Hi all! I'm considering getting a septum piercing for a specific reason: being able to attach a lightweight nylon leash to it now and again. I figure I'll go for a nice solid 10g segment or fixed
bead ring in either steel or titanium so it won't be too tiny/thin, but will still heal up pretty
quickly. I am thinking of getting pierced at 8g, then when I'm healed, using a
clear parylene coated earskin in 8g for daily wear. When I feel like
wearing the ring and leash, I figure I'll pop the 10g ring through the
8g earskin in my septum and attach the leash to the ring.
The questions I have for you lovely folks are:</p>
Have you ever attached a (very lightweight) leash to your septum
ring, or to someone else's septum ring (or any other piercing)? Was it too
heavy for the piercing, causing soreness, or did it work without
What type of septum ring was used: segment ring, captive bead, fixed bead, or ... ? What gauge?
</p>[*]From the various reviews on the thread, it looks like earskins are often used in septums, but I didn't see any reviews specifically stating they used other metal jewelry through the earskin in a septum. Do you think an 8g earskin in a septum with a 10g ring under light tension from a leash would split or tear, necessitating constant replacement?
[*]Also, does an 8g septum piercing require a dermal punch, or can it be done with a needle? Can a healing 8g septum piercing use a short 'staple style' retainer to stay out of sight? [/list]
Thanks, folks! I appreciate it </p>