Here is a brief introduction to the types of body piercings. You must know them before getting pierced. That way, you can choose the type that suits you best.

Ear piercing

Ear piercing is by far the most common piercing seen. Women have had their earlobes pierced for decades and men have started to do the same in the last 40 years. Earlobe piercing is the most socially acceptable piercing. Most employers will allow at least one small earring in each ear, except for safety reasons. This can be for simple decoration or to show solidarity and a member of a social group. Military personnel, especially naval officers, had their left earlobe pierced as a show of camaraderie. Gay men used to pierce their right earlobe as a sign of “gay pride.” This is not the case. Men and women now pierce one or both earlobes, either once or several times as a matter of self-expression.

Cartilage piercing in the ear is also common. Lesbians have started piercing the upper right corner of the ear cartilage for the same reason of solidarity. There is no widely known symbolism for piercings in other parts of the ear cartilage. Most parts of the ear cartilage can be safely pierced by an experienced professional.

Nose piercing

The nose is traditionally pierced in two places, the first on the side of a nostril. Smaller tacks are usually placed in this location. The second is a cartilage that runs through the septum or the central part of the nose. This piercing has been affectionately nicknamed, “the responsible facial piercing”, because if a small U-shaped bar is placed there, the piercing can easily be turned into the nostrils. This makes the perforation more difficult to detect.

Tongue piercing

Tongue piercings extend vertically from the upper to the lower surface of the tongue. This piercing is said to increase pleasure during oral sex, but most people have this piercing for cosmetic reasons. With the right jewelry, this piercing will heal very quickly, but special attention should be paid when wearing metal jewelry. Metal can damage gums and tooth enamel.

Nipple piercing

Nipple piercing is done equally by men and women. This is a piercing that is considered attractive. However, many also choose this piercing because it increases the sensitivity of the nipple, making the sensation more pleasant. Because the sizes of individual nipples vary, this piercing is more difficult for some than others. Smaller nipples are much more difficult to pierce. People with smaller nipples are encouraged to seek a professional with more experience in this area.

Naval piercing

In ancient Egypt, this particular piercing was reserved solely for the pharaoh. In today’s society, this is a common piercing. This piercing is usually used by those who want to show off halfway. This piercing is more common in women than in men, solely because there are styles of women’s blouses designed to show this area.

Genital piercing

Genital piercing is popular in both men and women. Those that pierce directly or very close to the sexual organs amplify the sensation to make the stimulation more pleasant. Some of the popular piercing sites for the male genitalia include: the tip / head, at the base of the shaft in the public bone and the scrotum. For women, piercings can be placed on: the clitoris; The hood; the inner and outer lips; and the triangle.

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