Corset Piercings

The Low Down

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What is a Corset Piercing?

A corset piercing is a type of a piercing that resembles a corset (of course!). It is when the back is pierced numerous times from side to side and looks as though a corset is being laced up the body. It is an extreme style of piercing that has become somewhat popular recently. It features two rows of piercings that are bilaterally symmetrical to each other. This can be accomplished with as little as four piercings or as many as the individual would like as long as there is enough room in the area. Commonly this type of piercing is only a temporary piercing. This is due to the difficulty and multiple risks associated with the area of the skin.A corset piercing consists of two rows of piercings, the most upright and balanced on the back and run along with bands like corset can be laced together.  Other positions, however, are also common.  In general, a corset piercing usually only temporary within a body art / show or for a photo shoot.

A very small history of Corset Piercing

Although the idea of the corsets in general have  a long history, the piercing itself is very recent. It is believed to have been established in the body piercing industry around the late 90′s. Most individuals who get a corset piercing are women. There is some controversy regarding how these piercings are displayed as many photographs depict the piercings as laced up. This gives people the wrong impression, most photographs are actually of freshly pierced individuals so the redness and swelling is not there. The pierced corset can be laced up; however it is not something that is always permanent.  If you still think that corset piercings are for you then read on!  If not then  may be something more like a corset dress is for you?

Corset Piercing Options

Although most corset piercings are temporary there is the option to have a permanent corset. Temporary corset piercings (see information below) can last anywhere from a few hours to about a week. They are considered open wounds, which mean they are also susceptible to the same infection that other wounds are. Permanent corset piercings are available however the process is a bit different. During the healing process it is not advised to lace up the corset or have any tension on it. The healing process is difficult as there is more chance for migration of piercings and rejection as well.

Corset piercings have become more popular today and are commonly found in the realm of body modification. They create a beautiful photogenic image of a corset being laced up the back. As long as proper care is taken relating the piercing and healing process a corset piercing can truly be an aesthetic experience.

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Corset Piercings – Temporary

Some folk love to get their temporary corset piercings rather than permanent ones.  These are generally for nothing more than to look good (or naughty bad!) such as if a person has a temporary fetish, needs some interesting photos taken or, possibly, for advertising purposes such as an upcoming event for a BDSM society!  As with permanent piercings of any kind, this should be carried out by a professional piercer only.  It may be carried out with needles or rings (others are available too) and usually only worn for a few hours at a time.  People often have the chain, ribbon or rope type links and such piercings are still a risk to infection if not done properly or not looked after as they are an open wound.  Some say scarring is minimal or low risk but we say it can occur in some cases -just be careful!

Corset Piercings – Permanent

As the title suggests, permanent corset piercings are just that – permanent.  You need to think long and hard before going for any permanent body piercing, especially so for corset piercings as the wounds caused may not always heal properly.  There would be many wounds made in which the corset thread are placed, such as ribbons through links, or with bars and the like.  When you do go for this type of piercing you need to make sure that you are getting full before and aftercare support.  That it is by a professional piercer and that you have thought long and hard about the procedure.  There can be much stress put on the body during the procedure and the healing and if the piercings/s are rejected then this could lead to permanent scarring.

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Corset Piercing Aftercare

Remember – this is our thoughts not our recommendations!  Make sure you get professional advice at all times, before, during and after your corset piercing has been done.

The healing of surface piercings to take on a little longer than a simple piercing. This is due to the tension of the skin and thus, the pierced skin area.  The length of the used band affects the piercings, meaning that if you tense the corset too much it will take definitely longer to heal. That’s the main reason it is recommended not to use any band until it’s fully healed. One can generally expect about an average of about 2 months before your piercings are fully healed and recovered.  Meanwhile, the daily care will be crucial on your rate of the success. Also, a full healing can not be guaranteed with this surface piercing, but with appropriate care (hygiene, proper clothing) and above all, patience is required.

Corset Piercing Questions and Answers

Corset Piercings – Q & A’s

Remember – these are just general answers as everyone is different so it’s hard to be specific!

As the title suggests, permanent corset piercings are just that – permanent.  You need to think long and hard before going for any permanent body piercing, especially so for corset piercings as the wounds caused may not always heal properly.  There would be many wounds made in which the corset thread are placed, such as ribbons through links, or with bars and the like.  When you do go for this type of piercing you need to make sure that you are getting full before and aftercare support.  That it is by a professional piercer and that you have thought long and hard about the procedure.  There can be much stress put on the body during the procedure and the healing and if the piercings/s are rejected then this could lead to permanent scarring.

Question: How bad does a corset piercing hurt?

Corset piercings usually are four or more surface piercings on both sides of the back. They’re called corset piercings must be lot of people lace ribbon round the jewellery being a corset- though this isn’t suitable for long-term.  It can be pretty painful, especially if you’re getting them to all done at once.  Surface piercings (specifically in an area with the body that moves just as much as your back) employ a risky of rejection. It’s virtually certain to happen at some point or another. Rejection could be horribly painful, by leaving very nasty scars.  Rejection happens when your body refuses to heal a piercing (can be for a lot of different reasons), and literally forces the jewellery out through your skin.

Just how much do corset piercing with corset bars hurt?

This is so difficult to answer -maybe one of our readers who has had this procedure could comment below?  Everyone will experience pain on a different level – so it would depend upon how you body takes the piercing and your pain threshold as well as the professional doing the piercing in the first place.

Does a temporary Corset Piercing leave any type of scar or mark

They ca, yes. There’s a reason they say that piercings like those are best to be gotten only if you plan to keep them in for a short time. Even though you plan to leave it in for a day or two you can STILL have scars, it will be obvious that you had some type of piercing there.

Is there a chance of risk in a corset piercing?

Yes as there is with any piercings or body modification!  Make sure you discuss you needs with a true professional who can advise you properly.  There is a high risk rate or corset piercings being rejected as well as scars.

What’s the right gauge to get a corset piercing?

They come in various gauges. Usually around 14-12.10. Any less space-consuming than 14 and they may appear like it’s trying to come out.   Just in case you didn’t know, gauge sizes are even and will end up in reverse. Such as, a 12 is greater when compared to a 14 which can be Bigger than a 16.

Corset Piercing Jewellery

When it comes to jewellery, there is not really much of a choice in the corset piercing. As you can read on this site and other articles, the corset piercing is just a group of ring piercings with a lace through it. So your choice comes down to what kind of ring you are willing to choose. It’s colour and size will come up with your choice, but remember to always hear what the piercer or specialist has to say about it. At first is recommended by some to just stick to the regular ring.

Corset Piercings – a little disclaimer

Okay – so lets start this by saying we are not advocating or otherwise stating how to carry out corset piercings at all.  It’s your body and you take responsibility for any piercings that you have done or do – always see a professional for any piercings and advice.  Got that?  Good…let’s move on!

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