Nowadays, ear-piercing is done mostly for decoration, with new and creative piercing of both the lobes and the cartilage being done. What follows are some definitions and locations for piercing of the ear and cartilage.


It has become more common to have piercing placed anywhere along the eyebrow ridge, from directly above the eye to the edge of the eyebrow. Another popular variation is to have multiple eyebrow piercing.


Facial piercings have been very popular throughout the years and throughout history, including both primitive and modern cultures. Tribes once used body modifications as a rite of passage. They preformed various brandings, scarrings, and piercings.


This piercing is one of the most common and popular body piercings today. Popular culture has played a large role in the promotion of this piercing.


Both British and American sailors have legends of nipple piercings being performed to commemorate crossing certain longitudes or latitudes.


To further prove their strength, the priests would run cords or ropes through their tongues after piercing. Tongue piercing was not a permanent practice until the 1900s in Europe and America.

Female Genitalia

Male Genitalia

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