A large currated gallery of body piercings is available on BME.com. An additional gallery of pictures submitted by community members of their own piercings is viewable on Tribalectic.com. Finally, many body piercing studios maintain online galleries of work done by their piercers, such as the one available at AxiomPiercing.com.
Piercing is the practice of inserting jewelry into punctures made in the skin. The most common piercings are those through the lobes of the ear, but eyebrows, tongues and noses may also be pierced. While most piercings are meant to be permanent, it is also possible to create temporary piercings through the top layers of the skin.