Uvula piercing is an oral piercing done on the uvula, the soft tissue located at the back of the throat. Uvula can easily be seen when the person opens their mouth but it is not easy to reach it. This is why it is so important to find an experienced piercer who knows how to perform this piercing properly. Uvula piercing is considered a rare oral piercing so it is not as popular as some others (namely, tongue piercing). At the same time, it is somewhat popular among the unusual piercings so there are definitely many people with a pierced uvula. It is clear that this piercing has no practical purpose so it is done mainly for the novelty factor and aesthetics (though it is generally difficult to see unless the person has their mouth open wide). Since migration is a common problem with this piercing it is important to position the piercing high on the uvula. Typical jewelry for a uvula piercing is a Captive Bead Ring or a circular barbell.
It is clear that a uvula piercing is a sensitive one and potentially dangerous. Some people claim that it can provoke a gag reflex, though only a small percentage of users report this problem. Another potentially dangerous issue is swallowing the jewelry or choking on the jewelry, which is a risk that all oral piercings bring.