Unusual Piercings

Unusual PiercingsWe all know about the most popular body piercings in the world. Regular earlobe piercing is so common it’s often not really considered a “true” piercing at all, even though, technically, it’s no different than any other piercing.

Some of the more popular piercings include navel piercing, nostril piercing, eyebrow piercings, lip piercing and tongue piercing. Many people have those and they are very stylish and popular.

You may think that some more extreme piercings, such as nipple piercing or genital piercings are rare. While they may be less common that the most popular piercings, they are not truly rare: there are many people who choose them.

So, what is considered a rare or unusual body piercing?

Rare Piercings

A “rare” piercing is the one performed on a body part that is not so popular to pierce. This may seem a bit vague to define. It’s important to understand that, technically, any body part (or almost any) can be pierced. In this sense, it’s possible to have numerous rare piercings performed on unusual body parts. Here, “unusual” means “a body part not typically pierced”.

Some people enjoy these unusual piercings because, let’s face it: they are very original. Who wants an ordinary belly piercing or a nostril piercing when you can have a very unusual place pierced? Indeed, these rare piercings often attract a lot of attention.

However, it’s important to understand that some piercings are rare for a reason. Some body parts are not really suitable for piercings, so while you can technically perform a piercing it will not last for long or it will bring a lot of problems.

This is why many unusual body parts are often pierced temporarily. This is particularly true for surface piercings. They can be performed almost anywhere, but they are prone to migration and rejection, so they are only temporary.

That being said, there are many creative places to pierce. Many of these unusual piercings are also very extreme and therefore not everybody’s cup of tea.

Examples of Unusual Piercings

Here are some examples of more unusual piercings:

  • Web Piercings. There are many different types of web piercings because there are many delicate webs of skin on our body. Some of them are located in the mouth, for example, in between our lips and gums. Some of the most popular oral web piercings are Smiley piercing and Frowny Piercing. You can also find these webs of skin between our fingers and our toes, or wherever you have a connective tissue. A web of skin of this kind is known as “frenulum”, though this term usually means a specific web of skin, the one that connects foreskin to the penis (and yes, it can be pierced, too).
  • Uvula Piercing. This is a piercing done on the soft tissue that hangs down at the back of your throat. It is very sensitive and can provoke a gag reflex when touched. Despite this problem there are people who like to have their uvula pierced. This piercing is very unique but it’s difficult to see unless you open your mouth really wide. Typical jewelry for this piercing type are Captive Bead Rings and circular barbells.
  • Achilles Piercing. This is an extreme piercing done on the spot in between the Achilles tendon, the ankle and the leg bones. It is a very deep piercing and can cause numerous problems. It also takes a long time to heal properly. Keep in mind that it has to be done by an experienced piercer because you don’t want any mistakes with this one. If done incorrectly, it can limit your movements or even prevent you from walking properly. This is a rare and extreme piercing and it’s not for everybody.
  • Corset Piercings. Corset Piercing and other forms of surface piercings are done temporarily. They can be performed on almost any surface of the skin, but the most popular spots include: the back, on the calves, and on the front of the neck. In fact, they can be placed anywhere where there’s enough soft tissue to pierce. It’s important that the chosen area is relatively large because these piercings are done in decorative patterns so they are typically performed in pairs and groups.

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Diamond Double Prong Set – Curved Barbell


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Body Piercing to the Extreme – Man gets about 1200 Piercings in One Day!

Body Piercing world record, which Jeremy Stroud broke on May 2nd 2009, by receiving 1197 piercings in a single day, clears all doubt about human endurance and potential to resist pain.

The self-confessed body modification enthusiast, Jeremy Stroud, from Arlington Texas, was under the needle for five hours. Well worth enough, when you can set an unprecedented body piercing record!

Body Piercing professional, Tyson Turk inserted 800 needles into Jeremy’s back, 300 in his right arm, 50 in his leg and 20 in his left arm. Although the piercings were removed later, yet they did leave behind the scars of victory and courage. Continue reading

Elaine Davidson is the Most Pierced Woman in the World!

