Bit of a different collaborative post today! I only have my belly button pierced but I have been tempted by a crazy ear piercing – like top of the ear or something like that.
Piercings are an incredibly versatile way to change your look depending on your mood. Unlike tattoos, piercings can be removed easily and can heal with no trace expensive removal treatment. If you’re thinking of adding a shiny peice of body modifcation, here is a quickfire guide to help you decide on your next piercing.
Lots of people get their ears pierced when they’re very young. They are easy to manage and maintain and don’t take a lot of after-care. However, there are plenty of other piercings that can be done on the ears, which can change your look subtly. Piercings like tragus and gold helix piercings can give you a subtle edge to your look. Cost-wise these can vary from about 5 pounds to £25 after-care can be as simple as a saline solution swab, and slight rotation. Lobe earrings can be removed and changed after six weeks, but cartilage piercings take a little longer to heal.
Within some cultures, a nose piercing is a right of passage into womanhood. Whether you choose a subtle gem stud or a more noticeable ring, nose piercings really do suit most people. A trustworthy Piercer would charge between £25 and £45 with free after-care. Most nostril piercings are initially fixed with a hooked stud which needs to be left for at least eight weeks before changing the jewellery. Of course, nasal embellishments don’t have to stop at the nostril. A septum piercing is edgy and can easily be hidden away when you don’t want it on display. This type of piercing would cost around £50, including after-care.
Bellybutton and nipple piercings are a more intimate type of body modification which may not be seen by everybody on a day-to-day basis. Bellybutton piercings were particularly popular in the late 1990s and early to thousands when low rise jeans and crop tops were at the height of fashion. However, with lots of people opting for belly covering high-rise jeans, the popularity of the belly peircing has decreased.
Of course, we cannot explore types of piercing without looking at micro dermal piercings. Micro dermal piercings are placed surgically to the surface of the skin. They can be done anywhere, to the face to the shoulders to the small of your back. However, due to them being on the surface of the skin, they are not permanent and can leave scars. Another type of temporary piercing is the corset piercing— Where two lines of rings Create the look of a Corset Going down the body. Mainly used for alternative photo shoots, the rings are tied together with a thin ribbon. Both of these piercings are incredibly delicate and require care to prevent pain if they get caught on clothing!
As with any piercing, it is most important to make sure that you go to a licenced qualified piercing practitioner, as doing this piercing in the wrong way can lead to infections- which not only hurt but can cause lasting damage to the skin.
Have you got any piercings?