What Is a Septum Piercing?
A septum piercing is . . . well . . . exactly what it sounds like: it's a piercing in your septum, the thin piece of tissue in your nose that sits in between your left and right nostrils. "It goes through the very front tip of your nose," Tom Gottschalk, piercer at Dorje Adornments in Rochester, New York, told POPSUGAR. "There's a little bit of skin up there called the 'sweet spot,' and we try to get it through the thinnest area of the nose and make it nice and straight."
Do Septum Piercings Hurt?
Pain is relative, and what might be extremely painful to you may only be moderately uncomfortable to someone else with a varied pain tolerance. As it goes with any piercing regardless of its location or the person getting it, a little pain should always be expected — after all, you are puncturing your skin.
"That's a question that I don't usually answer for people because it's all different levels of pain," Gottschalk said. "But there's no piercing that doesn't hurt."
If potential pain is what worries you the most, experts say you can take a Tylenol or acetaminophen before your appointment to help minimise it.