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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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    Shine On Tattoo
    6516 Nw Cache Rd Ste B, Lawton, OK 73505
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    (580) 536-5700
    User Review: "Great place to go! highly recommended by others when I was looking for a place for my first tattoo. I was impressed by how..." - Kim (IN)
    Monster Tattoo
    13440 T I Blvd, Dallas, TX 75243
    With over 20 years of experience, the owner of this tattoo studio has designed and built the most beautiful, functional, and high tech body art facility imaginable with a talented and dedicated staff.
    (214) 570-8287
    Wookie's Tattoo & Body Piercing
    438 W Broadway, Mannsville, OK 73447
    (580) 371-0345
    Fantasy Tattoo's & Body Piercing
    1413 Ne Grand Ave, Gainesville, TX 76240
    (940) 665-4646
    Poison Apple Tattoo Studio
    512 W Main St, Ada, OK 74820
    (580) 310-9747
    Nervosa Tattoo & Body Piercing
    1010 La Salle Dr, Sherman, TX 75090
    (903) 868-9911
    Red Feather Gallery
    210 S 4th St, Chickasha, OK 73018
    (405) 222-0160
    Twisted Reality Tattoo & Piercing
    1706 S 4th St, Chickasha, OK 73018
    (405) 224-4224
    Body Central
    200 Sw C Ave, Lawton, OK 73501
    (580) 699-8828
    Aces Tattoos
    1776 Teasley Ln, Denton, TX 76205
    (940) 484-2237
    Vintage Ink
    2818 Nw Sheridan Rd, Lawton, OK 73505
    (580) 355-4828
    Saints & Sinners Tattoos & Body Piercing
    2621 Nw Cache Rd, Lawton, OK 73505
    (580) 355-7467
    Time Machine Tattoo & Body Piercing
    2511 Nw Sheridan Rd, Lawton, OK 73505
    (580) 699-3600
    Bone Deep
    3132 Nw Cache Rd, Lawton, OK 73505
    (580) 699-8600
    A Different Drummer Tattoo Studio
    4049 Burkburnett Rd, Wichita Falls, TX 76306
    (940) 855-4481

    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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