What Are Some of the Most Popular Kinds of Body Piercings?


There are so many body piercings that you can have and it is sometimes difficult which one to choose. However, it is also important to note that not everyone can get the body piercing they prefer due to limits in that person’s anatomy. Each individual anatomy is unique and one body piercing may not be feasible to another person. The important thing is to discuss your preferences with a reputable body piercer, like The End Is Near piercing Brooklyn studio, to determine which one is best for you.

Ear Piercings

The ear is the most popular part of the body to get a body piercing. Not only is it culturally acceptable to most it is also widely accepted if you wear it in the workplace.  Here are some of the ear piercings you can get.

Antitragus piercing — this type of piercing is done by piercing the cartilage across from the tragus.

Cartilage Piercings/Helix Piercings – This refers to any piercing of the cartilage towards the top of the ear.

Conch Piercings – This pertains to piercing of the lower cartilage just inside the ear, where it scoops inward.

Daith Piercings  — A Daith piercing is performed right above the tragus, where the ear curves in from where it connects to your head and then towards the conch area.

Earlobe Piercings – Refers to one or more piercings that go through the earlobe, normally beginning towards the bottom-center of the lobe.

Industrial Piercings – Industrial piercings passes through 2 points of cartilage at the top of the ear. Normally, a straight barbell is inserted initially, but you may also heal better if 2 captive bead rings are used. There is always an option to insert a straight barbell after 7-12 months, once the piercing has completely healed enough.

Orbital Piercings – This refers to 2 earlobe piercings that are done along the edge of the lobe and is connected with a single piece of jewelry.

Rook Piercings – This refers to a piercing of the cartilage that juts out between the upper half portion of the Conch and the top area of the ear.

Snug Piercings – Also known as anti-helix piercings, this goes through the cartilage along the inner edge of the central outer ear, just above where the lobe ends.

Tragus Piercings – This is a kind of piercing that is done on the lower flap of cartilage where your ear connects to your face.

Triple Helix Piercings – this refers to 3 helix piercings done in a row and is connected to one another using a solitary piece of spiral jewelry.

Oral and Facial Piercings

Anti-eyebrow Piercings — This kind of piercing is done at a slight angle below the outer corner of the eye rather than on the eyebrow.

Bridge Piercings – This is a kind of surface piercing where the bridge of the nose is pierced, in between the eyes.

Cheek Piercings – this type of piercing is done in the area where you naturally have dimples or in any area of the cheek that does not negatively impact the function of the parotid duct. In the event that it’s cut, saliva can exit the fistula (the hole where you were pierced) onto the outside area of the cheek and can only be repaired via cauterization.

Eyebrow Piercings – This may be placed horizontally across the eyebrow, but they are normally placed vertically. This is a kind of surface piercing, which means that it is more likely to get rejected compared to other kinds of piercings. The piercer will require enough skin and use jewelry with a slightly heavier gauge in order to lessen the chances that the jewelry might move out.

Tongue Piercings – These are typically don as a single piercing towards the center of the tongue. However, some people choose to have multiples done.

Web Piercings – Piercings of these include smileys, which is a piercing of the flap of skin between the upper lips and gums, and tongue frenulum piercings, which is when the flap of skin beneath the tongue is pierced.

As you can see there is an abundance of body piercing types that you can choose. Keep in mind though that healing times vary and proper aftercare must be followed in order to ensure proper healing. Do also check your work and lifestyle if these allow you to wear the piercings without causing any trouble.  Always follow the advice of your piercer regarding the correct jewelry to use as each piercing is different and may require different jewelry sizes to do right.

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FAQs On The Most Popular Male Genital Piercings


Genital piercings are quite popular to certain groups of people that want to add pleasure to their sex life. Not only are they sexy they can make the sexual experience for both partners richer. If you are looking for something to spike up your sex life then maybe genital piercing is what you should try. Here are some of the frequently asked questions on male genital piercing.

Who Benefits More From The Procedure, Men Or Women?

Truth be told, women will almost always become more stimulated physically than a male partner by both her genital piercings and his. There are female genital piercings that are designed more for aesthetic reasons rather than to stimulate sexually. Those that can make the area more sensitive are clitoral hood piercings and similar ones in the clitoral area while a Christina piercing is more for aesthetic reasons.  Try and add in some friction against the g-spot from a male partner’s reverse Prince Albert or an Apadrayva piercing and the woman can achieve the best sexual stimulation in her life.

Given that, the issue is still up for debate on who benefits more whether it is the man or the woman because there is a strong mental element that also contributes to the arousal and orgasm process. For instance, a man that is instantly turned on by the glimmer of silver between his partner’s thighs or simply the idea of stimulating his partner using his genital piercings may benefit just as much as a woman who is having her g-spot and clitoris stimulated by the piercings of her partner.

