Piercing Tool


Piercing Tools used in body piercing include:

The piercing needles: The needle is inserted into the body part being pierced, frequently by hand out sometimes with the aid of a needle holder or pusher. While the needle is still in the body, the initial jewelry to be worn in the piercing is pushed through the opening, following the back of the needle. Jewelry is often inserted into the hollow end of a needle, so that as the needle pulls through the jewelry is left behind.

The indwelling cannula: The initial jewelry is inserted into the back of the cannula and the jewelry are then pulled through the piercing. More bleeding may follow, as the piercing is larger than the jewelry.

The dermal punch: It is used to remove a circular area of tissue, into which jewelry is placed, and may be useful for larger cartilage piercing.

Piercing gun: It is used for ear and other body parts piercing.

Cork: It is placed on the opposite side of the body part being pierced to receive the needle.

Forceps: They are used to hold and stabilize the tissue to be pierced, not used in the freehand method, in which the piercer supports the tissue by hand.

Needle receiving tubes: They are used to support the tissue at the piercing site and are common in septum and some cartilage piercings.

Anaesthesia: It is supplied by some piercers, particularly in the United Kingdom and Europe