In some cultures, such as the Kangi of New Guinea and the Kiman-Papuans of Irian Jaya, septum piercings have been performed on boys to protect them form the mystical power of woman, or to signify the young adolescents growing independence from their mothers.
In western popular culture, however, septum piercings on girls are becoming increasingly popular, and have evoked mixed feelings and reactions. Some commentators believe that septum piercings on girls are distasteful and unattractive, whilst others claim that septum piercings on females are a highly flattering adornment.
Nevertheless, septum piercings on girls are a rising trend, which is why information regarding the possible dangers and infections which can occur as a result of having a septum piercing, should be carefully considered, as should aftercare.
My daughter has just had her nose pierced (she has to take the little stud out for school though) I was opposed at first but she's sixteen in April and can do so then anyway. Good news is: she doesn't want anymore piercings. :)
My 14 year old just asked me if she can get her ears triple pierced. It is very trendy. I'm thinking on it... :)K
I actually wrote this article after my son had his septum pierced, I didn't want him to but he was almost twenty so it was his decision. I think pierced ears heal quite a bit faster and are less risky. Still, it's good to have the information in case of infections. Thanks for stopping by, Katie.
My daughter just got her ears pierced, thanks for the tips on healing, cleansing and spotting infections that can occur from piercings. :)K