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All piercing names at a glance

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When it comes to body jewellery, die-hard piercing fans can't get fancy enough. They are therefore extremely creative when it comes to new parts of their body that they could equip with a great piece of jewelry. 

It is therefore hardly surprising that numerous different piercing options have come together over the years - those who want a new piercing are therefore always spoiled for choice.

An overview of the Piercings, which are generally the most popular, is provided in the following article to make the decision a little easier. 

Microdermal or Dermal Anchor 

If the piercing does not protrude from the skin at two ends as is conventional, but only at one end, it is referred to as a so-called single point piercing. This group also includes the dermal anchor or the microdermal piercings.

The procedure associated with the insertion and piercing of the microdermal appears to be quite complex in comparison, but is still considered minimally invasive. 

For those who choose a dermal anchor, there is a risk that the placement of the piercing will be wrong or too deep, besides this, an infection can develop or the body can reject the new piece of jewellery. However, there is still a risk of infection with dermal anchor piercings after the healing process has actually ended. The reason for this is that a skin pocket that is open to the outside is associated with this form of piercing, which thus offers an ideal climate for germs and bacteria. 

It is therefore of great importance to show above-average hygiene when dealing with this piercing. The risk of getting caught with the Dermal Anchor should also not be neglected, especially if complex or larger screw attachments are selected for this. 

Eyebrow piercing

Depending on individual wishes and preferences, it is possible to place the Eyebrow piercings both vertically and horizontally. 

Risks associated with this type of piercing include that it is quite common for the piercing to grow out, especially if it is on the inner area of ​​the eyebrow. 

During the healing process, it is important that – as with all other facial piercings – no cosmetic products are used near the piercing. The entire healing process of the eyebrow piercing takes around four to eight weeks. Micro-BCR, TUC or micro-bananabell, among others, are ideal as jewelry.

Belly button piercing

In which Belly button piercing It is a type of piercing that is particularly popular, but piercing the navel also takes a long time to heal.

This is because the piercing is located right in the middle of the body and is therefore exposed to numerous external stimuli such as tension, pressure and friction from clothing. This can greatly slow down and impair the healing of the wound. 

The stitch of the piercing can be set freely around the opening of the navel, but many people choose the upper fold of the skin for their navel piercing. After the piercer has done the new belly button piercing, it is very important that the customer takes care of it and does not neglect the necessary hygiene. The total healing time for a navel piercing is usually between three and six months, popular forms of jewelry include a bananabell or a ball closure ring. 

Nipple piercing

If the nipples are to be decorated with a piercing, this can be pierced both vertically and horizontally. Personal taste can also be completely followed with regard to the orientation. 

However, women in particular often shy away from having their nipples pierced - but there is no reason for them to worry that they will no longer be able to breastfeed after the piercing or anything similar. However, it is of course important that the placement of this piercing is done professionally so as not to risk any complications. 

The healing time of the Nipple piercings takes between two to six months. When it comes to the pieces of jewelery that can be worn, there is a very large selection, whether it is a nipple shield, BCR or barbell. 

flesh tunnels

Pieces of jewelry that are placed in a piercing hole that is widened above average are also referred to as flesh tunnels. 

A stretching rod or a stretching sickle is usually used for widening. The tongue, frenum, nipple or ear hole are particularly popular positions for this type of piercing. How long the flesh tunnel takes to heal depends to a large extent on its position. 

Helix piercing

The stitch for the trendy helix piercing is done through the ear, more precisely through the outer edge, which consists of cartilage.

The helix piercing can be found very often these days. However, this also means that many piercing friends underestimate this type of piercing. Finally, it is important to know that there is no internal blood supply in the cartilage tissue, so that the healing of the wound can be greatly delayed. On an intensive and careful care of the Helix piercings cannot therefore be waived. 

When it comes to the first piece of jewelry for the helix piercing, rods should be used, as they exert significantly less pressure on the wound than other variants. The healing time of the helix piercing can then be between three and six months. 

