The craziest piercing spots for risk takers

If you dare


By Low Sue Mae

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The craziest piercing spots for risk takers

Why limit yourself to your lobes? These unusual piercing placements will take your bling game to the next level.

When we talk about piercings, these placements usually come to mind—the earlobes, nose, tongue or the belly. However, the world of piercings is much more vast and creative than you think. We’ve already given you a run-down on the basics of getting poked, the most painless piercing placements and also the most painful. However, if you’ve exhausted all possible options but you’re seeking your next thrill, we’ve got you covered.

Intriguing or creepy? Fair warning: Some of the placements on this list may sound (and look) a little extreme. We’re just here to widen your horizons and let you know that there are options beyond your helix and your anti-navel—what you do with the information you learn is entirely up to you. Below, we’ve listed some out-of-the-box piercing placements for the bold-hearted.

PS: We’re not recommending any of these piercings. In fact, some of these are pretty risky. If you’re feeling brave, though, just make sure to consult an experienced body piercer before popping a needle into these spots and follow proper aftercare instructions to prevent any injury or inflammation.


Eyebrow piercings


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One for the rebels, an eyebrow piercing is a vertical surface piercing that sits on the edge of your brow. This spot was recently popularised by Korean actress Han So Hee, who proves that it’s as much for the girlies as anyone else. This spot usually takes about six to eight weeks to heal, but if you get it, make sure that you’re ready to commit to it because it’ll leave a mark on your face.

It should be noted that the brow is a risky spot for a piercing too, prone to migration or rejection which can leave a nasty scar. Fortunately, you can recreate the look without getting with a couple of stick-on gems, eyelash glue and a tweezer. 


Smiley piercings

This gum piercing is a great way to spice up your smile—that’s probably why it’s better known as a smiley piercing. This placement isn’t really on your gums. Rather, it goes through your frenulum (the little flap of tissue that connects your gums to your lips) so that your jewellery peeks through every time you smile. However, do keep in mind that the jewellery will damage your teeth and gums over time as it constantly rubs against your teeth and inner lip tissue.


Uvula piercings


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A real hidden gem, this piercing projects through your soft palate between your tonsils. Getting this piercing is not an easy process—because of the placement, it can trigger your gag reflex and make you feel like vomiting. However, if you brave through it, this delicate procedure requires at least two weeks to heal.


Cheek piercings


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If you’ve ever wanted dimples, this piercing is for you. Even though this piercing does create the cute illusion of dimples, there are things to keep in mind before committing to it. Just like all facial piercings, it will leave permanent scarring as well as possibly cause difficulty chewing and infection. However, if you covet the scar and you’re diligent with your aftercare, go forth and good luck!


Forehead piercings

Also known as the ‘third eye’ piercing, unicorn piercing or vertical bridge piercing, this is a dermal piercing (read: a surface-level skin piercing). This unique piercing is often placed anywhere from between the eyebrows, through the centre of the forehead to the hairline. It can be a tricky one for piercers to get it right as the stud has to be aligned exactly in the centre of the face. There is also a high risk of migration and scarring as it is a shallow dermal piercing.


Bridge piercings 

This one looks a lot more painful than it is, but it’s hot on the runway right now for a reason. Bridge piercings are another type of nose piercing that goes through the skin (not the bone or cartilage) at the bridge of your nose. This spot has actually been pierced since ancient times when Mayan and Aztec communities viewed this piercing as a sign of beauty. If you choose to get poked here, note that it can take up to 10 weeks to heal and a long aftercare process.


Eyelid piercings

You don’t need us to tell you that this piercing is a gnarly one. This piercing goes through—yes, through—the outer corner of your eyelid. Needless to say, it’s an extremely risky piercing, with an array of possible complications ranging from eye infections, hepatitis, nerve damage, and blindness. 

You’d think that would be enough to sour anyone off the idea, but it doesn’t stop daredevils from getting poked!


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