Masks have become a fashion statement on staying safe since 2020, and many common facial piercings are now hidden from view. In the process of considering new possible piercings, you may be wondering which piercings are still visible with a mask on. Piercee’s done the work for you and selected the top five best piercings to get for consistent mask wearers.
1. Eyebrow Piercing
Eyebrow piercings can be worn many different ways since they only puncture a thin piece of skin. Rings or curved barbells are the normal jewelry of choice, and multiple piercings on one brow are quite popular. The symmetrical look, with one piercing on each brow, is a chic alternative to multiples. Thankfully, even when your mask is on, you’ll be able to flaunt your eyebrow piercings no matter what.
2. Bridge Piercing
Bridge piercings are located on the thin flap of nose skin centered between the eyes, and they can look elegant or aggressive depending on the size they’re pierced at. This piercing sits just above the bridge of the nose, so you’ll be able to show off your style however you please. Just be sure to keep it clean after a day of mask wearing!
3. Dermal Piercing
Dermal piercings can be placed almost anywhere on the face or body as long as you’re willing to heal them. Since they’re technically surface piercings, they can migrate or take longer than normal to fully heal. With this healing process in mind, forehead or collarbone dermal piercings are perfect for wearing with a face mask. Dress it up with a shiny gemmed end, or keep it simple with dainty jewelry. However you wear it, your piercing will still get noticed!
4. Surface Tragus Piercing
Surface piercings of any kind can be relocated to be visible, but the surface tragus piercing is a happy medium between facial and ear piercing. It sits just outside of the ear on the face, and it’s sometimes called the sideburn piercing. The surface tragus is situated vertically with two visible ends of your choice. This piercing is perfect for wear with a face mask because of its subtlety and location.
5. Ear Cartilage Piercings
Cartilage piercings are especially ideal for anyone that has short hair or frequently wears their hair up. While these aren’t technically facial piercings, they remain visible with a face mask and they can be arranged in a variety of ways. 15 ear piercings and counting, including the helix, industrial, rook, daith, conch and orbital, are available to choose from. Design this constellation layout any way you want, and continue to add to it over time when the mood strikes. The possibilities are limitless!
It’s difficult to say how long this “new normal” will last. In the meantime, stay safe and stylish with these visible piercings!