Black Ear Studs
Like many things that are Gothic, piercings aren't that different from those getting piercings who aren't Goths. What's different is the overall look which accompanies the piercing.
That's the same with Gothic rings, umbrellas, shoes and dresses, among numerous other clothing and accessory choices.
Now there are exception to that general reality, for example, with an ear piercing which would include what would be considered by the recipient as a Gothic accessory.
There are also some piercings which are way out there, which include a Gothic look, but that could be expressed in other types of subcultures as well.
In other words, if you're a Goth, what you do or wear is considered Gothic, even if others may do something similar that aren't Goths. Piercings are included in that reality.
So it's the lifestyle, reason behind it and overall look that makes a piercing Goth, not simply the piercing itself.
- Gothic Hats to Kill For
Gothic lifestyles, clothing and interests are fascinating to me, and I always enjoy discovering something else in the genre to write about. This time we'll look at a bunch of fun Gothic hats, which give you an idea of something like darker...
This first photo of a Gothic piercing is a good example of what was mentioned above. It's a simple stud in the lip, but the fact it's a Goth woman makes it a Goth piercing, even though the piercing itself isn't different than anyone else would have.
Gothic Lip Piercing
Gothic Umbrellas or Parasols
- Amazing Gothic Umbrellas
In the Gothic lifestyle there is a propensity to show they'll stick to their beliefs and practices even in difficult situations, including continuing to wear dark colors and heavier material, even in hot weather. That lends itself to including an...
Numerous Gothic Piercings
There's no mistaking these numerous piercings by this Gothic woman. There's almost as much metal as you would get with metal braces from the dentist.
This is a little too over the top for my taste.
Gothic Woman with Mouth Full of Metal
- Gothic Wallpaper
Among my favorite art is digital art, and within that genre, one of my favorites is Gothic wallpaper, which in most cases is very captivating and captures terrific moments, scenes and makes strong statements. I guess you could call it more like...
Gothic Nose Piercing
What an outrageous and bold nose piercing here by this Gothic young man. I bet that didn't feel too good going in the first time. Ouch! Those ear piercings are pretty over the top as well. Did you notice the stud below his nose and coming out of his mouth? It's easy to miss because of the larger piece.
Wild Gothic Nose Piercing
Gothic Trench Coats
- Gothic Trench Coats
Similar to Gothic shoes and boots, Gothic trench coats work on both men and women, and keep both masculinity and femininity intact. Trench coats have been a key part of Gothic fashion for a long time, but the Matrix films brought them out of the...
This dragon ear piece captured my attention when I saw it, as to me it looks great and is a fantastic work of art. Nice the way it wraps around and through the ear lobe. The point at the top is also very cool.
I think this is an awesome look.
Gothic Dragon Ear Piece
- Goth Fashion, Gothic Corset
One of the must haves for Goth fashion with the ladies is a Gothic corset, as they are among the more popular items for Goth women who really enjoy the vintage clothing of years ago. It's fascinating to see what some women consider one of the more...
This is an amazing array of piercings around the eyes of this woman. Interesting to have the studs in the eyebrows, and also interesting that the eyebrows are bushier than most; something that is coming back among some women. Another observation is the bright light is needed to really be able to see and appreciate the piercings, implying they wouldn't be seen easily in normal light.
Gothic Eye and Nose Piercings
- Gothic Makeup
Goth culture is impossible to identify specifically, because it has a focus on expressing oneself individually and uniiquely, rather than uniformly. That include gothic makeup, which is expressed in numerous ways, as you'll see here.
Various Gothic Facial Piercings
What I like about the piercings below are the way it is designed. All of them are placed in a way that helps them play off one another. They appear symmetrical and flow down her face, designed to complement, rather than interfere with one another. That's contrary to the woman near the top which has them all over the place.
Gothic Facial Piercings
- Gothic Hairstyles
Similar to the Gothic lifestyle, it's almost impossible to describe or present hairstyles that you could definitely say was Goth. It seems like the overall Gothic fashion, makeup and hairstyle together gives you the entire Gothic fashion picture and.
It's good, in my opinion, to show several types of piercings to give someone an idea of what you can do, and the options out there. In the case of the woman below, the piercings are far more subtle and benign, but still work together nicely. Not everything has to be loud to be effective.
Gothic Facial Piercings
Gothic Shoes and Boots
- Gothic Shoes and Boots
While Gothic shoes and boots come in a number of styles, one word would describe the vast majority of them - whether men's or women's - and that's 'elevation.' There are different colors incorporated into many goth boots and shoes as well, but,...
The Gothic piercings below are somewhat between the really wild placements and those carefully constructed. Of course the person being pierced is the one deciding what they want, so if they're happy, that's mostly what matters, depending on the reason for being pierced in the first place. This is a cute and different Gothic look, but the piercings seem to get in the way of it some, especially those directly in the lip.
Gothic Lip and Mouth Piercings
This is one of the more radical Gothic piercings one of a corset of studs on the arm. It looks painful, but obviously was just completed, and so didn't have time to heal as of when the photo was taken. I wonder if it'll look as distinct when most of the red is gone?
Gothic Corset Piercing on Arm
Wide Variety of Gothic Piercings
As you can see, with Gothic piercings it's not too much different than other piercings. You have some that include only a mere stud, to those loud and obtrusive to the viewer. Some are ornamental and add to the person's look, while others are meant to shock and disturb.
Michaela from USA on September 22, 2015:
I wouldn't call any of the people photographed here Goth.
f on August 15, 2011:
Shake it up: I guess the tern Gothic covers a lot. From really 'wild', to a general interest in Medieval / Renaissance aethetic/reenactment, etc, right?
ewelz51: Kind of, 'pick your battles', right?
Ebower: Re. 'too far', I guess you mean that if you did/have done it, you would only do it just a little?
Erin Bower from Georgia on August 05, 2011:
Wow! Some people take piercing a little too far. I understand piercing as much as the next person, but I personally don't believe it should take over your whole face, but each to his own. This hub piqued my interest to say the least; I voted it up and interesting!
ewelz51 from Somewhere in the South... on August 04, 2011:
This was very interesting for me as I have teens who are into the piercing age and itis a struggle to know what's enough and what's over the top.