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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. A hip piercing again, is a surface piercing. Or as I said, you could also do the dermals down there. But that usually is done with a surface bar, as I said with the sternum. That one is a longer, a longer bar. It's usually about an inch and a half to an inch and three quarters. That one's pierced at a ninety degree angle at first and then it's sent through the skin and it comes back out. Again, you can change the tops on that. That one when it comes to healing, the big thing with that is your pants. A lot of people don't take into consideration their pants and their belt, the way that it rubs on their skin right there. Sitting down, what they do for work, exercising, everything like that can come into play. It's just one of those things where you just, when you do get set up to get this piercing done, just wear the type of pants that you usually wear everyday and make sure that the bar itself is really coming in contact with the pants. That would be the best thing I could tell you for the hip piercing.