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The Different Types of Body Piercing

Types of Body Piercings - Custom Plugs

Explore the World of Body Piercings with Custom Plugs. Body piercings have been a form of self-expression and cultural tradition for centuries. They allow individuals to adorn themselves with jewellery and make a statement about their personality, beliefs, and style. Ear gauges, in particular, are a popular choice for many who seek unique ways to enhance their appearance.

Ear Piercings: A Canvas for Self-Expression

Lobe Piercing: Lobe piercings are the most common and least painful type. They can be found in various locations along the earlobe, allowing for endless creativity with earrings and ear gauges.

Helix Piercing: This type involves the upper cartilage of the ear and is perfect for those seeking a more edgy look. You can decorate your helix piercing with stud earrings or hoops.

Tragus and Anti-Tragus Piercings: Located on the small flap of cartilage in front of the ear canal (tragus) and its opposite (anti-tragus), these piercings provide a unique and stylish appearance.

Conch Piercing: A conch piercing is done in the inner or outer cartilage of the ear. It's a versatile choice for ear gauges, studs, or hoops.

Ear Stretching: Ear stretching is a body modification technique involving gradual enlargement of ear piercings to accommodate larger jewelry. It's a form of self-expression, with stretching sizes ranging from small gauges to more extreme stretches, requiring care and patience to prevent complications. Check out the different types of ear gauges! We stock a wide range of ear plugs here at Custom Plugs.

Facial Piercings: Making a Statement

Nose Piercing: One of the most popular facial piercings, a nose piercing can be done on the nostril or septum. Nose rings and studs are commonly used for this type of piercing.


Eyebrow Piercing: Eyebrow piercings are edgy and can be placed vertically or horizontally above the eye. Curved barbells or captive bead rings are popular jewellery choices.

Lip Piercing: Lip piercings come in various forms, including labret, Monroe, and snake bites. They offer a bold statement and can be adorned with different types of studs, rings, or hoops.

Tongue Piercing: Hidden but daring, tongue piercings are a unique choice. Barbells and tongue rings are commonly used for this piercing.

Body Piercings: Beyond the Face and Ears

Navel Piercing: Also known as belly button piercing, this type is especially popular among younger generations. It can be styled with barbells, captive bead rings, or curved barbells.

Nipple Piercing: Nipple piercings can be subtle or bold, depending on your choice of jewellery. Straight barbells, captive bead rings, and shields are common options.

Surface Piercings: On the Skin's Surface

Surface Piercings: These piercings are done on the flat surfaces of the body, such as the collarbone, back, or wrist. They require skilful placement and flexible jewellery options.


Showcase unique style and personality - Custom Plugs

Body piercings are a versatile form of self-expression, allowing individuals to showcase their unique style and personality.

Ear plugs, in particular, offer an exciting way to customise your ear piercings and make a bold statement. Whether you opt for ear gauges or other types of body piercings, remember that proper care and hygiene are crucial to ensure a safe and successful piercing experience. If you're interested in ear gauges or any other piercing-related products, don't hesitate to explore our diverse collection. Your journey into the world of body piercings awaits!