Friday, March 4, 2011

BodMod Week: Corset Piercings.

 Just when you thought that silicone implants beneath one's tattoos were nuts, you see something like this:


If you think you have seen something like this before but cannot quite place where, those piercings are meant to mimic the back of a corset - a garment used to give women an hourglass figure. This does not do that at all. It is just made to give the illusion of a corset. It does not have to be on the back, either - several people have done corset piercings on their chests, arms, or legs.

This effect is done by using something called captive bead rings. Captive bead rings are special piercing rings that use a bead to close them - that is, they will not snag as easily as some other type of closures. This structure makes them ideal for looping ribbons through...again, and again, and again.

Corset piercings are usually done for events like photo shoots and kinky parties. They are vulnerable to the same risks of infection as other piercings. For short periods of time, they are also sometimes inserted with a hypodermic needle. Emphasis on "short periods of time."

Again, this one just LOOKS painful.

Most people are sane enough to remove corset piercings after a week. Those who have attempted permanent piercings have not been very successful. Such a modification would take a lot of maintenance every day. It would not be worth having a corset that one could not take off.

Tomorrow: HISSS! A shame this one doesn't grant REAL snake-vision, otherwise I'd do it in a heartbeat.

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