Facial piercings; ever heard of Elaine Davidson? She is officially titled “Most Pierced Woman” in 2000; she had 192 piercings around her face and head! While “Most Pierced Man” Luis Antonio Aguero had 175 rings adorned on his face alone! This is just an example of how far one can go when it comes to body piercings and may seem pretty extreme to many.
But piercings have been quite common in many cultures and tribal communities around the world for generations. With people opening up to various cultures and fashions, there are different types of piercings that are available today.
Let’s look at some of the most common types of facial piercings that are available in alphabetical order;
Also known as butterfly kiss, cheek piercing, and teardrops, this type of face piercings are quite rear. Though it is a surface piercing, with proper jewelry and care, it is low risk.
The bridge piercing is a small yet very attractive piercing that sits on the nose bridge. It is also one of the most common piercings in the world.
This article will provide you with everything you need to know about this piercing, from how it looks to its benefits and risks.
The bridge piercing has been around for a long time, and it has been getting more popular over time. The reason for this is because it can make people more attractive and because it is so easy to maintain.
Normally pierced with a 1.6mm flat labret studs, cheek piercing is another facial piercing. The most common type of cheek piercing penetrates the facial tissue into the oral cavity, imitating dimples.
Relatively common piercing and usually take one year to completely heal but closes within 1 or 2 days of the removal of the jewelry! Like other piercings, only professional piercers should carry out eyebrow piercing.
There are different eyebrow piercings available, and one would need to choose which looks best on them. Depending on the shape of their face and eyebrow, one can choose between the barbell design and the trapped pearl design, and there are several custom-made eyebrow piercings available today.
A form of lip piercings. Pierced in the philtrum, directly under the septum and the most common jewelry is a curved barbell. Possible problems are tooth and gum erosions.
Similar to Jestrum, piercing only differ in location. Also referred as the tongue pillar, it is pierced below the bottom lip, just above the chin, and sometimes.
A variation of jestrum piercing, where a labret stud is used for this type of lip piercings.
Monroe piercing is also known as a Madonna, Crawford, or mouche piercing. It was popularized in the late 70s and 80s. Relatively painless and heals faster than other piercings, where it takes between 2 to 3 months, but there are many cases where it heals within 3 to 6 weeks.
Other common head & facial piercings
Either one can carry out the ‘single hole’ ear piercing, or their imagination is their limit. While normally, ear piercings are a simple hole at the end of the ear lobe – because it is the fleshiest part of the ear – one can go ahead with three, four piercings in the ear, or they can even pierce the top of the earlobe.
Tongue piercings are just one of many body piercings that people can get. They are usually done by piercing through the tongue in order to create a hole.
The tongue is pierced with a needle, and then the jewelry is placed into the hole. There are many different types of tongue piercings, including surface piercings, barbells, and rings. The surface piercing goes through the top layer of skin on your tongue, and barbells go through the entire thickness of your tongue. Rings go around your entire tongue, but they have a gap in them, so they don’t go all the way through your mouth.
Eyelid piercing, another form of facial piercing, is quite a complicated piercing, which consists of piercing the upper eyelid. This is a very rare type of piercing, and only a handful of people have ever tried it. However, those who have gone through it did not report any issues with the piercing. To look for people with eyelid piercings, one would have to visit the various tattooing and piercing conventions.
These are some of the types of face piercings widely prevalent today.
What Other Readers Have Said
Rose: “I got my ear pierced a week ago, and it’s swelling, and the earing is kinda sinking into my ear. I’m scared it’s going to fall out the other side. What do I do?”
What pieces can you get? “What kinds of rings and studs can you get when getting a nose piercing at a 16g. Something small and not noticeable during a parent doesn’t want it done or at a job?”
Nose piercings: “I have gotten my ear pierced before, but they got infected. Would it be a good idea for me to get my nose pierced?”
Anna: “Can they numb your nose so that it won’t hurt! Because I’m very scared of needles and I have heard bad things about the gun! So I was just wondering if there was anything I could do to make the experience less painful?”
Piercer: “In many piercings, the long-term effects are less severe than the short term. It is important to know what you may be getting yourself into, so be aware of the risks prior to getting a piercing.”
Surface and Other Body Piercings: “The only long-term effects of surface piercing are primarily found in permanent scarring of the area when you remove them. Depending on the placement of the piercing, this may prove an unsightly annoyance. There are many products on the market that help to lessen the depth and visibility of scars, so there is hope.”
Types of Body Piercings: “Body piercings can take several forms, including standard piercings, surface piercings, and unique piercings such as microdermals. This variety of techniques means that piercings can be successfully placed on virtually every part of the body.”
Caitlyn: “How long do I have to wait before I can take it out for work. We can’t have facial piercings. I have my lip pierced, but I had that before I got the job, so I can take it out and put it back in. I usually work 6 hours a day, so will it close within that time period if I take it out ?”