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Piercings naturally tend to be a bit painful because it involves sticking a pointed object into the bare skin. Topical creams like Emla that contain lidocaine, or similar numbing ingredients, is sometimes applied to the ... More »

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BareEase is one type of numbing cream used for waxing. BareEase was created by an anesthesiologist to dull the pain associated with waxing, and it is commonly used for bikini waxes. More »

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Common over-the-counter numbing creams include methyl salicylate, lidocaine, benzocaine and tetracaine. The main ingredient in popular muscle rubs, methyl salicylate contains heating and cooling agents that warm and cool... More »

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Dentists report that speech impediments due to tongue piercings may be permanent. Even if the jewelry is removed and the hole allowed to heal, damage to the nerves of the tongue may remain and cause a permanent speech im... More »

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Ear piercings on the lobe of the ear take about 4-6 weeks to close, on average. This is the amount it would take any hole on the earlobe to heal. This assumes that no earring is kept in the ear at any point in time, whic... More »

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As of 2011, the person with the most piercings in the world is Elaine Davidson of the United Kingdom, who claims to have 6,925 piercings, including 192 on her face. The most-pierced man in the world, as of 2012, is Rolf ... More »

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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 stud... More »

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