This is it everyone; the last installment of the Piercing Dictionary, for now anyways. It’s time for our final segment: body piercings. Although with the advent of dermal piercing, one can be pierced nearly anywhere nowadays, I’ve stuck with the most popular piercings of the body in an attempt to keep it fresh. Enjoy!
Navel Piercing or Belly Button Piercing: A single piercing through the upper rim of the navel.
Bottom Belly Piercing: Any Piercing directly underneath the belly button or through the lower rim.
Hip Piercing: Surface Piercing on or above the hip, generally done on both sides.
Nape Piercing: Piercing at the nape of the neck.
Vampire Bite or “Vampire’s Kiss” Piercing: a surface piercing anywhere on the side of the neck, so named for its resemblance to a vampire bite, and often worn with red gems to symbolize blood.
Madison Piercing: This is a piercing in the dent just above the collar bone. Much in the style of the Monroe, the Madison was also named for a famous actress: former adult cinema star Madison Stone, who was the first person ever associated with the piercing. Though the traditional style is to pierce with a surface bar or barbell, these are also often seen worn with horseshoe rings.
Collar or Clavicle Piercing: One or more surface piercings of the skin across the collar bone (usually one on each side.)
Sternum or “Cleavage” Piercing: Any horizontal or vertical surface piercing over the breast bone.
Wrist Piercing: A horizontal surface piercing at the back of the wrist.
Brace Piercing: When multiple surface piercings are lined up near the wrist or up the forearm.
Finger Piercing or “Ring” Piercing: A piercing at the base of a finger or thumb, sometimes called a ring piercing because when done with a single gem-tipped dermal, it mimics the look of a solitaire engagement ring.
Hand Web Piercing: This is exactly what it sounds like, a piercing of the thin webs of skin between any of the fingers.
Corset piercing: A set of multiple parallel surface piercings of any shape, often worn with closure rings and laced through with ribbon to mimic the lacing of a corset.
Corset piercings started out in the traditional placement at the bottom of the back, but have now evolved to include corsetry almost anywhere on the body. Some popular spots include the backs of the legs, the chest or neck, and the sides of the torso.