Revealed: Everything You Need to Know About Septum Piercings

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Septum piercings are nothing new, but it's definitely one of the more unusual places to get pierced. Yet I'm spotting more and more people on the streets of London flaunting a hoop through the middle of their noses. Now, this may be TMI, but have you ever plucked a hair out of your nose (I know it's not just me)? Well, it stings. Your eyes water. You sneeze.

Surely, a piercing right through your septum would be an unbearable experience? According to Maria Tash's head piercer, Kevin Lamb (known as @kevinthepiercer on Instagram), it's not all that bad. And I trust Kevin—he gave me my recent conch piercing (the hole that goes right through the ear), and it was surprisingly, jaw-droppingly painless. Tempted to get your septum pierced? Read on for our Q&A with Lamb.