Piercings can be tricky things, with so many horror stories and dos and don’t floating around the internet, it’s surprising that so many people still go under the needle.
Well, it would be if piercings weren’t so damn cute.
But how do people contemplating piercings go about deciding where on their body to have the deed done?
Bustle spoke to an expert on the subject to cut through the layers of internet crap and find out if there really are danger areas we should avoid getting pierced.
Thankfully for all you tragus/nipple/belly button piercing addicts out there, there was only one place TJ Cantwell, a piercer from Studio 28, said was truly dangerous to get pierced.
Here at Studio 28 Tattoos we have one piercing that we refuse to do. It is typically called a “snake bite piercing“; Which, in case you were wondering “is a curved barbell put through the tip of the tongue.” And TJ adds: “It is incredibly unsafe to have this piercing.”
Oh and in case you were wondering the reason why this piercing – also known as a snake eyes piercing – is totally NSFL (Not Safe For Life), TJ explained it pretty clearly…
“It binds together the 2 muscles that make up the tongue so they cannot move independently.”
“The jewellery itself sits on the back of the teeth. It is almost guaranteed that the client will see gum erosion, cracking/chipping of the teeth, and migration/rejection of the piercing leaving a nasty looking scar.”
Ajali, Tresses and Shea Tribe have emerged finalists of the ‘Emerging Beauty Entrepreneur’ category of the Genevieve Beauty Awards 2016.
The lifestyle magazine set to hold her first ever beauty awards; Genevieve Beauty Awards only recently unveiled different categories with contenders from the Nigerian beauty industry up against each other to win €5000 from the Cointreau Creative Crew.
Out of the ten nominees in the category, three brands; Ajali, Tresses and Shea Tribe were selected based on entrepreneurial prowess, talent, innovation and passion.
Meet the 3 finalists as released by Genevieve Beauty Awards team:
Ifeyinwa Ojekwe, Founder of AJALI, an all-natural, completely handmade cosmetics brand established in 2013 to promote local industry and create awareness for living a healthy life.
Kanyinsola Demola-Seriki, Founder of SHEA TRIBE, a skincare brand that uses locally sourced, organic and eco-friendly ingredients.
Kanyinsola Vera-Cruz, Founder of TRESSES, a healthy hair treatment salon and trichology consultancy (hair and scalp science) that uses modern technology and healthy hair products to provide solutions for various hair care, hair loss, hair damage and scalp issues.
The first ever Genevieve Beauty Awards is poised to celebrate innovative brands, products and services within the beauty and wellness sector in Nigeria. The winner will receive €5000 sponsored by the Cointreau Creative Crew.
This event is supported by the following media partners: Guardian Group, Vanguard Allure, Bella Naija, Kamdora, PulseNG, Style Vitae, 360Nobs, OloriSuperGal, OnoBello, YNaija & September Standard.