What exactly is a corset piercing?

Rad, edgy, bold and daring, corset piercings have been tagged a slew of adjectives all of which are well and truly deserved. Originating in the early 1990’s this sensational piercing style like the age-long practice of corsetry is shrouded in an air of fetish, extremism, and eroticism. Regardless of however you picture it, there’s no denying the fact that this piercing style is a work of art. And for body piercing enthusiasts with a knack for the daring and endearing, it is perhaps the ultimate body piercing.
What exactly is a corset piercing?
A corset piercing is a bilateral sequence of piercings extending longitudinally upwards usually from the waist towards the shoulder blades. Picture the back view of a traditional corset, but this time instead of the corset threading inserting into the body of the corset itself, they insert directly into pierced holes on the back of the wearer. The number of piercings varies based on the preference of the user, but they usually exceed four symmetrically placed piercings.
Corset piercings are high-risk surface piercings. They require frequent care and are susceptible to a myriad of complications. For this reason, most wearers of Corset piercings spot them as temporary piercing for the commemoration of a special event, or tradition or sometimes as a fetish. In this case, the choice piercing jewelry are ball closure rings. That’s not to say they cannot be worn as a permanent piercing. Although most experts advise against this, cases of hardcore enthusiasts rocking a corset piercing for years on end are not unheard of. Permanent corset piercers usually opt for slave barbells as the preferred jewelry option.

Piercing pain
The corset piercing procedure is a tad bit complex. If you ever decide to get one, it is critical that it is conducted by a professional piercer at a licensed piercing studio. Most piercers will use a sterile hollow needle. Because of the location and sheer number of piercings to be made expect this procedure to bring in the hurt.

Healing time and aftercare

Like most surface piercing, corset piercing might take quite a while (and possibly more, if proper aftercare routines are not adhered to) to heal completely. Actual healing time varies from person to person, but the benchmark is something in the range of 3 months.
Aside from your piercers recommended aftercare regimen, here are a few tips sure to keep all the pathogens off and also promote quick healing.

* Make sure to eat healthily and well
* Multivitamins are a great way to boost your bodies protection against infections
* Regular dabs of a sea salt-based solution will fight germs and crusty build ups from the outside
* Anti-bacterial soaps are a no-no. These negatively affect body cells around the pierced area and retard the overall healing process
* Your piercer should provide you with a soothing ointment. Apply this sparingly every three to four hours post piercing procedure.
* Stay clear of public pools, baths and any other place where potentially contaminated fluid might get in contact with your piercing
* And finally, refrain from removing or unnecessarily adjusting your piercing before it heals completely.