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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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    Fat Tobes Tattoo
    1200 Bagnell Dam Blvd, Lake Ozark, MO 65049
    (573) 302-7434
    The Ink Sling Studio
    2509 Industrial Dr, Jefferson City, MO 65109
    (573) 556-8282
    Wild West Tattooz
    5402 Business 50 W Ste 5, Jefferson City, MO 65109
    (573) 636-5339
    Show Me Skin Art
    1044 Missouri Ave Ste 1, Saint Robert, MO 65584
    (573) 336-1900
    Firehouse Tattoos & Piercing
    447 Marshall Dr, Saint Robert, MO 65584
    (573) 336-5336
    Amazing Tattoo and Piercing Studio
    1058 Missouri Ave Ste 6, Saint Robert, MO 65584
    (573) 336-7773
    Top Gun Tattoo
    1018 Missouri Ave Ste 13, Saint Robert, MO 65584
    (573) 336-5300
    Stay True Tattoo
    1030 S Limit Ave, Sedalia, MO 65301
    (660) 826-4646
    Lucky Tattoo
    323 W 7th St, Sedalia, MO 65301
    (660) 221-9955
    2300 Bernadette Dr Spc 122, Columbia, MO 65203
    (573) 446-0297
    Tattoo You
    1204 Rangeline St, Columbia, MO 65201
    (573) 875-7850
    Iron Tiger Tattoo
    13 N 10th St, Columbia, MO 65201
    (573) 239-1157
    Dream Catcher
    1020 E Broadway Ste G, Columbia, MO 65201
    (573) 499-1313
    Iron Tiger Tattoos
    11 N 10th St, Columbia, MO 65201
    (573) 499-1200
    Living Canvas Tattoo Studio
    520 E Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201
    (573) 442-8287

    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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