Written by Emily McBride (last updated March 24, 2021)
Looking for a way to change your look? The art of body piercing has been around for a long time—at least since the Egyptians (archaeologists have found body piercing on mummies!). Almost every part of your body is piercable—consider the old adage "if you can pinch it, you can pierce it" if you are trying to figure out where you want to pierce. Remember that you do need to pick an area that will be able to heal (for example, if you were to pierce the bottom of your foot, it would be difficult to heal because you are constantly walking).
There are a few people who think that just a few kinds of pierces exist—in reality, there are quite a few. On the ear alone there is anti-tragus, auricle, conch, daith, industrial, orbital, lobe, pinna, forward pinna, rook, scaffold, snug, tragus, transverse lobe, vertical tragus, or weaving. Research types of piercings or ask someone at a jewelry shop if you are having a difficult time trying to decide what kind of piercing to get. Types of piercings are separated into three categories:
Once you have a piercing, then you can choose the type of jewelry that you want. Depending on the type of piercing, you have many options. Go to a jewelry shop to see your options.
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