One of the big advantages of septum piercings is that you can hide them completely with a septum piercing retainer. Most piercings can be made more discrete but you can make your septum piercing disappear completely. Septum piercing retainers work so well because the actual piercing is up inside your nose. As long as the jewellery is hidden in your nose, it is completely hidden. This makes a septum piercing ideal for people who aren’t allowed piercings at work or school.
U-Shape Septum Piercing Retainers
The most popular type of septum retainer is the U-shaped retainer. These retainers are simple but very effective. To insert this retainer you pass it through the piercing so that the ends are hanging down from your nostrils. You can then flip up the ends inside your nose, so they are pointing straight up. And voila, your piercing is completely hidden! These septum retainers are very comfortable to wear and won’t fall out. For extra security against prying eyes, choose a black retainer that won’t catch the light.
Blackline Septum Retainer
Gold Plated Septum Retainer
Steel Septum Retainer
Bullet Septum Piercing Retainers
Another option is one of these bullet septum piercing retainers. These retainers are like a tiny flesh plug and are very small. They are held in place by an O-ring and some people find them more comfortable. Bullet septum retainers are available in a wide range of gauges, so they are ideal for stretched septum piercings.
Most schools do not allow eyebrow piercings and they are frowned on by most workplaces too. As much as I love eyebrow piercings, it’s easy to see why employers and teachers object to them so much – they are highly visible and noticeable. Despite how noticeable eyebrow piercings are, they can be hidden by using an eyebrow retainer.
An eyebrow retainer will make your piercing much more discrete and most schools will allow you to keep your piercing as long as you wear an eyebrow retainer. Most eyebrow retainers are really cheap, so you can pick up a few spares or experiment with different types to find the right one for you.
Ear piercings are the most popular type of body piercing and hiding them can be a big deal if you attend a school that does not allow â€˜non-standardâ€™ ear piercings. Many schools allow ear cartilage piercings but some do not allow anything other than ear lobe piercings and most frown on stretched ears. Thankfully there is a great choice of ear piercing retainers available. A well-chosen ear piercing retainer will hide your ear piercing and make it very hard to spot.
If you have a nose piercing and go to school or college, you may be in luck â€“ many schools allow nose piercings, even if they do not allow other facial piercings. Nose piercings are seen as more â€˜normalâ€™ and some schools turn a blind eye to them. If however your school does not allow nose piercings, you will need to invest in a nose piercing retainer. Nose piercing retainers are easy to use and they do a great job of hiding your nose piercing.
Nose piercings are relatively easy to hide, especially if they are tucked into the curve on the side of your nostril. Most nose piercing retainers hide the nose piercing completely and look like a mole or pimple. Some are completely invisible but most are just very discrete. A well-chosen nose piercing retainer will only be spotted by people who know you have your nose pierced. There are two main types of nose piercing retainers, which you can learn more about below. Everyone is different and you may need to experiment to see which type of nose piercing retainer is right for you.