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12 March 2018, 11:30 | Updated: 12 July 2018, 13:59
Nothing says love like getting your wedding finger pierced with an actual stud.
Surely one of the most heart-warming parts of getting engaged is knowing that your significant other has put time and effort into finding what they think is the perfect ring for you to wear on your wedding day and for the rest of your life.
Equally, if you've been proposed to with a 'prop ring' and you and your partner are off shopping together, there's the excitement of heading to the jewellers and searching as a couple.
It's hard to believe that you would get the same rush of emotion opting for a FINGER piercing.
Yep, you heard correctly, finger piercing. This is the new trend that many future brides are jumping on board with - but it will probably make you shudder a bit.
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The technical name is a 'dermal' piercing, which means that it doesn't pierce through the skin as such - it's more that it's just embedded inside the dermis layer (the technical name for a layer of your skin) with a thicker piece of metal holding it in place.
So there's a point of entry, but no point of exit - it just stays there.
It also begs the question how one actually proposes with the view of getting a finger piercing...does one get down on one's knee and pop the question with a voucher to the local piercing shop?
Or perhaps they pre-pick the stud that you're to have embedded in your actual skin.
(We're still shuddering.)
On the plus, having your finger pierced is a lot cheaper than buying a diamond encrusted ring, and you don't have to worry about forgetting to put it on every day...but imagine catching that on your sleeve jacket. Ouch.