Corset piercings have long been on the radar just on the outskirts of body piercing. These beautiful and often ornate projects can be done in several places on the body, in almost limitless configurations and accessorized in any number of ways. While the most popular option is two rows of the piercings down the back (often specifically the lower back, hence the name), they have been seen popping up on forearms, the calf and even around the neck or throat!
Best Corset Piercings
Here, we will provide nearly 30 pictures of different corset piercings followed up by some practical advice and information.
1. Side Corset Piercing
Corset piercing is for those who are looking for something unique and sensational form of body art.
2. Beautiful Chest Corset Piercing
This type of piercing looks really painful.
3. Black and Blue Ribbon Corset
In spite of the pain, there are still several people who opt for this kind of piercing.
4. Black Ribbon Corset Piercings
The corset piercing on the arm looks remarkable.
5. Chest Corset Piercing
Corset piercing can be hard to keep clean and sometimes it can lead to infection.
6. Corset Side Piercing Pictures
Extremists usually opt for corset piercing on both sides.
7. Corset Piercing With U Shape
Some people choose to wear this type of piercing on a temporary basis only.
8. Corset Piercing
Corset piercing is the latest fad nowadays, most especially for women.
9. Corset Piercing for Men
It makes sense to place it in this area since this is where the corset will be tied.
10. Corset Piercing for Women
It can look spectacular at the back.
11. Corset Piercing Images
This decoration can be placed in any part of the body as long as the skin is loose.
12. Diamond Corset
Aside from the back, some of the popular areas for this piercing are the ribs, neck and throat.
13. Corset Piercing on Lower Back
This latest ‘body modification’ is for people who want to stand out from the crowd.
14. Corset Piercing Permanent
You can choose to have a permanent or a temporary corset piercing.
15. Corset Leg Piercings
It is undeniably sexy and unique!
16. Amazing Body Modification
Lesser rings can also mean lesser pain.
17. Corset Pink Ribbon Piercing
This is one of the most striking piercings ever!
18. Unique Piercing
What image do you think this is?
19. Double Corset Piercing On Ribs
Piercings and tattoo are a great combination.
20. Front Corset Piercing
Corset piercing with a tattoo of a hand.
21. Classic Corset Piercing
It is quite simple yet it’s also intriguing.
22. Awesome Back Piercing
Make a statement with this corset piercing.
23. Corset Piercings With Wings
Black and red ribbons produce a stunning contrast.
24. Red Ribbon Corset
This can surely make people turn their heads.
25. Elegant Corset
This one looks pretty amazing!
26. Temp Corset Piercing
This can look more beautiful when rings are placed on the piercings.
27. Wicked Piercings
Always aim for an original design to make you stand out.
Corset Piercing Pain and Procedure
Though these piercings are traditionally done as a surface piercing utilizing a captive bead ring (CBR) or a D-ring, more often we are seeing these performed as micro-dermal to provide additional much sought after longevity for this modification.
Corset Piercing Pain Level
Pain level will obviously depend on a number of factors, including but not limited to; surface piercings vs dermal, placement on the body (clearly it stands to reason that your back will be less painful than your throat, but probably more intense than your arm or calf), your personal pain tolerance and of course your individual artist’s technique and experience.
Though these piercings are traditionally done as a surface piercing utilizing a captive bead ring (CBR) or a D-ring, more often we are seeing these performed as microdermals to provide additional much sought after longevity for this modification.
Corset Piercing Procedure
For the procedure, your artist will thoroughly cleanse the area with their chosen cleansing agent, then set to mark the area. During this time (which can be considerable), they will feel the tissue to understand the anatomical ramifications of placing a piercing there and often will also measure marks to ensure symmetry and proper placement.
It is not uncommon with ANY piercing to have to mark and remark a time or two, so be patient with your artist. It was not a rushed or half-hearted blueprint that leads to the Empire State Building. Once your marks are set, the piercer will select the appropriate jewelry and needles to begin the work.
Most often, these will be freehand piercings – meaning no clamps. However, several other tools may be helpful depending on the jewelry selected. Feel free to ask your artist what various tools do or how they will be used if you are wondering!
As always – if the tools are already out of their sterile pouches before you watch them open the package, request (read: demand) fresh tools still inside of their intact packaging or find a new shop.
The same rule applies to needles and jewelry – ultimately, you can never be too careful in this department. Bloodborne pathogen cross-contamination is no joke, and you deserve an artist that takes your health as seriously as you do.
Are Corset Piercings Permanent?
Corset piercings are essentially never meant to be a permanent modification. Historically, these are done for a photoshoot, a convention or some special occasion, such as a wedding, prom or just an exciting night out.
Many of them done as surface piercings are performed, shown off, photographed, fawned over and removed all over a weekend. Those were done with microdermals with the appropriate jewelry to allow the threading of ribbons or lace to have greater healing potential and can be worn for months or in some cases even years.
In either event, proper aftercare should be observed not only during wearing and healing but also immediately following removal to limit the risk of infection.
Corset Piercing Aftercare
Most piercers will recommend standard aftercare including saline rinses. Ideally, these piercings (being done as surface piercings or as microdermals) will reap the most benefit from two daily soaks. Because of the location of most corset piercings, clean bedding and clothing are an absolute must for proper healing (during AND after wear).
For this type of piercing, you will most likely need to designate an aftercare buddy who can help you soak the area, and check the general area for proper response to aftercare and any signs of irritation or infection. As with any modification – when in doubt, contact your artist as soon as possible for reassurance or advice.
