Friday August 17th, 2012 @ 8:12 PM
Filed under: Nose
My septum is 3 weeks old and it occurred to me a couple days ago that other people’s septums are pierced a lot more towards the tip of the nose, and mine is extremely close to my face. The piercer told me it was pierced through the sweet spot yet it doesn’t look right and won’t stay vertical. This picture was taken the day after I got it pierced. There isn’t anymore dried blood and it has gone down a bit but not all the way. This morning I noticed a pimple-like bump on the right side of the piercing, and I’m pretty sure it’s rejecting. Would it be rejecting because of the poor placement or is the placement correct and it’s rejecting for other reasons? Should I just take it out and get it re-pierced correctly from a better piercer?
You are right in assuming your piercing has been done incorrectly. A septum piercing is generally placed towards the tip of the nose in the small gap between the cartilage (also known as the “sweet spot”).
I do not think your piercing is rejecting. While the placement is incorrect for a traditional septum, there is nothing to indicate that you would not be able to heal this piercing if you were so inclined.
Unless you like having a more unique twist on a basic piercing, I would remove this and have it done correctly. If you decide to keep the piercing it might be better suited to a different style of jewelry. I don’t think the circular barbell will ever lay down all the way. A barbell would be comfortable and look cool.
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