Discover The Many Types Of Piercings

Types Of Piercings

Discover The Many Types Of Piercings

Body modifications and different types of piercings are popular throughout the entire world, not just the United States. There are many different types of piercings out there and some of them are popular now, some used to be more popular than they are now, and some are eternally popular. These different types may range in popularity, but there is always someone who is going to want to get that specific piercing.

Each piercing needs a different style of earring than others, though there are some choices where you can switch between them.

The Most Popular Types Of Piercings


Industrial Earrings

Industrial Earrings

Ear lobe piercings may seem like the most common types of piercings, and that’s because they are. However, they aren’t handled differently than any other type of piercing. Typically a piercing gun or a needle can be used to pierce just about any part of the ear. However, a needle is going to be the best approach because it won’t shatter your cartilage.

There are many different kinds of earrings for your ear piercings. You can get simple studs or hoops for your lobes, bars for industrial piercings, and hoops for other parts of your year. Really, you can wear a few different styles in each part of your ear, so the choice is up to you.

Just remember that your ears are very sensitive, so you have to make sure that you aren’t allergic to the metal on your earrings.

Ears take about 10 weeks to completely heal after the initial piercing.


Eyebrow Rings

Eyebrow Rings

The eyebrow piercing takes about 2 months to heal, making them one of the more popular types of piercings for the face. This will depend on your own body and the placement of the piercing.

Usually you will start with a curved eyebrow ring, then you can move to a captive bead ring or a straight barbell, depending on the look you are going for and how your individual piercing has healed.


Another one of the most common types of piercings, nose piercings can be one of the easiest piercings to get. The healing time is longer, four months, but it doesn’t hurt as much. Still, you have to be careful and keep a piece of jewelry in your piercing at all times.

Another reason people like nose piercings is because there are many different types of nose piercings. This means you can get many different kinds of nose rings for the piercingst - from the nose screws to hoop nose rings that give you an edgier look.


Reverse Belly Button Rings

Reverse Belly Button Rings

Many women (and men) have decided to get their navel pierced. It is a great way to show off your body and it is fairly easy to get. Still, it does take about 6 months for the belly button piercing healing to be completed. You also have to ensure that your piercing professional knows what he or she is doing, or there can be problems.

Not everyone can get a traditional piercing, so you will have to talk to your piercer about which style is best for you. There are a few different types of jewelry you can get as well, from a traditional curved barbell to a dangle belly button ring. Even a simple hoop can look great in some people.


For something a little more daring, a tongue piercing is a great option. The tongue heals quickly, so within four weeks you will be able to change out your piercing. Still, you MUST get a shorter gauged tongue ring once your piercing has healed so that everything stays safe. You dont want to accidentally bite onto the balls.

Even though there are many different types of tongue piercings, they are actually fairly easy to maintain.

Labret Jewelry Studs

Labret Jewelry Studs


You can get a lip piercing on your lips, on either side, and even below your lip line. When it is places near the lip, a ring is a great choice and it looks good. You can also get a traditional labret jewelry stud with a flat back to wear, it really just depends on your style. The most important thing is that you are comfortable with whatever jewelry you choose.

You can change to a different lip piercing jewelry type after it completely heals; which usually takes about 3 months.


Another somewhat suggestive types of piercings, the nipple piercing is one that daring men and women get. When they are placed properly, they can increase your sexual satisfaction and look great. They are even far more comfortable than many people think.

What type of nipple jewelry to get will depend on your body. Rings are a great option for some people, while others will fare better with surgical steel nipple bars. Depending on what you want, your piercing professional may do something different.

Females tend to take longer to heal (about 6 months) than a male does (3 months).


Septum piercings are the only ones hidden from view. The piercing goes through the soft, thin piece of skin near the tip of your nose. You can wear many different types of septum jewelry with this type of piercing, including circular barbells, septum clickers, or a captive bead.

This type of piercings will take two months to heal.

When to Change Your Piercing

Body Piercing Jewelry

See each section above for an appropriate length of time to allow your body piercing to heal. However, you should also talk to your piercing professional as they are able to give more explicit instructions. You should never pierce yourself.

When you are ready to change out your jewelry, you should head to Body Gauges for something new.

At the end of the day, the most important thing to remember is that piercing professionals should have the last word about your piercing – trust them.

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