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Though there are many piercings that can be done, you see only a few of them in the majority of clientele . Although any part of the body can be pierced, they are separated into categories. There are soft tissue, cartilage, and surface piercings. Soft tissue are by far the most common. Soft tissue piercings will penetrate the thickness of the body segment, with the jewelry protruding from opposite sides (earlobes, eyebrows, nipples). Soft tissue piercings tend to heal easily for most, with proper care. They are usually done with a ring (captive), but after the piercings heal properly, can adorn an assortment of jewelry. The minimum gauge for soft tissue piercings are 20 Gauge, but are pierced mostly with 14 Gauge.

Cartilage piercings such as septum (inner nose), and ear cartilage are generally more difficult to heal, and are prone to infection if not cared for properly.

Surface piercings are usually the least common piercing. They tend to be more painful, and are not permanent. The life span of a surface piercing will depend on the area pierced. A corset (back piercing) can usually stay inside the skin up to 48 hours before the skin will start to tear.

The most common piercings are as follows:

Ear piercings:
Lobe
Tragus (the rounded part nearest to the face)
Outer edge (rim)
Conch (inner surfaces)
Industrial (barbell crossing inner part of ear, pierced through two portions of cartilage)

Nose:
Nostril
Septum (center cartilage)

Facial:
Eyebrow
Lip
Labret (between lip and chin)
Body:
Nipples
Navel

The more uncommon piercings include:

Face:
Bridge of nose
Madonna (upper lip, with lebret stud)
Madison (base of throat)
Vampires kiss (side of neck)
Back of neck

Extremities:
Web between the thumb and fingers
Surfer (web between toes)

Genitals:
Clitoris (horizontal or vertical)
Hood (the hood of the clitoris, horizontal or vertical)
Inner and outer labia
T’aint (between vagina, or penis and anus)
Fourchette (back edge of vaginal opening)
Triangle (beneath clitoris)
Prince albert (base of head, through urethra)
Queen victoria (center top of head, through urethra)
Apadravya (vertically through head)
Ampallang (horizontally through head)
Frenum/ Lorum (horizontal base of the head, or along shaft)
Hafada (scrotum)
Forskin
Dydoe (through ridge of circumsized head)


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