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Before the Piercing, Terms to Know

Body piercing has gone from obscure to mainstream in the past couple of decades. Nose rings that would have stopped traffic in the 1980's are commonplace today. Despite its popularity, body piercing and tattooing are still very foreign to most people. Piercing professionals in particular use medical terms to describe body parts that most people are just not familiar with. If you're considering getting a body part pierced in the near future, here are some commonly used terms you'll want to know.

  • Barbell - A piece of jewelry that consists of a shaft with two balls on either end.
  • Cartilage - The hard tissue which comprises most of the ear and nose.
  • Dermal - This term covers anything related to the skin.
  • Gage - The unit of measurement used to describe the size of various pieces of body jewelry such as barbells.
  • Helix - The fold at the top of the ear. It's one of several spots on the ear that can be pierced.
  • Labret - A piece of piercing jewelry that consists of a shaft with a flat end and a spike on the other end. This type of jewelry is used for piercings on the chin and mouth. Labrets are used in places where a barbell is not feasible.
  • Monroe - A piercing that is placed just to the side of upper lip so that it resembles a beauty mark.
  • Septum - The part of the nose that sits in between the nostrils, separating the nose into two different cavities.
  • Tragus - The small piece of cartilage that sticks out of the middle of your ear.
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    Double D Custom Body Art
    1215 Winston Rd, Lexington, NC 27295
    We have three tattoo artists working at our gallery. They can do anything from color to black and gray. We also have three body piercing specialists that can do exotic body piercing. We also carry a selection of body jewelry.
    (336) 224-2189
    Nick's Tattoos
    91 Crater Ln, Kittrell, NC 27544
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    (252) 430-0111
    User Review: "Nick is a very good tattoo artist. He is very nice and is gentle. If it starts hurting then he stops. He is very good and i..." - Macon (NC)
    Progress Body Piercing
    1213 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603
    Our body piercing is exclusively devoted to the art of body piercing and tsttoo. We offer a sterile, calm environment with private piercing rooms. Our standards of safety exceed the health department and are always up to par.
    (919) 833-4833
    Shakti Body Piercing
    1427 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705
    Professional piercers certified by: Fakir Intensives with 12 years piercing experience. OSHA & Red Cross training certificates. Piercing in a comfortable & sterile environment. Offering a selection of stainless, titanium, niobium, and organic jewelry at reasonable pricing.
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    (919) 491-5318
    User Review: "Shakt body piercing is the only place I will go for piercing, and jewelry from now on. The piercer was knowlegable, kind,..." - Ann (NC)
    Five Points Tattoo
    1234 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262
    Five Points Tattoo can offer you the best custom tattoo work, including portrait and realism, as well as any piercing related need. Call today!
    (336) 882-8661
    Skin Grafix Tattoo Studios
    429 Evans St, Greenville, NC 27858
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    (252) 758-7546
    User Review: "Unfriendly service. The piercer was super rude. I'm majoring in the medical field and I am quite familiar with "cross..."
    Post Primitives
    5044 Yadkin Rd Ste 106, Fayetteville, NC 28303
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    (910) 826-6773
    User Review: "Sean is the best tattoo artist in fayetteville. If anyone is thinking about getting a tattoo, go and see him, he will do an..." - debbie (NC)
    Pair-A-Dice Tattoos
    244 S Bragg Blvd, Spring Lake, NC 28390
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    (910) 436-8025
    User Review: "We set up to have a beely piercing done by calling about 2 hours before arriving to confirm. Then we called when we were..." - Mary (NC)
    Romantic Torture Tattoo & Piercing LLC.
    3501 Capital Blvd Ste 121, Raleigh, NC 27604
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    (919) 858-6613
    User Review: "The guys there are totally funny, friendly, and make u feel so comfortable. They don't pressure u to do ne thing that u don..."
    The Body Storm
    131 Clary Rd,, Wise, NC 27594
    The Body Storm has a wide selection of body jewelry, belts, buckles, leather, and more. The Body Storm takes pride in all of our product and back it up with a 100% money back promise.
    (888) 640-2993
    Skin City
    3016 Old Charlotte Hwy Ste A, Monroe, NC 28110
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    (704) 776-4220
    Skinp Prik City
    5439 Yadkin Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28303
    Skin Prik City Tattoo Studio or shop located in Fayetteville, North Carolina offers a safe, clean, fun environment in which to be tattooed.
    (910) 867-2726
    Garry's Skin Grafix Tattoo Studio 3
    1348 Benvenue Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804
    (252) 977-0120
    ADI Tattoo
    285 W Morganton Rd, Southern Pines, NC 28387
    (910) 692-7801
    View Askew Tattoo
    17 S Main St, Lexington, NC 27292
    (336) 248-4855

    Since ancient times, men and women have pierced their ears, noses and other body parts. Research suggests that these early dermal piercings were often done for cultural, as well as aesthetic reasons. Unfortunately, it can be hard for researchers to ascertain exactly how or why these early people chose to pierce themselves. The Aztecs strung barbells and rings through the surface of their tongues, for instance, for religious reasons. The Egyptians often pierced their belly buttons and navels with elaborate studs and bits of jewelry. And many African tribespeople wore nose rings, lip rings, and labrets. Even genital piercing has been popular in certain societies for centuries. Throughout most of history, men and women have been piercing their flesh with sterile needles and other sharp objects. They have also been tattooing their body parts for just as long. It can sometimes be hard to tell why these early humans chose to put barbells and piercings through their body parts. Some scholars suggest that the pain of piercing ear cartilage or septum tissue or the skin above the eyebrow was meant to be symbolically significant. Other scholars suggest that early humans chose to tunnel through their flesh for more aesthetic reasons. After all, they say, a tragus, monroe, or helix piercing can certainly be aesthetically pleasing. Other scholars are of the opinion that certain groups of people chose to pierce themselves for cultural and religious reasons, while other groups of people chose to pierce themselves for artistic and expressive reasons. This last explanation is perhaps the most compelling.
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