All Women's Talk

Medusa Piercing and Other Edgy Facial Jewelry You'll Want ASAP ...

By Laura

I admit, I'm not a huge fan of facial piercings, but I can't deny that they offer wonderful, beautiful ways to express yourself-I just don't see myself being able to pull off any looks and it makes me sad. They're also becoming much more accepted – granted, some more than others, but because of this, it pays to be aware of both traditional and edgier facial piercings. If you're thinking of getting pierced or simply like the look of piercings on other people, check out these gorgeous examples!

1 The Medusa

hair,color,human hair color,facial expression,human action,Source:

Here's another great Medusa, and she's also rocking some serious plugs which look fantastic on her.

2 Nose Piercing

color,eyebrow,face,eye,cheek,Source: Lovely-Piercings

This has to be one of my ideal facial piercings! It's so classic and I would love to have one (I'm probably too old to get it done now) so I just admire them on others.

3 Septum Piercing

eyewear,hair,face,glasses,white,Source: Dreads

This is a different take on a traditional nose piercing. Would you ever get your septum pierced? I wanted it but I'm afraid it would hurt.

4 Dimple Piercing

hair,human hair color,color,red,face,Source: 13 | March | 2013 ...

This girl has a lot going on and it's all gorgeous, but pay special attention to the adorable dimple piercings!

5 For the Boys

hair,facial hair,beard,face,man,Source: Beautiful bearded boy with heterochromia ...

Of course facial piercings aren't just for girls!

6 Slightly Tribal


There is something tribal about these piercings, from the color to the double septum. I love the way her nose studs match the Medusa, also known as a philtrum piercing.

7 Perfect Symmetry


Absolute perfect symmetry, and while there's a lot going on here, you've got to admire it.

8 Dimples II

hair,color,face,purple,black hair,Source: MULTICOLOR 2

These are just so cute!

9 Stunning Symmetry


I know I titled something similarly previously but look at the beauty here: septum aligned with labret and offset by snakebites.

10 The Eyes Have It

eyebrow,face,nose,eyelash,eye,Source: Piercings

Here you have an eyebrow piercing and an anti-eyebrow. Very edgy and unique.

11 To the Teeth

facial expression,face,nose,red,close up,Source: Angelina-gasms

I have my tongue pierced but I don't think I could do this. Known as the smiley piercing, this one is very fierce!

12 Single Snakebite

lip,face,lipstick,beauty,nose,Source: all done up

This one is such a simple and gorgeous facial piercing. Depending on the stud you have it you could look so edgy or sweet with this.

13 Sharp and Pointy

face,eyebrow,white,blue,nose,Source: Tattoo & Girls & Piercing

Her mouth is a weapon. Total sex appeal!

14 Bridge plus Labret

color,face,blue,hair,woman,Source: Silje

There's some serious symmetry here as well, and it's stunning.

15 Monroe Mixed with Viper Bites


Love the viper bites! And they go so well with the Monroe.

16 Tongue

nose,jewellery,fashion accessory,mouth,organ,Source: thinkingkillsthefeeling

True, your tongue's not quite on your face, but it's … in your face? Besides, it's too popular not to include!

17 Shark Bites

face,facial expression,blue,person,photograph,Source: Piercings

In addition to having his eyebrow and septum pierced, this edgy cutie has shark bites – that's what you call it when you have double piercings on both sides of your lower lip.

18 Vertical Labret

hair,face,nose,pink,beauty,Source: How Much is Seventy Percent ...

Like the earlier photo, this is a take on the traditional labret – the vertical labret. So sexy!

19 Beautiful Balance


Here, a septum piercing pairs beautifully with a Medusa.

20 Anti-Eyebrow

hair,face,eyebrow,black hair,nose,Source: Needles

That's actually what this is called, the anti-eyebrow! It's an excellent alternative if you're afraid an eyebrow piercing won't take.

21 Angel Bites

color,face,facial expression,hair,nose,Source: nice nose piercings | Tattoo ...

When you have two piercings above your upper lip like this lovely girl, they're called angel bites.

22 Monroe Piercing

face,pink,lip,nose,mouth,Source: Master Pierce Ltd. | Professional ...

Named for Marilyn Monroe, because of her iconic beauty mark, this is a big favorite, especially among women who love retro looks. Some people also refer to it as the Madonna.

23 Facial Art

hair,face,hairstyle,nose,blond,Source: Fotos del Muro

Snakebites, Medusa, septum piercing, nose ring – she's got it covered!

24 Multiple Piercings

hair,face,eyebrow,black,black hair,Source: emo girl with piercings

Here, the lip piercings are snakebites – because there's one on each side. She's also rocking an eyebrow ring, and a really badass bridge.

25 A Lovely Collection

eyebrow,face,hair,cheek,nose,Source: Piericings

This is proof positive that even a collection of piercings can look absolutely lovely. So small and subtle!

26 Kicking the Hornet's Nest

color,hair,face,blue,clothing,Source: Dark Goth Girls

Doesn't this gorgeous girl put you in mind of Lisbeth Salander?

27 Luscious Labret

lip,face,pink,nose,cheek,Source: b o r i n ...

This is a great take on a labret piercing.

28 Massive Medusa

clothing,fashion accessory,fashion,gentleman,formal wear,Source: Body Mods

This picture is proof gauges can go anywhere and still look good!

29 Microdermal Implants

face,eyebrow,hair,cheek,person,Source: [Pieces_Of_Me]

I could never do this but it looks pretty cool on other people.

30 Viper Bites

eyebrow,lip,face,cheek,nose,Source: Different Kinds of Facial Piercings

When you have two piercings on one side of your lower lip, they're called viper bites. I feel like you'd have to have the right lips to pull this off but when you do it looks awesome!

31 Dimples for Days

arm,hairstyle,facial hair,portrait,Source: TheyCryWolfe

Tell me these don't look just as amazing on a guy.

Facial piercings offer a great way to express yourself. Do you have any piercings, or are there any you're dying to get?

Please rate this article





Readers questions answered