What Are The Most Popular Male Genital Piercings And Why Is It So?

The most searched male genital piercing on the Internet is shown below in order of popularity.  Apart from the name of the piercing there is also a short explanation on how and where the piercing is placed.

Prince Albert Piercing – Also known as PA Piercings this most popular of male genital piercings passes through the underside of the head of the penis, into the urethra and then out through the urethral opening. There are some men that prefer Prince Albert Wands, but most do like the captive bead ring, circular barbell and lastly the bent barbell for normal daily activities.

The response of their partner from the piercing can be extreme; some partners either love them or hate them. Prior to getting this particular piercing, consider your preferred sexual positions in order to know whether the traditional PA is best or the revers PA would be considered more pleasurable for your partner.

Frenum Piercings – This type of male genital piercing are side-to-side surface piercings installed along the underside of the penile shaft. They are known as dorsal frenum piercings if they are placed along the top side. This type of piercing can be quite stimulating for the partner during sex.

Straight Barbells – These are considered the most common type of frenum jewelry however, d-rings may also be fun for both you and your partner if you acquire a frenum piercing that is located near the corona of the penis.

Jacob’s Ladder – A column of frenum piercings that line up the penile shaft is called a Jacob’s ladder or frenum ladder. Normally, ladders are done along the top or bottom of the penile shaft. However, some men also line the sides of their penises using straight barbell jewelry.  It might be quite tempting to begin with a ladder knowing you will not have sex for some time. However, this is not advisable if you have not had a frenum piercing before. A ladder may affect your ability to have an orgasm hopefully in a positive light. It is recommended to add frenum piercings over time so you will know if you and your partner can enjoy them as well as determine the best area for the placements.

Apadravya Piercings – This particular male genital piercing passes through the corona or head of the penis from top to bottom. The placement may be stimulating during intercourse with either a man or a woman partner. However, it is most ideal for a female sexual partner during vaginal penetration due to the likelihood that one of the balls will rub her g-spot pleasantly. It is also one of the most painful male genital piercings as it literally goes through the urethra but the pain is only momentary.

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How To Select The Right Jewelry For Your Facial Piercing


Facial piercings are very popular and one of the most requested is the nose piercing. There are many kinds of jewelry that you can choose from but it is important that the right one is chosen not only for the benefit of the pierced part but also the environment where you will wear the jewelry.  There are two concerns involved namely internal factors (time to heal, your own lifestyle and personality) and external factors (what coworkers, clients and others might think). Here are some helpful tips to consider when selecting jewelry for your facial piercing.

Since piercing is fast becoming mainstream, fewer and fewer employers completely ban nose piercings in the workplace. Although some may inquire that workers choose only flesh-colored jewelry, or require studs of a specific size and shape. If you happen to work outside of your home, do make sure that you know the policies of your workplace when looking for starter jewelry. Last thing you want is an ultimatum whether to remove the piercing or lose your job if you do not comply.  It is quite important to choose jewelry that suits your body and lifestyle. If you are an active person, you may want to choose something that does not get in the way of that activity. If you happen to be sensitive to certain metals, it is quite important to keep that in mind as well.  For your starter nose jewelry, you may want to choose something that is conducive, simple and fast to heal as possible. This is not the best time to select that Hello Kitty nose ring you’ve had your eye on for some time now or that bone jewelry or some outlandish style that can not only cause healing issues but may also cause trouble for you either at work or at school or both.

What To Keep In Mind Prior To Getting Your Nose Pierced

  • Right jewelry appropriate for your kind of nose piercing
  • Consider healing time, your tolerance to pain as well as pain reduction measures
  • Styles and metal types are the smartest choices for new piercings
  • If you will need to have an option to hide the piercing as necessary
  • How to care for it after the procedure is done

The Process

Knowing what is going to happen during the piercing process can help you understand why the right kind of jewelry choice is very important

  • The piercer will first clean and sanitize the area getting pierced
  • The piercer will then mark the area with a pen and they will ask you to look in the mirror to ensure that the right spot is highlighted
  • They will then clamp the area to be pierced with an instrument that will hold it steadily in place
  • They will then push a hollow needle through with one quick movement. This is the part you will feel the most pain. It will however, be sharp and quick.
  • Lastly, they will insert the jewelry, which at times can be a bit painful depending on the location. You will leave this jewelry in place until such time it has completely healed.
  • The area is re-sanitized

Consider Pain Tolerance

While everyone experiences pain differently, it is worthwhile to tell your piercer if you are relatively sensitive to pain so they can make proper adjustments for your convenience in order to make the experience as quick and pain-free as they can.

How Much It Will Hurt?

It really depends on your pain tolerance. For the sake of comparison, it will likely hurt more having your ears pierced while a septum piercing will have an added degree of pain to it. However, by getting your nostril pierced it is significantly less painful compared to a cartilage piercing. If this is your first time to undergo the piercing process, the pain can be described as sharp, quick and bearable. You may also feel a dull ach for a few days after the procedure.

