What is a pierced tattoo? It’s when someone gets a tattoo and piercing that go together harmoniously. When done right, the result is aesthetically impressive. But there’s a big difference in getting a piercing and tattoo on the same part on your body, and one that is amalgamated to create the desired effect. Need ideas for your matching piercing and tattoo? Let’s review.
Very Cool Pierced Tattoo Concepts and What Else You Need to Know
Pearl in a Shell
Conceptually, it doesn’t get much better than this. A pierced faux-pearl that is positioned over an open shell tattoo not only nails the tattoo piercing theme, it’s meaningful. The design is generally believed to attract prosperity, and it also signifies heightened intuition and imagination, and connection to mother earth (and the sea).
Pistil of the Flower
You probably didn’t know what a pistil was before this, but the pictured tattoo concept defines it quite clearly. A flower tattoo with a pierced jewel in the center (aka pistil) is a beautiful way to embrace the concept.
Pupil of the Eye
A pierced jewel in place of the pupil of an eye is also an impactful way to merge a piercing with body ink. Not only is it visually striking, it’s symbolic given that the eyes are the gateway to the soul. If your soul shines, this is the design for you. The concept also works with animals such as tigers, cats, and so forth.
What to Know Before You Book Your Appointment
We know you’re excited about getting your matching piercing and tattoo. However, they can’t be done at the same time. Seeing as the piercing is integrated into the body ink, you need to get the tattoo done first. Before you can add the piercing, the tattoo needs to be fully healed or you open yourself up to risk of skin irritation and infection. A smaller tattoo (most common to this concept) will heal in a shorter amount of time. That said, even though the outer layer of skin will typically heal within 2 to 3 weeks, it can take as long as 6 months for the lower layers of skin to heal to the point that it can accommodate the follow-up piercing. Given how amazing the end result will be, we encourage you to be patient – it’s worth the wait.
In addition, choose a high-end boutique studio that offers both services (piercing and tattooing) so that you can get your combined design done in one place. If located in the BC Lower Mainland, get your pierced tattoo at Sleight of Hand in downtown Vancouver BC. Schedule your consultation today.