Septum placement too close to face?

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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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3 Responses to “Septum placement too close to face?”

  1. That piercing is CRAZY low but I actually think that looks really cool! How about getting it pierced again above this one and wear two barbells? That’d be awesome.

    Olive on September 6th, 2012 at 7:33 am
  2. It looks like it was pierced through the skin under the sweet spot, the sweet spot is a membrane that is between the skin and the cartilage and how close or how far away from the face depends on the individual anatomy which can vary from person to person, but even with that being said that is way to close to the face.

    Tiffany Guadagnino on December 8th, 2012 at 7:47 pm
  3. I’ve felt that same place on my own nose (I do already have a septum piercing) and it’s as if there were a second sweet spot!

    Your piercer got it all wrong but there’s nothing wrong with it in itself as a different kind of piercing. I imagine it will heal pretty good.

    ChrisBr on March 23rd, 2013 at 5:51 pm

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