Pain Avoidance

  • Keep calm and relaxed, the less anxious you are, the better the experience will be. Be sure to get a good night’s rest and avoid alcohol the night before the procedure. You can also practice some anxiety reduction methods if necessary
  • For people that have the lowest pain tolerance, your piercer might recommend the thinnest jewelry available – gauge 20. The lower the number on the gauge, the bigger the hole needed for the piercing
  • Have your piercing done by an experienced and professional piercer who will use the right tools. Never have it performed by someone who is not a certified professional piercer
  • Follow religiously the aftercare instructions, keep the area clean until the site is completely healed
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An earring is a piece of jewelry attached to the ear via a piercing in the earlobe or another external part of the ear (except in the case of clip earrings, which clip onto the lobe). Earrings are worn by both sexes, although more common among women, and have been used by different civilizations in different times.

Locations for piercings other than the earlobe include the rooktragus, and across the helix (see image at right). The simple term “ear piercing” usually refers to an earlobe piercing, whereas piercings in the upper part of the external ear are often referred to as “cartilage piercings”. Cartilage piercings are more complex to perform than earlobe piercings and take longer to heal.[1]

Earring components may be made of any number of materials, including metalplasticglassprecious stonebeadswoodbone, and other materials. Designs range from small loops and studs to large plates and dangling items. The size is ultimately limited by the physical capacity of the earlobe to hold the earring without tearing. However, heavy earrings worn over extended periods of time may lead to stretching of the earlobe and the piercing.


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Nose Piercing and History

Nose piercing is the piercing of the skin or cartilage which forms any part of the nose, normally for the purpose of wearing jewelry, called a nose-jewel. Among the different varieties of nose piercings, the nostril piercing is the most common. Nose piercing is the third most common variety of piercing after earlobe piercing and tongue piercing

Nostril piercing is a body piercing practice for the purpose of wearing jewelry, much like nose piercing, which is most primarily and prominently associated with Indian culture and fashion since classical times, and found commonly in IndiaPakistanBangladeshSri LankaNepal, and throughout South and even Southeast Asia. Nostril piercing is also part of traditional Australian Aboriginal culture[1] and the culture of the Ilocano, a tribe in the Philippines. With the diffusion, exposure and spread of Indian fashion and culture, nostril piercing has in recent decades become popular in the wider world, as have other forms of body piercing, after punks and subsequent youth cultures in the ’80s and ’90s adopted this sort of piercing. Today, nostril piercing is popular in the wider world including South America, United States of America, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia, Africa, Japan and Europe, with piercings being performed on either the left or right nostril. For some cultures, this practice is simply for ornament, while for others it is for religious practices. Initially in America, this practice was for subcultures and was seen to be associated with minority youth.[2] In the 1990’s, nose piercings were specifically associated with ethnic minorities. Today, this practice has spread beyond this group in America and worldwide it continues to be used for a myriad of reasons. Despite being widespread, this piercing is still associated with negative connotations. For example, in a survey done in the hospitality industry, 81% of hiring managers stated that piercings and tattoos affect their perception of the candidate negatively.

Historically in the Indian Subcontinent, nose piercings are done by women only. However the spread of this fashion has resulted in both men and women having nostril piercings in the wider world. Several different types of nostril rings are found. Among the most popular are the loop, the stud with an L-bar closure, the stud with a ball closure, and the stud with a flat backing.

In India the outside of the left part of the body[citation needed] is the preferred position of the piercing. This is followed by some orthodox folk also because Ayurvedic medicine associates this location with the female reproductive organs.[4] In India, like any other jewelry, piercings and the jewelry are regarded as a mark of beauty and social standing as well as a Hindu’s honor to Parvati, the goddess of marriage. Nose piercing is still popular in India and the subcontinent. The piercings are often an integral part of Indian wedding jewelry. In Maharashtra, women wear very large intricate nose pieces that often cover the mouth or the side of the face.

It is very common in Bengali women. Many South Indian Tamil also follow this old tradition. However, Tamil women traditionally pierce their right nostril. Numerous traditions are associated with it. Many women from the Asian subcontinent are cremated with just their nose studs as jewelry is removed before the funeral. Indian widows usually remove their nose studs as a sign of respect. Nose piercing has historically been strictly forbidden among many families of Kashmirisbelonging to the Butt, Dar, Lone and Mir castes settled in Pakistan, as their ancestors associated nose piercing with people of menial descent in ancient Kashmiri society.

