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Cheek Piercing (Dimple Piercing)

What is Cheek piercing?

It is a type of facial piercing done on the two sides of the cheeks. Since many youngsters get their cheeks pierced to fake dimples, cheek piercing is also known as dimple piercing. You may even highlight your natural dimples by opting for this style of piercing.

Cheek Piercing

Cheek Piercing

Cheek Piercings

Cheek Piercings

How to pierce your cheeks

You should go to a licensed piercing salon that have well-trained professional piercers working with high-quality equipment for a safe experience. After your cheeks are thoroughly cleaned, you have to rinse your mouth with an antibacterial liquid. The piercing points are then marked with a surgical marking pen. The cheeks are carefully pierced with a 14g or 16g sterilized needle. The jewelry is inserted after finishing the procedure.

Do dimple cheek piercings hurt

As the cheeks have a rich supply of blood vessels, it might hurt while going through this process. However, many people with a high pain tolerance have compared the pain to a mild pinch.

Cheek Piercing Images

Cheek Piercing Images

Cheek Piercing Pictures

Cheek Piercing Pictures

Pierced Dimples

Pierced Dimples

Cheek dimple piercing aftercare

  • Clean the piercing carefully with a cotton ball soaked in warm salt water
  • Rinse the pierced area with an antibacterial soap while taking bath
  • Use warm saline water to rinse your mouth thoroughly after having your meals
  • Avoid applying creams, ointments, or makeup on the pierced sites
  • Stay away from smoking and drinking alcohol
  • Do not subject the piercings to undue stress, especially while eating, speaking, and brushing the teeth
  • Avoid rinsing your mouth with a mouthwash containing alcohol
Dimple Cheek Piercing

Dimple Cheek Piercing

Dimple Piercing

Dimple Piercing

Cheek piercing healing

It takes about 6 months to 1 year for the piercing to undergo complete healing.

Cheek Dimple Piercing

Cheek Dimple Piercing

Pictures of Cheek Piercing

Pictures of Cheek Piercing

Cheek dimple piercing infection and complications

An infected piercing will cause excessive swelling, numbness, and redness along with some pus discharge. If a dimple cheek piercing goes wrong, then there is a high possibility of nerve damage. Improper placement of the piercing might damage the parotid ducts, causing constant leakage of saliva from the cheeks, and thus increasing the chances of infection. Gum recession and cracking of teeth are the other possible complications of the piercing. An allergic reaction to the metal jewelry might cause redness and severe itching, leading to rejection and migration. Getting it changed or removed is necessary to get rid of the discomfort.

Do cheek dimple piercings give you dimples

In some cases, after healing the pierced cheek might develop scars that resemble natural dimples. However, it is noticeable only when the jewelry is removed.

Cheek Dimple Piercing Scars

Cheek Dimple Piercing Scars

Cheek dimple piercing jewelry

Labret studs or barbells measuring about 22-24 mm are ideal for the piercing. After healing, shorter jewelry should be used to prevent the gums and teeth from getting damaged. If you want to hide the piercing, then wear clear retainers. Many body piercing enthusiasts stretch their healed cheek piercings by wearing large-sized jewelry.

Cheek Dimple Piercing Jewelry

Cheek Dimple Piercing Jewelry

Barbell Cheek Piercing

Barbell Cheek Piercing

How much do cheek dimple piercings cost

The price of the piercing ranges between $50 and $60 in most reputable piercing parlors.

Cheek piercing Variations

One-sided cheek dimple piercing

Here, only one side of the cheek is pierced.

One Sided Cheek Piercing

One Sided Cheek Piercing

Dermal cheek piercing

It is the perforation of the cheek surface using microdermal implants. As the piercing does not completely penetrate the cheeks, the possibility of developing scars after healing is low.

Dermal Cheek Piercing

Dermal Cheek Piercing

Fake cheek dimple piercing

Being a painful process, many people use stones or studs from old earrings and some glue to create fake piercings.

Fake Cheek Piercing

Fake Cheek Piercing

Cheekbone/Upper/High cheek piercing

The piercing is done on the top of the cheekbone underneath the eye.

Cheekbone Piercing

Cheekbone Piercing

References:

  1. http://info.painfulpleasures.com/help-center/piercing-information/cheek-piercing-faqs
  2. http://www.bluebanana.com/article.php/351/cheek-piercings
  3. http://www.skin-artists.com/cheek-piercing-aftercare.htm
  4. http://www.glamcheck.com/fashion/2011/08/08/dimple-piercing-positions-risks-aftercare/

Published on June 26th 2015 by under Facial Piercings.
Article was last reviewed on 26th June 2015.

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