Striking Types of Face Piercing That Are Timelessly Cool

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There are various types of face piercing that are prevalent around the world. They are style statements, part of cultural heritage, and aesthetics, and many more reasons why people get pierced. 

The types of face piercing depend on the preference of the person and the reasons why they are getting one. It varies from culture to culture and person to person. For example, ear and nose piercing are common in India, and it’s a part of the culture. While on the other hand, piercing is more of a style statement in the US and European countries. 

In the article below, we will tell you various types of face piercing which you can get. These piercings, even if not part of the culture, will add to your beauty and make you stand out from the crowd. They are a timeless piece of style statement which everyone around you will admire. 

Popular Types of Face Piercing

These are some of the popular types of face piercing which you can get for yourself. Some of these are expressive, while some are hidden gems that allow you to choose the audience. 

Eyebrow Piercing 

Eyebrow piercing is a type of surface piercing that is gradually gaining popularity. One reason for the popularity of eyebrow piercing is that the position of the stud is not fixed. This allows you to experiment with it whether you want it horizontal or vertical or anything else. 

The eyebrow piercing generally takes around 6 to 8 weeks for healing after getting pierced. Hoops, barbells, and rings are some common pieces of jewelry that people use for their eyebrow piercing. 

Anti-EyeBrow Piercing

 This is a new trend among various types of face piercing. It’s down on the upper cheekbone on the face. The placement of the jewelry is just below the eye. 

Eyelid Piercing

The eyelid piercing is a rare type of face piercing. This piercing is done generally on the outer corner of the eyes. 

The reason for eyelid piercing is rare as there is a high chance of swelling and infection. In it, the popular type of jewelry is the captive ring made of beads. 

Nose Piercing

Nose piercing is one of the most popular types of face piercing sounds in the world. It is even more popular among Asian and Arabic cultures. In some Asian and Arabic countries like India and Iran, it is more of a tradition than a style statement. 

Generally, the nose piercing heals within a time period of 3 to 6 weeks after getting pierced. Some of the common types of jewelry used in this type of piercing are rings, barbells, and studs. Thus if you are thinking of getting pierced, then nose piercing is the best option for you. It is also one of the cute face piercing which you can get. 

Septum Piercing

The septum piercing is a less common type of nose piercing when we compare it to nostril piercing. However, it is gaining popularity in modern times due to its unique look and placement. 

The septum piercing is done in the cartilage, which separates the nostrils. In most cases of septum piercing, the septum title is not pierced, but rather the sweet spot of the cartilage is pierced. 

Other Types of Nose Piercing

  • Bridge Piercing 
  • High Nostril Piercing
  • Nostril Piercing
  • Nasallang Piercing
  • Vertical Nose Tip Piercing

These are some common types of nose piercing. They are a style statement and tradition at the same time. But one thing which you can be assured of is that it will make you stand out from the crowd and give you something to flaunt. 

Lip Piercing

Lip piercing is a popular type of face piercing and is done on any of the two lips or both. It depends on the placement of the piercing. There are various names for lip piercing depending on the placement area. It is generally done using the16 or 14 gauge surgical barbell of steel. Lip piercing takes around 1 to 2 months to fully heal. 

Types of Lip Piercing

Some common types of lip Piercing are:

Monroe Piercing 

The Monroe piercing became popular as people tried to duplicate the beauty spot of iconic Marilyn Monore. It is generally done on the left-hand side of the upper lip. However, you can also get it done on the lower lip, depending where you want your beauty spot. 

Medusa Piercing

This type of face piercing is done on the lips. It is done just above the cupid bow. 

Madonna Piercing

The Madonna piercing is done on the lips upper right side, which is opposite to the Monroe piercing. Its placement is a little off the central area of the lip. 

Labret Piercing

The labret piercing is opposite to the Medusa piercing. It is done on the center of the lip, but opposite to the medusa, it is done on the lower lip. 

Horizontal Lip Piercing

This type of face piercing is not very common. In it the piercing goes directly between the lower lip in a horizontal manner. 

Jestrum Piercing

The jestrum lip piercing is more popular in comparison to horizontal piercing. In the jestrum piercing, the piercing goes vertically above the cupid’s bow in the upper lip. 

The jestrum piercing is normally adorned by the curved barbell. In it the lower part of the jewelry is curved just under the side of the upper lip. 

Vertical Labret Piercing 

This type of lip piercing is done directly in the lower lip in vertical form. 

Smiley Piercing

The smiley piercing is the type of oral piercing on the upper lips frenulum. In the smiley piercing, the piercing is done on the web between the upper lips’ inner side. It is also done near the gums. 

Ashley Lip Piercing

The Ashley lip piercing is a type of face piercing where the inverse labret vertically enters the lips. It enters through the lower side of the lip and rests in the center of the lip. 

