Tongue piercings are pieced vertically through the tongue. Tongue piercings are usually done near the centre of the tongue but the can also be pierced off-centre. Most people can have a tongue piercing and it is surprisingly easy to heal. There are however two issues that can prevent you from getting a tongue piercing. Firstly some people have very prominent veins on the underside of the tongue, which may get in the way of the piercing. Secondly, a prominent tongue frenulum may make the piercing uncomfortable or impossible. We always recommend going to an experienced body piercing to get your tongue pierced.
Cheek piercings qualify both as an oral piercing and as a facial piercing. They are pierced directly through the cheek, usually in the centre, where natural dimples are located. This location is usually the thinnest part of the cheek and will heal most rapidly, but other placements are also possible.
Anti-eyebrow piercings are a type of surface piercing and are pierced on the upper cheek, just below the eye. This piercing is usually angled diagonally, so that the piercing slants away from the eye. The anti-eyebrow piercing is a surface piercing so it should be done with care and may be more delicate than other facial piercings like lip piercings.
The nasal septum is the piece of cartilage that separates the nostrils and a septum piercing is pierced through this septum. The cartilage itself is not usually pierced - there is a soft spot in between the lower and upper sections of the nasal septum cartilage. This so-called "sweet spot" is soft and easier to pierce. The piercing is usually done towards the front of the nose, allowing jewellery to hang freely.
Earl piercings are also known as bridge piercings and are pierced horizontally across the bridge of the nose, usually directly between the eyes. Most people have enough flesh at this location to accommodate the piercing but in some people there may simply not be enough space. We recommend going to an experienced piercer to get your earl piercing because getting a straight placement can be difficult.
Various types of piercings and information
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6 March 2013
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