Don’t count, just DO IT!!

By Laura, from Gilroy, USA.

I got my industrial pierced in July 09, and I had no idea that I was going to get it. One day, my sister-in-law and I were bored and we decided to go get something pierced…We went in and took one look at the industrail, and said “THAT’S IT!”
Next thing I know, I was laying down in the chair, and the guy was getting everything ready. I was SOOO nervous! I am a fainter, BIG time (i fainted when getting my belly button pierced ha). I just remember saying to the guy, “Do count down, or tell me to breathe in and out, JUST DO IT!” So my sister-in-law talked to me and then, BAM, it happened!

It did not hurt as much as i thought, and it came out great! It doesnt look “edgy” also, it looks super cute.
Who knows what I’ll get next????

Industrial Piercing

Industrial PiercingWhen trying to choose a piercing, there are many different options that you have.

You could stick with the traditional and most common ear piercing, or you could be a little more adventurous and try out nipple or tongue piercings which are also quite popular.

However, if you are looking for something that little bit different then you may want to take a look at industrial piercings.

What is an Industrial Piercing?

An industrial piercing is basically two holes that are joined together by one single piece of jewellery. Typically they are mainly found at the top of the ear. However an industrial piercing can also be used in the navel, too.

If you are interested in a navel industrial piercing then you will usually have two separate piercings first. The piercer will pierce one part of the navel and then leave that to heal with a single piece of navel jewellery.

Then the next piercing will be made at the opposite end of the navel and that too will be left to heal. Once they have healed they can then be joined with a single bar ring. One thing that you should keep in mind is that if the jewellery that you choose puts any pressure onto either piercing, it could cause an infection. For this reason it would be a good idea to use flexible jewellery.

What you should know

You may find that you are not suited to a normal industrial piercing. However, unfortunately the piercer will not always tell you this. If they go ahead anyway and you are not a suitable candidate then it will cause problems and this is known as a “shallow industrial piercing”. It will likely cause scarring but if you are lucky you may get away with just an infection. So you need to be sure that you are suitable for an industrial piercing before you go ahead and get it done.

Industrial piercings are mainly situated at the top of the ear. They are sometimes otherwise known as scaffold piercings and one piercing is made close to the head whereas the other is made a little further down the cartilage. This gives the piercing a diagonal appearance. There are not as many different types of jewellery that you can use with an industrial piercing. However, they can look great if you are an ideal candidate for one!

Ear Piercing – The Most Common Piercing Around!

Ear PiercingWell, I guess there’s no doubt that the ear piercing is the most common form of body piercing these days. And of course, since the ancient times our ancestors have pierced their earlobes and worn adornments in them!

It can be actually argued whether the earlobe piercing falls under the body piercing category because it’s so common and widespread that many would think of it something unrelated to other body piercing types like nose piercing, tongue piercing and genital piercing.

However, don’t underestimate what the ear piercing can actually look like! Don’t forget that a human’s ear doesn’t end with an earlobe. There are so many places in the ears which can be pierced that you’ll be surprised.

Oh yes, even the simple earlobe piercing can be brought one step further and the lobe can be pierced from different angles.

So here you go – transverse lobe piercing. Still the very earlobe is being pierced, but not as usually. The piercing goes inside through the lobe parallely the ear instead of running through it from behind the lobe and emerging in the front. This is a modern kind of ear piercing as well as another variation of the lobe piercing –

Vertical lobe piercing pierces the earlobe vertically using a straight barbell. It goes in where an anti-tragus piercing would begin, but instead of coming out right above the earlobe goes all the way down. This one involves piercing the cartilage and therefore takes much longer to heal. Whereas a simple ear piercing would take a few weeks to heal, the vertical one may take up to a half-year to heal properly!

Do you know what’s the most painful of all the piercings? Genital piercing? Nope! It’s one of the ear piercing types – anti-tragus piercing. It is similar to the vertical lobe piercing with the upper part of the barbell entering through the cartilage above the earlobe. However, it doesn’t go through the lobe, it merely pierces the cartilage. Actually this ear piercing type is a very nice looking one, isn’t it? It might be worth the pain… 🙂

And here in the picture below you can see the most popular places for ear piercing.

Ear Piercing Variations

Ear industrial piercing is also very popular. The most common version of it involves piercing the outer rim of the ear in two places and then connecting it using a straight barbell. The industrial piercings can go just about anywhere throughout the ear connecting two or more piercings. However, the standard ear industrial piercing is placed like where it says in the picture above and specific ear piercings – industrial barbells are being manufactured to adorn them.

Tragus piercing – has become quite a common type of ear piercing recently and there’s loads of nice tragus earrings available.


Body Piercing Types

No doubt – body piercing is rather part of fashion than some under-ground trend. Since 60ies and 70ies, when body piercing was gay communities’ identity, so much has changed!

These days no-one will even look back at someone who has eyebrow piercing or a nose ring, not to mention different ear piercings.

But anyway, even now we can kind of separate ‘normal’ body piercing types from ‘extreme’ body piercing practiced only by those who are involved in body modification. I guess many folks would look back at someone carrying a huge plate in a stretched lip piercing, for instance!

So here I’ve sorted the most popular body piercing types and sub-types, and you can read more about them!

Facial & Ear Piercing

Ear Body Piercing

Cartilage Piercing, Tragus Piercing, Industrial Piercing

Eyebrow Body Piercing

Lip Body Piercing

Labret Piercing, Vertical Lip Piercing, Monroe Piercing, Double Lip Piercing

Nose Body Piercing

Tongue Body Piercing

Body Piercing

Microdermal Piercing

Nipple Body Piercing

Inverted Nipple Piercing

Navel Body Piercing

Navel Industrial Piercing

Surface Body Piercing

Extreme Body Piercing

Genital Piercing

Female Body Piercing

Male Body Piercing