Now that piercing and body modification have become so available and prevalent, new trends have begun to spark up in piercings, body jewelry, and unlikely modifications. So without further ado, here are some things I saw that are interesting, provocative, creepy, and just plain amazing.
The vampire piercing
The vampire is a piercing of the upper frenulums, the tissue that connects your upper lip to your gums. Whether your teeth are pointed or not, this piercing (normally worn with closure rings or BCR’s) is admittedly a little creepy, but still fascinating and somewhat visually appealing. Care must be taken however, to avoid captive pieces from wearing down the gums in the pierced area of the mouth.
The Vampire’s Kiss
This is exactly what it sounds like: a piercing that mimics a vampire bite. Love this one with sparkling red gems that allude to drops of blood. This one will definitely get you noticed.
The Dimple Piercing
Just plain cute. Some people who don’t have dimples have even paid to have them surgically created just so that they can be pierced. I don’t think I could pull this one off, but our subject here looks right at home. Definitely sweet.
The Tongue Zipper
We’ve all seen surgically forked tongues pierced in tons of different ways, but this amazing little zipper definitely caught my attention. This looks like it would hurt, but you can’t help being envious of just how interesting and thought provoking this piece of body art is. It’s pretty exceptional.
The Nape Piercing
This is kind of a different take on the vampire’s kiss piercing, but the thing that sets the nape piercing apart is it’s allure. Unless the hair is very short, when left down only glimpses of the barbell will be visible. Very mysterious. No wonder so many of these are popping up.
The Eyelid Piercing
Allowing somebody to pierce your eyelid is definitely not for the faint of heart. It’s also apparently less than comfortable to live with for at least a few days once its done, but this slightly eerie captive piercing certainly has some charm. Given the risks verses the rewards though, this is one to only try if you’re extremely committed.