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.
Hiding your piercings for school or work is always a pain but septum piercings are one of the easiest to hide. All you need is a decent septum retainer and no one will be able to spot your septum piercing.
Septum retainers come in two basic types: U-shaped septum retainers and bullet or post septum retainers. Both types are very comfortable to wear and will hide your piercing completely. These retainers are very cheap and practical, so you can stock up on spares or keep one in your bag for quick jewellery changes. To buy any of the septum retainers in this blog post just click on their images.
U-Shape Septum Retainers
U-shape septum retainers are literally a U-shaped bar. They can be worn with the ends pointing down or flipped up inside your nose to hide your piercing. These septum retainers are very easy to use and comfy to wear. Despite their simple design these retainers will stay in place even at night. These septum retainers are also ideal for healing a new septum piercing. They cannot move around and you are less likely to fiddle with them than a ring, so your septum is able to heal without any movement or getting dirty.
It’s almost back to school time and for many BJS customers that means one thing – hiding your piercings! But never fear, here at BJS we have plenty of great piercing retainers to help you hold onto your piercings through term time. From clear piercings jewellery to safe metal-free studs, there are lots of options to suit you, your piercing and your school.
Over the next week I will be showing you which piercing retainers are the best for different types of piercings. Today I am focusing on lip piercing retainers. Lip piercings are very popular and they are banned in most schools. It’s easy to see why schools have such a problem with lip piercings – they are highly visible and literally in-your-face. Some schools have banned lip piercings all together while more moderate schools are happy as long as you use a discrete lip piercing retainer. Lip piercings are relatively difficult to hide but if you choose the right lip piercing retainer you can make your lip piercing very hard to spot.
Multi-use body piercing tubes are a revolutionary type of piercing jewellery – a flexible, biocompatible bar that you can trim to size and use with a huge choice of accessories. Multi-use body piercing tubes can be used in almost any piercing and feel much more comfortable than metal bars. They are made from BioFlex, so they are very bendy and can help reduce healing times â€“ what more could you want?
The thing that makes multi-use body piercing tubes different from regular BioFlex bars is that they are hollow. This might not sound very important but the fact that these tubes are hollow allows you to trim them and cut them in half. It also gives them their flexibility, very light weight and means that they are compatible with threaded metal balls, internally threaded metal balls, push-fit accessories, BioFlex accessories and O-rings.
Benefits of multi-use piercing tubes
â€¢ Can shorten healing times
â€¢ High flexibility reduces stress on piercing
â€¢ Highest biocompatibility of any piercing jewellery
â€¢ Lightest body jewellery available
â€¢ Can be trimmed to fit/cut in half
â€¢ Compatible with huge range of accessories
â€¢ Very affordable
â€¢ Ideal piercing retainer
â€¢ Safe for hospital, X-ray, MRI scans and pregnancy
â€¢ Can be autoclaved
â€¢ Ideal as initial jewellery â€“ use a tube with room for swelling and simply trim excess when swelling has gone down Continue reading →
Most people wear a metal barbell in their tongue piercing but what if you need something different? The answer is often a plastic tongue ring – plastic tongue rings feel softer, won’t damage your teeth and are safe for X-rays and hospital. Non-metal tongue rings are also a good compromise for school – many schools believe tongue bars are unsafe but the majority will agree to a plastic tongue retainer as a compromise.
When you hear the words â€œplastic tongue ringâ€ you might think of a cheap, flimsy plastic ring, but piercing technology has come a long way! Nowadays â€œplasticâ€ tongue piercing jewellery is made from hi-tech biological plastics such as BioFlex and PMMA, both of which are highly biocompatible. BioFlex is also proven to reduce healing times, so itâ€™s great for getting your tongue pierced with too.
Plastic Tongue Ring Retainers
These tongue piercing retainers are designed to keep your piercing open while being discrete and safe. They are the ideal tongue bar for school and work. You can also wear these plastic tongue rings while you are at the dentists, in hospital or have an X-ray.