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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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    Jason's Tattoo
    1120 S Boston Rd, Danville, VA 24540
    Our tattoo parlor has three full time tattoo artists and one piercer. We have a full selection of art to choose from, and we now carry black light ink. We are fully licensed. Stop in today!
    (434) 791-3113
    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)
    Skin Thrills Tattoo
    5005 Williamson Rd Nw, Roanoke, VA 24012
    (1) Review Write a review
    (540) 366-0403
    User Review: "You did a great work on my, tattoo, thank you guys so much," - darby (SC)
    American Graffiti
    2018 Riverside Dr, Danville, VA 24540
    (434) 836-4600
    Poison Apple Tattoos & Body Piercing
    428 W Kings Hwy, Eden, NC 27288
    (336) 612-2669
    Sacred Art Tattoo & Body Piercing
    2439 S Scales St, Reidsville, NC 27320
    (336) 349-3449
    K-No's Looking Glass Ink Tattoo
    6669 Al Philpott Hwy, Martinsville, VA 24112
    (276) 638-7099
    1056 Huell Matthews Hwy Ste B, South Boston, VA 24592
    (434) 572-2826
    Body Ink Tattoos & Piercings
    501 Buckhorn Rd, Mebane, NC 27302
    (919) 563-9894
    Body Ink Tattoos & Piercings
    500 Buckhorn Rd, Mebane, NC 27302
    (919) 563-9834
    Inferno Ink
    2106 Chapel Hill Rd, Burlington, NC 27215
    (336) 229-2288
    Carolina Tattoo Co
    1029 W Lee St, Greensboro, NC 27403
    (336) 271-2030
    Little Johns Tattoo
    807 S Aycock St, Greensboro, NC 27403
    (336) 275-7161
    Caspian Tattoo and Body Piercing
    3813 Wards Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502
    (434) 237-1900
    Bad Applez Tattoos & Piercings
    723 E Mountain St, Kernersville, NC 27284
    (336) 310-4161

    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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