The Ashley piercing is not that common but looks unique. It takes around 3 to 12 months for proper healing and thus needs patience. Popular jewelry in this type of piercing is a curved barbell. 

Bites Piercing

The bites piercing refer to the piercing where two piercings are done. It may be on both sides of the upper lip or lower lip. This can also be on two different lips like one jewelry on the upper lip while one on the lower lip. The piercing looks like an insect bite, and thus its name, bite piercing.

Popular Types of Bite Piercing

There are various types of bite piercing. These are:

Venom Bites Piercing

The venom bites piercing is a popular type of bites piercing. In it, the piercing is done right through the tongue tissue on any of the sides of both blood vessels.

The common jewelry which people like with the venom bites piercing is tongue barbells. It takes around 2 to 3 months of a time for complete healing. 

Angel Bites Piercing

This piercing is done on the upper lip. In it two pieces of jewellery are pierced on both sides of the upper lip.

Canine Piercing 

In this type of face piercing, flour jewelry are pierced on both lips. They are placed on opposite corners of the lips, both on the upper and lower sides. 

Snake Bites Face Piercing

The snake bites piercing is done on the lower lip of the person. In it two piercings on both the horizontal sides of the lower lip is done.

Dolphin Piercing

The dolphin piercing is a popular type of the bites piercing. In it the lower lip is pierced at two spots. The difference in this and the snake bites is that in dolphin bites the piercing is on both sides of the cupid spot. While in snake bites, the piercing spots are on two corners of lower lips. 

Other Types Of Bites Piercing are:

  • Shark Bite Piercing
  • Cyber Bites Piercing
  • Dahlia piercing
  • Spider Bites Piercing

These are the various types of bites face piercing which you can get to add a style statement. 

Cheek Piercing 

Cheek piercing is a common type of face piercing. In it the cheek piercing enters through the cheek of the person into the mouth. 

Generally, this face piercing is placed symmetrically onto both of the cheeks. It imitates or generates the dimples of the person. Common pieces of jewelry for it is the labret stud. The common healing type for the cheek piercing is six to twelve months. 

Tongue Piercing

The mouth heals quickest in comparison to the other parts on the face. Thus the tongue piercing heals fastest in comparison to other parts. 

Common jewelry that people use for tongue piercing is the straight barbell and the captive ring made from beads. The common healing time for the tongue piercing is 4 to 6 weeks. 

Tongue Web

The tongue web type of face piercing is known as frenulum. This part frenulum is very easy to piece and thus a popular type of facial piercing. 

One thing to remember is that not all people have enough tissue at the frenulum to pierce. So always ask your piercer before you make a decision. 

The common jewelry for this type of tongue piercing is a curved barbell, ball closure, and horseshoe. This type of piercing takes around 1 to 2 months for healing. 

Nick Piercing

The nick piercings name comes from the name of Nick Anzalone, who was a piercer in Seattle. This type of piercing starts at the highest point in the mouth and goes out underneath the orbital side of the eye. 

The recommended type of jewelry which people choose for this type of face piercing is L-Shaped Bar. It is generally a custom made type of jewelry. 

Chin Piercing

The chin type of face piercing is a kind of labret piercing. The labret is a Latin word that means lip. 

In this type of face piercing, the jewelry enters from the lowest point in the mouth under the lower lip. It then exists just from above the chin. This type of face piercing is a traditional type of American Piercing. It is popular among the northwest coast Indians. 

The common type of jewelry that people use in this piercing is the labret stud. It takes around 1 to 3 months for complete healing. 

Austin Bar

The Austin bar face piercing is a horizontal piercing on the lower skin of the nose. In it, the piercing happens through the nose tissue tip on the lower part. It is on the lower part of the skin and not the septum. 

A common type of jewelry which people use with the Austin bar piercing is the barbell. 

The Austin bar piercing is the common type of piercing as it is easy to heal. It takes around 2 to 3 months for complete healing. 

Bridge Piercing

The bridge face piercing is known as Earl or Erl piercing. In it the piercing goes through the skin on the upper part of the nose between the eyes. 

This is a type of surface piercing, and thus there is a high risk of rejection and scarring. Moreover, not every artist can do it, so when you want it to choose a perfect and well-reviewed piercer. 

The common type of the jewelry which people get in this type of jewelry is the straight barbell. It is not easy to heal however, if your skin accepts it then it heals in a time of 2 to 3 months. 

Bottom Line 

Face piercings help people to elevate their look, and they get various types of face piercing to add a style statement to their outlook. 

The healing time of the piercing varies on the type you choose. In general, they take around 1 to 2 months for complete healing. The jewelry which people use in the various types of face piercing also vary from person to person. 

Jatin Choudhary