#AlexOLoughlin: Yes, He’s Got Piercings

A while back we started with a series to supplement our searches posts. We started looking into specific subjects that are regularly searched by Alex O’Loughlin fans. Today we continue with it…..


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This is the one visible thing about Alex, that we all maybe know the least about – his piercings. We have never seen or heard anybody ask Alex about it in interviews. We do not really know if reporters just do not know about them, are not interested in it, if they are too polite to ask, or if it is a taboo subject which they are not allowed to ask him anything about?

And of course without anybody asking about it, there has never been any mention of it from his side either. Nothing that we have seen in any articles or interviews thus far.

Some fans might not even have noticed it before and it is maybe therefore something new for you to discover. But as you know we study Alex and when one does that, you can’t miss the existence of the piercing marks …. However, the big question is, just how many are there? We are not piercing experts, but will try our best to make the study as complete as possible. 😀

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Pictures from Feed (2005)

We will do our study in two halves. First we will show those piercing marks that are well-known and those which we are rather sure of. Then in the second half we will look at some of the evidence that we have seen, but which we can not verify for sure. Studying pictures is so difficult, because angles, lighting and shadows, can play a role in what can be observed.

We also have to use a lot of pictures from his work and it could have been altered, just as those from the red carpet events, where Alex might be wearing make-up or publications and photographers could have done some photoshopping. Added to that, we all have folds, and wrinkles and scars and pores on our faces, and that kind of complicates such a study on Alex’s face as well.

(Please remember to click on the pictures for full size and closer inspection)

Let’s start the first part with the most visible piercings….

Left ear

Not only is the large piercing on Alex’s left earlobe the most prominent and visible, but it is also the only place that we have ever seen him wear anything in any of his piercings. As Marcus in “The Invisiblehe wears, what looks like, an ear-plug. It will therefore explain why the piercing mark looks like a long line – because it used to be stretched out at some stage.

From ‘The Invisible’

One of the few private pictures of Alex, with something in his ear


 And below, you can see the piercing mark clearly. But are there more?


That large piercing scar is quite visible, but have you ever counted all the piercings in his ear left ear? The main piercing is so prominent and in the early days we never realised, that there were multiple piercings …..


Picture from Hawaii Five-0 (2011)

Paula: This frame came up on my screen and I first noticed the booboo on his knuckle, and after a while moved my eyes and *bam!* there´s those other 3 piercings so visible. I really don´t remember noticing them before. 

Left ear

Pictures from Feed (2005)

This means that there are at least 4 piercings on Alex’s left ear…… (Some days I imagine I see more, but for now we will stick with these)

 Left eyebrow

The other prominent and nearly always visible piercing is the one on Alex left brow. Of course normally a brow piercing needs two holes, one on top of the brow and one below.

Left brow

Picture from Moonlight (2007)

Left side of the nose

The piercing that can’t be missed on most footage, is the mark on the left side of Alex’s nose.

left side nose

Picture from 2010

And on this beautiful picture below, all the piercing on the left hand side are visible….. (take a good look, they are there)

outfest-face-left side

Picture taken in 2009

As you can see from the picture below, it is sometimes difficult to see these piercings from the front, but when you know where to look they can almost always be found.


From Hawaii Five-0 (2011)

 (And as usual most of the pictures here, are just to show his pretty face 😛 )

Right ear

The most prominent piercing mark on the right hand side of Alex’s face, is the one on his earlobe.

right ear

(Don’t be too distracted by the beautiful long lashes – look at the ear 😛 )


Here we can clearly see the piercing mark on the lobe, but with some other scars or folds as well. The question is, are they old piercing scars or just some odd folds?

Right ear

Oh, this picture is just here to study closely, because he is gorgeous. 😀



Right eyebrow

Not so prominent but also nearly always visible is the piercing on Alex’s right brow. The difficult part, is seeing the bottom hole of this piercing below the brow.

right brow

Picture from Oyster Farmer (filmed in 2003)

This means that Alex have at least 3 piercings on the right side of his face, with possibly more piercings on his right earlobe that we can not clearly identify.

