If you like the look of a septal piercing, but aren't sure how to make a real piercing, you can easily make a fake septum piercing. Get some wire, paper clips, or an earring hook and use pins and scissors to make a cool fake septum piercing. However, make sure you also pay attention to safety measures. Watch for sharp edges, use clean materials, and make sure you know how to deal with an allergic reaction.
Method 1 of 4: Using Pins and Pencils
Step 1. Gather the necessary materials
Wire is usually used to make a false septal piercing. You can buy a variety of wire types at your nearest knitting craft store. Choose a wire that is a color you like, but is easy to bend. You'll also need a pencil and tweezers.
Step 2. Cut the wire with pincers
You'll trim them later, but start by making 5 to 8 cm long strips of wire. Roll up the wire with a pencil. This will create the necessary arch for the septum piercing. After that, take pins and trim the wire until both sides are the same length. Make neat, firm cuts with pincers. You have to cut the wire neatly to make it safe to use.
Step 3. Add the beads
Septal piercings are usually decorated with beads. If you want to make a piercing that looks neat or realistic, try putting small beads on it.
- You can buy small beads at a craft store. Choose the color and design you like.
- If you want to add beads, pause before making small circles on each side of the piercing. Attach the beads, then use the pincers to bend both ends of the piercing.
Step 4. Use pincers to bend both ends of the wire back
You should make the sharp end of the wire fold away from the bend. Make two small circles on either side of the fake piercing. This will ensure that the piercing doesn't puncture or irritate the inside of your nose when you insert it.
After that, use your fingers to bend and fold the wire as needed to make a loop that fits over your nose. You may need to manipulate the shape with your fingers to allow the wire to form a circular loop. So don't give up if this takes a long time
Method 2 of 4: Wearing Earrings
Step 1. Prepare the necessary materials
If you can't find wire you like at the craft store, you can use earring hooks instead. Earring hooks are very easy and can be purchased at craft stores. You also need tongs.
You can also use barbell earrings to make fake barbell piercings. If you choose these earrings, prepare a pair of barbell earrings instead of hooks
Step 2. Put on the earring hook
An earring hook generally has one end that folds inward and forms a loop. Use pincers to bend the unfolded end to form a circle so that it resembles the other end.
Squeeze the hook of the earring until it forms a half circle. Use your fingers to change the shape of the hook into a loop. After that, squeeze the two ends to fit in the nose
Step 3. Bend the stem of the earring to make a barbell piercing
A barbell-shaped septal piercing is a large, non-curved, rod-shaped piercing on both sides. You can prepare barbell earrings, which are earrings shaped like a barbell, and then use pincers to create an arch. This will make for a cool barbell septum piercing to wear.
Changing the shape of barbell earrings takes a lot of work. It may take you a while to get the shape right if you use this method
Method 3 of 4: Using a Paperclip
Step 1. Prepare the necessary materials
Paper clips can also be used to make a false septal piercing. These are usually easier to shape than wire or earring hooks. You will also need pins and pencils. Also prepare paper clips, pens, and scissors.
Step 2. Bend the paperclip to form a septal ring
Straighten the paperclip until it is fully stretched. After that, bend the object with a pen until it forms a circle.
Pinch the two ends of the paperclip together so they are the same length and make a small circular loop about the same size as the septum piercing. Use your fingers to bend it until it forms a half circle that fits snugly on the nose
Step 3. Use paper clips of different colors
If you're using paper clips, consider using a few different colors. You can make a fake septal piercing in a variety of colors, such as red or purple. One of the drawbacks of colored paper clips is that the paint is cheap and fades easily. If you use colored paper clips, you may need to change your fake piercing regularly.
Method 4 of 4: Taking Safety Measures
Step 1. Keep all objects clean
Keep all the materials you use to make a false septum piercing clean. When inserting a septal piercing inside the nose, dirty material can cause infection or trigger disease. Wash pins, wires, paper clips, and other materials with clean water and antibacterial soap before use.
Step 2. Make sure you make a neat cut with the pincers
When using pincers, make quick, neat cuts. You don't want the edges of the wire to feel rough. Doing so can puncture or tear your skin.
If the edges of the wire feel rough, use sandpaper to smooth them out until they are completely smooth
Step 3. Watch for allergic reactions
Avoid using materials that trigger an allergic reaction when making a false septum piercing. If you feel a rash or burning sensation appearing, you may be having an allergic reaction.
If you have an allergic reaction, use an antibacterial cream. Make an appointment with your doctor to find out how to treat the infection. Do not wear fake piercings which can cause infection. Try using a septal piercing made of another material
Step 4. Attach the piercing and adjust the size if necessary
Choose one of the methods above, then wear the piercing while you are still at home before wearing it out. You may need to adjust the size of your piercing if it doesn't fit your nose.
- A septal piercing is attached to the flesh that connects the nostrils. Place the piercing in the area and walk for a while.
- If the piercing falls off or feels loose, use pincers or your fingers to tighten the fake piercing. On the other hand, if your piercing is painful you may need to increase the size of the circle.
Step 5. Done
- If you feel like getting a real septum piercing, wear a fake piercing for a while to make sure you like how it looks.
- If you're wearing a fake septal piercing and one of your friends finds out it's a fake, don't pretend you don't know and say it's a real one. Admit that the piercing is fake so you don't have to lie.