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My now 4mm septum

OK, so my piercing. It all began through a friend's brother; he had quite a few piercings, and my interest in native Americans. This interested really introduced to suspension rituals and me tribal piercings. So with the help of a search engine I found BME. This was my first real insight into the real world of piercing. It took me over a year to build up the courage to get my ear pierced. Once I did I wanted more. However the one piercing I wanted above all was my septum. The day I got it done was a wet cold Monday afternoon, once my college day had finished. I already knew the staff, as I had by then got 5 piercing all done by Holli (forehead, rims of my ear and double labret). I always get nervous and pumped up before a piercing, which is due to the adrenaline pumping through my system. I had already decide that I want my septum up to 4mm, and could not wait to have it pierced. I expected it to be really painful, but looking back it did not really hurt that much. I sat down on the couch in the studio, and talked to Holli as she went through the standard procedure. She stuck her fingers up my nose to find the right place to pierce. Once she had and marked it, she clamped it. I knew now there was no turning back, not that I wanted to. It felt sore afterwards. She went through the aftercare procedure with me. I did not really follow it, preferring to use saltwater soaks, which felt really nice and soothing. That Monday must have also been my lucky day, as I managed to land a part time job at the studio. I can have all the piercings I want, and get jewellery and piercings cheaply. My septum is now nearly fully healed and at 4mm (6 gauge). I am really pleased with it and now want to get to get my p.a. and a frenum ladder done, as well as getting my back and head tattooed. I have also just had my wrist done and am getting the other one done in a week's time. The bit that makes my septum really special to me is the fact that it the largest (I know 4mm Is not huge) that I know of in my area, and people often comment on its impressive size, which I like was foolish when it came to stretching it. I don't know how many times I have read on your site or been told not to stretch it until it is fully healed. This advice I choose to ignore, and I am really glad that I did not really hurt myself. After about 2 weeks I increased the size to2mm, this felt fine so a week latter I got a 2.4mm. Then after another week I stretched it to 3.2mm. This I did by purchasing a 3.2mm bcr (ring) and a tape, and then proceeded to stretch it in the shop, standing in the middle of the floor. Luckily the shop belonged to a cool guy who I know and all he did was watch as I stretched. I was back about a week later to repeat the process but this time up to 4mm cbb (circular barbell). This time I know was really my big mistake, as I tore the septum (if that makes any sense) and it bleed. I know this was really stupid, and it's not something I am proud of. I recently made a nice pair of wooden curved tusks for it, which I think, look really good. I would say to any one wanting a septum piercing to for it. It the most discrete facial piercing I can think of, and will leave almost no visible sign it has been pierced if you take it out. However if like me you want to stretch yours, please wait and do it probably, what I did was stupid, you should never stretch piercings until they are fully healed and then you need to wait at least a month before you stretch again. Me getting facial piercings really made my mum angry, and as a result I have had a major argument with my dad. I still feel that my piercings are right and I am glad to have them as I feel that they reflect me at the moment and who I want to be for the rest of my life. Even though my mum banned from getting facial piercings, I still got them for me, not for any one else or to be rebellious. One thing I do find as do a lot of my friends is getting a lot of abuse for the way we look. Don't ever listen to it. One thing that has really changed in me is how I view different people. I no longer see people as being unfashionable or freaks, but as being them and what we really need is a world where everyone can be them.
That may sound like a look of crap to you, but I really believe it, So don't worry about what people say or think, be you and get things done for your own reasons.


submitted by: Anonymous
on: 25 April 2001
in Nose Piercing

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Artist: Holli
Studio: Asgard
Location: Southampton%2C+england

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