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Septum
« on: 14 Sep 14 / 03:03 PM »
Hello!

I got my septum done today! I have a feeling the jewellery might be a bit to long to flip up my nose (I've got a small nose). I tried a little, but it seems it won't get into the nostril. I'm not going to play with it any more though, as I know it's bad for it.

I'm worried though, as I need to flip it up before my parents come to see me next Friday. I think it might be because of the swelling that I can't do it at the moment, but if it isn't, what should I do?

I'm not sure the piercer has any shorter retainers that are wide enough for my septum, and I really really don't want to incur the wrath of my parents. (And my boyfriend thinks it's a little too long too.)

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Re: Septum
« Reply #1 on: 14 Sep 14 / 03:18 PM »
Give it a few days to let the swelling go down, it will be much looser/more mobile then. Fiddling with new piercings is never a good idea, you will increase the swelling, so let it settle.
What jewellery do you have in it now? You can always go back to your piercer and see what they suggest. If you need to change it after only a week you should definitely get them to do it and bear in mind it will set the healing back.
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Re: Septum
« Reply #2 on: 14 Sep 14 / 03:26 PM »
Yeah, I was thinking (and hoping) that might be the case! It's a 16g black staple retainer. It looks a little wonky at the moment though, but I had read that that can be because of the swelling, am I right?
Thanks so much for the advice WP, you're always so helpful!
 

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Re: Septum
« Reply #3 on: 14 Sep 14 / 04:30 PM »
Swelling can definitely make new piercings look wonky, so don't worry. :)
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Re: Septum
« Reply #4 on: 14 Sep 14 / 05:53 PM »
Just one more question (hopefully), I promise! How do you know if your septum piercing is too low? I know everyone's sweet spot is different, but how can you tell if it is done wrong? And if it is, is it alright to leave it in there for now, and when you can get to a more reputable piercer, get it redone/ get their opinion.
 

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Re: Septum
« Reply #5 on: 14 Sep 14 / 05:57 PM »
You can feel where the sweet spot is on yourself quite easily by feeling for it on your septum. It's soft feeling. But that probably won't help now since it's sore and swollen! I'd suggest going to a good pierced to get it checked asap because if you have to take it out it will heal quicker the less time you leave it in for.
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Re: Septum *Update 15/9*
« Reply #6 on: 14 Sep 14 / 08:15 PM »
Thanks Marthakins. It could be up to a month before I can get it looked at (the piercer that I love is up in Dublin, about an hour and a half away and money is quite tight to travel.).

I think the retainer is just a tad too long really and I'm just freaking out like I usually do!

***UPDATE***

So I ended up going to Dublin to get it looked at. He said it was a little low, but nothing too bad. I got a circular barbel (in a nice pale blue colour) put in at his recommendation. He also was able to flip it up which is good. I won't try myself until Friday morning (the day my parents are coming and my birthday :) ). He said to just keep to good after-care, no dirty hand touching, the usual. I might post some pictures of it tomorrow maybe if people would like to see.
My boyfriend is infinitely happier with this than the really really long retainer (so am I!). All's well, ends well. I'm glad I got it checked anyway. Thank you so much for the advice WP & Marthakins!
 

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Re: Septum
« Reply #7 on: 19 Sep 14 / 04:58 PM »
I'm glad it worked out for you, we always want pictures!
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Re: Septum
« Reply #8 on: 19 Sep 14 / 05:20 PM »
Definitely need pics lol
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Re: Septum
« Reply #9 on: 19 Sep 14 / 05:23 PM »
Here's a terrible quality picture, but you get the gist! (I don't understand why it's sideways though!)

Also, just a little thing, I had a few worries this morning and made a new thread about it. Any advice would be so welcome. You guys are the best :)


 

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Re: Septum
« Reply #10 on: 19 Sep 14 / 07:03 PM »
Looks good :) I also like your hair colour. I saw that but I really don't know much about septums so I can't help really sorry :(
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