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If you liked Lil Uzi Vert’s $24M diamond piercing, here are some more practical alternatives

words by: Alee Kwong
Feb 7, 2021

Even if you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that Lil Uzi Vert pierced his forehead and bejeweled it with a $24 million natural pink diamond courtesy of jeweler Elliot Eliantte. On January 30, Lil Uzi tweeted, “I’ve been paying for a natural pink diamond from Elliot for years now. This one Stone cost so much I’ve been paying for it since 2017. That was the first time I saw a real natural pink diamond. A lot of M’s in my face” followed by a ton of money bag emojis.

 

 

Memes were made and many questions were asked. The piercing that Lil Uzi got is considered a dermal piercing. A dermal piercing is a piercing that is located on a flat surface of the body and held in place with a dermal anchor that is placed under the skin. Yes, you heard that right. The only way to keep the piercing stationed is by implanting an anchor into your skin. While dermal piercings are generally pretty common, having one on your forehead is not ideal. If you’re looking for piercings that make a statement, are a step away from conventional ear piercings, and don’t make you look like Vision from the Avengers, look no further.

 

It’s worth noting that dermal piercings and many facial piercings have a high rate of skin rejection. It doesn’t happen all the time, but it does happen frequently. Anyway, direct your attention to the piercing visual and look at all those different facial piercing options you have. You can go from 0-100 with a mix-and-match of these piercings. If you want something a little out of the ordinary but nothing too crazy, get yourself a septum piercing. Out of all the facial piercings, a septum piercing is considered a safe and classic choice.

 

Maybe you want something slightly more eye-catching and unexpected in 2021. A little cyclical trend, throwback moment. The eyebrow piercing, once a staple for edgy ’90s kids, is now back with its even edgier counterpart, the anti-eyebrow piercing. Mouth piercings are an oldie but a goodie. The Monroe, Medusa, and the labret piercings are still considered slightly out of the ordinary and add a good amount of visual interest to the blank canvas that is your face. If you’re truly committed to the Lil Uzi Vert look but really can’t bring yourself to pierce your forehead, I encourage you to open up your heart to the bridge piercing. A personal favorite, this is an attention-grabber without a doubt. When people are pulling that “look at the center of their forehead” trick when talking to you, all they’ll see is the bridge piercing coldly staring right back at them. All facial piercings are a power move, but the bridge piercing is the one that speaks for itself and stands on its own.

 

Again, dermal piercings reject very frequently and they leave behind very stubborn scars, but if you find yourself in need of a change that a tattoo or a bright, new hair color can’t seem to satisfy, a new piercing is more than enough to switch things up.