Couple goals: Millennials getting fingers pierced to celebrate engagements

But there are serious risks, including serious infection.
But there are serious risks, including serious infection. Photo credit: Patrycja Nowak / Instagram

Millennials have invented a new way to celebrate their engagements - finger piercings.

The trend was showcased by body piercer Josie Ann on Instagram. First, a dermal punch is used to make a hole in the finger flesh. Then a dermal anchor is inserted and secured in place.

The end result? A small jewel floating on the finger.

But there are serious risks, including serious infection.

"It's an accident waiting to happen," piercer Cassi Lopez told Refinery 29.

"Think about everything you do with your hands, like reaching into your pockets, putting on gloves, or wiping yourself after you go to the bathroom. There's a huge chance of not only rejection and tearing, but a serious infection."

There's also the risk of the piercing getting torn out from the finger.

"Microdermals are surface piercings so there are always risks of migration/rejection or the piercing being caught," Josie Ann says.

"PLEASE know that surface piercings do not last forever and on such a high movement area such as a finger it is highly likely that the piercing will get caught or migrate/ reject."

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