Bad Taste Piercing, Redeemed

I am in the uncomfortable position of telling you that this piercing, done by Baz Black (fb/BazBlackPiercing) in Dundalk, Ireland, has been named “The Hitler Piercing“… Yikes. Baz isn’t sure how long the lifespan will be, as it was just freehanded in place using a curved barbell, rather than using traditional surface piercing techniques or even piercing right through the lip, but the piercing went well even though that skin is quite solid, and was relatively painless.


Let me be fair though and redeem Baz’s good name by also showing you a “tiger scratch” skin peel scarification that he did. I think sometimes when people see these “faux wounds” they write them off as somewhat trite, but before you make that mistake let me share the story behind it,

I loved tigers from no age but when I was a little kid I used to draw on tiger claw scratches on myself and tell the other kids in Spain I had been attacked by a tiger. After the laughter subsided, I would head to class and just dream about how they wouldn’t laugh if it was for real.

Then my weight started to balloon. I yo-yo’d for years until finally I got to where I am now — I got it under control and I decided to have this done.

As we where leaving and walking down the street I got all kinda emotional! This is a lifelong dream to have those marks and they mean so much because I could never have them, being so overweight before, with the rolls of fat in that area. It was a case of having gotten over one hurdle with my weight, then another one of letting someone see my body, and finally the hurdle of the pain getting it done.

Such a beautiful story!


6 thoughts on “Bad Taste Piercing, Redeemed

  1. I personally won’t be calling that because my grandmother is a survivor of the holocaust …soo will call it the Chaplin or a horazontal philtrum/medusa maybe exterior nasal spine piercing

  2. I’m assuming that should read Hitler, rather than Hilter? Definitely prefer the idea of calling it a Chaplin piercing – inspired Zion!

  3. I really love the “Chaplin” piercing! But I cannot find anymore information about it anywhere on the interwebs…surely there are others out there that have and preform this neat piercing? I’d love to have it done.

  4. I created this piercing in 2011. I have the original image before anybody else in the BME archives. I dubbed it the subnasal piercing then. I had communicated with numerous piercers in the community. Google subnasal piercing and the first image you see is mine, then this one.

    I believe my old username is amiraye

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