The Los Angeles "White Out" Premiere - Arrivals

Picture from 2009

 This picture below is one of the rare pictures where both sides of Alex’s eyebrow piercings are visible at the same time  – especially the bottom holes as well. Can you see them? Notice that also the nose piercing is very prominent and visible here, but from this angle the left ear piercings nearly disappear. (This picture was taken in 2011)

piercing eyebrows

Now we will move on to the second part of our study

During and after last years’ hiatus, we started documenting this study for a post and came across some other interesting pictures – yes we have been working on this study for a long long time – since the start of the blog actually. 🙂


Tongue piercing?

Alex posed for a number of pictures, sticking his tongue out since hiatus 2014. And of course here began a new debate. Do we or don’t we see a scar or even more than one scar of a tongue piercing there?

Alex & Aiden 2015

Searching for proof of a possible tongue piercing


Picture from Whiteout (filmed in 2007)

With a tongue it is always difficult to see anything. First of all the tongue fully extended, is rarely visible and secondly the tongue changes a lot depending on health and other conditions.

This brings us to the conclusion that Alex might actually have piercing mark(s) on his tongue and maybe used to wear something in his tongue, but we can not verify it for sure.

Nipple piercings?

This has been an ongoing debate for us for all the years we have been doing our studies –  are there any piercing marks on Alex’s nipples? According to sources, when the nipple tip does not seem round and even, it can be an indication that there has been piercings.

Although we have seen Alex shirtless on many occasions, we rarely get close-ups or very clear pictures of his nipples. What we do see in these close-ups is that there is a possibility that there is a piercing mark on the top of his nipple. Alex´s nips seem to be more oval-shaped than round. Maybe our guy did like a bit of bling on his nips?  😉

Left nipple:

Left nip

 Right nipple:

Right nipple

And just because …. 😛

tbup-stan-big - nips

We guess that the answer to this question can only be given by Alex himself, or if we ever see pictures of him with anything in his nipples….. 😀

Second piercing on left brow?

Since the start I have always felt like there seems to be even more piercing marks on Alex’s left brow. And it seems to be true, but once again the bottom part of the second piercing mark is hard to find.

second left brow

Picture from Feed (2005)

Have a close look at his picture below – do you see both the piercings (top and bottom part)?

fitness bw piercings

Is there a third one?

And this is where Paula says I go ‘piercing-crazy‘, but I sometimes think I see a third piercing on the left brow. Most of the times I agree with her, and say, it can’t be. But I thought to add it here as well.

On top of the brow

left brow 3

Below the brow

left brow 0

Left side of the nose?

While studying Steve last year for the Steve’s story posts, something else came up that made us wonder. Is there a small mark of a piercing on the right side of Alex’s nose as well? We were not so sure that there is really anything there. Maybe it was just a rather large pore?


Take a closer look….

Right nose

Picture from Feed (2005)

From what we can see there definitely seems to be some sign that this is something more that a large pore. It is however not nearly as prominent as the piercing mark on the left side of the nose. And the indentation into the nose is not as visible, but there is definitely something there.

 Do you see it?


Picture from Hawaii Five-0 (2012)

In conclusion: It seems that Alex have got at least 8 definite piercing marks on his face (remember we count a pair of bottom and top scar of the brow piercings, as one only). And there are at least a definite possibility of 2 or 3 more and most probably even more piercings.

The tongue keeps us wondering ….

And the nipples, they will clearly be a debate forever ……

And then of course, what other piercings might be “hidden” in some parts of his body that we never get to see, that will always stay a possibility, and forever a mystery. 😉

Hope you had some fun with us inspecting this gorgeous face (and body) … and remember this is all just an excuse to stare and study some more pretty pictures of Alex 🙂



Filed under Alex O´Loughlin, HiStory, Intense Research Reports

32 responses to “#AlexOLoughlin: Yes, He’s Got Piercings

  1. Betsy Craig

    I’ve never noticed the mark on his nose from a piercing before, ears and eyebrows yes, I’ll keep guessing on the nipple and any other intimate parts tho’ (with a smile on my face)!.


  2. Sonja

    This piercing study is awesome … as all the other ones! Thanx for that and thinking about some possibly other hidden piercings … oooooh myyyyy … my mind’s going crazy … 😀
    Thanx again for doing all this work … it’s most appreciated … I love love love AOL-IS!!!

