About half of Hollywood walks around with a septum piercing. 

From Jessica Biel to Rihanna, and from Zoë Kravitz to Zendaya. The septum piercing cannot be left out of the street scene.

Even though you are not allowed to wear piercings at work or school: a septum piercing is still possible. After 6 to 8 weeks, turn the piercing inward, and no one will look that deep into your nostrils. 

septum piercing inksane

What is a septum piercing?

Let's bust the myth: a septum piercing goes not through the cartilage Between your nostrils.

If it did, find another piercer. 

Our piercers insert a septum into the soft tissue below the cartilage.

How does it work? 

Are you afraid that a septum piercing will hurt tremendously? 

Then do the test in your sweet spot: pinch the soft tissue with your fingernails. It's not pleasant, but you can't call it painful either. 

The piercing will hurt even less: our piercers use a sharp needle and are a crack at their job. Before you know it, the piercing will be in. 

Anke Labaere - Piercer at Inksane Roeselare

"A professional piercer puts a septum piercing under the cartilage, in the soft tissue. This is also called the sweet spot."

How do I care for my new septum piercing?

It takes about 6 months before a septum piercing is healed. Not only aftercare, but also your general health, stress, lack of sleep... determine the duration of the healing process.

Do you have to wait 6 months to a beautiful gem put in your septum? Definitely not! We can start with the jewelry of your choice. Do you already know which one you will choose?

What not to do:
  • Not fiddling, twisting, pulling, pushing on your new piercing.
  • Do not use alcohol.
  • Avoid swimming, sauna, tanning bed and taking a long bath for 4 to 6 weeks. During these activities, your blood vessels expand. There will already be natural swelling after piercing. Therefore, a longer rod will be inserted in the beginning. The rod may become too short if you do any of these activities.
What to do:
  • Wash your hands before touching the piercing.
  • Clean your piercing up to 2 times a day with a saline solution. We recommend Neilmed Piercing Aftercare.
  • If you do not have a saline solution, then you can clean the piercing under flowing lukewarm water up to 2 times a day.
  • Pay close attention when you blow your nose! If it moves a lot, your piercing may get irritated.
septum piercing inksane
Anke herself has a septum piercing.


  • My piercing is swollen.

This is completely normal because your body is reacting to the "trauma." 

That's why you start with a longer rod in your piercing. When the swelling goes down, return to downsize.

  • My piercing itches. 

This is a good sign: your piercing is starting to heal! 
A lot of itching or pain combined with itching is not a good sign. Then it is best to go for a check-up drop by.
  • Do you have more questions? 

The price of piercingour gems and much more info can be found at Inksane Piercing.

When in doubt, you can book a free appointment to ask all kinds of questions to the piercer. If your doubts are cleared after that, you can get your septum pierced immediately. 

Anke - Inksane Roeselare
Jelle piercer St-Niklaas
Jelle - Inksane Sint-Niklaas
Bloe - Inksane Brussels

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