Login | Join | Write a Review
Add Your Business | Login to the Business Center
What? (e.g. House Cleaning or General Contractors)
Where? (e.g. Athol, MA or 01331)

Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Body Piercing search results Premier Listings

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.
    Sort By Limit By City Distance
    AAA Tattoos
    12329 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70815
    (1) Review Write a review
    (225) 275-7766
    User Review: "On 03/23/2010, I visited the worst tattoo shop I've ever been into. I was blown away by the fact that it looked like the..." - Mark (LA)
    The Addiction Tattoo & Piercing
    458 America St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    (225) 400-9733
    Ink Xpression Tattoo Shop
    5243 Government St, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
    (225) 929-5643
    Body Image Tattoo Clinic
    3607 Government St, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
    (225) 343-1438
    Atomic Tattoo
    133 Lee Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
    (225) 763-5875
    Wild Things
    9380 Old Hammond Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
    (225) 757-6579
    Alley Cats Custom Tattoo & Piercings
    2753 Court St, Port Allen, LA 70767
    (225) 663-2577
    Deja Vu Tattoo & Body Piercing LLC
    10466 Airline Hwy Ste I, Baton Rouge, LA 70816
    (225) 291-0095
    Inked Up Tattoo LLC
    30614 La Highway 16 Ste C, Denham Springs, LA 70726
    (225) 243-5383
    Dody's Tattoos & Piercings
    13075 Airline Hwy, Gonzales, LA 70737
    (225) 644-2856
    Art After Dark
    2008 S Burnside Ave, Gonzales, LA 70737
    (985) 255-3089
    Soul Expression Tattoo & Body Piercing
    9384 Florida Blvd, Walker, LA 70785
    (225) 791-7685
    Creative Art Tattoo & Body Piercing
    9794 Florida Blvd, Walker, LA 70785
    (225) 243-4399
    Untouchable Tattoos
    1665 Sw Railroad Ave Ste 1, Hammond, LA 70403
    (985) 419-2111
    Hammond City Tattoo Co
    45654 University Park Ave Ste 4, Hammond, LA 70401
    (985) 340-9109

    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.
    Showing Listings 1 - 15 of 34
      next page  
    Related Categories
    Nearby Cities
    Add your Business
    Stop playing hide and seek. Get found and gain traffic with MagicYellow.com