Instead of a Wedding Ring, Some People Are Opting for Finger Piercings

Everyone does their wedding ring differently. Some people opt for a simple band, while others want something more extravagant. Many people are opting for a more permanent approach and getting their left ring fingers tattooed as a symbol of their love. And now some people have decided to do something in between. Some people are having their fingers pierced instead, going for a hybrid of body modification and glitz.


Commitment. There’s no right way to show your commitment to your spouse. The symbol has evolved, giving people more options to do it their own way. Some people go for the ring either going extravagant or keeping it more simple with a band.

Body Modification. More and more people are celebrating their marriages with tattoos, getting their ring fingers tattooed with a band, initial, or symbol that means something to them. And now some people are having their fingers pierced.

Woozy. The idea of having your finger pierced may leave you feeling a little woozy. Your digits are probably the last place that you’d imagine getting pierced. But it seems like this new trend is catching on.

Divided. News site Cultura Colectiva recently shared a graphic clip of people having their fingers pierced. The videos have left people feeling a little divided on the subject. Many were left feeling a bit uneasy with the idea.

Pain. One commenter wrote, “I have hit my hand off of things at least once a day…that would hurt like a mother…” Another wrote, “That is just DISGUSTING. Why would anyone want to pierce their hand or finger?

Good Point. Someone else made a very good point. They responded, “Oh well that’s just waiting for infection, being ripped off, getting stuck on something. Hey, their problem, they’re ones who will be crying.”

Fans. The clip also had some fans. One woman responded, “I liked it. everyone to their own I say and I’m in my 50s, sometimes I think us old farts are more open minded lol.” If you’re interested in getting one of these finger piercings, you have a couple different options.

Professional. First things first, make sure you go to a professional body piercer. You don’t want to end up with an infection or worse. The process is supposed to be relatively painless and it will take at least a full year to heal.

Transdermal Implant. You can have a transdermal implant done. These aren’t new. During the mid- to late-2000s many people opted for this body modification. It allows you to have a piercing almost anywhere you want. A professional piercer makes a tiny incision in your skin, pops the jewelry in, and voila! You have a diamond in your cleavage.

Classic. Granted some people are opting for a more classic piercing through their finger skin. This look is more classic and gives you the opportunity to wear different looks in your finger. You can wear a classic hoop or change up the balls in your piercing.

Tiny Magnets. In the UK kids and teens are using tiny magnetic balls to fake piercings. One 12-year-old boy used them to fake a tongue piercing and ended up swallowing some. Freddie Webster had to have a portion of his bowel removed because the small balls were ripping a hole through the wall of his stomach.

Surgery. His friend had managed to do the same thing and also received a life-saving surgery. A 4-year-old swallowed some of the magnetic balls as well but was far luckier. They had managed to pass out of his body naturally.

Serious Damage. These tiny ball magnets have become a playground craze as more and more children are using them to pretend they have piercings around their mouths and tongue. Doctors warn that if they’re swallowed, they can cause serious damage to stomach and intestines.

Swallow. Freddie had put one of the 3mm diameter balls inside of his mouth and the other outside. He then swallowed it on accident. A few hours later he decided to swallow two more. It didn’t take long before he was experiencing stomach pains.

Concern. He underwent a nearly 5 hour long surgery to remove the balls–no news was shared about what his friend underwent. A consultant pediatric surgeon, Sanja Besarovic, told the BBC, “We have been able to save these children but I’m growing increasingly concerned that this is happening often. Both of the children recovered well after surgery but the next child may not be so lucky.”

Source : RebelCircus