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.”