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Wholesale septum piercing jewellery

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The Piercing Process

Septum piercing process

The hard nasal cartilage itself is not pierced, but septum piercings are done through the small gap between the cartilage and the bottom part of the nose, known as the alar cartilage or “sweet spot”. The septum piercing procedure is done typically with 14g (1.6 mm) needles but  16g (1.2mm)  or 18g (1mm) can also be used. The initial septum piercing jewellery is of the same size although it is often stretched to a larger gauge once the healing process is complete.

  1. Professional piercers always start with evaluating if customers are suitable for septum piercings.
  2. Then the septum jewellery is chosen, normally consisting of a circular or horseshoe barbells for first-time users.
  3. The area and the equipment to be used is then thoroughly disinfected. The professional piercer will use gloves and perform the procedure with a single-use needle.
  4. The placement of the septum jewellery is marked in ink whilst checking all angles to ensure the dots are the same height and distance on both sides of the nostril. The proposed placement of the septum piercing jewellery is verified by the piercer with the wearer and confirming that it is in a comfortable spot for them.
  5. A small clamp is used to hold the tissue in place and to stabilise the area. The wearer is advised by the professional piercer to take a deep breath or control their breathing before and during the actual process. Then the needle or cannula needle is steadily passed through the tissue.
  6. The sterilised septum jewellery is put through the new hole and carefully secured.

The whole process is over in a relatively short time and the proper aftercare process should be discussed to reduce the risk of infection and rejection.

The Stretching Process

It is possible to stretch septum piercings, but this should be done slowly. 1mm at a time and waiting at least a month between stretches is advisable. If a certain point is exceeded, usually about 8mm, the cartilage gets forced towards the top of the nose, which can be uncomfortable.

It is possible to stretch septum piercings, but this should be done slowly. 1mm at a time and waiting at least a month between stretches is advisable.

Aftercare For New Septum Piercings

Septum piercing aftercare

As with all piercings, a strict aftercare regime is needed for septum piercings to ensure a trouble-free healing period. The professional piercer should encourage the wearer to stay healthy, for the duration of the full healing time which will often vary from 2 to 3 months. Although the piercing site will feel like it is healed after about 8 weeks, care must be taken as the tissue inside the fistula may still be tender. A saline or sea salt soak should be administered twice a day. Furthermore avoid picking at the piercing, as well as rotating or unnecessary touching the septum jewellery used.

Considerations for Septum Piercings

In the case of a thin alar cartilage or deviated cartilage, attaching septum rings or other jewellery to this part of the nose is not recommended since it can lead to complications. As a professional piercer, it is important to study and evaluate each customer’s nose and analyse the viability of this placement on a case-by-case basis.

Wearers of septum jewellery and septum rings should be aware of the smell they may experience. This is known as “septum funk”, which is the scent emitted from dead skin cells build-up near the pierced area. Customers should be encouraged to keep the area and septum jewellery clean and be vigilant if the smell is combined with pain, yellow pus, or blood, as this could signal an infection. Switching to glass septum piercing jewellery once the fistula has healed can also help limit the smell.

Types of Jewellery Used for Septum Piercings

Different types of body jewellery can be used as septum piercing jewellery. The most common types worn in septum piercings are septum nose rings, such as captive bead or ball rings (CBRs) and circular barbells, curved bars, spirals, clickers or pinchers. For large gauge septums, customers often choose to wear plugs, since they prevent the fistula from being damaged by sudden movements, which is helpful in the healing process. Retainers are also helpful for this.

Septum retainers

Retainers to Keep Septum Piercings Open

Another option for septums are retainers, which are staple or U-shaped. This type of septum piercing jewellery is particularly easy to hide when desired, for example, to comply with a dress code or for the workplace. Septum retainers make it possible to turn the item up into the nose, thus concealing it. With black septum jewellery flipped up into the nostrils, this pierced type can be made practically invisible. A circular barbell can also be hidden by pushing it to the back into the nose, but it may sometimes be uncomfortable.

Choosing Jewellery for Septums

Septum piercing jewellery sizes

Septum Jewellery Sizes

When it comes to septum piercing jewellery, each individual’s anatomical difference makes the septum piercings placement and size unique. The most common starter gauge of septum piercing jewellery is 14g (1.6mm) or 16g (1.2mm), but this may vary depending on the wearer’s anatomy. Sizing down to 18g (1mm) might be more appropriate for certain customers. In our septum jewellery UK catalogue you can find a variety of wholesale septum rings and other body jewellery supplied in bulk

Best materials for septum piercing jewellery

The Best Materials for Septum Piercings

One of the most important things is choosing the correct material, which is not only the case for septums but also for all body jewellery. For new piercings, 316 surgical steel, 14KT or higher gold, and ASTM F-136 titanium (Ti6Al4V ELI) septum jewellery are preferred as these materials are biocompatible and complication-free. Other materials like 925 sterling silver and 10KT gold can be used once the piercing has healed.

Septum piercing jewellery designs

The Different Designs

Septum jewellery choices are varied and depend on the needs and preferences of customers. Customers who will need to hide septum jewellery will have fewer options to choose from. There are two types of items available. The first one being a retainer, which is a staple shaped piece, and the second one being a circular barbell.

Professional piercers should not suggest seamless, segment, or other wholesale septum rings for initial septum piercings as they can rotate inside the fistula and can cause damage while it is healing. Therefore, they are unsuitable to be used as initial piercings. Septum piercing jewellery in the form of continuous rings can be chosen once the fistula has fully healed.

Best-Selling Types of Septum Piercing Jewellery

Jewelled Circular Barbells

Jewelled Circular Barbells

Circular barbell jewellery for the septum is sold in many variations of materials, lengths, and colours to choose from. The attachments for septum piercing jewellery come in different shapes such as solid balls, cones, and dice. They are available with bezel-set or Ferido-glued crystals in up to 16 different colours. The attachment balls featured in the septum jewellery UK catalogue are also sold in wood, ASTM F-136 titanium (Ti6Al4V ELI), 316L surgical steel, and more. Most are 14g (1.6mm) or 16g (1.2mm) and come in lengths from 6mm to 16mm.


316L surgical steel, anodised steel, PVD plated steel, titanium G23, anodised titanium, and acrylic

Wholesale Septum Clickers

Wholesale Septum Clickers

These clickers come with a mechanism that shuts the septum piercing jewellery and prevents it from falling out. One end of these clicker rings contains a hinge and the other end is snap shut that secures the hinge. Wholesale septum rings like these clickers are supplied in a variety of unique ethnic designs. Clickers have posts that are 14g (1.6mm) and 16g (1.2mm) in lengths from 6mm to 8mm.


316L surgical steel, 925 silver, and gold or rose gold plated silver

Large Gauged Septum Pinchers

Large Gauged Pinchers

Pinchers are horseshoe-shaped septum piercing jewellery held in place with double O-rings. This kind of nasal septums jewellery is made of 316L surgical steel or PVD plated steel and sold through our septum jewellery UK catalogue. Septum piercing jewellery in the form of pinchers are produced in a variety of gauges and width of 10mm and 12mm.


316L surgical steel and PVD plated steel

In the last few decades, septum piercings have become one of the most requested types. This has led to the production of many different kinds of septum piercing jewellery. They come in basic but also unique designed variations. The great variety of products that can be used for septum piercings is in stock and available through our online wholesale body and septum jewellery UK catalogue.