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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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    Ink Fever Tattoo
    5576 Mission Blvd, Riverside, CA 92509
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    (951) 328-0114
    User Review: "I got several piercings from here, and was okay with this place until I tried to unscrew my monroe piercing, which simply..."
    Piercings by Tommy Towne
    14451 Foothill Blvd, Fontana, CA 92335
    With over 13 years of professional piercing experience, we have a huge selection of body jewelry to choose from. Sterile, Precise, Clean, & Affordable. Come visit us today.
    (909) 528-4038
    CM Hurt
    13159 Brookhurst, Garden Grove, CA 92843
    CM Hurt in Garden Grove specializes in body piercing, genital piercing, children's ear piercing, branding, scarification, and even tattoo! The owner, Cynthia, holds current certifications in HeartSave
    (714) 537-2269
    Artifacts Ink Studio
    8631 Sierra Ave Ste A, Fontana, CA 92335
    (909) 357-1023
    Fontana Tattoo Co
    10064 Citrus Ave Ste 5, Fontana, CA 92335
    (909) 427-8018
    Sanchez Ink Tattoos
    14451 Foothill Blvd Ste 106, Fontana, CA 92335
    (909) 429-4428
    Body Kraze
    9773 Sierra Ave, Fontana, CA 92335
    (909) 357-1669
    Ground Zero Tattoo & Piercing
    9838 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92503
    (951) 637-1176
    Pirate City Tattoo
    168 S E St, San Bernardino, CA 92401
    (909) 888-0500
    Flesh Wounds
    721 N D St Ste 6, San Bernardino, CA 92401
    (951) 963-4266
    Body Jewelry Source
    1705 Rimpau Ave Ste 101, Corona, CA 92881
    (951) 734-3195
    Body Jewelry Source
    1701 Rimpau Ave Ste 101, Corona, CA 92881
    (951) 582-0962
    Claremont Tattoo Studio
    8036 Archibald Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
    (909) 945-9605
    Central City Tattoo
    155 E Highland Ave, San Bernardino, CA 92404
    (909) 883-8331
    Pierce Industry Inc
    10201 Trademark St, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
    (909) 989-8835

    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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