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.

Male body piercing

Male Body Piercing

Hello guys! Shall we tell the girls something more about our most sacred body parts and how they can be pierced?

OK – allow me to fulfill this important mission!

So – the most common male body piercing is “Prince Albert piercing”. You certainly have heard about it because the very name “Prince Albert piercing” is used as a synonym describing male genital piercing in general.

It’s the same misconception as when we, guys, speak about female body piercing and would often say ‘she’s got a clit piercing’ although in reality it would refer to a horizontal hood piercing.

This piercing enters just underneath the glans, to be more precise – at the frenulum and goes through the urethra emerging at the top of the penis. The piercing process is the least painful from all the male body piercings and also heals quickly.

A version of this male genital piercing is a reverse Prince Albert piercing where the piece of body jewelry enters through the urethra and emerges on the top part of the glans. Both of these male body piercing types can carry rings as well as curved barbells.

Another ‘easy’ male body piercing is frenum piercing when the skin under the glans is pierced whether using a barbell or a ring. This is the most sensitive part of man’s genitals, so I’d imagine the frenum piercing would add to the sensations during love making.

The next very common male genital piercing is ampallang – and in this case a straight barbell goes horizontally through the body of the glans. It may go through the urethra or right above it, but guys find the healing better if the piercing is performed through the urethra. The reason – the passing urine facilitates the healing process and besides the piercing kind of divides into two separate piercings which heal faster than a longer one would.

This male body piercing is a comparatively painful and takes much longer to heal than the “Prince Albert piercing”. It can take you up to 6 months to heal completely – just as the next male body piercing –

Apadravya when a barbell goes through the glans of penis vertically. Yes, this piercing may also take up to a year to heal properly, and isn’t as easy as the Prince Albert one. However, some guys claim that it’s painless and fast healing. Obviously everything depends on the person, after all!

Oh yes, by the way, it’s said that apadravya male body piercing provides the most pleasure to the girls during love making. I guess it’s because the positioning of the body jewelry in this case makes the barbell rub against the G-spot… Am I right? 🙂

Another male genital piercing type – dydoe – is performed through the rim of the glans and a straight barbell or a ring is used. This is one of the most painful types of male body piercing.

Scrotal piercings – when the skin surrounding the testicles is pierced. Can be performed just about anywhere in the scrotum. Healing period – 3 – 9 months.

A very interesting male body piercing – Pound Puppy is inserted in the urethra and then attached to an ampallang piercing and two Prince Albert piercings. This piercing is fairly rare due to the fact that you first need to have three genital piercings to insert the Pound Puppy into your member!

Female body piercing

Female Body Piercing Female body piercing refers to female genital piercing and there is a dozen of known variations to it.

However, there are a few main types of female body piercing and the rest are quite rare including some extremely rare female genital piercings like hymen piercing.

So here are the most popular female body piercing types sorted.

Clit piercing

This is what you’d hear most often when someone talks about female body piercing. For example, you’d hear that Christina Aguilera has her clit pierced. However, most likely (well, I don’t really know about Christina 🙂 ) that they’re talking about the clitoral hood piercing.

You see, the horizontal hood piercing is maybe the most popular of female body piercings. And the funny thing is that men don’t always know the opposite gender’s anatomy well enough to differ between the clitoral hood and the clitoris itself. You think it’s crazy? Well, sadly it’s true!

But generally we should understand that when someone talks about clit piercings, it’s a simplified way of referring to female body piercing in general.

But, of course, true clit piercings are performed and if the girl has this body part large enough – why not?

Variations of the clit piercing:

null Vertical hood piercing – usually a curved barbell used.
null Triangle piercing – usually a ring used.
null Christina or Venus piercing – usually a surface bar or a curved barbell used.

Labia piercing

This type of the female body piercing is exactly what it says – either the outer or the inner labia are pierced. Or both! Or multiple times!

The outer labia tend to heal longer than the inner one because the piercing has to travel through a lot of tissue and the healing may take up to 2 – 3 months. However, the inner labia piercings heal very fast – like the horizontal hood piercings.

A variation of a labia piercing is Fourchette piercing – usually a curved or straight barbell is used to insert into this female body piercing which is performed at the bottom part of the vagina.

Piercing Aftercare Recommendations

Body Piercing Aftercare
When you’re got a new body piercing – oral, facial or even a common ear piercing – you have to be at least aware of how the fresh piercing has to be taken care of.

Body piercing aftercare guidelines are universal for most of the body piercing types except the oral body piercings – it’s due to the unique location of these body piercings.

The first body piercing aftercare guideline to remember – don’t take the body jewelry out until the fresh piercing hasn’t undergone the first healing stage called ‘primary healing’.

The pierced hole is most vulnerable and prone to infections during the initial healing stage and I guess it shouldn’t pose you any problems with keeping the initial body jewelry in.

As for the best materials for the first time piercings – they are surgical grade stainless steel, titanium and Bioplast. These materials are very body friendly and will provide ideal conditions for healing. And if you have any allergy towards metals, Bioplast should do the trick.

The second body piercing aftercare recommendation – use common sense when handling your fresh piercing. This includes washing hands before touching the piercing and avoiding sexual contacts when you get a genital or oral body piercing, for example.

Remember – there are many infections that can get into your fresh piercing like bacterial and viral infections and also parasitic infections. The last ones can result from swimming in open waters while the piercing hasn’t fully healed yet, like seas and rivers. So bear this in mind, too – while the piercing is healing, no swimming!

A universal body piercing aftercare advice for most fresh body piercing is soaking it with saline solution a few times a day. The reasoning behind this is the healing properties of sea salt solution. Its chemical consistence is similar to that of your body fluids, and on top of that by soaking the fresh piercing with the saline solution you will wash away any excess body fluids that are drying up around the piercing hole. This in turn will prevent bacterial build-ups in the piercing.

Some body piercers advise that good body piercing aftercare includes using antibacterial products as well. For example – antibacterial soap that can be gently applied to the piercing while taking shower and then washed off.

However, this can also lead to destroying the healthy bacteria that resides on your body around the fresh piercing. And you certainly don’t want this to happen, do you?

The most interesting approach to body piercing aftercare is LITHA. Can you guess the meaning of this abbreviation? Common, try!

Are you giving up? OK – let me tell you!

Leave It The Hell Alone! As you can imagine, this body piercing aftercare principle is very simple – just leave the piercing on its own and allow your body deal with it!

If it seems to be too extreme, just think about this. Let’s say, you got slightly injured and have a wound. You cut yourself and applied a plaster on the cut. Then ask yourself now – would you remove the plaster and clean the wound a few times daily just to facilitate the healing process?

Well, most likely – not! So this is exactly what the LITHA method involves – leaving your body alone and assuming that a healthy and strong human’s body should be absolutely fine with healing a comparatively small wound.

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

Body Piercing Stories

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