Types of Piercings - Part Two: Oral and Facial

Here at Sunset, ot only are we one of Auckland’s most respected and professional tattoo studios, but we also offer piercings too!

Nic Fletcher is our piercer here at Sunset, and with almost 30 years experience in the industry, he’s one of the best.

Nic is running a private, appointment only studio here at the studio and will take walk-ins every Saturday. Get in touch with Nic or email us for bookings and inquiries! You can email Nik on nicfletcherpiercing@gmail.com

In the meantime, here is part two of our series on piercings, so if you’ve ever wondered what some of the facial piercings are called, check it out!

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Anti-Eyebrow Piercings - This piercing typically appears at a slight angle below the outer corner of the eye instead of on the eyebrow.

Bridge Piercings - This is a type of surface piercing where the bridge of the nose is pierced, in between the eyes.

Cheek Piercings - These can be done to create dimples, placed where you have natural dimples, or put in any area of the cheek that won't negatively impact the parotid duct. If that's nicked, saliva can exit the fistula (i.e. hole where you were pierced) onto the outside of your cheek, which can only be corrected with cauterization.

Eyebrow Piercings - These can be placed horizontally across the eyebrow, but they're usually placed vertically. This is a surface piercing, which means it will be more prone to rejection than some other piercings. Your piercer needs to pinch enough skin and use jewelry in a slightly heavier gauge to minimize your chances of having your jewelry migrate out.

Septum Piercings - These go through the septum, at the center base of the nose.

Tongue Piercings - Typically these are just done as single piercings towards the center of the tongue, but some people choose to have multiples done. You can see someone with 5 in our gallery!

Web Piercings - These include Smileys, which is a piercing of the flap of skin between the upper lip and gums, and Tongue Frenulum Piercings, which is when the flap of skin below the tongue is pierced.