A List of The Different Types of Piercings

There are many different types of piercings, and they are generally categorized either by the general area of the body they are located, or the way in which they are pierced.  Below is a list of piercings that should cover just about all types of piercings that are out there.  Of course, as soon as I’m done with the list, somebody will go and create a new kind of piercing.  Luckily I keep a close eye on the industry, so I’ll keep updating this list as new piercing types are created.  Each section will also be linked to a page with better pictures and deeper descriptions of the kinds of body piercings.  Please bear with me while I make all of the individual pages for the piercings – it’s a lot of work.  If you would like to, you can help by posting an entry, or sending piercing pics that I can use on this site.

Types of Ear Piercings

Daith piercing isn’t an ear piercing specifically; it’s any piercing of the cartilage which does include all ear piercings, as well nose piercings, et al.

snake bite lip piercing

snake bite lip piercing

Types of Facial Piercings

I’m including everything above the neck here, except the ear.  This includes all types of lip piercings and oral piercings.

Types of Body Piercings

This includes everything from the neck down excluding genital piercings.

  • Belly button
  • Nipple Piercing
  • Surface Piercings
    • Neck Piercing
    • Nape Piercing
    • Clavicle or Collar Bone Piercing
    • Sternum Piercing
    • Cleavage Piercing
    • Wrist Piercing
    • Finger Piercing
    • Nail Piercing
    • Hip Piercing
    • Back Dimple Piercing
    • Nail Piercing
  • Dermal Anchor or Microdermal Piercing

Types of Genital Piercings

Female Genital Piercings

    • Clitoris Piercing
    • VTC or Vertial Clitoral Hood Piercing
    • HTC or Horizontal Clitoral Hood Piercing
    • Triangle Piercing
    • Christina Piercing
    • Isabella Piercing
    • Nefertiti Piercing
    • Fourchette Piercing
    • Princess Albertina Piercing
    • Labia Piercing

Male Genital Piercings

    • Prince Albert Piercing
    • Reverse Prince Albert Piercing
    • Frenum Piercing
    • Guiche Piercing
    • Hafada Piercing
    • Ampallang Piercing
    • Dydoe Piercing
    • Jacob’s Ladder
    • Lorum Piercing
    • Alraram Piercing
    • Apadrayva Piercing

That should just about cover it for our list of the types of piercings.  If I forgot anything, please let me know.

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Brenna

There’s just one that I noticed you didn’t have on here… There’s a sideburn piercing..
I think that’s what it’s called, but they clamp your sideburn and put in a long curved barbell. Just saying :)

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Pierce

Wow, I’ve never heard of nor seen that one. Thanks for the heads-up!

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Cheyenne

Its called the vertical surface tragus

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Pennie

Yeah, it’s called the Gill Piercing :)

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Pierce

Sounds awesome!

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EmilyRae

You forgot the smiley and frowney piercings which are the top and bottom frenulums.

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Pierce

Are you talking about lip frenulums? We have a few frenulums on our bodies, so I’m just trying to get clarification here.

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EmilyRae

i had them and almost all facial piercings

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Pierce

Simultaneously?

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Jasmine Bradford

I would want a belly button piercing for myself because i am 18 years old

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Lisa Bowditch

Ankle piercing! I had mine done a few years ago, looked wicked but soon grew out!!

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Cheyenne

You forgot the double tongue piercing where they are side by side horizontally. Its called venom bites

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