What It’s Like to Get Your Septum Pierced

Septum piercings are super trendy right now, with celebrities like Bella Thorne, Jessica Biel, Zendaya, and Zoe Kravitz all having them. If you’re thinking of getting one, you may feel a little nervous. But knowledge is power, so here’s what you can expect when you have your septum piercing appointment.

First, you should know that the piercing actually goes through a very thin membrane of skin in your nose called the sweet spot. It’s located about a centimeter up into the middle of your nose, and it’s much thinner and less painful than getting cartilage pierced.

In fact, the septum piercing is one of the least painful piercings you can get. It’s just a brief little sting, even quicker and less painful than an earlobe piercing.

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You should also know that even if you plan to have a clicker or ring in your septum piercing, you’ll have to get it pierced with a curved barbell, which you’ll need to keep in until the piercing heals. The good news is that it’s super easy to hide this piercing by flipping it up into your nose, which makes it disappear completely. In fact, you can keep it that way the entire time it heals if you want to.

So if you want a septum ring, don’t hesitate. The process is way easier than you may expect!