Put a stud on it: the new engagement trend that's got us feeling all queasy

Chloe Street

They say love is pain.

But some couples are perhaps taking this too literally, choosing to forgo traditional engagement rings (gosh weren't they boring!) in favour of engagement piercings.

Yes you hear correctly. Piercings. In their fingers.

The latest trend sweeping the Internet is not for the faint of heart. In fact, if you are at all squeamish, we suggest you avert your eyes now.

The off-beat (and no doubt incredibly painful) demonstrations of love use what’s called a microdermal piercing, an L-shaped metal base plate inserted under the skin, with the interchangeable jewel attached.