How to put on fake piercings

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How to put on fake piercings
Sport the pierced look without having to actually pierce anything. (Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images)

Piercings are symbolic of beauty in many cultures throughout the world. Some people enjoy the look of piercings, but would prefer not to go through the process of getting their skin pierced. Fortunately, there are fake piercings available that will allow you to sport a piece of jewellery on your ear, nose or belly button without any pain whatsoever. Fake piercings range in style, just like real piercings. There are, however, a few different ways to adhere the fake jewellery to your body.

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Things you need

  • Body glue
  • Fake jewellery

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    Get hoops with spring-loaded openings. While these hoops appear to be closed, there's a false section of ring that pulls back and opens the hoop. Pull back the spring-loaded section of the hoop and the ring becomes open. Put the open part of the ring around your lip, ear or belly button and then let go of the spring-loaded button. The hoop will comfortably close around your body part, making it appear as though you have a piercing.

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    Try magnetic jewellery. These jewellery items come in two pieces: one piece to display, and one piece that's a magnet. Put the magnetic part on the underside of your nose, ear or lip. Put the display jewel on the outside of your skin, adjacent to the magnet. The magnetic force will pull the two pieces together, keeping the stud in place on the outside of your skin, as though it were a piercing.

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    Adhere small "stud style" jewels to your body using an adhesive such as Amerikan Body Art glue, Pros-Aide body glue or i-mod body glue. Apply a small amount of the adhesive to either a jewel from a crafts store or another type of faux jewel, and stick it to your body in the area that you want the piercing to appear. When you're finished sporting your new look, you can get rid of the glue using make-up remover.

Tips and warnings

  • Refrain from using any glue other than body glue or fake eyelash glue when adhering faux jewels to your body. Never use commercial glue, rubber cement, super glue or any other type of similar glue, as these may damage your skin.

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