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Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Subject:I got my septum pierced today(:
Posted by:ayoogaykidd.
Time:10:41 am.
Hi this is my first time here so hey everyone lol(:
Well im david im from California and i have a question im 16 btw(;
I got my septum done today by my boy friend it did not hurt at all im not use to pain but lets just say it did not hurt i was happy..\./
I just need like help i want to know whats gonna happen next how swollen its gonna get when can i have a bigger ring? Things like that!! Can i flip it today before i go home my parents dont know so i need help asap can i get help thanks!! xoxox(:
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Friday, January 11th, 2013

Subject:What do you think?
Posted by:teddybeargurl.
Time:1:13 pm.
Got my septum pierced today! 

Still getting used to it. no swelling, pain is now to a minimum, barely there kind of pain... Tender to the touch of course, so it helps keep my hands off of it when not cleaning. 

It was quite painful to get done for me... Though the pain was very short lived. Dude was NOT gentle. lol 

Can't wait for it to heal, i've got a pretty green horse-shoe to put in! 

thinking about taking out the nose ring, don't want my nose too "Busy" looking. Unless it looks okay. IDK. 

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Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Subject:Septum (Pictures)
Posted by:tasherawr.
Time:10:20 pm.

I got my septum pierced by a piercer who I've gotten many of my piercings done by due to their excellent service and sterile surroundings. However I've noticed that it seemed to be placed very low. I don't mind to much as I use small diameter jewellery but I'm concerned whether it will reject or if there are any problems with low pierced septums. All your opinion will be really useful. Thanks =) 

I've got pictures to show (sorry my skin is so bad right now)

When I first got it: (sorry I used instragram for this)

Front view:

and side views:

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Subject:Not So Sure About My Septum...
Posted by:ext_1165085.
Time:9:05 am.
Mood: annoyed.
I got my septum done Saturday... Today I was looking at pictures of septum and according to the pictures mine is to low... I plan on taking it out and getting it redone... I just wanted others agree that it's to low before I do... Here's a picture of mine...

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Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Posted by:kyara24.
Time:1:34 am.
So I got my septum pierced a Month ago and its been healing well but its allways wet like if its leaking, is that Normal?
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Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Posted by:pennylainex3.
Time:5:15 pm.
Septum Piercing
January 26th, 17:11
Hey! I got my septum pierced yesterday... I wanted to get a retainer but the piercer said that it could easily fall out, so instead he put in a 14g curved barebell... When he pierced it was a loud popping noise, and he said he went through a thicker area... I dont know if that means he missed my sweet spot.  I have a lot of swelling, so i really cant tell if he hit it or not.

I have to keep it hidden a majority of the time, so flipping it up is a MUST.  The past couple times I have tried flipping it up, it bleeds a little, is that okay?.  I'm afraid the pressure/force i apply to the piercing is doing harm and will screw up the healing process.

Should I go back to the piercer and ask him to make sure it's pierced through the sweet spot, and to change to a retainer?


Thanks, Nat
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Friday, January 20th, 2012

Posted by:shirogirl.
Time:3:27 pm.

I pierced my septum around 1996, I took it out around 2001. Just for shits and giggles I tried to stick a regular fishhook style earring through what I assumed what a completely healed septum piercing and to my shock it went through with ease! I had no idea this was possible! I'm tempted to put a proper retainer or ring through it just for nostalgia.
Have you guys ever heard of a septum piercing that never heals? Google is giving me conflicting answers :)
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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Posted by:mslydiaviolette.
Time:2:54 am.

I do not have a septum piercing yet. Although I do have some questions :) , and I have been reading/lurking the forum/community here for the past 45 minutes haha. I am from California, Central California to be exact. I do not know if pricing varies from place to place for sure, I will go ahead and assume so maybe? I also know there are instances where people either A. Pay too little and get crap, that's what you get when you pay too little. B. Can pay too much or even the average amount for said piercing, still get a crooked/messed up piercing(regardless of being overpriced or the "right" price) and get no refund and even have an irritation due to having too big of body jewelry there. C. Well C is just here to be C. :3

I have called places around here and asked pricing, around where I reside, even asked others who have it or who have had a septum piercing in the past. $25 just seems so low priced to me. Is that strange of me to think that? Thank you!

