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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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    Dynamic Piercing & Tattoo
    7274 E Highway 86, Franktown, CO 80116
    Our master piercer has been piercing for more than 15 years and tattooing for over 30 years. Our goal is to provide the best needle work and tattoo design to each and every customer.
    (303) 663-5602
    The Kind Room
    1881 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80210
    Medical Marijuana Dispensary that is centrally located in Denver.  The Kind Room has been providing quality medicine and compassionate care in a professional setting to licensed patients since 2007. T
    (720) 266-3136
    5701 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220
    Our Colfax store is one of our three Denver locations, and located off of East Colfax Avenue. If you want to get work done at the best tattoo shop in Denver, you can call or drop by any time during ou
    (303) 765-5500
    Wize Guyz Tatoo & Piercing
    7968 S Depew St, Littleton, CO 80128
    (303) 935-5165
    16741 E Iliff Ave, Aurora, CO 80013
    (720) 748-7011
    Phantom 8
    3969 S Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113
    (303) 762-0660
    Silver & Gold Connection
    8501 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80123
    (303) 933-1027
    Piercing Pagoda
    1710 Briargate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
    (719) 264-9159
    Freaky's Gift Shoppe
    1714 Brookwood Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
    (719) 575-0420
    Piercing Pagoda
    14200 E Alameda Ave, Aurora, CO 80012
    (303) 341-2116
    4521 Leetsdale Dr, Denver, CO 80246
    (303) 329-0420
    Art In Motion Tattoos and Piercing
    927 E Fillmore St, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
    (719) 636-1114
    Emporium of Design Tattooing
    2028 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206
    (303) 333-4870
    Lifetime Tattoo
    1510 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80218
    (303) 839-8088
    Iris Body Piercing
    216 E 13th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
    (720) 382-2639

    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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