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Monday
Aug272007

The Price of Piercing


The risks associated with body piercing from the Washington Post in November 2006. The information goes as far as male and female genitalia, but they wisely decided not to include those in the image. Why would you pierce those voluntarily?!?

The image shows obvious placement on the body. The number of squares represents the healing time necessary with the dark color representing the minimum time, and the lighter color showing the potential longer time to heal. I would have also showed the price to have each area pierced, but they neglected to include that.

Who would have thought that a pierced nipple could cause a "breast-feeding impairment"? Let's hope the baby doesn't confuse the nipple ring for a teething ring!

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Reader Comments (4)

nice, cool graphic :)
October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPiercing v popku
I believe this is very important stuff. Piercing your body is not something that is ment to be natural. These are serious wounds that can harm your body. Thanks for a good article:-)
January 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMobiltelefoner - Ray J.
I don't know why people pierce their body. Its mind boggling maybe they want to be know for their body piercing. As they're saying to each his/her own choice. That was their happiness. :)
January 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEar Piercings
The reasons for piercing or not piercing are varied and contemporary body piercing practices emphasize the use of safe body piercing materials.
May 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPiercings Australia

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