Industrial piercing

When two different piercings are joined together using a bar, this concept is called Industrial piercing designated. The industrial piercing can be found particularly often when it comes to connecting two helix piercings. 

However, if the individual anatomy of the ear allows it, many other combinations for industrial piercing can also be carried out, such as with conch and tragus, helix and conch or two conch piercings.

Those desiring an industrial piercing need to pay special attention to a well-planned and professionally executed placement of the piercings involved. A long barbell piercing is usually used as a piece of jewelry for industrial piercing, the healing time is between three and six months. 

Labret piercing

To find is the so-called Labret piercing below the lower lip – i.e. usually in the middle below the lower lip. From this piercing there is a risk that in quite a lot of cases there will be a lot of swelling. It is therefore highly recommended to start with a piercing rod that is as long as possible. 

After the lip has healed, a shorter stick can be used to avoid unnecessary friction on the gums or teeth. After about four weeks, the labret piercing will have healed and you can choose a cool labret stud according to your personal taste. 

Lobe piercing

Without a doubt, the most widespread is the lobe piercing - because this designates nothing more than the normal ear hole. In earlier times, an ear piercing gun was often used for this purpose, but today this technique should definitely be rejected. The correct method is to have the lobe piercing pierced by a professional piercer. 

Complications in the healing of the Praise piercings hardly to be expected. Stretching is also possible after the healing process is complete, but of course this must be done very carefully and slowly. In the field of possible jewelry for the lobe piercing there is an extremely large and varied selection. 

Madonna piercing

The so-called Madonna piercing is also known under the name Chrome Crawford piercing. The Madonna piercing is similar to the labret piercing because it is also located in the immediate vicinity of the lip, especially at the point where many people would like to have a typical beauty mark. 

The Madonna piercing is stung either on the right or on the left side. After piercing, it often happens that the swelling is a little stronger than with the conventional labret piercing. The reason for this is that the puncture channel runs through the muscle tissue, so there is more irritation. The healing process takes around four to eight weeks, and the labret stud is primarily used as a piece of jewellery. 

Nostril piercing

In the area of ​​the nose, this Nostril piercing is the most popular variant. It is important, however, that under no circumstances should an ear piercing gun be used to insert the piercing along the arch of the nose.

Thus, the Nostril piercing - like any other type of piercing - stung. The healing process takes about four weeks, and a ring or a nose piercing can be used as a piece of jewellery. 

Rook piercing

This is the opposite of the helix piercing Rook piercing This is placed in the upper crease of the cartilage. However, those who are planning a rook piercing should be aware that this is one of the most painful piercing regions, even if it is “only” on the ear. 

This can be attributed to the fact that the surrounding cartilage structure is extremely dense. A little more time should be allowed for the healing of the rook piercing than with other cartilage piercings, and careful hygiene is also very important.

Septum piercing

The stabbing of Septum piercings takes place both through cartilage and through the mucous membrane, which are located in the lower part of the nasal septum. 

The correct or completely straight placement of the piercing can be a little challenging. However, it is still possible to compensate afterwards so that the septum piercing then shows up as completely straight.

After the septum piercing, the nose is usually extremely sensitive. Approximately two to three months should be allowed for the healing time. 

Tragus piercing

The cartilage that is on the ear just in front of the ear canal is the right place for the popular Tragus piercing. Nevertheless, this type of piercing should not be underestimated due to its wide distribution. The tragus piercing should not be shot, as there is a risk that the cartilage will split.

Popular piercing jewelry for tragus piercing are barbell, TUC or BCR. Pierced tragus piercings take between three and six months to heal, but punched piercings heal after two to four weeks. 

tongue piercing

Usually it will tongue piercing made vertically in the middle of the tongue. Immediately after piercing this piercing, a very long barbell should be used, as the tongue will swell considerably. 

In any case, the tongue frenulum, which is located below the tongue, should not be pierced. The lower rod ball should also not exert any pressure on it. As soon as the tongue has swollen again, the formerly long rod is exchanged for a shorter rod, since the piercing is much easier to handle with this, and the risk of accidentally biting the piercing is also reduced.
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