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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