A septum piercing is pierced through the soft cartilage that separates the nostrils. A septum piercing is commonly pierced with a 16 or14 gauge surgical steel captive bead ring or circular barbell. Other titanium or gold options are available upon request. Septum piercings take between 2 to 4 months to fully heal. The aftercare for septum piercings is as follows:
Once a day, dissolve 2-3 rocks (or 1/8 teaspoon) of un-iodized seal salt in one cup of warm water. Form a seal with the edge of the glass against your skin and soak the piercing for five minutes. If you are having difficulty forming a seal with your cup, pour the solution onto a clean paper towel and compress the piercing with the paper towel, making sure the compress stays warm. After 5 minutes, thoroughly rinse the piercing and pat dry using a clean paper towel.