Done by piercing through facial tissue into the oral cavity cheek piercings, although trendy do offer some level of risk. Nerve damage results in the “artificial dimples” left behind after the piercing heals. Additionally, as with most oral piercings, the risk for damage to the gums and teeth, from unintentional biting of the barbell as well as rubbing, is very high. Healing time for cheek piercings is 6 months to a year.
Initial Jewelry: The procedure is typically done with a standard barbell to prevent a flat labret from healing into the flesh. After the healing, downsizing is mandatory to preserve oral health as best possible. Standard sizing for initial for cheek piercings is 16g, and length sized according to anatomy.
Chakra Healing: Cheek piercings focus around the throat chakra. The exploration of ones self in relation to the space around them begins. Bringing the outside within. A piercing in this area assists with the knowing of holding your tongue when need be, but to also speak your mind and to speak it with truth.
Alternative: Scars are nearly impossible to get away from with these piercings. So, if you want a similar look, side lip and lower labrets are a piercings that make for good other options.