Body piercings have become very popular. (Picture: Pexels Stock)

A few years ago having more than one piercing in your earlobes was seen as “rebellious”, now having 2 or even 3 piercings through your earlobe is pretty common. 

Body piercings have become so popular that no one blinks an eye when they see a piercing in odd places - it’s the ones that cannot be seen that raises eyebrows. 

In the same way that the tattoo designs and placements go through trends so do body piercings - so thankfully piercing are not permanent!

Here’s a list of piercings that are popular now:

1. Industrial piercings

This piercing is often referred to as a “bar” or “scaffold” piercing and has become extremely popular over the last few years. It’s different to other piercing and with an edgier look. This one is not for the faint-hearted as it involves getting two holes at the same time - going across the cartilage of the upper ear using a bar.

Industrial piercing (Instagram/giovanypiercer)

2. Septum Piercings

Celebrities like Rihanna and Zoe Kravitz have made this piercing popular. The septum sits at the tip of your nose and the piercing goes through the cartilage that separates the nostrils. One of the downsides of this piercing is that everytime you sneeze or need to wipe your nose you’ll be reminded that it’s there.

Septum piercing (Instagram/luu_soria)

3. Daith and the rook piercing

These are quite similar since they are the located in the same area - lying in the innermost curves of the ear. 
The daith being the curvy part closes the earhole and the rook above the daith. Both being cartilage folds,  the daith piercing is more popular and apparently can ease migraines.

Diath piercing (Instagram/skindeeptattoowaikiki)
Rook piercing (Instagram/jorj_eth)

4. Tragus

Situated next to the daith and rook, but the tragus isn’t curvy - it's the skin that covers the opening of the ear canal. When you want to close your ears, that’s the part of your ear you use to cover the hole with. It’s softer than the daith and rook, making it less painful to pierce.

Tragus piercing (Instagram/enzo_bodypiercing)

5. Labret 

Labret piercings one could refer to as a lip piercing but more specifically the bottom lip. The piercing can be either a stud or a ring. 

Labret piercing (Instagram/alexiaannmari)