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Weird and Not So Common Piercings (Pictures Included)

By Edited Jun 28, 2014 4 10

Numerous Facial Piercings

Each person who chooses to have a body modification done, such as piercings, has their own reasons behind it. However, the most common explanation behind it is that body piercing has become a fashionable way to show off ones personality and style.  Here you will find some unique, weird or simply not too common piercings

Anti Eyebrow Piercing 

This facial piercing, though not one of the common piercings, has been around for awhile. Typically the anti-eyebrow piercing (which is a surface piercing)  is located above the cheek bone and parallel to the eyebrow.  This surface piercing is some times also referred to as a "tear drop" or "tear" piercing. 

Third Eye Piercing 

Often this surface piercing, which can be done vertically or horizontally, is seen just above the bridge of the nose or higher up at the point just above the eyebrow line. Due to the location of this piercing it is not one that is considered long-term for many who choose to get it done. The location makes it easy to snag on shirts and other clothing items and the chances of rejection are greater due to strain that can be put on the facial tissues surrounding this piercing. (You can get a sense of this if you raise your eyebrows or squint - you will feel the skin from between the eyes to areas of the forehead become tight).

Earl or Bridge Piercing 

The Erl, Earl or Bridge piercing, as it is known, is a surface piercing of the skin over the bridge of the nose. Like other surface piercings it comes with a high chance of rejection and a higher possibility of scarring when compared to other pierce-able locations. Though it's general location may have some confusing this with a "third eye" piercing it is actually lower and not seen placed higher above the bridge of the nose as is common with the "third eye". 

Map of Facial Piercing locations by design4lifetattoo
Chin Piercing 

Not to be confused with a lower placed labret piercing, a chin piercing is placed through the skin of the chin area. This type of piercing, as many of the not so common piercings, is a surface piercing unlike a lowbret or labret piercing which actually pierces the skin and into the mouth. More often than not this type of body modification is seen using a vertical placement as opposed to horizontal placement which has proven to have a higher risk of rejection. 

Cheek and Dimple  Piercings 

Similar as far as being placed in the cheek area these piercings can be: surface, microdermal or complete through and through piercings, depending on preference and the desired look one is going for. With dimple piercings, the obvious location is where one wants dimples to be and for a standard cheek piercing it can be just about anywhere in the cheek region, the process can cause minor nerve damage because of the location being pierced and for through and through piercings individuals can be at risk of tooth and gum damage caused by intruding jewelry. 

Corset Piercings 

Corset Piercings
This fairly uncommon piercing is  seen on the back most often and is done in such a fashion that it resembles  actual corset lacing (just add the ribbon).  Consisting of 2 vertical rows of surface piercings, that run down the back parallel to each other, the completed work can take some time and a few visits to a piercing artist to complete.  As with other surface piercings these are prone to rejection and less likely to last long-term which is also contributed to by the location which adds a higher risk of being snagged on clothes. 

Sternum Piercings 

This painful looking body adornment is actually no more painful than many of the other surface style piercings that you see. This is made (vertically, most often) through the surface skin of the chest between or slightly above the central breast area (better known as the cleavage).  Without great care by the piercing artist and the individual getting this piercing it can be a higher risk than some pierce sites of rejection.  Unusual though it may be it is becoming more and more popular among younger women, though many men also flaunt this type of body modification.

Hand Web Piercings 

If one was to spread their fingers they would clearly see what is referred to as the hand-web, which is the web of skin between the fingers. With a hand web piercing the most common location for this is the webbing between the thumb and pointer finger although some may choose to have it done between any of the digits that they so choose. This style of piercing is also considered a surface piercing which means rejection of the barbell or other body jewelry is a higher risk than what would be deemed a more permanent piercing. 

Uncommon Labret Style Piercing
Dimple, Bridge and Uncommon Lip Piercing

This list is in no way a complete list of all the weird and uncommon piercings that have been done or are available to be done at most body modification shops (often, tattoo parlors).  If there is a location covered by skin - there is a high likelihood that it can be home to a permanent or semi permanent piece of body jewelry.  

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Oct 22, 2011 9:11pm
My word these are some silly ideas. I guess if you want to scare people and make it imposible to get a job or a date, well go get a bunch of peircings in strange places.
Nov 27, 2011 3:16pm
lol, I think a lot of heavily pierced people can only find work in piercing and tattoo parlors.
Oct 22, 2011 10:05pm
I know. I was actually quite blown away by some of the piercings that I came across. Definitely makes the eyebrow piercing my daughter wants seem mild.
Nov 24, 2011 4:41am
Eyebrow piercings make it harder to get a job. Just say no.
Nov 24, 2011 2:27pm

I thought the worst I knew off were those under trousers... but the last two pictures do beat even that.

If you want a piercing on your face, just get nice makeup glue and a shinny small stone and you got a temporary piercing that can be removed by Monday.

Awesome article anyway :)
Nov 25, 2011 11:16pm
Congratulations on the feature. Beauty certainly is in the eye of the beholder eh? Quick question (one of many I could come up with!) how does that girl the hole in her bottom lip eat and drink without wearing a bib?
Nov 26, 2011 4:28pm
Definitely in the eye of the beholder!
I believe it actually has a clear plate in the center of the ring to prevent "dribble" :) Definitely one of the most unique piercings I've seen.
Nov 29, 2011 9:53am
I dont know of many people with piercings like this who find office jobs but the pics are cool!
Jan 11, 2012 3:33am
Cool article!
I used to manage a recruitment company and apart from a tiny stud in the nose (as I have) other facial piercings severely limit job opportunities. As do tattoos although they are also very common nowadays. It's important that we try to get our kids to understand this point. Many employers are just old school and I once had a potential employer actually ASK me if I had any tattoos. At the time I could honestly say 'no'. I've since had two!
Jan 11, 2012 11:25pm
I've always liked nape piercings on the back of the neck. Simple, easy to hide under long hair. But I don't think I could ever do it.
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