Body piercings have been steadily growing in acceptance. Ear piercing is considered pretty mainstream, and nose piercing is commonplace as well. Lip and tongue piercing is also not as shocking as it used to be either, as are nipple, navel and genital piercings.
According to wikipedia, some piercings are more popular than others:
- A 2005 survey of 10,503 people in England over the age of 16 found that approximately 10% (1,049) had body piercings in sites other than the earlobe, with a heavy representation of women aged 16–24 (46.2% piercing in that demographic).
- Among the most common body sites, the navel was top at 33%, with the nose and ear (other than lobe) following at 19% and 13%. The tongue and nipple tied at 9%. The eyebrow, lip and genitals were 8%, 4% and 2%, respectively.
- Preference among women followed closely on that ranking, though eyebrow piercings were more common than nipple piercings.
- Among male responders, the order was significantly different, descending in popularity from nipple, eyebrow, ear, tongue, nose, lip and genitals.
How many piercings have you had? Where have your piercings been, and how have you liked them?