Do you remember when Christina Aguilera had her nose and chin pierced back during her “Dirrty” era? Talk about a throwback! And while her face piercings were definitely noticeable, the 36-year-old actually had 11 studs throughout her entire body — including her belly button, tongue, nipple, and labia (ouch!).
It wasn’t until she met her ex-husband Jordan Bratman that she decided to remove most of her piercings for good. According to the singer, getting her body pierced had become an unhealthy way for her to cope with other things going on in her life.
“I’m rebelling against myself,” she had said back in 2004. “I’ve taken out all of my piercings apart from one in my right nipple. That’s for me. I had piercings when I was down. There’s a comfort to me in pain.”
Christina Aguilera at the VH1 Big in 2002 Awards.
A close friend of her’s also chimed in saying, “She’s really happy with her boyfriend and associates piercings with traumatic times in her life. She’s decided to ditch the lot, apart from the bar in her nipple. That one is very special to her. At least now airport metal detectors won’t go crazy when she passes through.”
Since her revelation, the mother-of-two has definitely seemed to cut back on her piercings — choosing to only wear earrings from time to time.
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