Katy Perry has released an eye-watering video of her getting her nose pierced.

In the footage, uploaded to Instagram.com on Friday (15Aug14), the Roar singer can be seen reclining on a chair as a professional piercer puts a needle through her skin.

In the caption, she writes, "Last time I did this I was on my own with a safety pin & cube of ice at 13. This time I thought it was best I left it to the pro's. Sorry mom (again)."

Perry headed to the piercing parlour during downtime from the U.S. leg of her tour. She performed in Ohio on Thursday (14Aug14) and is scheduled to play in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday (16Aug14).