How safe are corset piercings?
Corset piercings are relatively safe. One big thing to keep in mind is that corset piercings are temporary. They are not meant to be kept in for more than a few hours or days. They’re usually done for things like tattoo conventions or photoshoots. Each piercing is basically a shallow surface piercing, often done with an inexpensive ring. They’re really only meant to show off or snap a picture and then be removed before they have a chance to cause significant scarring.
Ryan Ouellette, APP outreach
Yep! Common misconception that these are done and the jewelry is left in long-term. They’re really for “dress-up” fun.
Ampallang of the day. A happy customer; I did his P.A. and he enjoyed it so much he came back for an ampallang. (Funny how spell-check always changes that word to “appalling.”) Well, this fellow was far from appalled. He loves his piercings and stays in touch to tell me about it. Good stuff!
Hey! I'm all the way from Kuwait and i really want to pierce something different on my body whether its my ears or body but the problem is my country is really conservative and they judge quickly. I want a simple piercing that isnt very noticeable. and again simple but unique. Do u have any suggestions? please and thank you!xx
How about your nasal septum? It is a piercing you could hide when you feel like it, and show off when you want to as well.
This is from my book, The Piercing Bible: The Definitive Guide to Safe Body Piercing:
The nasal septum piercing can conjure depictions of colorful ethnic peoples wearing bones or feathers from the center of the nose. Alternatively, it can evoke harsh images of leather-clad punks and counterculture eccentrics with fierce bull rings. However, in our Western world, college professors, military personnel, and a host of so-called “ordinary” people also sport this piercing. Really, they do.
How can this be, with a piercing that sits in plain sight, right in the middle of the face? The secret of the septum piercing is that it can easily and effectively be concealed inside your nose so that only your dentist knows for sure. (When someone is poised to look up your nose with a bright light, it will be somewhat visible.)
Elayne Angel, Author
The Piercing Bible—The Definitive Guide to Safe Body Piercing
President, Association of Professional Piercers
I ask Elayne Angel for advice on one of my piercings.
This is our correspondence.
Ma booby is famous :p
Gosh I just noticed that mine is on that page too. We both have famous boobies! : )
I really want The Piercing Bible by Elayne Angel
Straight from Elayne Angel’s The Piercing Bible:
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Thanks for sharing the info! Much more about it is available here on my website too:
Elayne Angel said this is supposed to help but I think I’m doing it wrong
Hi there! Thanks for the mention.
I wanted to jump in and help if I can. The idea is to use just a tiny piece of tape right around the jewelry. I added the emphasis in bold for you. Are you having scarring? Or the jewelry sinking in? If so, just do it until swelling goes down or the jewelry can be changed. This can help with either, and below is how I explain it in my book, The Piercing Bible:
What to Do for Hypertrophic Scarring
Try one of the following methods at a time:
• A simple and inexpensive form of compression therapy (continuous mechanical pressure on a scar to flatten it) using Micropore breathable paper tape. It comes in “flesh tone,” which will not be visible on certain shades of skin. I personally found this to be effective in diminishing a hypertrophic scar that had formedon the back of one of my ear cartilage piercings. This is best used on healed piercings.
– Use scissors to cut a piece of paper tape that will fully cover the entire bump plus a millimeter or so of unaffected tissue. Use a clean hole punch to create a tiny dressing for the smallest of bumps.
– Cut a slit to the center of the bandage so you can place it around your ring or bar; you should be able to completely seal the piercing without covering the jewelry, as a Band-Aid would.
– Wear the tape continuously and change it when necessary. It can be left on during normal bathing.
– Discontinue if you do not see improvement in two to three months.