BTW I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to the new year.

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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Subject:help please!
Posted by:christineyweeny.
Time:5:38 pm.
I just got my septum pierced yesterday. And due to it being not work appropriate, and the fact that my parents know nothing of it, I've been keeping it flipped up. But it keeps falling down. Any tricks to keep it up there? 
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Friday, November 25th, 2011

Posted by:asdfsdfdf.
Time:9:40 pm.
Hi! I'm June. :)  Got my septum pierced on Tuesday.

I think it's healing fine, I only have two problems.

First of all, the curved barbell (a CBR) is WAY too big. I mean, the ball is literally resting on top of my upper lip. Needless to say, it's in the way. I can't eat or drink properly, can't kiss my bf etc. :(

Second of all, it's pierced WAY too far down (I think). According to the pictures I've seen, it's supposed to be pierced above the bridge separating the nostrils (if you know what I mean, haha...). Mine is pierced through that bridge! It really sucks, 'cause I can literally see the piercing itself, entry and exit holes. Makes it easy for me to clean, but that's pretty much the only good thing.

What is up? :(

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EDIT: Fixed the picture. :)
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Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Subject:Septum Pressing Against Nostrils?
Posted by:deadwringer.
Time:7:19 pm.
 Hey there,

This is my first time posting (hello!), and my second time having my septum pierced. The first time I had it pierced, I could constantly feel the circular barbell pressing against my nostrils, and it made sanity very difficult to maintain - especially since I have to flip it up for my job. After taking it out and allowing it time to heal, I got my septum redone a week ago. Once again, I am constantly distracted by the feeling of the jewelry against my nostrils. It's not a tightness or a pressure, per se, but it is a constant distraction that has made it hard to concentrate on anything else. I do know that, despite the deviated septum surgery I had when I was younger, my septum is a wee bit crooked, and thus I wonder if it's simply a problem with my anatomy. My boyfriend, a former piercer himself, has tried adjusting the diameter, but I believe the feeling is a result of the piercing being a wee bit too high (for me personally; the piercer quite accurately pierced my "sweet spot"). 

However, when I look at the piercing, nothing appears to be touching my nostrils at all. Am I just absolutely mad, or has anyone else experienced this problem? Is the barbell touching the inside of my nostril? Will it go away?

Thank you in advance!
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Monday, June 20th, 2011

Posted by:tetrominoes.
Time:2:47 am.

Septum piercings are something I coveted for a while before actually getting one. Despite some people saying they are "gross" or "masculine," I actually think they are classy and super feminine (well, that is, on girls). I love that it isn't a super traditional nose piercing and the way it can change your face.

So, story time. But I'll make it short! I got my septum done twice. The first time it was absolutely crooked and it absolutely hurt getting pierced. There was a heavy, heavy amount of pressure on it constantly because it was pierced so crooked that the jewelery wouldn't lay right. If I even kind of tried to push it forward, it hurt a lot.

After about a week of this, I went back to the shop and asked another piercer (one I had seen there many times before) to check out my piercing. She confirmed it was crooked and we talked a lot about getting it re-done (for free, obviously). This girl knew what was up and she talked so knowledgeably about the piercing that I fully trusted her.