And with 6005 piercings, there is no reason why she shouldn’t be! “I like pain, I love pain”, Elaine proclaims proudly. Over the years, the lady has taken the love for body piercing and body jewelry to an altogether different level. Recently titled as the world’s most pierced woman by Guiness Book of Records, Elaine is a nurse by profession and has been honored with the title on previous occasions as well. She was first recognized by Guinness World Records in 2000, when she had 462 piercings, with 192 on her face alone.

A closer look at Elaine and her body piercing passion

Nine years later, Elaine has managed to keep her record intact. With more piercings added, she has now taken the count to a whopping 6005. The most interesting part is that a good majority of her piercings are genital, both internal and external. She sports 500 genital piercings! Continue reading

Times When You Should Really Rethink Getting a Piercing

Piercings are so hot and in right now! No matter how much some folks frown upon them, everyone wants and gets pierced left, right and center, very literally! While it is completely your decision to get pierced and/or tattooed, there are some times when the decision seriously has to be thought over.

It is a common notion that you have to tolerate at least some pain in order to look nice, and it is true as well. But sometimes, it is just not worth it, especially if the result is too much pain, bleeding and/or perennial discomfort. Continue reading

How Lifestyle Affects Body Piercings and the Healing Process

Healing time and healing processes of different body piercings are different. While some heal in a matter of 2-3 weeks, some others might take as much as 8-10 months. Proper care during the healing period can speed up the process and also keep infections and allergies at bay.

Right from the time you get a piercing to the time it actually heals, most of the things you do everyday will affect it. Taking care of a fresh piercing is not just cleaning it and not touching it, you may have to make some serious lifestyle changes. Let’s look at a few of these: Continue reading

Genital Piercings – Distinguishing the Facts from Myths

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Genital piercings are not as uncommon as you might think. While it is true that some people are freaked by the mere idea of getting a piercing ‘down there’, there are others who can’t think of anything more exciting and daring. Genital piercings are an expression of individuality and more and more people are now opting for them.

As is the case with anything uncommon, there are many myths attached with both male and female genital piercings. Let’s try and separate some prevalent myths from the facts:

Genital piercings hurt much more – No they don’t! Getting a hole punched in your body is bound to hurt and genital piercings hurt only as much as any other piercing would. Continue reading

Why Ear Piercings Can Never Go Out of Style

Whenever we think of piercings, the first ones that come to our mind are ‘ear piercings’. This easily makes them the most common place, but despite that, these are the most sought after piercings. Almost everyone’s initiation into the world of piercings is done through ear piercings. This is one fashion statement that will never, ever go out of style.

Ear piercings are probably one of the oldest forms of body modification. These have stood the test of time! Also, there is so much more to ear piercings than simple lobe piercings. Most definitely, ear piercings can never go out of style! Let’s see why: Continue reading

Body Jewelry and Men – It’s No Longer A Woman’s World!

Jewelry is for women and women alone, at least according to beliefs which were prevalent some decades back. Things are different now. Contemporary men have ushered in the new age and are proud of their body piercings and jewelry. Men now flaunt different jewelry pieces which adorn their many piercings. Body jewelry and piercings are no longer a woman’s world!

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Ear piercings are the most common, even when it comes to men. With so many different styles and jewelry pieces to choose from, it is no wonder that there are so many men out there sporting all kinds of ear piercings and body jewelry.

Male body piercings have now progressed much beyond just the earlobes. It is not uncommon to see men with their nose pierced in several places, with a stud or a ring making it definitely noticeable. Eyebrows, septum, lips, tongue, nipples, genitals, all are equally pierced by man and women. While some piercings remain more common than others, trends are fast catching up. Navel piercings are probably the only ones which are seen much more on women than men (we do come across one or two males with navel studs though). Continue reading

A Look at the Body Piercing and Jewelry Icons of the Years Gone By

Body piercings have been around for centuries and we really don’t know who started what trend. But there are some icons of our times who have manged to make uncommon or lesser known and practiced piercings much more common and popular. Let’s look at some of these famous people who have revolutionized the body piercing world.

Elayne Angel – A professional body piercer and body modification enthusiast, Angel is well known for her ‘angel wings’ back tattoo and for being the first person to register a tattoo with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Her technical contributions to the field of body piercing include the invention, naming and popularizing of several piercing. She is also widely credited with popularizing and promoting the tongue piercing. Continue reading