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7 Piercings That Are Easy to Hide

Posted by Jessy L. on 10th Oct 2023

7 Piercings That Are Easy to Hide

7 Piercings That Are Easy to Hide

Piercings have been around for a long time, with evidence of ear piercings on mummies from over 5,300 years ago. There are many different types of piercings, but what piercings are easy to hide?

Whether you have to hide a piercing for work or another reason, the good news is you have options. There are face piercings that are easy to hide and body piercings that are easy to hide!

Read on for the top seven piercings that are easy to hide.

1. Septum Piercings

The septum is one of the top face piercings that are easy to hide. You can pick a ring, such as a horseshoe ring that can flip up inside your nose and stay hidden. You do not have to worry about taking this nose piercing out!

However, it does depend on the ring you pick and the shape of your nostrils. At some angles, you may be able to see the ring. For example, if you work as a dentist and are often stood above patients.

It is best if you can wait several weeks to clean the piercing and let it heal before you start moving the ring. Otherwise, you may experience issues such as infection or scarring.

2. Belly Button Piercings

Body piercings that are easy to hide include the naval. Unless you wear tight clothing or have an exposed midriff, it is hard to spot that you have a belly button piercing.

There are many different types of belly button piercings, such as upper rim and sides. There are also different styles of rings, too. So some piercings will leave more noticeable bumps through tight clothing.

Always follow advice regarding cleaning and changing your belly button ring. As always, good aftercare is essential to prevent infection with a piercing. It will be more noticeable if you have issues with infection.

3. Ear Piercings

Around 83% of the US population has their ear lobes pierced. However, there are other ear piercings that are easy to hide too.

You could get a helix piercing, also sometimes called a cartilage piercing. It is near the top of your ear, so it can be easy to hide.

Or you could consider ear piercings such as a daith or tragus piercing. These are also easy to hide if you have longer hair or wear something to cover your ears. You can also pick studs instead of rings to be more discreet.

4. Tongue Piercings

Tongue piercings are not visible most of the time. There is only risk when you stick your tongue out, laugh with an open mouth, or are talking close to someone. It may take practice to become mindful of your piercing when doing these activities but wanting to keep it hidden!

You can also use a clear retainer or a discreet barbell to keep it hidden once healing is complete.

It is more noticeable with metal jewelry and when you first have the piercing done. A tongue piercing can cause swelling, which can initially cause temporary changes to your speech, such as a lisp. Have patience during the healing stage, and then the tongue piercing will be easier to hide.

5. Frenulum Piercings

If you want a mouth piercing, but a tongue piercing is not discreet enough for you, consider a frenulum piercing. It is similar to a tongue piercing but is more hidden.

The frenulum piercing is sometimes called a tongue web piercing. It is the strip of connective tissue that links your tongue and the floor of your mouth. It sits under your tongue, so it can feel strange initially for you, but no one can see it!

Unless you decide to lift your tongue to show it, this piercing remains hidden. Practice good aftercare and pick a small piece of jewelry to keep it as discreet as possible. Healing can take between four to twelve weeks on average, but you can switch out the jewelry after this.

6. Dermal Piercings

Dermal are single-point piercings because they do not have a separate exit and entry point. It is similar to a surface piercing, but surface piercings still have an entry and exit point.

Dermal can be on any flat surface of the body with thick enough skin to hold the piercing in place, making them piercings that are easy to hide. For example, you could have a dermal piercing on your lower back, nape of neck, chest, or thighs.

You could also pick flesh or clear-colored dermal jewelry to make it even more discreet. However, some health risks could cause the piercing to become more noticeable.

There is a risk of infection during the healing process, which could also cause the jewelry to become displaced. It can also cause hyper-granulation, when a red bump can come up around the site, usually due to tight jewelry or clothing pressure. There is also the risk of scarring during the healing process, so always follow aftercare instructions.

7. Nipple Piercings

Nipple piercings are also body piercings that are easy to hide. It is best to pick a small piercing if you want it to be less obvious through a bra or top. However, you could also wear more layers, a padded bra, or jewelry to hide any bumps from nipple piercings that show through clothing.

However, it can take time for people to get used to nipple piercings. Initially, you may get it caught on clothing. And it can feel sensitive while it is healing, like many body piercings.

Try These Piercings That Are Easy to Hide

There are many piercings that are easy to hide, so know you have options. You can pick a piercing that can also be obvious, such as septum piercings, or an almost always hidden option, such as the frenulum piercing.

The most crucial factor to keep piercings hidden is how you treat the healing process. If you are inpatient and do not follow advice, you may end up with a more noticeable piercing, so take care.

Do you want to learn more about piercings? Check out our other blog posts for more piercing inspiration!

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