As promised, here is the next installment of the piercing dictionary. This time we go through the facial piercings, which I’ve split up by general area for easier flow. Enjoy!
Septum: a piercing of the septum, which is the area between the two nostrils.
Bridge: a piercing of the nose bridge.
Vertical Bridge or “third eye:” a vertical surface piercing or dermal piercing at the top of the nose’s bridge or directly between the eyebrows.
Medusa: a piercing of the philtrum (the dent in the upper lip just below the septum.)
Jestrum or “vertical medusa:” a vertical piercing through the philtrum in which both ends are visible.
Monroe: any piercing of the upper lip underneath the nose. (This piercing is named for Marylin Monroe and her signature beauty mark, but over the years it has also come to be know by the names “Madonna” and “Crawford,” referencing other icons who have also been known for moles or beauty marks in the same area.)
Labret: any piercing below the lower lip.
Vertical Labret: a verticle piercing directly through the lower lip in which both ends are visible.
Lowbret: this is what very low labret type piercings that rest on the surface of the chin are called.
Snake Bites: a set of two lower lip piercings, one on either side of the face.
Spider Bites: a set of two lower lip piercings right next to each other on the same side.
Angel Bites: a set of two piercings just above the upper lip, one on either side.
Eyes and Cheeks
Eyebrow Piercing: any piercing through the skin of the eyebrow.
Anti-eyebrow Piercing: a surface piercing next to the eyebrow or below the outer corner of the eye.
Eyelid Piercing: this is just what it sounds like; a piercing of the actual eyelid. It can be done horizontally near the crease like a surface piercing, or be a single piercing through the lid near the lash line. Amazing, huh?!
Dimple Piercing: a piercing through the natural cheek dimple, or in the case of not having dimples, through the spot on the cheek where a dimple would normally be.
Join me next time as we take a look at all the different piercings that can be done inside the mouth and on the tongue!