Pros and cons of a septum piercing
July 5, 2007 6:56 PM Subscribe
I'm thinking about getting my septum pierced, and I'm wondering if people have any positive or negative experiences with the process of the piercing itself.
posted by a red so deep to health & fitness (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've been thinking about getting my septum pierced for a long time, but I have a few issues that I need resolved first.
Facial piercings are allowed at my job, and it would be really small anyway, so people's perceptions of me aren't an issue at all.
I'm mostly concerned about two things: the pain and the healing.
I know it's going to hurt, but just *how* bad? I've gotten tattoos before, but this just seems so much more intense. Does it make a noise? I'm imagining a terrible crunching sound. And does it bleed a lot? I can handle the pain and the blood, I just want to be prepared.
And is the healing problematic? I have slight allergies, and it seems like any nose blowing or anything like that could really affect the healing process. Any advice on how to best take care of it? I know the piercer will have suggestions as well, but I really want as many opinions as I can get.
One final question: Can anyone recommend a good piercer in Austin? I haven't lived here that long, and it seems like something like this shouldn't be left to the yellow pages.