Septum piercings

Septum piercings

Celebrities with septum piercings

The septum piercing today seems as popular as the belly piercing used to be back in the late 90's. Suddenly you see it everywhere, fake and real. Lady gaga is wearing one, as is Rihanna. Each celebrity responsible to make extreme the new mainstream. Now it is a world wide fashion but lets not forget the roots of it. And I am not referring to the punk scene.

History of the Septum piercing

The septum piercing is actually the second most common piercing among primitive tribes after the ear piercing. You can trace its history to Native American Indians, Indians, Bengalis as well as African tribes but probably most known for their septum piercings are the Kangi tribes of New Guinea. There to have the septum pierced by a pig's tusk is part of a boys journey towards adulthood, their initiation. In Bangladesh on the other hand  its mainly women wearing the septum as a sign of being married and its made out of gold. 

The septum is also referred to as The Bull's ring piercing as it was sometimes used to break bulls for the farm life. But it does not only need to be rings worn as septum piercings. The Asmat tribe of Irian Jaya used to wear a  septum jewelry called "Otsj," which were large and thick bone plugs. 
However what i find most interesting, is the Australian aboriginals, who wore it to flatten their noses as flat noses in their eyes were the most desirable.


How long do septum piercings take to heal?

The healing time for septum piercings typically ranges from 6 to 8 weeks, though individual experiences can vary. Proper aftercare practices play a crucial role in expediting the healing process.


Types of septum piercings

Standard Septum Piercing: The classic septum piercing is placed through the central cartilage, offering a versatile and timeless look for self-expression.

High Septum Piercing: Positioned closer to the tip of the nose, the high septum piercing is a subtle twist on the standard, creating a unique and striking aesthetic.

Septum Clicker Piercing: Featuring a hinged ring that 'clicks' into place, the septum clicker piercing offers a seamless and stylish appearance with ease of use.

Stretched Septum Piercing: For those seeking a more avant-garde look, the stretched septum piercing involves gradually enlarging the hole to accommodate larger jewelry, allowing for creative and bold jewelry choices. 


What is your reason for wearing a septum piercing? 

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