Body Piercing

Body piercing is a form of body modification that refers to the act of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which jewelery may be worn. Body piercing also refers to the opening in the body that is created by the piercing or cutting.

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Why piercing is done?

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Why is the sky blue? Over the ages piercing was done by several groups for various reasons some religious and others to scare off spirits and some just for the look of it. In our culture it's done now for the fashion and a personal statement of style "The Look" Piercing is something different to every person and the reasons are just as various from a kid rebelling against the parents to and artist capturing the essence of there own personal style. Right down to Joe the biker just wanting to look a little more hard core. It is a unique means for one to express themselves now a days.
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Why girls pierce ear what is scientific reason behind piercing ear?

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You may find that there is no scientific reason girls and boys pierce their ears, it is just for glamour reasons. It is not dangerous and you don't get a disease from it. The worst that can happen is that it gets infected, you have to let it heal and let it heal again. Girls pierce ears for fashion or cultural reason. There is no scientific reason for it. When ears are pierced, the earring is less likely to be painful to wear. Those who do not have pierced ears must wear a pinch type earring which can hurt the ear. Piercing the ear gives a means to "hang" the earring in a substantial bit of fat. It is less painful than the alternative.
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Why do lesbians get a tongue ring?

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NEWSFLASH: Lesbians aren't the only people that get tongue piercings. Tongue piercings were originally popular because they increase the pleasure of oral sex. The placement was dependent on whether you would perform sex on a male or female. Nowadays, not everyone gets it for that reason. Its just become one of the more popular piercings. Not to say that it has strayed from that purpose though.
Asked in Body Piercing, Swimming, Vital Signs, Public Health and Safety

Can you go swimming if you just got your toenail removed?

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It is not a good idea to go swimming when one has just had their toenail removed because it might become infected. It also depends on where you are swimming. Swimming in chlorinated water can be painful as the chlorine will "burn" your wound and you will be in pain. Rivers, lakes, and other open water bodies contain bacteria and parasites that can infect your wound.
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What are the Iowa piercing laws?

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Legally someone born Thursday could get a naval ring, tongue piercing or other body modification. It's something lawmakers are talking about and parents might want to know. Iowa law says you have to be at least 18 to get a tattoo. But piercings? There is no age requirement.
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What ear do straight girls wear 1 earring in?

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The whole, left ear gay, right ear straight has pretty much slipped through the cracks of time. For the most part, women have predominately worn both ears pierced. If you want to do just one ear, there is no meaning behind just having one ear pierced. Pick an ear and put a whole in it! I would suggest that if you are just going to pierce one ear, have fun with it, and do multiple piercings in it. Example is to do like an industrial, or multiple cartilage piercings up the side. Something to make it look intentional so people are not asking if you lost an earring.
Asked in Skin Care, Body Piercing

What do you do if your lip piercing is sinking into your skin?

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Swelling is a normal reaction after a piercing, rinse with Listerine and do salt water soaks to avoid infection. Get a second opinion from a different piercer. It sounds like whoever did it may have used a bar too short, if a new piercing doesn't have enough room to move around it can become embedded. It sucks having to have a larger piercing in your mouth but that's how it's done and anyone who performs an oral piercing and uses a short bar doesn't know what they're doing. If you have a long bar in and the skin is STILL growing over it, this could be a serious problem and I'd go see a doctor about it. (rejection in lip piercings happens towards the lip, not out away from the face) It is also worth noting that lip piercings are one of a few that commonly "nest" meaning that the jewelry will press into the softer tissue (the inside of your lip in this case) and leave a small, temporary indention that the back rests inside of when you wear jewelry. If the skin is not folding or growing over the back of the stud, it doesn't get any worse with time, and there isn't any undue discomfort or pain, it is likely just doing this and is nothing to be alarmed about. If it does worsen or causes pain or discomfort, seek advice from a different, more qualified piercer, as this one's advice to "just keep popping it out" sounds like they have no clue what they're talking about.
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How much does tongue splitting hurt?

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i say it doest hurt that much because there basicly cutting loose skin... there cutting between two muscles and they not cutting anything important its just loose skin between two muscles so its like cutting loose skin of a wound or something. so yeah there not going to cut any veins or important muscles so it doest hurt. It definitely isn't just loose skin. You have muscles and tissue there but it just isn't as "active" or thick as the edges. Just use your finger to feel the center. Theres definitely something more than loose tissue. They're pretty painful. I don't personally have one but have known people who do. Tongue splits do usually heal pretty fast though. You'd be able to move the pieces separately a few days later. The best way to get an idea is watch videos of the procedure. There are a ton on youtube of the actual splitting and even some of people who are talking about the experience.
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Is saltwater good for belly button piercings?