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Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Subject:Is my septum peircing wrong ?
Posted by:winonataylord.
Time:8:20 pm.
I got my septum pierced 7 days ago and I had it flipped up as soon as I got it to hide from my parents, I flipped it down yesterday and it felt really tight around my nose like it was hugging it and it flips itself forward... Sometimes I'll push it down and it will stay until I tilt my head down and it springs back up so the peircing is literally facing forward,
And the peircing itself looks further bAck than others that I've seen it's basically dead centre of my nose wall I just need to know if its because of the swelling and after a month or so the peircing will hang down normally or what if I change the bar to a smaller one and the hole becomes looser... Just feel that it's really close to my face and not far enough to the tip of my nose it looks nice though I just want it to look normal asap!
Do you think I should go get it re pierced or just leave it and it will go normal soon?
Thanks heaps ! :)
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Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Subject:Finally got my Septum piercing!!
Posted by:zombiechick13.
Time:5:26 pm.
 Hello all!  Long time stalker, first time poster here. I fell in love with this piercing a couple of years ago, and for one reason or another (usually monetary or a guy I was seeing) I never got it done. Finally this past week I got the money together and went and got my piercing that I had so coveted for so very long. The experience overall was pretty good. The piercer was very nice, and informative. He answered all of my questions and made sure that everything was shown to me, and cleaned and ready in front of me which I appreciated since I work in the medical field. The piercing itself didn't hurt at all. It was quick, then it was over, no biggie. The jewelry stung, but that always happens with piercings so nothing new there. He was very surprised that I didn't really tear up or anything. I truthfully teared up worse when I had my nostril pierced. I really like this piercing, it is soooo easy to care for and three days after the piercing it is barely sore. It's easy to clean and looks really cute, my only regret is that I didn't get it done sooner! :D

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Friday, December 17th, 2010

Subject:Sneezy McSneezysons.
Posted by:poor_toms_acold.
Time:6:58 pm.
I'm getting my septum pierced at 8g as soon as my retainer arrives! Whoo! But I have a question re. pre-preparation. I have a really sensitive nose - I get crazy allergies (and it's allergy season here in NZ) and even thinking about my nose makes it itchy. I recently had my nostril piercing stretched half a mm to fit my new jewellery, and I nearly sneezed the taper out. So I'm pretty nervous about my upcoming septum piercing, not because of the pain but because of the sneezing.

So is there anything I can do before P(iercing)-Day to lessen the sensitivity of my nose? I plan to double up on my allergy meds, anything else I could do?

Cross-posted to off_stretched
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Friday, December 10th, 2010

Posted by:chowdahed.
Time:1:07 pm.
Mood: grateful.
Hey guys, I've been the proud owner of a septum piercing for a few years now. It was relatively painless and I've never had any problems with it. Just wondering what your gauge preference is and if you know of any circular barbell sales going on around the internet right now. Thanks!!!
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Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Subject:bruised piercing?
Posted by:cyybergod.
Time:1:33 pm.
So I had my septum done about 5 or 6 weeks ago. Got a little bit lazy with the sea-salt soaks (currently studying abroad in Central America and CRAZY busy,) so it's been slightly irritated and crusty the past couple of weeks. I've been soaking it more often, now. I have a 14g curved barbell.

Last weekend, I was at a park on the Costa Rican/Panamanian border, and the excursion involved riding in the back of a pickup for a stretch. I went to adjust my septum ring just as the truck bumped hard, and I wound up shoving the ring all the way to one side, jamming the ball against the piercing hole/shoving any crusties through the hole. I'm sure you can imagine just how much that hurt.

Anyway, four days later it still smarts something awful if touched. I've been soaking it twice a day in weak sea-salt and water with a tiny droplet of tea tree oil added (to combat any potential infection from the irritation) I'm a little worried I did something to the piercing hole. If any crust on the ring brushes the piercing hole, it makes my eyes tear up--the pain is that bad. Otherwise, it doesn't hurt unless I touch it. I can't really see the piercing hole, but it's not oozing anything other than lymph. At first I was worried that it was infected from the trauma, but now I think it might just be...bruised?

Going to my piercer is not an option, but I have a friend who is a piercer. Should I ask him to check it out, just to be safe? Any tips on trying to see your piercing holes with a mirror better?
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Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Subject:That wasn't SO bad
Posted by:mangiati_vivi.
Time:1:53 pm.
Hello again! New guy here. I ended up going for it, and am a proud owner of a shiny new ring through my flesh.

Thanks to aaarghalex for commenting to my earlier post - I ended up going with what the people at the shop I went to claimed was "implant-grade stainless steel" with no nickel in it, because they didn't have the titanium ring I wanted in the right size. The piercer gave me a guarantee that if any problems arise, he would swap what I have now for titanium if any problems arise.

