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Old 11 February 2010, 09:54 PM
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Comment: When I first saw this hole-in-chin piercing, I fully did one of those
‘Well now I have seen everything’ moves where I threw my hands in the air.
I am by no means a prude, but really, a clear lens facial piercing?

Let’s get into this a bit further. What seems to have happened here, is that
someone put an expander in their chin area, except that the expander was
made out of clear plastic. And now with the clear lens face piercing, we can
all see the state of her gums. She better keep flossing.



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Old 11 February 2010, 10:06 PM
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That makes me feel a little ill to look at. Interesting idea tho.
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Old 11 February 2010, 10:10 PM
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I've been making that face as I sit here, and I think that her teeth are too low in relationship to where her lips are. Like, if she smiled you'd see all her top gums and not much else.
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Old 11 February 2010, 10:13 PM
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I've been making that face as I sit here, and I think that her teeth are too low in relationship to where her lips are. Like, if she smiled you'd see all her top gums and not much else.
I thought that, too. It's definitely true of my lips and jaw. However, I have seen some extremely gummy smiles that make me think it could be possible.
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Old 11 February 2010, 10:14 PM
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It doesn't look like the lower lip is raised much in the centre; but the top teeth are plainly visible. I also think it strange that apart from the two lip piercings there are no other visible piercings; not even earrings. I would have expected her to be far more piercing-experienced before choosing the lower lip piercing
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Old 11 February 2010, 10:34 PM
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I also think it strange that apart from the two lip piercings there are no other visible piercings; not even earrings. I would have expected her to be far more piercing-experienced before choosing the lower lip piercing
Most of the women I know with lip piercings don't have any other (visible) piercings.
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Old 11 February 2010, 11:05 PM
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If I push my lower lip up with my finger as far as that one is, I can feel my upper teeth under my finger, so they'd be visible at least as much. And, while I thought at first that my lower teeth start farther up from my chin than that, feeling around proves otherwise.

The view actually seems legitimate, if it were my piercing.
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Old 12 February 2010, 12:07 AM
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It would be kind of gross while she were eating.
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Old 12 February 2010, 12:13 AM
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I've been making that face as I sit here, and I think that her teeth are too low in relationship to where her lips are. Like, if she smiled you'd see all her top gums and not much else.
In the "piercing" you can see the top of her bottom teeth, which should be a sign it's a fake. And the bottom of her top teeth.

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Old 12 February 2010, 01:24 AM
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It looks to me as though it is pushing her bottom lip up quite a bit. And I've noticed that if I make that face my bottom lip covers a considerable amount of my top teeth (my bottom lip already overlaps a bit my top teeth as it is). The edge of my lower gums is very close to the bottom of my chin, too. If I had a piercing like that there, you would definitely see all of my bottom teeth and some of the top.

The photo could still could be fake, of course, but it seems plausible to me.

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Old 12 February 2010, 02:00 AM
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Someone else seems to have one. His shows a different view, but people are different.
http://www.bmezine.com/pierce/05-lip...am00023009.jpg
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Old 12 February 2010, 04:46 AM
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ever since I first saw that photo somewhere else on the web months ago, I was always reminded of Vili Fualaau, that kid who slept with Mary Kay Letourneau, blah blah blah.

http://wwwimage.cbsnews.com/images/2...age673855g.jpg

am I racist or something? I swear I see a resemblance.
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Old 12 February 2010, 05:59 AM
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If I push my lower lip up with my finger as far as that one is, I can feel my upper teeth under my finger, so they'd be visible at least as much. And, while I thought at first that my lower teeth start farther up from my chin than that, feeling around proves otherwise.

The view actually seems legitimate, if it were my piercing.
Likewise - I thought the position of the teeth wasn't quite right until I prodded my chin a bit myself. So that much is plausible.

It still doesn't look quite right though - I'd have thought you would see the inner surface of the expander. You can see the outer rim only. (Compare against the picture in mags' link).
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Old 12 February 2010, 06:24 AM
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The position of the teeth are correct in relation to the jawline, but the position of the lips appears to be altered by the expander pushing the lips upwards towards the nose.
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Old 12 February 2010, 06:56 AM
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At first, when I read the subject, I thought it was a shin piercing: http://www.eastsidetattoo.com/mark_s/shin.jpg

What makes the photo look real to me is that the skin around the piercing looks red and irritated. I doubt a photoshopper would go that far.

I do wonder, however, what keeps the expander in place? Isn't there a distinct possibility that it will pop out when she is eating, possibly creating a not so appealing display (not that it would be appealing even if it doesn't pop out)?

Isn't there a risk that it will hamper her speech? And her ability to get a job anywhere outside a freak show?
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Old 12 February 2010, 07:33 AM
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It still doesn't look quite right though - I'd have thought you would see the inner surface of the expander. You can see the outer rim only. (Compare against the picture in mags' link).
I think the one in the OP is just all clear plastic. So you can't really see the inner surface--you just see what it is pushing up against.

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Old 12 February 2010, 07:55 AM
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Large gauge lip piercings are very popular in the more extreme section of the bod mod community; my old piercer in Manchester has a piercing about as big as this. Most people do not wear clear plugs or tunnel in them, though.
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Old 12 February 2010, 07:59 AM
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Allegedly the source posting: http://news.bmezine.com/2010/01/20/k...gum-recession/

Here's another: http://www.trendhunter.com/images/ph...615_2_468.jpeg. The person in that photo is Etienne Dumont, and there are many more photos available of him from many angles. Definitely not faked.

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Old 12 February 2010, 08:48 AM
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The inspiration would be those big Amazonian lip-plates I assume?
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Old 12 February 2010, 12:37 PM
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Not the sort of thing you want to get done if you are liable to regret it later down the line (which seems likely...) I can't imagine a hole that size punched through your face is easily repairable. I will stick to my facial tattoos thank yoo veddy much.
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