Good old septums - and as many people say one of the most controversial and noticeable piercings out there. They are edgy, bold and whoever wears them gets a lot of attention.
Over the past few years, they've become one of the hottest trends and they can be seen everywhere. From celebrities to rebellious teenagers and regular punters - everyone is loving them.
The origins of septum piercing are very interesting and in many cultures, this beautiful piercing means something different. The Septum piercing was beloved by the Aztecs, the Mayans, and the Incas. They wore a variety of
The piercing is also popular in India, Nepal, and Tibet, a pendant “Bulak” is worn, and some examples are so large as to prevent the person being able to eat, the
Additionally, Septum piercing was widely practised by many North American Native tribes. The name of the Nez Perce (picture on the right), a tribe of Washington state, stem from their practice of piercing the septum: Nez Perce is French for “Nose Pierced” and was given to the tribe by the French fur traders. (source: http://craigpokesu.com/the-history-of-septum-piercing/)
Nuu-chah-nulth (left picture), also called Nootka, North American Indians who live on what
Many people are scared of committing to the real deal and the thought of the pain and long healing process really puts them off. Many people have different reasons why they do not want to get their septum pierced and it's completely understandable. Luckily, fake septums are widely available and if you feel like changing your style without commitment, they are a great alternative! Here at Tribalik, we are big fans of both and we totally support people's choices; whether they're sporting real or fake septums we have something for everyone! Silver, brass or gold plated, tribal or simple designs- whatever floats your boat we'll have it!
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If you decide to get a real septum make sure to choose the right salon and an experienced piercer. The quality of body