I had never heard about corset piercings until a few years ago when a friend of mine who was looking for an original tattoo came up with the idea. Apparently after months looking for an out of the ordinary tattoo as a wedding present for her future husband, she found a site online where they offered “weird” tattoos and piercings. The first time she showed me the corset piercings I was almost in pain at the look of them but nonetheless I found the concept fascinating. I admit that I do not have any piercings myself but the look of the corset piercings was so hypnotising I was almost sold on the idea myself.
After a long research, my friend who had already several tattoos and piercings, found a professional corset piercer. I do not know if she engaged him due to his professional credentials or just because he was the most handsome Italian stud I had ever seen. He explained to us that corset piercings took longer in healing and that because of its failure rate not many professional piercers were enthusiastic to do it. But he had done it before and was very confident with the results he could achieve.
What is Corset piercing?
- Corset piercing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"A corset piercing is a series of surface piercings done to emulate the appearance of the lacing on the back of a corset."
To Pierce Or Not To Pierce...
The piercing affaire became a hot topic among our friends there were so many for and against arguments that it was difficult to keep up. As far as my friend was concerned, the more people against it, the more she was determined to have hers done. This should not have been a surprise for me as I already knew her masochist side.
Before her “big day” she discussed on several occasions with her Italian piercer the number of rings she was wanting and the exact place for each of them. Her piercing was to start under her shoulder blades and finish in her lower back. The agreed shape was an hourglass shape with 8 rings at each side of her back. By the time my friend decided to have her corset piercing done, she was already dating her piercer!
The day she went for her corset piercing we had lunch together. She reckoned that she needed a good meal before going for her “treatment” so she would not pass out during the process. I was concerned for her, but it reassured me that she had already gone for several piercings (belly button, tongue and lip) and she had always been a good healer, plus she was already sleeping with her piercer which meant that she would have someone in hand to clean her new piercings properly.
The Results Of Corset Piercing
Next time I saw my friend she was proudly showing me her pierced corset. I was jealous for a few minutes when I saw it. It was incredibly beautiful, but once she got into the details of how it had been done, any jealousy was immediately removed. According to my friend this was the most painful piercings she had ever had. How did she stand the 16 holes made in her back it is beyond me. I suppose that it helped that there was a comic side to all this. While the piercing was being done –at my friend’s home- her fiancé who had been travelling for a month phoned her and she had a hard time talking to him on the phone while her “new boyfriend” –who thought that he was the one and only- was piercing her back. Later she told me that it was harder to answer the phone than to stand the pain she was enduring. Despite her uneasiness she was happy that her fiancé phoned at that very moment so she had not time to think about the pain. In fact, by this time she had passed the pain limit and she could not feel her back anymore.
A few weeks later just before joining her fiancé abroad to start a new life, my friend finished her relationship with the piercer and her life went back to normal except for the new collection of laces that she had for her brand new pierced corset. I always wondered what happened after, how did her fiancé react. I wonder if she still has her corset and her fiancé. I also wonder what happened to that Italian stud… I should have got his number and make an appointment for a nail piercing!
This comprehensive overview traces the history of decorating the body from ancient civilizations until today. The authors include good sections about safety precautions as well as warnings about the social implications of body modification.
Corset Piercings, Who Are They For?
Temporary corset piercings are often performed for aesthetic reasons. Most people who have one done belong to a fetish group or enjoy BDSM activities. But there are also people who do it temporarily for advertising reasons or special events.
- Temporary corset piercings are open wounds, and are subject to the same infection, cross contamination, and irritation risks as any other healing piercing or small wound.
- Corset piercings, even healed ones, require constant vigilance by the wearer to prevent damage.
- Permanent piercings subjected to extended periods of lacing can increase the risk of migration or rejection.
- The healing process for permanent piercings can be extended and complicated due to the number of piercings healing at the same time
- Like all surface piercings, rejected or improperly healed corset piercings can leave noticeable permanent scarring.
The Definitive Guide to Safe Body Piercing
Lacing a corset Piercing
About The Corset Piercing Photos
Almost all of the photographs of corset piercing are of fresh piercings, which have not had the time to reject, migrate or otherwise fail to heal properly. Images used in advertising or magazines may be photoshopped or airbrushed to eliminate indications of swelling, redness, or infection, further promoting the illusion that these piercings are easy, or even possible to heal.
Usually corset piercings are photographed laced, also leading the public to believe that they can be worn laced at all times, which is not possible, even in a well healed, permanent corset piercing.