How to Change My Septum Ring

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Change up your look by changing your septum ring.
Change up your look by changing your septum ring. (Image: Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Body piercing options abound with plentiful body parts from which to choose. A popular piercing site, the septum, involves piercing the cartilage between the nostrils. Although getting a septum piercing sounds exceedingly painful, a professional piercer can locate the precise spot for piercing that will eliminate most of the discomfort. After your septum piercing heals, change change the ring by following the recommendations you receive from your professional piercer.

Changing a Threaded Ring

Grasp the ball and turn it to the left to unscrew it.

Remove the ball of and pull the ring out of the septum channel.

Open the new ring you wish to place in the septum and insert the ring through the channel carefully.

Twist the ball to the right on the end of the ring to close it.

Removing a Captive Ring

Hold the ring near the opening and pull the other side in the opposite direction gently to remove it.

Twist the ring carefully and slide the end out of the septum.

Open the new ring you wish to place in the septum and insert the ring through the channel carefully.

Align the ends of the ring to engage the tension and hold the ring in place.

Tips & Warnings

  • Wait for the recommended healing time before you remove a septum ring. Generally, a septum piercing requires eight to 10 weeks to heal.
  • Wash your hands with soap and dry them with a towel before touching the piercing area.

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