The piercing industry has transformed substantially over the years and is still changing. The more famous that body and facial piercings have become, the more people are searching for piercing styles that aren’t too common.

Here are a few unique piercing styles you might not have heard about.

Septril Piercing

This piercing might be a little out-of-the-box, but it looks super adorable. A septril piercing entails a perforation that is made right below the tip of your nose through the septum. The only catch is that to get a septril piercing, you need to have an existing septum piercing, which is then stretched to create a septril piercing.

A septril pierces looks great with daintier jewelry styles, allow of which have flat-backs. However, some people also choose to adorn with bold jewelry such as gemstones or large beads. Make sure to consult a piercing specialist before getting this piercing to ensure that your anatomy allows it.

Transverse Lobe Piercing

While several ear piercings look very bold and chic, we have something better for you – the transverse lobe piercing!

Instead of a vertically pierced regular earlobe piercing, a transverse lobe piercing pierces your earlobe horizontally, creating a relatively long and extended piercing hole that is typically adorned with a curved barbell. However, if your anatomy allows it, you can also wear a straight barbell. This piercing is very edgy as you can decorate it with a variety of options such as curved barbells with metal ball ends or beautiful gemstones.

Even though this might appear to be a painful piercing, it generally hurts a little more than a normal earlobe piercing and much less than cartilage piercings. The only thing you need to make sure of is to hire a trained and experienced piercing professional.

Orbital Piercing

An orbital piercing is often misunderstood for an inner conch piercing being adorned with a large hoop that covers the rim of the ear. However, in reality, an orbital piercing entails any two ear piercings that are filled with a single hoop. So, if you have many cartilage piercings, you can connect any two piercings with a hoop to form an orbital piercing.

The main complexity of this piercing is that both the holes or piercings need to have an appropriate placement so that the hoop can settle without causing any damage to your piercings. If you want an orbital piercing, make sure to get your piercings done with this in mind.


With the abundance of piercing options out there, it can often be hard to narrow down your choices. It isn’t too difficult to find a piercing professional who would be willing to do the piercing you want. However, this doesn’t mean that it is a good idea to do so. That being said, don’t hesitate to opt for unique piercing styles that will make you stand out!