Walking around with a body and face full of metal jewelry is life for many people. For others it is simply not feasible though. This could be due to their job, school or parents.
There are certain situations in life where it is not appropriate to have tons of piercings on show. For example, if you are attending a job interview. You stand a much better chance of landing the job if the interviewer can not see any visible piercings on you.
Although there are many companies who do allow there employees to have piercings, there are even more who don’t. In my personal opinion, having a piercing or four is not going to effect the quality of your work. Therefore I think this rule is pointless! What can you do though?
There are certain times in life where we need to think outside the box. In my opinion, there is nothing wrong with bending the rules a little bit. Afterall, your boss won’t even know!
Instead of letting your creativity get stifled and neglecting your right to self expression, why not consider getting a easily hidden piercing?
For those of you who are having trouble coming up with ideas for piercings you can hide, here area a few suggestions:
One of the coolest piercings which you can hide. My personal favourite, the septum piercing.
What I like about the septum piercing is the fact that it is right there in the centre of your face when you want it to be. But when you don’t want it there, you can neatly tuck it away!
When a situation arises that calls for you to be piercing free, it can be neatly tucked away, flipped up into your nostrils. No one will even be aware of its existence! You can actually get jewelry for your septum which is specially shaped in such a way that it will fit perfectly inside your nostrils.
Belly Button Piercing
Most of us don’t walk around with our belly button on show all the time. This is particularly true when you are in a situation where you need to tone down your appearance!
If you are in a ‘less clothed’ situation and need to hide your belly button piercing, there are piercing retainers you can buy for this very purpose. They are usually made from a flexible, non-shiny material such as BioFlex or BioPlast and are available in a variety of skintones or clear. From a distance, no one would be able to tell, unless they were already aware that you have the piercing.
Sorry for stating the obvious, but this one was pretty self explanatory, wasn’t it?
If you are a woman, your nipples are not going to be seen many people anyway, so this is an obvious choice if you want a piercing that must remain unseen.
Guys, on the other hand, you may find it a little bit trickier to get away with keeping a nipple piercing a secret. This might even involve resisting the urge to take your shirt off when the weather gets hot. Depending on who exactly you are hiding the piercing from of course.
Another potential problem with the nipple piercing is that it may be visible if you are wearing a thin or white shirt. Your nipple may look like they are permanently hard. In order to minimise this issue you could get yourself a neutral coloured nipple piercing retainer made from a softer and more flexible material such as BioFlex/BioPlast. You may also want to try wearing a thicker t-shirt and maybe avoid wearing white.
Microdermal or Surface Piercing
The most versatile type of piercing you can get!
As you may know, both microdermal and surface piercings can be placed nearly anywhere on the body. This includes some very private and hidden areas where no one except your significant other will even get a glimpse of it.
Use your imagination. If you are considering either of these two types of piercings, your options are pretty much unlimited!
My top recommendations for hidden microdermal and surface piercings are the hips, the cleavage, back of the neck or behind the ear (can be hidden with long hair).
Needless to say, one of the most private piercings you can get is *drumroll* your private parts!
I’m not going to sit here and type out the names of all the different piercings you could get down below because I’m sure you get the picture already.
Genital piercings are not for everyone, but you can be sure that no one will know about it except for your very nearest and dearest. It may even bit a nice little surprise for your significant other!
All Around the Ears
If you have longer hair, you could consider certain ear piercings, which could be easily hidden under your hair. Even if you have short hair, you could wear a hat!
One of your best options would be the helix piercing, which is at the top of your ear, on the cartilage. Being as this piercing is right at the top of your ear, long hair would cover it naturally without any real effort on your part. It can’t get much easier than that!
I would also suggest the daith, conch or snug piercing; just wear a small and subtle piece of jewelry and allow your hair to flow over it naturally. You could get away with having multiple piercings in your ears without being noticed if your hair is thick and darker in colour.
The awesome thing is that when you want to show your piercings off all you have to do is tie your hair up!
See a list of all the different types of ear piercings here.
Obviously your tongue is in your mouth so therefore a piercing in this area would be easy enough to hide. Provided you do not talk too much or open your mouth wide too often (Cover your mouth when you yawn!). I know it may sound like I’m stating the obvious, but I do feel that the tongue piercing is a worthy candidate for one of the best easily hidden piercings
When you are in an anti-piercing situation, put in a piercing retainer in a neutral colour or a clear one. As long as you are not sticking your tongue out at people, you should get away with it problem free!
Those of you who would like to take the concept of hidden piercings to another level of extreme would love the tongue web piercing!
Note: Oral piercings need to be very well cared for as they are at high risk of infection.
The “no piercings” rule is definitely a rule which can be broken without getting in trouble, losing your job or frightening anyone!
It’s just a fact of life that those of us who appear to be ‘alternative’ in anyway are expected to tone it down for certain occasions. Society is just not quite ready for how cool you look!
Just remember that at the end of the day, it is your body and therefore your choice to pierce it. Although if your piercings are getting the way of you getting your dream job, you may have to rethink your priorities!
Keep being yourself and while you’re here, tell me about what secret and hidden piercings are on your body. Drop a comment below. I love hearing from you guys!
Hannah – founder of Pro Piercing Kits