Types of Piercings - A Visual Guide to Various Piercing Styles

Piercings have been a form of self-expression and adornment for thousands of years. Throughout history, various cultures have practiced body modification for spiritual, aesthetic, or personal reasons. Today, piercings have become a popular way to express individuality, and there are countless styles to choose from. This visual guide will provide an overview of some of the most common types of piercings, ranging from the more traditional to the more adventurous.

  1. Ear Piercings:
  • Lobe Piercing: The most traditional and common type of ear piercing, lobe piercings are located on the soft, fleshy part of the earlobe.

  • Helix Piercing: This type of piercing is located on the outer rim of the upper ear cartilage and is often adorned with hoops or studs.

  • Tragus Piercing: The tragus is the small, triangular-shaped cartilage flap in front of the ear canal. A tragus piercing involves puncturing this flap with a small stud or hoop.

  • Daith Piercing: Situated on the innermost fold of the ear cartilage, the daith piercing is believed by some to alleviate migraine pain.

  1. Facial Piercings:
  • Eyebrow Piercing: Typically placed horizontally through the eyebrow, this piercing can be adorned with barbells, curved barbells, or captive bead rings.

  • Nose Piercing: There are two common types of nose piercings, nostril and septum. Nostril piercings are placed on either side of the nostril, while septum piercings go through the thin