There are dozens of cute ear piercings to choose from, including the rook piercing, done on the cartilage that separates the inner and outer ear; and the helix, which pierces the upper ear. Combinations of different pier... More »

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Some of the common piercing places on the body are the ears, nose, eyebrows, lips, tongue and navel, according to Love To Know Tattoos. The most popular piercing locations are the ears. Many tattoo shops and retail jewel... More »

According to the New York Times, in the 1960s, gay men often pierced only their right ear as a covert statement of sexual preference. However, by 1991, ear piercing was so common for men that it had ceased to have any re... More »

Symbolism associated with ear piercings has all but vaporized since the close of the 20th century as body piercings have been embraced by pop culture. According to Life123.com, between 1960 and 1990, gay American men pie... More »

A cartilage piercing, also called a helix piercing, is one of the more painful ear piercings. The cartilage is thicker than the lobe, so the piercing gun or needle works a little harder to penetrate it. More »

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The benefit of wearing an ear wrap is that you get the dramatic look of an ear cuff without any of the discomfort involved in use of the helix piercing. An ear wrap is a more comfortable alternative to an ear cuff. More »

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Dermal punches are piercings, so they require sterilization, with mouth piercings requiring mouthwash and skin piercings requiring antibacterial soap. Fiddling with the jewelry placed in a new dermal punch hole can cause... More »

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