Body piercing has increasingly become part of the mainstream culture in our society. However, people who are new to body piercing are often confused and need information about which part of the body should they get pierced.
The most common body piercing parts include: Ear Lobe, Ear cartilage, Eyebrow, Nostril, Nasal septum, Nasal Bridge, Tongue, Lip, Nipple, Navel, Female Genitalia and Male Genitalia. Different area gaps in piercing pain and healing time. For example, piercing on eyebrow has the least piercing pain while genital piercing is most painful. Piercing on tongue takes around 4 weeks to heal while nipple piercing takes 3 to 6 months to heal.
Whether you want to pierce your arm, eyes, chest or neck, keep in mind that piercing can actually be accomplished in any different area of the body. Piercing of one area versus another is no longer reserved for one sex or the other in many instances – and in fact, most piercings are considered to be unisex, with somearing piercings being the exception. So, deciding on the right location for your piercing is half the battle. If you are not sure where exactly to pierce, your best bet is first considering the consequences, suitability and healing times of different areas.
For example, bold, daring, and increasingly popular genital piercings are an exciting and sexy way to show off your nether regions … BUT – how long will you have to wait for those area to heal? Well, for female genitalia you can expect a healing time of 4 to 10 weeks, but for male genitalia you can expect to wait 4 weeks to a full 6 months, depending on the piercing. So, for some women this may not be as big of a decision as for some men. In some other cases, nipple piercings can damage some of the milk-producing glands in a women's breasts, which can cause problems later if the woman decides to breast-feed her baby. Some pierced areas, like, belly button piercings, are more likely to become infected because of irritation from tight clothing.