Celebrities need to create and project an image uniquely their own, and whatever it takes to make them stand out apart from the rest is worth the try. Some use nudity to draw attention to themselves, others use wacky clothings, still others attract attention with their behavior, the cars they drive, the men they flaunt, and the rate at which they change partners. Some celebrities go for tattoos or piercings
Two things can possibly happen to a celebrity when he or she sports something radical, either the style defines the celebrity, or the celebrity defines the style.
Same is true with body modification. For some celebrities, piercing has become a trademark for them, yet there are others who have given piercing a break and a name.
Take a look at these celebrities who set the trend for pain to define fashion, freedom, and even beauty.
Christina Aguilera has a total of 11 body piercings - five in her ears, one for each nosetril, a labret piercing (below the lower lip) and her right nipple. She is also reputed to have a piercing in a palce known only to her boyfriends, decked with a very expensive diamond-studded jewelry. She mentioned that she received many compliments on this particular piercing and I canpretty well understand why. It takes a lot of guts to do it, and well, Christina has succeeded to define this type of piercing. As to how many followers she's going to get, well, I guess will remain undisclosed.
The party-hopping socialite and hotel heiress constantly grabs media attention for her outrageous lifestyle. Known for her jet setting and hard-partying, she was dubbed as "New York's leading IT girl" in 2011. She definitely added savvy, dignity and style to navel piercing.
Lindsay Lohan is gifted with a perfectly sculpted navel, and what best to compliment it with but a navel ring? Her exquisite taste for navel jewelry is worth noting, and she wears it well to flaunt her flat tummy.
Alyssa Milano's innocent image was promptly shed when she took on sexually-charged roles in Fear and Poison Ivy II. She made it to the list of 100 sexiest women by FHM and AskMen's Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2008. So, as one of the sexiest women of the world, Alyssa Milano is one model that many girls seek to emulate. She is beautifully pierced on her nose, ears and navel.
The story of Keira Knightley's piercing is as refreshing as her beauty. She got her belly pierced when she was 12 years old, after she lost popularity among her friends. To cheer her up, her Mom had her belly pierced. The same piercing would land her into a dream role in the film LOVE ACTUALLY directed by Richard Curtis.
Keira mused, "My mum always wanted it to be my little secret, but it's become a bit of a trademark. Apparently Richard Curtis fell in love with it when he saw BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM. That's how I got to be in his film Love Actually. "I went into the audition and he said, 'I want that belly-button piercing in my film!'"
Fergie revealed in one of her interviews that she has not always been so stylish, but her eye-brow piercing has become one of her trademarks. Although she has just recently removed her eye-brow peircing, she admitted that there was a time that she felt naked without them.
Known to rockers as the drummer of Mötley Crüe, Tommy Lee got the most media coverage compared to other members of the band partly because of his celebrated marriages to two famous Hollywood actresses, namely, Pamela Anderson and Heather Locklear. Tommy Lee lived up to his image as a rap metal craze with his multiple tattoos and piercings. Although Tommy Lee has already separated from his original band, on thing remains. To many tattoo and piercing enthusiasts, Tommy Lee surely rocks!
Who can forget Janet Jackson's bare breast stunt during the Superbowl half-time show with Justin Timberlake? Nipple piercing is one of the most erotic body art worn by women, and Janet Jackson capitalized on this by staging that so called "wardrobe malfunction". After all has been sadi and done, this remains: Janet has certainly heightened people's awareness over nipple piercing.
Only in her twenties, this talented actress is fast becoming one of the most well-respected young actresses in the industry. Selected by Esquire Magazine as the sexiest woman alive, Scarlett shocked fans by getting a septum piercing. When she was criticized for it, she said, “It’s all about my creative side and I personally look lovely. So what exactly is the problem with it?” Claiming that her peircing highlights her creative side, Scarlett sure helped septum piercing acceptable.
Ranked as one of the most desirable woman in tinseltown, Jessica Alba is at the top of Hollywood A-list crowd. Although the public rearely sees he belly button piercing, Jessica Alba glamorously posed for the cover of Playboy magazine with her georgeous navel piercing.
Dennis Rodman definitely doesn't need an introduction. He projected the bad boy iamge with multiple piercings and tattoos and dyed his hair in artificial colors. Little did Rodman know that what he did as a rebellious act started a revolutionary trend in fashion. He portrayed body modification as a symbol of notoriety, but instead, the practice easily settled among celebrities as a fashion statement and status symbol.
The lead singer of the band Disturbed, David Draiman is famous with his tusk-like labret piercings. Known for his distorted voice and percussive style, he landed 42nd on the Hit Parader’s "Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time". His Jewish bloodline explains his penchant for piercings.
Mutya Buena, founding member of Sugababes, is famous for her multiple piercings and tattoos. All in all, she has a total of 14 body piercings, including one on her left nipple. Her most conspicious piercing is a sparkly jewel pierced just above her lip.
This gorgeous singer and actress is another of celebrities who has popularized belly button rings. She is known to have only this one piercing in her body. Obviously, she loves showing this off on her sexy belly.
Along with low-rise jeans, lower back tattoos and whale tail, belly button piercing has become a trademark for celebrity Pop star Britney Spears. If anything, she has made belly button piecing more popular than before.
We all know that celebrity status is more often associated with appearance. How they look speaks much about who they are. Inasmuch as Tattos and piercings used to be viewed as dirty and base, nowadays, these form of body art has taken on a new dimension, thanks to the celebrities who dared to be different.
I wonder if there will come a time when those who don't get tattoos and piercings will be the ones considered to be rebellious? Only time will tell.