Welcome to yet another edition of the KD Fashion Blog with me Amanda Edinam Ahiadormey
Today, we are discussing a rather common type of body art: Piercings.
You may have seen people walking around with all parts of their bodies pierced, and maybe you’ve been hoping to get one as well. For those of you who don’t want to have to go and ask ‘what’s the name of this piercing?’ Or have to get to the piercing studio and say ‘I want the piercing that goes in the middle of the nose’, this is a beautiful read from the KD blog for you on some of the most common piercing types.
The industrial piercing goes across the cartilage part of the ear, from one part to the other. It involves piercing two sides of the cartilage across the ear and then inserting a piece of jewellery that looks like a bar across them.
The helix piercing is a single piercing at the upper ear (cartilage). This is a piercing Miley Cyrus is very famous for as she has had several helix piercings.
The tragus piercing involves piercing the tragus, that is, the part of the ear right in front of the ear canal.
The Anti-Tragus piercing goes to the opposite side of the ear canal.
The nose piercing is the one that involves piercing any part of the cartilage of the nose.
Contrary to this, there is the septum piercing, which involves piercing the wall that divides the two nostrils.
Celebrities that have had the septum piercing include Rihanna, Willow Smith and Taylor Swift.
You may also want to try a single snake bite piercing such as the one Eno Barony has below her lip.
A tongue piercing is another very sensual piercing you may want to get. This involves piercing through the center of the tongue. This comes with a lot of responsibility, as you may have to avoid certain foods and acts such as hot food, and kissing.
If you choose to get a piercing, however, you need to handle it just right to enable it heal properly.
Cartilage does not have the blood flow needed to protect the body parts from germs, and so such areas should be closely watched.
The navel piercing is one tricky piercing considering the fact that it is also a very germy area. Not treating it right could lead to the risk of infection.
The good thing about piercings is that they are not permanent as compared to tattoos, so after you’re done slaying for the semester, you can take them out and go home without your parents ever knowing you had them done.