Nasel – Septum

Nasel – Septum

The Septum is the cartilage on the inside of the nose that separates the nostrils. It is usually pierced quite near the front, or tip, of the septum rather than centrally. In many cases the septum cartilage is high enough to pierce through the tissue below it. In other cases the cartilage may have points along its base where it is thinner. More often than not, however, the septum cartilage is very tough all the way down to the bottom and piercing it will require some effort on the part of the piercer, and the piercee. Many people get this piercing with 16g, 14g, 12gauge jewelry. There is an item of jewelry called a ‘Septum Keeper’, which can be worn hanging down or flipped up, into the nostril cavities to hide it, which is nice; but a Ball Closure Ring, Barbell, or Circular Barbell is ok too. Healing Time: 8 – 12 weeks