Different Ear Piercings

 

Ears, July 2011

 

Most people that are into body modifications started with getting their ears pierced. Ear piercings are the oldest, most common, less extreme and more accepted of all body modifications. Piercing the ears can be found in all different kinds of cultures all over the world throughout history. Both men and women have been known to pierce their ears. Depending on the size and shape of one’s ear, there are many different parts of the ear that can be pierced.

 When your Ear is your Piercing Ground:

The ear lobe is the easiest, most common part of the ear that is pierced. This part of the ear can be stretched and gauged because of the type of tissue located in this area. A piercing gun is used to pierce the ear lobe. The ear piercing gun is designed in such a way, so that the ear can be pierced with the jewelry and the earring back be put on the end of the post of the earring, all in one shot. The cartilage of the ear, at the top part of the helix, is another popular area to have pierced. This piercing can be pierced with a piercing gun, however, it is not recommended because the force of the gun can cause cartilage to shatter and take the area longer to heal. The other areas of the ear are usually pierced with a hollow body piercing needle.

The helix is the upper rim part of the ear that goes down the outside about half way and meets the lobe. Many people have their helix pierced multiple times and put captive bead rings in them.  The conch is the portion of the ear that looks like a “shell” adjacent to the ear canal.  A barbell or captive bead ring is mostly worn in this area. The anti-helix is a ridge located under the helix and it contains the snug and rook. These piercings are very painful and harder to heal then most of the other ear piercings. The snug, located on the lower part of the anti-helix, is pierced with curved or straight barbells. The rook, the upper part of the anti-helix close to the head, can be pierced with a curved barbell or a captive bead ring. The folds of cartilage located closest to the ear canal is call a daith piercing. This can have a different variety of small gauge body jewelry put into the piercing.  The tragus piercing is the “little nub” over top of the ear canal.  The body jewelry used for this piercing are usually a captive bead ring, curved barbell or even labret studs.  The ridge located above the ear lobe has been labeled the anti-tragus. This is another painful piercing in the ear. And this piercing usually needs a curved barbell.

Another piercing that is often done is called the industrial. The industrial is when two separate piercings are connected with one barbell. Usually piercings within the helix are used to create an industrial piercing but some use other piercings in the ear and connect them. An orbital piercing is much like an industrial piercing in the sense that it connects two or more piercings, but instead of a barbell a ring is used.

Piercing Erotica

While some people get very embarrassed or do not want to talk about their sexual endeavors, others are very open and willing to share their likes and dislikes as far as sexual desires. Many people who are into the BDSM scene have body modifications or piercings to suit their needs. These people love to incorporate their piercings or modifications into their sexual pleasures.

            The nipple piercing can be very sexy and arousing just by the sight of the shiny metal glimmering against the skin. But what if the nipple piercings were part of a bondage session? This would not only stimulate the person with the piercings but also gets the partner involved thus arousing them as well. To incorporate nipple piercings into bondage one could use either light weight chains or rope, in already completely healed piercings. Putting the chains or rope onto the nipple rings and then using them as a leash for a “slave” is a great way to get the “master’s” heart pumping. Another way the nipple rings can be used during bondage, taking the chains thru the rings, crossing the chain over the stomach and attaching them at waste behind the back, using handcuffs to attach the chains to the wrist. Every time they move their arms it will pull the nipple rings, stimulating the nipples.
            Some individuals find that attaching their healed genital piercings to their healed nipple piercings to be very satisfying. For instants, a female may take her labia piercings and nipple piercings and attach them with a chain, so that every time she makes a move it is stimulates both of those areas. A male may attach either his Prince Albert or cock ring to the nipples. Not only does attaching the nipple and genital rings stimulate, but it can also be very visually arousing to the parties involved. Bondage can be very fun all in its own but adding in the body modifications can push the sexual desires to new limits.
            Part of the reason why BDSM is so popular and fun is because people are always trying new things and love to add their body modifications into the mix. It also tends to draw the couples closer together. Putting trust into someone whether it is to tie you up, play pierce, allow them to make you a slave, or anything else involved in BDSM, makes the relationship bond closer. While practicing some of this fun piercing bondage erotica, make sure you completely trust the other person involved and remember safety first.