What Is a Genital Piercing?

Learn everything you need to know about genital piercings from professional body piercer Dana Dunn in this Howcast video.

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Thinking about getting a piercing? In these videos, Dana Dunn of Pins and Needles Tattoo and Body Piercing Studio provides the, er, in's and out's of any kind of piercing you might be considering -- septum, rock, tongue, genital, monroe, nipple, hip, eyebrow, tragus, dimple, scaffold, eyebrow, sternum, gauge, cartilage, neck, smiley, and more. He also tells you how to take care of your piercing and provides important body piercing tips.

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My name's Dana Dunn. I've been working in the piercing business going on 6 years now. I do typically about 3,000 to 4,000 a year. I work at Pins and Needles Tattoo. We have a website pinsandneedlesportland.com. Piercing is my life and I'm going to talk to you about body piercing. Genital piercing is its own thing in its own world. It's a few and far between for the people that actually do want actually get genital piercing done. But again, I can't stress enough, if you do want to get a genital piercing, do your research on what you want to get done and before you go and get it done go into the shop that you're interested in getting it done in and talk to the piercer. Make sure that they do know what they're doing, because a genital piercing is nothing you want to second guess or have somebody that doesn't have a lot experience with because on these piercings if something goes wrong it could be very, very, very bad. So again there are many, many types of genital piercings you can get done, the best thing that I can say is honestly just do your research, know what you want to get done, know the side effects, know the aftermath, know the healing, know when it comes to sexual activity, really everything like that you just need to do as much as research as possible. And again, go into the shop talk to the piercer make sure that he does know what he is doing, make sure that you are comfort with what he is going to be doing the process on. Have him walk you through it, make sure that everything is sterile, make sure everything is all state certified, everything like that because again, I can't stress enough that a genital piercing is a very, very, very important thing to make sure that they know what they're doing and you're not a guinea pig or they haven't done a lot of them or they haven't even done one and they'll tell you that they have. Again, just please when it comes to genital piercing do some research.

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  • Dana Dunn

    Dana Dunn is a body piercer at Pins and Needles in Portland, Maine. He has been a professional body piercer for 7 years.