Ear Piercing – It’s Painful, But It’s Also Fun

Ear piercing came to the world in the 18th century when it was used as a way to identify those who were royal members or had been part of high society. It is still popular today amongst those who are into the alternative lifestyles. It is also known as body piercing, ear piercing or tierce, and danglers. Body piercing, also known as navel piercing, is the process of removing an outer piercing from the body, creating an Opening where an artificial jewel can be put, or where actual gemstones can be embedded. This is common in the pierced ears of most Asians and some Middle Eastern people. Check EarPiercing.

Amongst the many types of ear piercing available today, the common ones are the perforated tags, the Helix pinna, the rounded tragus, the barbell, the screw pierced tragus, the Tungsten studded earlobe, the spacer pierced earlobe, and the Tungsten earring beads. The perforated tags is usually made of steel or titanium and extends from above the earlobe on one end to the base of the ear on the other. These are popular in that they look good but they also do not leave marks, are easy to remove, and they do not cause skin irritation.

The Helix pin is made of stainless steel threaded metal that is inserted into the skin under the skin fold so as to insert the pinna into the ear canal. Once the pin is in place, a metal ring is then tightened around the pinna to keep it in place. The rounded traps is similar to the perforated tags, except that it has a rounded inner surface, and the external surface is smoother. The screw pine is the safest among all as it causes the least amount of pain. If you choose to get pierced, you should go for the most experienced practitioner/performer to minimize your risk of experiencing pain, and to minimize your bleeding during and after the piercing process.

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