I have a pretty moderate pain tolerance but fear of pain is the worst part of any type of pain for me. Scale of 1-10, how much does a septum piercing hurt?


I have a double forward helix, 3 lobes, a nostril and a septum. The septum hurts for a second while it’s happening, probably 30 seconds. Then it itches like CRAZY for about a week. And then after that it only hurts if you get hit in the nose. Which I didn’t realize how often that happens to me via my dogs lol. In my experience, a piercing hurts as bad as pinching the spot with your nails hard for a second hurts. I would say the septum has been the least painful but most itchy to heal and about the same as a nostril to pierce. Not as painful as a forward helix to pierce.

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Septum piercings are generally low on the pain scale, as long as they’re pierced correctly and through the sweet spot. I felt a tiny, sharp poke and then a little bit of pressure. It was very quick.

I just had mine done this weekend and I was actually surprised by how painless it was. I'm sure everyone is different, but for me it just felt like a pinch and maybe some pressure. She had me take a deep breath and then let the air out right as she was doing the poke, then again when putting in the jewelry. I think the breathing helps a lons .

for me, for the short amount of time that it hurt, it was like 4 or 5/10 and brought some tears to my eyes because it's a nose piercing, but I didn't properly sob or anything cuz it was only painful for a second. it takes a while to heal tho- took me over a year, maybe two years for it to be completely fine to pull on and change with no pain. I think I got hit partway through by my dog's whippy tail and that hurt a bunch, so maybe it tore it a bit, but that was a couple years ago and it's 100% healed now.

Fear of pain is the worst for me as well, can't stomach the idea of a tattoo so I've stuck to piercings because one needle is enough. That being said, I blinked and my septum piercing was over. My friends were in the room and they genuinely didn't realize it had happened because it was so quick. The worst part of it was the next day when I went to the beach and it was cold and windy which dried out my nose.

For me, it felt like if you hit your nose. It’s not exactly painful per say, but more uncomfortable than anything.

For me the pain was sharp for about 30seconds made my eyes water and my toes curl. After the jewellery was put in the pain was gone and everything was fine. My nose had a dull ache for maybe 2-3 hours and since then I haven’t had any pain. the only time I feel pain is when I bump it. (I got mine 3 days ago)

Provided the piercer knows what they're doing and pierce your sweet spot and not the cartilage around, it's a pretty low-pain piercing. Probably one of my least painful piercings, on par with lobes.

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It's likely to make you tear up, because nose piercings stimulate tear production, but other than that it's a easy piercing to get. Just make sure your piercer has experience with them, because it's also an easy piercing to misplace.