Five (5) Bizarre Piercings That Will Give You Goosebumps
1.) Marley/Tongue Frenulum
A frenulum is a thin strip of tissue that secures or restricts the motion of a mobile organ in the human body. In this case, the frenulum of the tongue is the web of tissue that connects the tongue to the lower gum plate.
Some brave individuals have begun to pierce the frenulum of the tongue, either with a small barbell, horseshoe, or captive ring. This piercing may also be known as a tongue web piercing, a tongue frenulum piercing, or an under tongue piercing.
2.) Stretched Ears
Have you ever seen a person with dangling ear lobes? Odds are they were once stretching their ears to achieve this wild look.
Many individuals who choose to stretch their ears do so for life and accentuate this eccentric piercing with beautiful stone, acrylic, or silicone body jewelry. The jewelry worn in these stunning piercings comes in a wide variety of options, including plugs, tapers, tunnels, or hangers. The size of each individual plug is known as the gauge.
3.) Smiley/Lip Frenulum
Similar to the tongue frenulum, a "smiley" piercing is a piercing of the upper lip frenulum, a small strip of skin that connects your upper palate to your top lip. The tongue-in-cheek name (pun intended) of this piercing originates from the fact that this piercing cannot be seen until the wearer smiles, making it perfect for an individual who wants a unique piercing that can be hidden when necessary.
Just like with a marley piercing, a smiley piercing can accommodate a barbell, horseshoe, or bcr (ball closure ring) piece. Some individuals have even gone as far as to pierce straight through their gums with a cartilage piercing.
4.) High Nostril
Most people know someone with a nose ring, whether it be a simple nose hoop, nose stud, or septum piercing. A rarer variant of the nose piercing is the high nostril, which sits higher up in the nose, an inch or so above the typical crease of the nostril. Most individuals wear fishtail, stud or, even disc-style jewelry in this piercing.
Although nose piercings are some of the most common of all piercings, high nostril piercings are in an area that is a bit more sensitive, so they boast a higher healing time. You know what they say, "beauty is pain!"
5.) Nipple Shields/Domes
Like its predecessor, the belly button piercing, nipple piercings have been incredibly popular in recent years. While nipple barbells and delicate nipple chains are always a classic option, some individuals have been taking this form of body jewelry to the next level with extraordinary new styles of jewelry. Not to be confused with the breastfeeding tool of the same name, a nipple shield is a variant of nipple jewelry that wraps around or fully encompasses the nipple.
Another style of nipple shield comes in the form of nipple domes, often elaborate and geometric in style, that cover the nipple partially or entirely.