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  3. What I wouldn’t give to see a picture of Alex with all these piercings!😃

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  4. Lesley Baillie

    Enjoyed reading this, had a laugh and studying his beautiful face, smile thinking about the possibility of more. I was aware of eyebrow and ears and had seen him in Invisible. Glad he doesn’t wear any now, that would hide his good looks.


  5. Colleen

    You ladies are amazing!!!! I had noticed the ear piercings and the one on the side of his nose but I thought the eye brow was just a scar. I have learned something else about Alex and after two years I didn’t think that was possible. Thanks girls. 🙂

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  6. Gail Lessard

    Piercings and tattoos are a form of self expression which I can love and appreciate. Would love to find out exactly what it all meant/means. His tattoos are very sexy and badass to me even though it’s not clear to me exactly what they are!


  7. karen

    Belly button anyone?


  8. alexnymph

    Thank you, the best investigators around, for the PICs. Oh, and the study. 🙂 I’ve noticed most of these over the years and always wondered why Alex felt the need to “define”(?) himself through body art when he is so plainly gorgeous! I don’t get it, but different generation I guess.

    There is a photo of him in his earlier career days, a phootshoot I think, with diamond studs in each ear. And in the “picture booth” photo when he’s a teenager, it almost looks like a silver ring in his left nostril. Sorry, it’s late and I don’t have access to my file right now, or I’d attach them here. Perhaps you know the ones I mean?

    Not sure about any nipple rings for him, but we know for sure Malia has them.


    • Please, I would rather not have you attach that teenage picture of Alex here. It is a private picture of him, that we have chosen to never post.


    • I can´t remember such pic with diamond studs, early photoshoot? Any details of the photo so I could look for it?
      In the teenage pic he has a ring in his ear, not in the nose.


  9. Oh this is really great!!! How I love your studies!!! I am pretty sure about the multiple ones in his left ear, right ear, eyebrows and nostrils. Never ever noticed the scar on his tongue but it really looks like a piercing scar, I think you’re right.
    Don’t know about the nipple rings, let’s study the scenes when he’s coming out of more or less cold water… :-D… Still oval? 😉


  10. Intense….you again earned your name. I never noticed the other piercings, just the one on his left ear. Saw a pic of when he was a kid. The other ones I had no clue. You really need to be a detective. 🙂


    • Maybe just blame his magical eyes and mesmerizing smile for distracting us from other details 🙂 And then there´s that southern region distraction too 😉


  11. Brends V

    Thank you so much for this post!


  12. I didn’t know about the nose piercings! The ear – yes, the nips yes, but not the nose!!


  13. How can he br any Sexier !!!! Well now we know. Thanks Paula ======and i LOVE the drawing.


  14. Karen

    The ear piercing for sure but I didn’t know about the others. Great article.


  15. Fannie

    Wow Alex in his younger years must had been some kind of punk then or something to have so many piercings. And yes noone ever ever had askied him about his piercings or even tattoes I wonder why/ I dont see wrong to ask him about his tattos especially if we are all aware they do exist.


  16. I’m watching ‘Moinlight’ from 2007 and although you can’t see him that up close, if you look at the pics on IMDb Images for the show, there are some close ups of his face, and it might just be me, but I don’t see any of the facial piercings back then. Which leads me to believe that he got all of them sometime btw 2007 and when he started on Hawaii Five-0. And that seems silly to me since he was GROWING as a star…why would he be ADDING piercings? I guess it doesn’t really matter bc you can’t really see them, but I would think he would not want to deface himself for fear of limiting his future rolls?? THOUGHTS?


    • After reading all of your comments, it’s obvious he must’ve had the holes in this pics, but they just did a really good job of covering them up… Photoshop maybe?


      • Thanks for you comment in any case. After reading it, I think I need to put the dates on these pictures in the post, to explain it better to people who do not know when they were taken.


    • Hi Stacy
      You need to look again.
      ALL his piercings are from days long before Moonlight. Even some of the pictures in this post are from at least 5 years before Moonlight and some from Moonlight itself. Not posted here, there are many many more pictures available to show you the piercings in those early days of his career.
      As far is I have seen there are no new piercings since those days of Moonlight or even since he started his acting career.
      Maybe they just used better make-up in some scenes on Moonlight. 🙂


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