Hit by an impossible smell and freaked out when you realized it is coming from you?
It is normal…
You are the only one who can smell it. ...If that is a comfort in any way…
Most septum pierced people experience that smell at one time or another, Or at least enjoyed it in their healing process.
Being known as “septum funk” or “septum stench” that smell is very common with other body piercings as well. Taking them out for cleaning or changing, you can notice that they’d smell a little something too.
The fact that the nose and septum piercing are stuck in your nose, obviously makes it more distinctive and probably more bothersome.
Don’t mistake that excretion for pus, it is sebum which is there to protect your skin, keep it moisturized and healthy.
A mixture of dead skin cells, probably boogers as well, even old soap is what gives it the rotten odor.
Model - Amelie Axelson
Septum Ring - Neptune's Child
Keeping a good healthy cleaning routine is recommended in general, and could help you minimize or even prevent that odor.
If all is nice and healthy with your septum piercing jewelry, simply use Q-Tips with warm water and soap, or use the antiseptic your piercing studio once recommended you should use to take care of your fresh piercing.
Carefully clean the pierce from both sides. Rotate your septum ring as much as the jewelry allows and clean the spot which is normally inside the septum channel. If the smell doesn’t go away,
Take the jewelry out, soak it in warm water and gentle soap.
Dip a soft piece of cloth or cotton puffs in the soapy water and rub the jewelry.
Wearing the septum ring again, if the smell is stubborn, consider choosing a different material for your septum ring.
Model - stunning Natascha Pedersen
Septum Ring - Gold septum ring - Cool Breeze
Pata Pata Jewelry is a boutique studio shop that was created to bring the love and passion of Doron for unique style and self expression. Doron, owner and designer at Pata Pata Jewelry is a professional goldsmith specializes in quality, custom handmade septum rings, nose rings and nose studs, cartilage earrings, tragus and daith jewelry. Her piercing jewelry collection in solid 14k gold and sterling silver range from feminine and delicate to fearless and bold designs.