Engagement piercings taking over traditional rings
London [United Kingdom] Mar 17 : Everybody wants a fairytale engagement. From expensive solitaires to ring tattoos, we've seen it all. However, the latest engagement trend has got everybody's attention, in which the couples are going an extra mile to prove their love on Instagram. 'Engagement piercings', an unusual and rather painful way the lovebirds of today are marking their commitment to one another. It's a type of dermal piercing, which is typically made up of two pieces of jewellery consisting of a flat piece of metal that sits beneath the skin's surface and a visible stud that can be changed just like any other body piercing. "It was a little painful and bloody but definitely worth it," wrote one Instagram user alongside a picture of his and his fiancee's 'rings'. While some prefer a single diamond stud, resembling a more traditional engagement ring aesthetic, others are opting for trendier dual stud piercings. There are obvious economical and logistical advantages for choosing an innovative piercing over a real diamond ring. However, dermatologists have warned of the health risks surrounding such piercings, which can be carried out on a number of different body parts such as the neck or back. They are usually very painful and complications can occur even after the piercing has been conducted if the metal plate isn't inserted deep enough. Also, they can be very tricky to remove so pierce at your own risk!