And I have to say - those of you who claim that getting your septum pierced didn't hurt at all are either freaks, super-human, or dirty stinkin' liars. When that needle sailed through my skin, I DEFINITELY felt it. Granted, I'm much more accustomed to tattoo-releated pain, but damn. While it wasn't bad enough to dissuade me from getting more piercings in the future if this one works out, the sheer difference in both the type of pain and the overall sensations between tattooing and piercing is interesting to say the least.

Based on the advice of the piercer and my wife (who's had her septum pierced for years) I settled on a 14g CBB, with plans to slowly stretch to at least 10g once it's healed up.

Long story short: I'm totally happy. Even if this ends up rejecting and I have to take it out, I'm glad I gave it another shot. One of my reasons for getting this done was to reclaim a little control over my body - I've been dealing with a reoccurrence of a chronic injury, and let me tell you, it was good to finally have control over the pain for once.

Anyway, under the cut is a pic of the newly-perforated me. Please disregard the blue marking pen line - I'm still working on getting it all cleaned off, lol.

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Friday, August 13th, 2010

Posted by:mangiati_vivi.
Time:2:32 am.
Hello friends!

I come to you fine folks with a few (probably extremely noobish) questions. Hopefully you'll be kind enough to lend some advice.

I want to get my septum pierced, but a few bad piercing experiences in the past have me a bit worried.

Question One: For an individual who is prone to having trouble healing piercings, what metal would you recomend? I have reason to believe that my previous issues with piercings may have been caused by an allergy to either nickel, silver, or both. I know that niobium and titanium and such are supposed to be better for those with sensitivities, but what's the difference between the two? If one is noticeably better than the other but also more expensive, that's ok. I'm willing to pay more for this to go right.

Question Two: What's the general concensus on the largest gauge one should start with? I'm not looking to start off with a half-pound of metal in my nose, but I'm a big guy with a big face, and I'd hate to get pierced with something super tiny and have to stretch up later. I also hope to go with a retainer from the start, as this isn't primarily a for-show modification.

Question Three: A few years ago, I had to have a capillary in my nose cauterized because it kept bleeding all the damn time. Is there any way that my piercer could examine my nose in such a way that he/she was able to avoid any "bleeders"? I understand that it might bleed a bit no matter what I do, but I'd really like to avoid having that spot re-cauterized again!

And...I think that's about it! I'm including a "before" pic - hopefully in a couple days I'll be back with an "after".


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Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Subject:Two questions! :3
Posted by:furorpoeticus.
Time:4:23 am.
I got my septum pierced on May 15th and it didn't hurt at all. There was a small pinch, but that's all I felt. My piercer told me to wash it daily with anti-bact soap like Dial and to salt soak it twice daily for the first two weeks and then once daily for the next few weeks.

I did that religiously until about the second week, then I stopped washing it or soaking it at all. I've never had piercings anywhere but my ears and I've found that the less you mess with them the better and the faster they heal.

My piercer (and I have read this, too) said that I would get crusties often and that they were a good thing. I rarely get crusties, and if I do, it's after I wash the pierce with Dial... which I do whenever I feel like it. I'm pretty sure it's just bits of the soap I missed drying up.

My nose was sore for the first few weeks and now it barely hurts at all. However, I believe that the right side of the pierce isn't healed yet. The left side is. Sometimes when I move the pierce (I usually have it up my nose because my dad doesn't know about it) it's not painful at all, but if I hit it at a certain angle on the right side, it feels like I'm opening a scab? But it doesn't bleed.

My question is... it's been almost 2 months since I've had the piercing and I am dying to change the ring. Is it difficult, should I have my piercer do it for me, should I wait another month or so? What is everybody's experience with this sort of thing?

My piercing is one of the ones a bit higher up in my nose and luckily it's not crooked. I have a pretty small nose... so I have a second question!

As I was shopping for jewelery for my septum I came across sizes like... the length of the jewelery and the width. I know the difference between 14G and 16G etc (mine is 16) but I don't understand when they say .7 mm or .15 mm or whatever. What does that denote?

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Thanks so much you guys! :D
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