Many people have body piercings and you can get one by going into a tattoo parlor or into a place that sells jewelry and also does piercings. It is most common to have an ear piercing on the ear lobe, which is most seen on women but also seen on men. There are other places that people have body piercings, and some places seem pretty unusual, but for the people that have them, they are an expression of themselves.
Sometimes children will have their ears pierced as young babies or small kids. Many parents do this in hopes that the pain will not be as bad as when they are older and like to see earrings on the ears of their little girls. Some argue that earrings on children are not safe. They can pose a choking hazard for babies if they fall off or are picked off. They can also pose a risk if the baby tries to grab it and pull it off. Also if the backing comes out and the earring is prickling the baby, there is no way that the baby can fix it them self. For older kids, earrings can be dangerous because of some of the toys and activities they may be involved with, earrings can get caught in lots of different devices.
When teenagers want to get a piercing, many parents who have maybe tried to wait as long as possible may frown on it. They may view it as the beginning of a child marked by body piercings. But for those who just pierce the ears there are several places on the ears that they can be put. The ear lobes are a traditional spot, but many people have studs and loops put in different places along the ear and up to the very top. While some just have one or two piercings on the ear, other people can go overboard and have lots of the ear.
There are other places that piercings can go. The belly button is a common spot for women to put loops or studs. This spot is also prone to getting infected and looking gross, which might make the tummy area not viewable in certain clothes such as bathing suits or small tank-tops. The area needs to be cleaned frequently as wearing clothes over it can make it prone to getting dirty.
Some people have their eye brows pierced. Usually a small stud or a loop is placed right through the brow. The hair of the brow actually helps it to not get as infected as in the belly button region. Sometimes people match up their earrings to the stud in the eye brow. This type of piercing is most commonly seen in teenagers or artists.
The tongue is a spot some people put a stud piercing. It is often a place that does not heal well, because of the constant contact with food and bacteria. The stud needs to be removed frequently and the area cleaned. There are also some studs that contain metals not suitable for the mouth. When it is first pierced the tongue will swell up until it gets used to the stud and begins to heal. Tongue piercings are popular because they can be concealed in the mouth, where most people cannot see it.
Body piercings have also been known to be put onto private areas for both male and female. Body piercing places will make special arrangements to offer privacy if you want to have this done. This is probably a painful procedure that might possibly hurt for a while.