In most cases, these will leave some type of scar tissue. That said, proper procedure and aftercare (even if they are only in for a few days) can limit a lot of the visual scarring. Additionally, post-healing; various agents such as Vitamin E oil or Tea Tree Oil can be applied to the area to calm down the tissue, further concealing some scarring.
While a well-done procedure can start you limiting the appearances of scarring, a lot of this depends on your care of the area, as with all wounds. Your artist should discuss all of the procedures, risks, and care of any modification they are doing for you.
Corset Piercing Aftercare Instruction
- Step One
Remove any scabbing and dried blood around each piercing. In order to clean the area, just dip a Q-tip into hydrogen peroxide. Then, apply a topical ointment around the piercing area.
- Step Two
Spray the entire back area with a sea salt solution. This can help in reducing the itchiness and irritation. Let it dry, then do this again two to three times a day. Do this for at least a week to encourage quick healing and prevent any scars.
- Step Three
Use topical cream only when necessary. For instance, if there is too much itchiness, swelling, and crusts.
- Step Four
- Stay healthy by eating a healthy diet. This can help in healing your piercing properly.
- Step Five
Always wash your hands before touching your piercing. Dirty hands can lead to infection.
Suggested Aftercare Products For Corset Piercing
The products you choose for piercing aftercare make up half the battle. Pick good products, and your journey to a healed piercing could be shorter and easier. Here are a few of our favorite products for piercing aftercare:
X-pressions Piercing Spray
X-Pressions Piercing Spray can be used instantly since it has a ready to use formula. You can use it on your internal and external piercings. After spraying it on your corset piercing, you cannot feel any stinging or burning since it has no alcohol or sodium. It is environment-friendly and has a pleasant smell.ORDER NOW
NeilMed Cleanse Piercing Aftercare
NeilMed piercing aftercare fine mist saline spray has an extraordinary mist tip so you can spray it in any position. Aside from healing piercings, it can also cleanse minor wounds and scrapes. You won’t feel any burning or stinging since it does not have any preservatives. It is very convenient to bring anywhere.ORDER NOW
Piercing Care Healing Sea Salts & Botanicals
Piercing Care contains important ingredients for healing. Healing Sea Salts are rich in vitamins and minerals. While botanical oils are effective in body healing. It also includes Aloe Vera and Vitamin E which can moisturize and nourish your damaged skin.ORDER NOW
H2Ocean Piercing Aftercare Spray
H2Ocean Piercing Spray can thoroughly cleanse your corset piercings. It can help in safely eliminating dried discharge and lymph secretions. Just apply it on your piercing every three to four hours. You can also use it on other types of body modifications. Sea salt and lysozyme can lessen the healing time of your piercing. It can also help in preventing any adverse effects on your piercing.ORDER NOW
Corset Piercing Aftercare Tips
- Avoid using a caustic soap when bathing since this can prolong the healing of your corset piercing.
- Keep your clothing and hair away from the piercing in order to prevent the risk of injuries.
- Do not apply any ointments, lotions, moisturizers, body sprays, and makeup on your corset piercing.
- You can only lace the piercings when it is completely healed in order to avoid tearing.
- Avoid performing any strenuous exercises or physical activity in order to prevent unnecessary stress on the piercing area.
- Do not sleep on your corset piercing area.
Corset Piercing Cost
The cost of a corset piercing varies widely shop to shop, state to state. This is generally not a project you can just walk in and have done, this requires meticulous planning and preparation and in some cases, very specific jewelry will need to be ordered.
A simple surface piercing can cost anywhere from $30-$90+ each, and you must remember to account for the number of piercings it will take to accomplish your project. Dermal are similar but tend to run a little higher in price in most places, think $40-$110.
As always, do not let the overall price determine where you will go for this kind of work – seek out an artist with experience in custom projects, always ask to see a portfolio.
Corset Piercings Questions
If you still have some lingering questions, don’t worry! We anticipated this and have listed some commonly asked ones below. We hope this helps you have a full understanding of everything you wish to know about corset piercings!
Are corset piercings easily infected?
Corset piercings are easily infected if you don’t care for them properly. As long as you choose the right products and stick to a good routine, you will be just fine.
How long does a corset piercing last?
It is very difficult to have a fully healed corset piercing. The area is frequently irritated and not very good for long-term use. We recommend not placing ribbon throughout each day and only for cosmetic purposes for photo shoots or other special occasions.
Are corset piercings expensive?
Since a corset piercing actually consists of many separate piercings, they are pretty expensive. They are also high-risk to the piercer, so there may be an extra charge for that. You should certainly be prepared to pay when you go in to get a corset piercing!
Corset Piercings Concluded
Hopefully, we’ve answered your questions on corset piercings! As you can see, these are a fun and highly customizable option for anyone looking for something fresh and unique – though in most cases, your love affair with this exciting modification will be very temporary. Great for the modification collector who can’t quite settle on anything for too long!
If you have any additional questions or comments, feel free to join the conversation below. We’d love to see any pictures you have of your own corset piercing!
Hello! My name is Emily and I obsessed with piercings (and tattoos) since I was a little girl of 6 years old. I was fortunate enough to make my passion my work after meeting my amazing husband Jeffrey who owned his own tattoo shop. I just recently finished my internships at some of America’s most famous piercing shops and a dream to start something together was born. After falling in love with each other (and each other’s piercings and tattoos) we decided to expand his tattoo shop and I got to manage my own piercing shop in the same space! I’ve never been so happy being able to share my love for piercings through my shop and this blog I started back in 2013. We love to share models and inspiration, so feel free to email me your suggestions, pictures or if you just want to say hi!