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>> Piercing wordbook

This piercing-wordbook, does of course not cover anything related to piercing.
The general idea is, that you here will find a plain-English explanation to all the 'technical terms' ( as well as business-slang ) that you'll meet in our homepage !

 

Expression
Explanation
A
Alloy
 
Mixture of metals. E.g. 18 carat gold, is 18 parts gold combined with 6 parts of 'something else' e.g. Brass.
Ampallang
Piercing horizontally through the penis-head.
Apadravya
Piercing vertically through the penis-head.
APP
Association of Professional Piercers (USA)
Autoclave
Device for sterilization of e.g. surgical instruments. Applies very high temperature as well as high pressure.
Autoclave-bags
Plastic bags designed for sterilization in high temperatures, as well as high pressure.
 
B
Body-piercing
 
Piercing, which is placed below the neck.
Butterfly
Piercing between the collarbones.
 
C
Cartilage-piercing
 
Piercing through the cartilage, e.g. in the ear.
Christina
Piercing through Labia Major, where they 'meet', from the vagina towards the clitoris.  Also called Female Labret.
Conch
Ear-piercing, see picture.
 
Construction
Vertical ear-piercing, through the 'top' of the ear, and the 'bottom'.
 
D
Daith
 
Ear-piercing.
Disinfect
To remove germs / bacteria from e.g. a piercing-tool.
Dydoe
Male genital piercing, through the 'rim' of the glans penis.
 
E
Earl
 
Piercing through the 'nose-rim', between the eyes.
Ear-piercing
Piercing in the ear. All ear-piercings apart from earlobe are cartilage piercings.
 
F
Facial-piercing
 
Piercing in the face. E.g. Ear, lip or eyebrow.
 
G
Genital-piercing
 
Piercing in the genitals. Male e.g. penis, female e.g. labia.
Glans penis
'Tip' of penis. Also called "penis-head".
 
H
Hafada
 
Male genital Piercing, in the scrotum.
Healing
The process/processes leading up to complete healing.
 
I
Industrial
 
Horizontal ear-piercing, through the upper part of the ear.
Isotonic saline solution
A 0,9% sterile saline solution
Iwacha
Piercing through the upper lip.
 
J
Jewelry exchange
 
Some piercings swell. Therefore you use a larger piece of jewelry, in order to allow the swelling. Later, when swelling has subsided, a smaller piece of jewelry is used, to secure a perfect fit.
 
K
Keeper
 
A horse-shoe-shaped jewelry, used to 'hide' a septum-piercing.
 
L
Labreth
 
Piercing through the lower lip.
Lactacyd
Mouthwash used e.g. with tongue-piercings.
Lip- / cheek piercing
Piercing penetrating lip(s) or cheek, and so a skin-piercing as well as a mouth piercing.
Listerine
Mouthwash used e.g. with piercings-piercings.
 
M
Madonna
 
Piercing through the facial skin, between the nose and the corner of the mouth. Also known as Monroe.
Master piercer
A Senior piercer, having contributed considerably to the piercing scene.
Monroe
Piercing through the facial skin, between the nose and the corner of the mouth. Also known as Madonna.
 
N
Nickel
 
Metal, which is influencing with the body. Strong allergizing agent.
Niobium
Other name for titanium, said to be even more clean.
 
O
OAPP Denmark
 
Organisation of Professional Piercers in Denmark / Organisationen af professionelle piercere i Danmark
Oralsex
"Mouth-sex", e.g. fellatio or cunnilingus, where a sexual organ is 'treated' by mouth or tongue.
 
P
PA
 
Short for Prince Albert.
Peroxide
H2O2; was used to cleanse wounds, until it was discovered that the tissue-damage was greater than the cleansing effect.
Piercee
A person who is about to be pierced.
Piercer
A person educated to perform piercings.
Piercing
Used generally about the process (to pierce) as well as the thing (a hole in the body), and (in Denmark) about the piece of jewelry, in the 'hole'.
Piercing gun
Spring loaded 'gun' used by goldsmith's and no-good piercers.
Prince Albert
Piercing through the 'bottom' of glans penis, and the urethra.
 
Provon
Mild disinfecting soap, suitable for piercings.
Pubic
Piercing through the skin, at the top of penis at the penis-base.
 
Q
Queen Victoria
 
Piercing through the 'top' of glans penis, and the urethra. Also known as "an overturned Prince Albert"
 
R
Rook
 
Ear-piercing, at the 'top' of the ear.
 
S
Saline solution
 
(Here) a solution of 99.1% water and 0.9% salt.
Satin
Mild disinfecting soap, suitable for piercings.
Screw on's
Balls spikes or the like, intended to be screwed onto a piece of jewelry.
Senior piercer
Piercer with more than 4 years of experience.
Septum
Piercing through the 'middle wall' in the nose.
Skin-piercing
Piercing, which is only penetrating the skin.
Spike
'Sharp' screw-on, e.g. used at the ends of a septum-stick.
Sterilization
A process ensuring that the item carries absolutely no germs. Is done in an autoclave.
Surface healing
The process where the piercing-channel is 'closing' the surface.
Surfacially healed
As soon as the piercing-channel have 'closed' the surface.
Surgical steel
Steel-type developed for implantations in the body. E.g. holding broken bones together.
 
T
Tech 2000
 
Mouthwash used e.g. with piercings-piercings.
Thalats
'Softening-agent' added to PVC. Believed to be rather harmful.
Thoroughly healed
When the piercing-channel have 'solidified' the surface, and is able to cope with some 'stress', e.g. pulling.
Titanium
Metal, stronger and lighter than steel. Often in bright colors.
Piercing-piercing
Piercing through the tongue.
Tragus
Ear-piercing, in the upper part of the ear.
Triangel
Piercing through the clitoris'base'. Replaces clitoral-piercing, as this one often does not heal in a proper way.
 
U
UV reflecting
 
Plastic-material, which is 'glowing' when exposed to UV (disco) light.
 
V
Vitamin C
 
Vitamin promoting the healing-process. 
Vivag
Mild disinfecting soap, suitable for piercings.
 
W
Wound-liquid
 
Whitish liquid containing dead skin-cells and others. Dries to a yellowish 'crisp' mass.
 
X
 
 
Y
 
 
Z
Zinc
 
Metal, which when eaten, promotes the healing process (tablets).
 

 
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