Art Dump: Spring 2022 Part 1

I've been using Photoshop to give my artwork that "uncanny valley" look. LOL. Here we have one of my older illustrations rendered on Procreate and edited in Photoshop's smart portrait neural filter.

Anyway, today we're going to talk about one of the trendiest piercing styles around septum piercings! A septum piercing is a piercing that goes through the thin strip of skin between your nostrils. It's a bold and stylish piercing that can really make a statement.  

Updated version of an old work. See the original on my Instagram.

First off, let's talk about the piercing process. A professional piercer will use a hollow needle to create a hole in your septum. They'll then insert a piece of jewelry, typically a captive bead ring or a horseshoe barbell. The healing process can take anywhere from 6-8 weeks, and during this time, it's important to clean the piercing regularly and avoid touching or twisting the jewelry.

Now, let's talk about the pros and cons of septum piercings. On the plus side, septum piercings are versatile and can be easily hidden if needed. You can flip the jewelry up into your nose so that it's not visible, making it a great option for anyone who wants a piercing that can be easily concealed for work or other formal events.

Septum piercings also have a lot of potential for creativity when it comes to jewelry choices. You can choose from a variety of styles, materials, and colors to make your piercing truly unique.

On the downside, septum piercings can be a bit painful to get, and the healing process can be uncomfortable. You may experience some swelling, soreness, or discharge during the healing period.

Additionally, septum piercings can be prone to infection if not properly cared for. It's important to keep the area clean and avoid touching the piercing with dirty hands.

In conclusion, septum piercings are a trendy and stylish piercing choice that can make a bold statement. While the healing process may be uncomfortable, the versatility and creative potential of this piercing make it a great option for anyone looking to add a little edge to their look. So if you're thinking about getting a septum piercing, do your research, find a reputable piercer, and enjoy your new stylish accessory!