December 16, 2023

What Gauge is a Septum Piercing?

There's no one-size-fits-all answer to what gauge is a septum piercing, as the size of your nose and cartilage is going to affect how comfortable it is and how quickly it heals. That said, it's generally recommended that you start off with a 14-gauge septum ring or barbell and only move up to a 16-gauge if your piercing is healed enough for it to handle it. A reputable piercer can help you find the right size for your unique anatomy and preferences.

Septum piercings made a triumphant conquest of social media a couple of years ago and are still going strong. Championed by Zendaya, Zoe Kravitz, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Badgalriri, among others, it was clear that this piercing trend wasn't going anywhere. It's also worth noting that most workplaces have policies on body modifications, so if you plan on getting a septum piercing in the future, check out your company handbook before you make the decision to get it.

If you're unsure of where to begin, you could opt for a captive bead ring, which has a beaded or jeweled centerpiece designed to sit in the center of your septum. This style is light, easy to clean, and can be swapped out for different jewelry as you'd like.

Once your piercing is fully sealed up and healed (i.e. no longer swollen, oozing or crusty) it's safe to change your jewellery. Just keep in mind that messing with it before then will only cause irritation and set back the healing process. When changing your jewellery, always opt for a stainless steel, niobium, or titanium option that will be safe and hypoallergenic. Gold is fine too, but it can irritate your nose's skin and should only be used as a last resort.


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