Nostril & Nasal Septum Piercing


Can be pierced with a ball closure ring (BCR) or stud.

Nostril are usually pierced on the meateus of the nose (the bobble) as blood supply is rich in this area. The nasal septum is the dividing piece of cartilage between the nostrils. You can opt to be pierced with a discreet keeper (like a horseshoe and the ends can be flipped up into your nostrils) for if you need to hide this piercing.

The inner muscosal surface of the nose cannot be disinfected and harbours pathogenic organisms. If this surface of the nose is pierced, these organisms can enter the tissue and cause an infection which may ultimately lead to scarring.


Aftercare Information for Nostril & Nasal Septum Piercings

Aftercare for body piercings is vitally important. Please read the following information carefully to ensure that the risk of infection is minimised. 

* Do not touch the piercing on the first day. 

* The entrance holes will need cleaning with a saline solution twice a day for at least four months. You can make your own saline solution using one litre of boiled water and one teaspoon of unbleached sea salt. 

* Do not pick at scabs as this will cause unnecessary bleeding. Scabs prevent entry of bacteria which could cause infection; scabs will fall away when ready. 

* During the healing process, do not take the jewellery out to clean. If prolonged or major irritation occurs, consult your GP. 

* Punktured recommends waiting at least four months before changing the jewellery.

* Do not swim, use hot tubs or jacuzzis for at least 6 weeks.

* Do not sunbathe or use sunbeds for at least 6 months.

Healing times vary from person to person depending on many factors such as diet, lifestyle and stress. If you are concerned at all, contact us and we will be happy to help and answer any questions you may have.