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According to Statistic Brain, as of 2014, 83 percent of Americans have their earlobes pierced, but only 14 percent of Americans have a piercing somewhere other than the earlobe. Because 72 percent of those with any body ... More »

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For health and safety reasons, the first thing to consider when getting a body piercing is that it is done by a professional and that the piercing shop or studio has a clean environment. The person doing the piercing sho... More »

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To give yourself a body piercing, sanitize a needle, and then push the needle through the area you wish to pierce in a fast and fluid motion. Once the needle is halfway through, place one end of the jewelry of choice in ... More »

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According to the Piercing Pagoda, which provides professional piercing services, it typically takes four to six weeks for earlobes to heal after piercing. If the ear cartilage has been pierced, the healing time is eight ... More »

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Belly button piercing hurts, but relative to other body parts, this pain is somewhat average. Piercing the navel hurts more than some areas, such as the tongue or the eyebrow, but less than others, such as the nostril or... More »

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A bottom lip piercing is a body piercing for jewelry through or around the bottom lip. Some of these piercings include the standard lip piercing, the labret, the vertical labret and a bite. Several styles of jewelry can ... More »

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Size 8 gauge, or 8G, jewelry, is a mid-thickness gauge that can be used in any body piercing. While there are standards based on the piercing location and individual body types, a piercing can be stretched incrementally ... More »

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