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Couples Are Giving Up Engagement Rings in Favor of ... Finger Piercings?!

Who else is saying OUCH at pierced fingers?

The latest engagement trend looks like it really hurts. It's not all about huge diamonds for some couples — it's all about piercing ring fingers. Yes, instead of putting a ring on it, you put a ring in it.

Engagement ring piercings pierce a hole right where that engagement rock would go, and is made up of two pieces of jewelry 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.

“Our engagement dermals we got Friday,” wrote one Instagram user, alongside a picture of his new jewelry. “It was a little painful and bloody but definitely worth it and an awesome idea by my fiancée! We chose red and green for Harley and Joker but I might switch to purple after it heals.”

He’s not the only one taking the finger-piercing leap — #fingerpiercing on Instagram has thousands of posts of couples following the trend. And they cite all sorts of reasons for choosing the piercing route. It’s cheaper, you’re not very likely to lose it, and it’s permanent.

The piercings are reported to be done mostly without local anaesthetic, and often have to be redone when the the metal plate required isn’t inserted deep enough.

This one doesn't look too healthy, speaking of redoing. 

Ouch!!! 😫💍#fingerpiercing #ouch #kindalikeit #different

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Ouch. 

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