Can a septum heal with a retainer?
Septum piercings are usually pierced with a horseshoe barbell or circular barbell, so if you are going to need to hide it during healing, a retainer is a safer way to go to.
What is a septum retainer used for?
The septum retainer can be used when an undetected piercing is desired. After insertion in your septum piercing, the retainer is flipped up into the nostrils keeping the piercing open, yet virtually invisible. The septum retainer is also a popular alternative to ring type jewelry.
Can you see a septum retainer?
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. (The jewelry can sometimes be seen if someone is under you and looking directly into your nose, but who does that?)
When can you put a septum retainer in?
You shouldn’t remove your new septum piercing for at least 6-8 weeks, but you can make it look more discreet and avoid it getting inflamed during this time. Once you’ve had your piercing for a few months you will be able to wear a retainer ring which you can flip back into your nose to hide the piercing.
How long does it take for a septum to heal?
A septum piercing does most of its healing in 2 or 3 months, though it can take as long as 6 to 8 months to heal completely for some people.
Where’s the sweet spot in your septum?
If you pinch your septum, you should feel a thin area of skin between some hard cartilage and the tip of your septum (often referred to as the sweet spot). That’s where the septum piercing is placed. It is a little bit higher and a little further forward than you might realize.
How long does it take your septum to heal?
How long does it take to heal? A septum piercing does most of its healing in 2 or 3 months, though it can take as long as 6 to 8 months to heal completely for some people.
What does a septum piercing say about you?
A septum piercing is associated with people who want to set themselves apart. Whether other people will like them for it, they wouldn’t really care. To this end, people with septum rings end up appearing as rebels without a care in the world, and any efforts to rein them in will simply result in a clash.
How can I hide my septum piercing from my parents?
Concealing a Septum Piercing Using a Retainer. Purchase a septum retainer after 6-8 weeks. A retainer is a septum ring that you can flip inside your nose when you want to hide it. It will keep the piercing hole open while making it less obvious that you have a piercing.
Can you stretch your septum with a pincher?
All jewelry for fresh stretches should be single flare, never stretch with double flare jewelry! For septums, there’s two categories of jewelry you’ll be stretching with. If you are stretching standard, single or no flare plugs, pinchers, and circular barbells are going to be the styles you use!
Will my septum close if I take it out for a day?
Yes, septum piercings do close if kept out. It however, depends how long you’ve had it for. If you haven’t had the piercing for very long, it can take up to 24 hours for it to fully close, while the exterior will be open for much longer.