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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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    Staybright Tattoo Company
    4348 West Thunderbird Road, Glendale, AZ 85306
    Featuring Body Piercing and custom hand drawn Tattoos, Staybright Tattoo Company of Glendale has over 20 years of experience. Walk ins are welcome with our Multi-Award winning arts.
    (602) 938-5747
    High Altitude Ink
    4935 W Glendale Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301
    When it comes to body piecing and tattooing, we've got your needs fully covered. We are a clean and comfortable studio that provided great services and prices. We offer a great selection of rings.
    (623) 937-7443
    Rad-A-Tat Tattoo
    3950 West Ray Rd Suite 2, Chandler, AZ 85226
    Quality Tattoos at an affordable price! We have the top rated artists with over 25 years of experience. We provide custom tattoos, professional body piercing, and professional portraits.
    (480) 890-7228
    Leap of Faith Tattoo & Body Pi
    506 W Gurley St, Prescott, AZ 86301
    (928) 541-1180
    Porthole to Soul Tattoo & Body Piercing
    470 S Main St Ste B, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
    (928) 274-0693
    Ink Impression
    1560 E Cherry St, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
    (928) 634-0052
    Mastodon Tattoo & Piercing
    6051 E Hidden Valley Dr, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
    (480) 575-8282
    Shardez Tat House
    6364 W Bell Rd, Glendale, AZ 85308
    (623) 414-3611
    Top Rocker Tattoo LLC
    16140 N Arrowhead Fountains Ctr Dr Ste 101, Peoria, AZ 85382
    (623) 533-3074
    Vivid Ink Tattoo
    13050 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85022
    (602) 971-8282
    Burly Fish Tattoo
    11 S Beaver St Ste 3, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
    (928) 213-8590
    Tat-Fu Tattoo
    104 E Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
    (928) 213-5493
    Rebel Ink Tattoo & Body Piercing
    7557 W Greenway Rd, Peoria, AZ 85381
    (623) 878-5286
    Until Death Tattoos and Piercings
    9009 N 103rd Ave Ste 112, Sun City, AZ 85351
    (623) 594-9991
    Club Tattoo
    12248 N 51st Ave, Glendale, AZ 85304
    (602) 942-2582

    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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