One time, I posted about strange piercings. And now I present to you, ladies and gentlemen, the corset piercing:
Well, goodness, that looks a little uncomfortable.
These body corsets are made through the use of surface piercings, usually down the back or side (though I've seen cleavage, throat, leg, and very private ones). They began cropping up sometime in the 1990s, and are often used for photo shoots or BDSM play. They're intended to be temporary, since the piercings don't usually heal well/are often rejected. When in, the piercings require a lot of maintenance.
CatPeters, a Flickr member with a highly-photographed corset piercing describes her experience:
"I managed to keep mine for over a year and a half because I used surface bars all down my back with flattened balls. The slave rings were put on only when we were taking photos.
"There was a lot of sea salt soakings, doing laundry all the time to make sure my clothes and sheets were super clean, H2Ocean spray and not much bending over. In the end it was too much work to take care of so I took the surface bars out."
Would you get a corset piercing? Do you know anyone who's had one? Do you think they're sexy?