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Sea salt rinses are the cleanser of choice for all body piercings in my opinion. A lot of piercers will sell a spray called H2Ocean, which is basically salt water in a spray can. I just take a Q-tip and dunk it into a measuring cup with a pinch of sea salt in it, the rule of thumb is one pinch of sea salt (SEA SALT, not iodized table salt, know the difference!) for one cup of warm water. You do NOT need a stronger salt mix, this could potentially irritate the skin. The salt will draw out moisture, lymph, and promote your body's natural healing defenses to take over. Just take a Q-tip with your salt mix and clean it two or three times a day and be sure to wear clean loose fitting clothing until it's healed!
Asked in Head, Ears, and Nose, Body Piercing

How do you get rid of a plum on your ear after a piercing?

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I'm guessing that the "plum" looks like a bubble or ball around the piercing. That's called hypertropic scarring. Go out and buy some tea tree oil as it will be your best friend. Put a little bit on a q-tip or your finger then rub it on the bubble. The oil dries up the scarring and it will start peeling of in layers so don't freak out! The scarring may grow so start the oil treatments as soon as possible.
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Do solo beats by Dr Dre hurt your tragus piercing?

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No, Beats by Dr. Dre Solos do not hurt your tragus piercing.
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What household objects can substitute for a zero gauge earring?

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No household object is an entirely safe substitute for a plug or tunnel. The best plan would be to use a smaller sized plug/tunnel wrapped in teflon (PTFE) tape to the appropriate size. Alternatively any sort of pipe/tube (pen lids can often be the right size) wrapped in teflon tape will work just fine in the short term.
Asked in Head, Ears, and Nose, Body Piercing

What does it mean if your ears bleed when your stretching or gauging them but it doesnt hurt whatsoever?

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As you are not creating a new wound, simply utilizing the elasticity of your skin to open a preexisting hole further, there should be no blood, ever. Just because there is no pain does not mean that it is nothing to worry about. The blood could be because your ears were not fully healed from a previous tear, a new tear, or a major blowout (though I imagine it is rare for a blowout bad enough to bleed to come with no pain), and none of these things are good. If you experience bleeding from a piercing, no matter if it hurts or not, you are putting your piercing at risk by continuing as you are. It is best to remove the jewelry (or at least return to the previous size) and allow time for the piercing to heal before attempting to stretch again.
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What happens if you pierce the veins in our tongue?

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Worst case scenario you bleed out and die. Venous bleeds are generally less-serious than arterial bleeds so you would most likely have time to get to a hospital. If you go to a reputable piercer, you shouldn't worry about that. Tongue piercings are common so they have a lot of experience.
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Would a dogs saliva heal your piercing faster?

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No. While a dog's saliva may contain less bacteria than a human's, it still contains bacteria, and it certainly does not have any magical curative properties.
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Is it okay to put petroleum jelly around a new lip piercing?

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No it isnt. Petroleum jelly is too thick and doesn't let your piercing breathe properly.
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What percentage of men have one ear pierced?

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According to an article on yahoo.com it's 40%.
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What is a tank piercing?

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There is no such thing lol
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Do you leave tapers in when gauging your ears?

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No, you shouldn't. Put in a plug or tunnel after you stretch up and leave those in until your ears heal. Tapers aren't weighted evenly and they mess up your lobes because it makes some places thinner than others.
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Does piercing your nose by yourself hurt?

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Yessssssssss !!!! So much. Because you do not have the right equipment to do it with. Get it professionaly done cause then you dont have to worry.
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What diseases you can get from a tongue piercing?

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Depends on what you do. You can get sexually transmitted diseases if you go down on someone who has one if your tongue is not completely healed. You can get STDs whether your have a tongue piercing or not. If you go to a shoddy piercer with dirty tools/environment, you could get Hepatitis or even HIV/AIDS. Neither of those are problematic if you go to a certified, reputable piercer.
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Should you get your tragus pierced what would be the risks?

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I have both of mine pierced, wasn't painful but sounded horrible and I had complications at all, it was easier to care for than my regular ear piercing. There is a risk of infection as with any other piercing. Tragus piercings are pretty safe. The only ting that I was afraid of was it being pierced too shallow. They can get aggravated when you use headphones or use the phone on that ear. If you want it sure. The only problems that I have with mine is that I couldn't wear headphones in that ear for a good 2 and a half weeks bc it would make it really sore. Get it on whicever ear you don't sleep on to make healing go easier.

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