So I had been planning to get my Septum pierced for over a year, just never got around to it with working and study, but one day me and a few of my friends decided to go get pierced.
This to me looked like a great opportunity, so I booked in to my piercist to have two piercings done, (my right side Monroe, and my septum.. but hey this story is about my septum so I wont go into detail with my Monroe.)
I was scared as anything to get my septum done after seeing my friend get hers done the year before and tears filling up her eyes.
One of my friends and I walked into the room when our piercist called us in, first she got her Labret pierced, then left the room.
Next up was my septum, my piercist was telling me that it would hurt more than the Monroe, but the clamp hurts more than the needle, she told me to close my eyes. I closed my eyes and felt a little pinch from the clamp, which didn't hurt, so I opened my eyes.. the needle was now in my nose with the receiving tube and she was putting the jewelry in its place, I was expecting my nose to be rushing out with blood, but it didn't, there was a little bit of blood. But to be honest, it did not hurt at all, I was scared for nothing.
A few days later the pain clicked in, and I couldn't touch my nose at all. I was in too much pain to even blow my nose, and that just sounds ridiculous. I decided to wait until 2 weeks after and if the pain hadn't gone a little bit I would take it out, the pain went down a little bit and I wanted to clean the piercing thoroughly, so I tried to take it out, but the balls were so tight I couldn't get them off, I kept trying to twist them and twist them but they wouldn't budge at all. About 4 days later I managed to finally get the balls off, so I took the ring out and cleaned my nose and the jewelry.
I know I am not supposed to take the jewelry out for 6-8 weeks, but I always do anyway and the rest of my piercings have turned out fine.
Back on subject, I tried to get the ring back in, but I couldn't because I couldn't see into my nose, so I decided to get a flash light and try it that way, I eventually got the jewelry back in, but pus started oozing out everywhere. So I kept cleaning it, while the jewelry was still in my nose.
I had the piercing done about a month or 2 ago. It has healed up, but any sudden bumps cause it to get infected. Like a week or so ago, my friend accidentally hit me in the nose, and my septum got infected. So I took it out and squeezed the pus out, there was a heap of that, then I sprayed it with anti-bacterial piercing spray, it healed up within 3 days.
Overall, I am very happy with my septum, the jewelery is what they call a horseshoe it is a 16g, I didn't want the captive bead, I don't think it would of suited me.
People in my family aren't too happy about the piercing, but hey, I like it and in the end, it's my body and I have to live with it, and if I get sick of it, I can always take it out.
The best part about it is when I have to work or go somewhere formally, I can always just flip it up into my nostrils and no one will ever be able to tell the difference.
This is definitely my favourite piercing, although my sister wants to rip it out of my nose, my uncle wants to tie a string to it and pull me along, however that would work =S and my dog keeps headbutting it.
I am thinking of changing the bar eventually and just getting a huge spike through the center, I think that would look rather cool.
People look at me strange when they notice my septum piercing, but oh well... let them stare I say!
I can't wait til my whole family get to see it at Christmas time, it should be rather fun to see their reactions to my pretty nose.
Ohh, I hate blowing my nose all together with the piercing though, it always gets in the way.. Argh!
I want to get another one, but I'm not too sure about it yet, my nose isn't that big, so it might look a little strange, Haha.
submitted by: Anonymous
on: 01 May 2008
in Nose Piercing