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20 Crazy-Cool Septum Piercing Ideas (PHOTOS)

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Dress up that nose!

Septum piercings have been around for a long time. They were common amongst the Native Americans, specifically the Tecumseh, Tenskwatawa, and Shawnee tribes. They were practiced by the Aztecs, the Mayans, and the Incans, and individuals from Africa to southwestern Asia have sported the piercing.

But what is a septum piercing? Well, a septum piercing is a piercing which passes through the thin membrane of tissue between your nostrils. It is a piercing which sits below the hard cartilage of your nose.


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According to Infinite Body Piercing, septum piercings are usually “placed closer to the tip of the nose than the face," as this location tends to be universally flattering. And while the piercing may appear "hardcore" or intense (as many people commonly associate the piercing with "savagery," and/or bones through the nose), this piercing is relatively easy to sit through and heal — usually taking just six to eight weeks. It is also one of the only piercings you can hide, both during and after healing!

Still not sure if this piercing is right for you? Check out these TK incredible septum piercings you have to see to believe.

1. Septum piercing from Maria Tash

A post shared by Maria Tash (@maria_tash) on Oct 23, 2017 at 6:00am PDT

Subtle yet flashy, this classic gold ring from Maria Tash adds a touch of elegance to a simple septum piercing.

2. Septum piercing from Infinite Body Piercing

Bold and beautiful, this unique piece from Tether really makes a statement.

3. Septum piercing from Immaculate Body Piercing

Proper placement and jewelry can make or break a septum piercing. This is a perfect example of a septum piercing done right. Bold and beautiful!

4. Septum piercing from Athanasia Fehse

Looking to add some edge and attitude? Bold, black jewelry will really make a statement.

5. Septum piercing from Sophia Body Piercer

Not all jewelry is created equal, and this beautiful diamond clicker from truly is a bar above the rest. Stun-ning!

6. Septum piercing from Steve Olin

With bright, orange CZs and a blue anodized body, this piercing really stands out.

7. Septum piercing from Maria Tash

A post shared by Maria Tash (@maria_tash) on Dec 8, 2017 at 1:04pm PST

Perfectly punk, this spike septum ring is both beautiful and badass.

8. Septum piercing from The Geeky Piercer

While bold jewelry can (and does) make a statement, sometimes less is more — and this septum piercing is a prime example. Cute and classic!

9. Septum piercing from Stay True Body Piercing

This beautiful gold and peridot ring is highlights the piercing and the piercee's face. Simply elegant.

10. Septum piercing from Infinite Body Piercing

Interested in making a subtle statement? Septum retainers (like the one picture here) are perfect for guys or gals who want rock basic bling.

11. Septum piercing from Ryan Townshend

A post shared by Ryan Townshend (@ryancore89) on May 7, 2018 at 10:30am PDT

Septum piercings come in various shapes and sizes, and this large crescent is perfect example of a stretched septum piercing.


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12. Septum piercing from Anna Lydia Struwe

Want to show off your septum? This stacked piece proofs sometimes more is more.

13. Septum piercing from Immaculate Body Piercing

The amazing piece — pictured here — is bold and beautiful.

14. Septum piercing from Tether Jewelry

A post shared by Tether Jewelry (@tetherjewelry) on Mar 12, 2018 at 8:02am PDT

This gorgeous gold piece, from Tether Jewelry, is as intricate as it is elegant. Truly stunning!

15. Septum piercing from Spec Body Art

Subtle and sexy, this little baby is perfect for the gal (or guy) who wants to make a simple statement.

16. Septum piercing from Infinite Body Piercing

Loving this look from Infinite Body Piercing and Maya Jewelry! Seriously. This is a real showstopper.

17. Septum piercing from Aliya Schwengler

What's better than one septum ring? Three. 

18. Septum piercing from Sexy Pterodactyl

Slap some arrows to a curved barbell to take your look to the next level.

19. Septum piercing from Tribal Rites Tattoo & Piercing

This white gold hoop from BVLA is cute and classy.

20. Septum piercing from Tether Jewelry

A post shared by Tether Jewelry (@tetherjewelry) on Feb 13, 2018 at 6:04pm PST

Three words: simple, elegant, and edgy.


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Nicole Lane is a wife, mother, writer, and regular contributor for YourTango. She is a staunch defender of women's rights, she believes firmly in equality and parity, and she is an advocate for women's health, mental health, and sexuality.

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