After gathering the courage for a body piercing and battle of fear of needles, you need to decide the places to get piercings on your body. You will have to take the professional as well as personal aspects of your life into consideration and your activity level. Some of the piercings aren’t suitable for people in sports, or some professions, it is depending on the piercing places. Consult with the professional piercer and explain your lifestyle to him/her when trying to determine a place for your body piercing. You can try mix and matching of a wide variety of piercing accessories on your body.

Body Piercing


Body piercing is a form of modification of the body that has been around for centuries. At one of the points, it was used to show off the transition to adulthood or to show some rite of passage in most of the cultures. Although it has been taken as a new trend in popularity over the last several years, to a point where most of the young adults have at least one part pierced. But if you are just now considering getting your own tasteful body modification, the thousands of different types of piercings may be a bit daunting.   


If you are going to get pierced the first time but don’t know what are the places to get piercings on your body then below listed are the most popular piercings places to opt from with your first piercing.


Facial Piercings

Facial Piercings

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Facial piercings are the most noticeable and obvious of body piercings. There various places to get piercings on the face that are range from the top of the face, along with eyebrow to underneath the nose. On top of the face, a professional piercer can perform bridge and eyebrow piercings. Eyebrow piercings can be done on either side of the face. Whereas, bridge piercings can be done in between the eyes on the top of the bridge of the nose.


Septum and nostril piercings are the kind of piercings that can be done as single or multiple piercings. The ears are not limited to earlobe piercings only. Various or multiple ear cartilage piercings with the rim of your ear are options as well as the ear cartilage piercings like industrial, rook, and tragus, that are located on the inner cartilage of the outer ear, according to infinite body piercing.  


Oral Piercings

Oral Piercings

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There are several places to get piercings outside of your mouth. A Monroe piercing on either side of the upper lip represents the look of a beauty mark. A centered lip piercing is known as labret, whereas lip piercings along the sides are also possible. And when we talk about inside the mouth, there are frenulum and tongue which we can pierce and can be concealed to wear privately. The frenulum piercings are situated underneath and also at the base of the tongue, and at the apex of the mouth where the upper lip meets the gum line. According to the Association of Professional Piercers, oral piercing is a risk as it can damage your gums and teeth; if you disobey the advice from your piercer about convenient jewelry size and length and proper care for the piercing.    


Trunk Piercings

Trunk Piercings

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Your stomach and chest have the options of piercing that you can conceal while wearing daily at school or work clothing. Navel and nipple piercings have the longest healing period among all body parts piercings, it would take six months to one year, but trunk piercings allow for privacy, that is an appealing option for pierces. You should consider that navel and nipple piercings can be visible in a bathing suit, and wear suitable clothing when planning an outing that involves swimming.   

Genital Piercings


These piercings are the most deliberative forms of the body piercing. Genitals of both male and female have various options for piercing, heal quickly with proper aftercare and are hidden easily. Prince Alberts, reverse Prince Alberts, Apadravya, and Ampallang are male genital piercings that a piercer places on the head of the penis and via the urethra. Frenum piercings can be done as a single piercing on the shaft of the penis, or two or more can make a ladder look.


On the other hand, women have several options of inner or outer labia piercings and also a hood piercing. A piercer inserts the needle and jewelry into the tiny flap of skin covering the clitoris to complete a hood piercing, according to Elayne Angel, author of "The Piercing Bible: The Definitive Guide to Safe Body Piercing." You should have proper anatomy to safely heal a genital piercing. Your piercer should inspect your anatomy time to time during a consultation to determine if your anatomy is suitable.


Body piercing is a kind of Gothic art that enables a person to express his/her views on certain subjects. Not everyone goes for this bold art; it takes a lot of courage and strength for a person to sport the look. Along with above-mentioned places of piercings on the body, there are some other areas to get pierced on the body like teeth, fingers, etc. During piercing, most of the piercers will suggest aftercare instructions and the general thumb rule that must be followed to get healed properly. If you are having any allergies or medical conditions that might affect healing then discuss with your doctor to see what modifications and precautions you may need. So if you are planning to get pierced then go ahead and flaunt your new fashion accessory!