Willow Smith, the 11-year-old daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, posted the above photo to her Instagram this weekend, and it appears as if the young pop star has a new tongue piercing. There’s certainly a possibility that she’s got one of those fake magnet piercings in her mouth and hasn’t actually been stabbed by a needle, but let’s assume, for the sake of debate, that it’s real. A person under 18 can’t get pierced in California without parental permission, and Will and Jada do seem like parents who try real hard to be “cool,” so I wouldn’t put it past them to allow this. (Especially if they subscribe to the Scientology belief that kids can basically do whatever they want.) However, this does seem like it would be a more extreme version of what Will talked about in regards to letting Willow shave her hair, no? What do you think — is 11 too young for a piercing? (Personally, I think yes. I also think tongue piercings are so ’90s raver. Sorry, Jessica.) [Dlisted]
Attention, 13-year-old boys of the world: it is a bad idea to put magnets in your mouth and it is an even worse idea to swallow them.
A Brooklyn pediatrician is warning parents and kids alike that $5 fake magnetic tongue rings are a terrible idea after a 13-year-old boy accidentally swallowed his. The magnets are strong enough to tear the intestines — and God-knows-what-else on its way out the pooper — and could be fatal. (His doctor called the possible intestinal tearing the ”equivalent of a gunshot abdominal wound.” Ick.) The 13-year-old in question is having his magnets flushed out of his system, but if that doesn’t work, doctors may need to operate. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention has warned against fake magnetic tongue rings since 2006.
I got my tongue pierced at age 16 — for real! with blood! and pain! — in my brother’s bedroom. It is definitely not a decision to make lightly but it’s not something you should try to fake, either. Oh, the joys of childhood rebellion. [NY Daily News]
Rooney Mara dedicated her entire being to the part of Lisbeth Salander for the filming of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.” She even went so far as to really get her nipple pierced. “I’m naked quite a lot in the movie, and I thought, she has [a nipple piercing] in the book, and she should have it [in the movie] … Because of all the tattoos and the makeup and the piercings, and the physical transformations my body has to go through, it would always feel sort of like I was in costume, even if I was naked … It just felt like a good one to get — a necessary one to get,” she told Allure of her decision to go through with the piercing. I wonder if she’s planning to keep it? Click through to see more celebs with naughty piercings. [Daily Mail UK]
Dear Potential Boyfriend: Your an innovator, a restless soul, a man whose creativity couldn’t be expressed merely via piercings and “666″ tattoos. No, no, you needed something more. You craved a greater tool for self-expression and body modification. So you went for facial implants — several of them! — to give your face an unsettling wavy complexion. Boyfriend, alleged murderer boyfriend, you really have outdone yourself. Color me impressed. [The Smoking Gun] Keep reading »
Who needs a wedding band when you have more than 6,000 rings on your body? Elaine Davidson, the most pierced woman in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records, let her non-pierced groom slip one more ring on her finger yesterday. She walked down the aisle wearing all 6,005 of her external piercings and 1,500 of her internal piercings. (Huh? You can get pierced inside?) The former nurse-turned-shop-owner wore a white gown, pink flowers in her wig, a veil of butterfly wings, and war paint on her face. There are so many things I want to say, so many questions I have to ask, but instead, I’ll just stick to a simple, “Congratulations.” [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »
As every fretful mother knows, getting your ears pierced is totally the gateway drug to getting your clit pierced by someone named “Skid” behind a pizza parlor at midnight. I think The Frisky’s new slogan should be, “We might seem like nice girls, but we’ve got a lot of nipple piercings between us!” After the jump, find out where you can find holes if you, um, go looking … Keep reading »
A Swedish fashion line called The Local Firm has released photographs of their Fall 2009 collection—and all of the models are seriously pierced up. I don’t know about you but I end up looking at the piercing way more than the actual clothes! Not that the images are all that shocking, really. Let’s be serious — there have been loads of actual “stunts” pulled throughout fashion history that are way more attention-grabbing. But for some reason, I was drawn to the photos. The piercings add another layer of interest—and they make me look a little longer than usual. It’s not just, “Oh, there’s Thom Browne’s or Tom Ford‘s newest collection or ad campaign,” but, “Hey there … get a load of this.” What about you? Check out more shots from the collection, after the jump! Keep reading »