When it comes to heavy metal fashion, one of the most iconic pieces of jewelry was that of Disturbed frontman David Draiman‘s labret piercings. David rocked this jewelry for many years, and in a new conversation with Revolver, he speaks about what led him to get those piercings.
Much of the conversation revolves around David’s younger years, with the interviewer asking him what school and his family life were like for him. At one point during the interview, David is asked what drove him towards getting the labret piercings – here is what the Disturbed frontman had to say:
“There were two things I did once I quit my job. Once I knew that we had a record deal coming, I shaved my head and I did the double labret. And yeah, I just wanted to do something that was original that nobody else had.”
Draiman is then asked how his parents reacted to seeing these new piercings; David says neither was pleased, and his mom ended up having quite the reaction. Per David: “It took them a while before they saw it … and my mom cried. They were not happy.”
Dang, sorry to hear your parents were not thrilled, David! Many folks have had such experiences with their parents (whether it is about piercings or tattoos). Besides David Draiman’s labret piercings, are there any other pieces of iconic jewelry in heavy metal that stand out to you?
In other news related to the singer and the band, there is an awesome video of David reacting to some musicians covering a Disturbed song on kids’ toys (and he found their performance to be hilarious as hell). Also, band guitarist Dan Donegan recently shared why he is not a fan of cancel culture. You can check out both of these stories by following their respective links below.