Septum piercing goes through the septum that divides the right nostril from the left. It is also called a bull nose piercing or a horseshoe piercing.
The nasal septum is made of cartilage tissue. Your piercer will not actually pierce the cartilage here. Rather, the gap that is in line with a regular nostril piercing is the one that is marked for piercing. This part is called the sweet spot. Remember when you wear a septum ring, the piercing should not be stretched too much because it can change the shape of your nose, obviously making it droop… 🙁
While some people prefer to get piercings that can take thinner gauge septum rings, others prefer to stretch the piercing to wear heavier gauge septum rings. Septum piercings normally take up to twelve weeks to heal provided the aftercare instructions are followed strictly.
The most popular jewelry worn on septum piercings are the captive bead rings and the circular barbells. Some people wear staple-shaped septum retainer when they want to hide the piercing. These come in different sizes. Those who have a larger piercing use septum keepers or bullet plugs.
Captive bead septum rings, captive ball rings or ball closure rings feature a bead that is held in place by the metal rings pressure. This is the kind of septum rings most people opt for. The captive bead ring can be easily opened. The better quality septum ring is a snug fit in the piercing. There is no chance of getting the skin caught in it.
Septum rings also include septum keepers or retainers that help keep the septum piercing intact and invisible. These come in two types – staple shaped and plugs.
Barbells are versatile body jewelry that are also used as septum rings. Barbells can be straight, curved, banana shaped or ring shaped. One or both ends of the barbell can be threaded to take a bead. Circular barbells are called horseshoe barbells because of their shape. These can be of various materials, colors, designs, sizes and patterns with dangles of different themes. When you browse you will come across an amazing range of septum rings to choose from so that you can wear different rings for different occasions!