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What is a septum bullet?

What is a septum bullet?

Bullet Septum keepers are rounded bolts of steel, kept in place with a silicone ‘o’ ring. They come in all sizes from 1.6mm through to 8mm.

What is a septum retainer used for?

A septum retainer is a piece of jewelry designed specifically to hide in the nose versus hanging down decoratively. It’s a smaller piece of jewelry that will have a snugger fit, usually made from glass, steel, titanium, or acrylic. Most retainers can actually be flipped down and be visible if desired too.

How does a septum retainer work?

Similar to a nose stud retainer, a septum retainer keeps the piercing full without being plainly visible. Most septum retainers will look similar to an unused staple. Simply insert the retainer and flip the ends back into the nose.

When can you put in a septum retainer?

Purchase a septum retainer after 6-8 weeks. It will keep the piercing hole open while making it less obvious that you have a piercing.

Can I hide a septum piercing?

Is it easy to hide? Septum piercings are the easiest facial piercing to hide. If you wear a septum retainer, all you need to do to hide it is flip it up inside your nostrils.

How is the septum pierced?

A septum piercing is where a piece of jewelry is inserted through the thin wall of cartilage that separates your left and right nostrils. This is typically done with a sterile, single-use needle. First, your piercer will mark the “sweet spot” (where the actual piercing will occur).

Can you sleep with your septum flipped up?

Can I flip it up while healing? Yes! That’s one of the best things about this piercing- it can be flipped up while healing. Remember to always wash your hands and piercing well before and after flipping it up, and don’t sleep with it flipped (unless you are wearing a retainer).

Why does my septum ring stink?

Being known as “septum funk” or “septum stench” that smell is very common with other body piercings as well. Taking them out for cleaning or changing, you can notice that they’d smell a little something too. A mixture of dead skin cells, probably boogers as well, even old soap is what gives it the rotten odor.

Can you get a septum piercing and hide it?

Can you see a flipped up septum?

Notice that you can either flip them up or down for them to be visible. Notice that, in most cases, they use a horseshoe barbell and sometimes also the circular barbell for the piercing. But if you have a sole intention to hide the septum, then you should use the retainer. You won’t go for any retainer out there.

Can a 13 year old get a septum piercing?

Cartilage (including nostril) and septum piercings are performed on qualified minors aged 13+. Navel, eyebrow, and industrial piercings are performed on qualified minors aged 16+. In order to pierce a minor we will need their ID, showing their photo and name, as well as that of the adult signing for them.

How bad does septum hurt?

Nose piercing pain level A septum piercing (the tissue between your nostrils) can hurt a lot for a short time but heals quickly because the septum is so thin. And if you have a deviated septum or similar condition, this kind of piercing can hurt even more because your septum nerves can be overactive .