Nose piercing can be dated through Pre-Columbian and colonial times throughout North and South America. Numerous status ceremonies are carved into the North Temple of the Great Ballcourt at Chichin Itza.[5] One of these processions is a nose piercing ceremony that is depicted on the North Temple vault. Rather than depicting sacrifice, the common theme of the temple’s carvings, the central figure is shown aiming what most likely is a bone awl to pierce the figure’s nose. The ritual of the nostril piercing signified the elevated status of this figure. His place in society is symbolized by his nose piercing. Similarly, nose piercing signified elevated status in Colonial Highland Maya. The two prominent lords, Ajpop and the Ajpop K’ama, of the K’iche were pierced through the nose at the pinnacle of an elaborate ceremony.[5] Similar to a crowning of a king, the nose piercing was to show their new found leadership of the K’iche. In Yucatan, explorers Oviedo y Valdes, Herrera y Tordesillas, Diego de Landa, and Jeronimo de Aguilar all noted different nose piercings that they observed in Mayans and other cultures in Yucatan in general.[5] They reported that different stones could have different meaning within each civilization. In addition, they believed the different placement and size and shape of beads could denote the specific society the person came from. The Toltecs were believed to have piercings through the ala of the nose that was ordained with a bead. While the Mayans pierced through the septum and consisted of an oblong bead rather than a spherical.[5]

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Hip On Belly Button Piercing

navel piercing (also referred to as a belly button piercing or an umbilical dip piercing) is a type of piercing located through, in, or around, the navel. It may heal quickly and with no problems, like an ear piercing, or may heal more like a surface piercing with the associated extended healing time. Healing usually takes around 6-9 months, or even more and as long as it is cleaned, it will heal nicely.[1] Unlike most surface piercings, this is one of the few that do not normally reject, although the rejection rate is higher than non-surface piercings, such as ear piercing. The actual navel is not pierced when a navel piercing is performed. The most common form of navel piercing is through the upper rim of the navel. It is worn by a lot of female celebrities including Britney Spears and Beyoncé.

In ancient times the body piercing was a sign of manliness and courage. The Egyptian Pharaohs believed the earring at the navel to be a sign of ritual transition from the life at the Earth to the eternity.[2]

The history of navel piercing has been particularly misrepresented as many of the myths promulgated by Malloy in the pamphlet Body & Genital Piercing in Brieef continue to be reprinted.[3][4] For instance, according to Malloy’s colleague Jim Ward, Malloy claimed navel piercing was popular among ancient Egyptian aristocrats and was depicted in Egyptian statuary,[4] a claim that is widely repeated.[5][6] Other sources say that there are no records to support a historical practice for navel piercing.[7]

The navel piercing is one of the most common body piercings today.[8] Popular culture has played a large role in the promotion of this piercing. The navel piercing first hit the mainstream when model Christy Turlington showed her navel piercing at a fashion show in London in 1993. The popularization of the piercing, however, is accredited to the 1993 Aerosmith music video for their song “Cryin’,” wherein Alicia Silverstone has her navel pierced by body piercer Paul King.[9] The easy concealment of a navel piercing with clothing, even during the healing process, has contributed to the widespread adoption of this piercing.

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Truth About Tongue Piercing

tongue piercing is a body piercing usually done directly through the center of the tongue. Since its decline in popularity around 2011, it has seen a recent upsurge making it now the second most popular piercing amongst young women aged 18-25 in 2019. It remains unpopular amongst men. Standard tongue piercings, or one hole in the center of the tongue, is the most common and safest way to have the tongue pierced.

There is a history of ritual tongue piercing in both Aztec and Maya cultures, with illustrations of priests piercing their tongue and then either drawing blood from it or passing through rough cords designed to inflict pain. There is no evidence of permanent or long term tongue piercing in Aztec culture, however; despite the practice of many other permanent body modifications, it was done to honor the gods.

Piercing the tongue has a long history in religious and performance practices. Mesoamericans such as the Aztecs practiced this as well as other perforations as a part of offerings to their deities. Asian Spirit Mediums of the Far East practiced tongue piercing as an offering and proof of trance state.[1]

From the turn of the 20th century, Western carnies borrowed many of their sideshow tricks from fakirs bringing to American and European audiences their first glimpses of tongue piercing.

Permanent or long term piercing of the tongue is part of the resurgence of body piercing in contemporary society. The ready availability of high quality, surgical steel barbell style jewelry is associated with the emergence of this piercing in the 1980s. As with many piercing innovations, the origin of this piercing is associated with Gauntlet, the first professional body piercing studio in the United States, formerly located in Los Angeles, CaliforniaElayne Angel, the first person awarded the Master Piercer’s certificate by Jim Ward, body piercing pioneer and founder of Gauntlet, is commonly associated with the promotion and popularity of this piercing. Also note that the tongue piercing is not gender specific. It was not created specifically for just a man or just a woman. Popular names for tongue piercing include tongue ring, which is a misnomer, as only rarely are rings worn in tongue piercings.

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