An anti-eyebrow is a facial piercing that is placed above the
cheek The cheeks ( la, buccae) constitute the area of the face below the human eye, eyes and between the Human nose, nose and the left or right ear. "Buccal" means relating to the cheek. In humans, the region is innervated by the buccal nerve. The a ...

bone or below the
eyebrow An eyebrow is an area of short hairs above each eye that follows the shape of the lower margin of the brow ridges of some mammal Mammals () are a group of vertebrate animals constituting the class Mammalia (), characterized by the ...

. Normally it is done with a small surface bar.Encyclopedia of Body Adornment By Margo DeMello. p. 111
/ref> This piercing can be vertical or horizontal, depending on the person's preference. Though it is a , with proper care, placement, and jewelry, it can be a viable long-term piercing. Long-term viability is best with proper surface bars, and significantly reduced when barbells, or curved barbells are used. Often reputable piercers will refuse to do surface piercings, instead preferring sub-dermal implants. Anti-eyebrows are also known as upper cheek piercings, tears, and teardrops or butterfly kiss.


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