Body piercing generally refers to the practice of piercing a small part of the body to allow a piece of jewellery or some other object to be placed in the hole created. As opposed to be the more BDSM-specific cutting and needle play activities body piercing is frequently done for fashion or decorative reasons, or to make a statement.
Body piercing is commonly done on the following parts of the body:
- Face - nose, lips, eyebrows
- Genitals - penis, clitoris or clitoral hood, labia