If you leave these in for more than, say, a few months; You will end up with scars. I mean, you’re essentially damaging the muscle in your cheeks, so it’s pretty permanent. They will look like dimples, but they will also look like scars. Some people get their piercings with the sole intention of making a scar.
Put simply, a dimple piercing is performed in the cheek area near the parotid duct and creates “the illusion of dimples,” says Engelman. “I’ve also seen these piercings on the lower back at the indentations that are in the skin.” Borrowman notes that dimples are a sign of beauty in many cultures.
The cheek piercing typically takes around 8-12 weeks to heal, but it’s particularly prone to complications, so prepare for a vigilant healing period that can last much longer than 12 weeks .
If a piercing is fully healed, you’ve worn the jewelry for more than a year, and you take the jewelry out, there is a very good chance that the hole will shrink but not close completely and look as if it had never been there. You will likely always see a small dent where the jewelry was placed in the skin.
A dimple creation process takes about 30 minutes. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia with or without sedation (also called “twilight”). To create dimples, the surgery is performed on the inside of the cheek and there are no scars or incisions on the outer skin.
Piercings with dimples on the back typically cost around $70 to $80 each. Jewelry is not always included in the price, so you may need to factor in an additional $10-$20 for each piece, depending on the material.
Minors – Piercing
If you are under 18 years old, the parent or legal guardian must accompany the minor throughout the procedure. A government-issued photo ID is required from both the minor and the parent or legal guardian. This can be a state-issued ID card, student permit, driver’s license, passport, or military ID.
What is a Medusa piercing? A Medusa or Philtrum piercing positions a prong in the center groove above the cupid’s bow of the lip. A piercer will typically adjust the piercing with a long labret stud. Once the piercing has healed, a person can swap out the stud for a shorter stud to prevent damage to teeth and gums.
Back dimple piercings are skin piercings. Skin piercings have a single point rather than an entry and exit point like traditional piercings. To do this, your piercer uses a needle or scalpel to create a small pocket in the middle layer of skin, the dermis.
“An Ashley piercing is a single piercing that goes right through the center of the bottom lip and exits through the back of the lip,” says Kynzi Gamble, a professional piercer at Ink’d Up Tattoo – Studio in Boaz, AL. An Ashley piercing is a bit more complex as it is pierced according to your anatomy.
As with any body modification, there will be some pain with skin piercing. Unless your pain tolerance is extremely high, you will most likely experience some type of discomfort — whether it’s a pinch or a more visceral sensation. “Skin piercings feel like pressure,” notes Darling.