness, swelling, discomfort, and discharge can be caused by this. That’s why it is a priority to keep the environment clean and obey after-care directions
  • Septal hematoma – If your piercing affects tissue and arteries covering the cartilage, a septal hematoma may form, allowing blood to pool between them. Harm, swelling, pain, and congestion may be caused by this.
  • Bloodborne Diseases – Bloodborne infection, including hepatitis B, C, HIV, and tetanus from desterilized needles can be contracted. Make sure the piercer just uses a new, clean needle.


You’re fine as long as you scrub it with saltwater/wound cleaning solution three times a day for a month. It is recommended to use wound wash and saltwater for convenience in a spray bottle, but don’t be afraid to get a q-tip up there if that’s not accessible to you.