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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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    Straight Edge Tattoo and Body Piercing
    2285 Nw Broad St, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
    Straight Edge Tattoo has been serving Rutherford County since 2005. We are located at 2285 NW Broad Street in Murfreesboro. We specialize in custom tattoo’s, cover-ups, and body piercing.
    (615) 848-0123
    Cloud Nine Southside
    1030 20th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205
    We are the area's leading provider of premium body art. Specializing in many tattoos including portraits, color bombs, traditional, custom work, and more. We also do body piercings and permanent cosmetics.
    (205) 458-9998
    Karma Tattoo
    705 Battle St E Ste D, Talladega, AL 35160
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    (256) 592-5605
     
    User Review: "By far one of the best shops around. They are mostly custom and there pricing is very reasonable. The atmosphere is clean..."
    Magic Needles Tattoo Studio
    417 Jordan Ln Nw, Huntsville, AL 35805
    (256) 830-0102
    Royal Tattoo
    3310 Governors Dr Sw, Huntsville, AL 35805
    (256) 270-9450
    Kreations Tattoos & Body Piercing
    2022 Jordan Ln Nw, Huntsville, AL 35816
    (256) 859-2545
    Zero Gravity
    2601 Spring Ave Sw, Decatur, AL 35601
    (256) 353-4461
    Mad Tatter's Tattoo & Body Piercing
    3009 S Broad St, Scottsboro, AL 35769
    (256) 259-3858
    Addiction Tattoo & Body Piercing
    1423 Huntsville Hwy, Fayetteville, TN 37334
    (931) 438-0229
    Ink City Tattoo
    2012 Woodward Ave, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
    (256) 383-4050
    Old School Ink
    154 Jester Pkwy, Rainbow City, AL 35906
    (256) 442-5331
    Manny's Ink
    712 Hillsboro Blvd, Manchester, TN 37355
    (931) 954-0030
    Stay Bold Custom Tattoos
    1213 N Wood Ave, Florence, AL 35630
    (256) 275-3392
    Flippin Ink Tattoos & Body Piercing
    1803 Carmack Blvd Ste B, Columbia, TN 38401
    (931) 540-8289
    White Wizard Tattoo and Body Piercing
    605 Cherokee Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37405
    (423) 266-2168


    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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