The piercing and tattoo world is filled with many ways to modify your body; for the daring and adventurous woman, exotic female piercings can be a form of personal expression.
What Exactly is an Exotic Piercing
The term "exotic" can mean different things to different people, and what you find exotic often depends on your personal perspective. A person who has never had so much as an ear punctured may consider a cartilage or surface piercing to be exotic and may even feel that intimate piercings are completely out of the question. However, someone who is an avid piercer might not blink an eye at getting a belly button, nose ring or labret piercing, and may even find genital piercings intriguing whether or not he or she would actually want one.
From another perspective, anyone new to piercing may also feel that multiple piercings are exotic, especially piercings that create designs or patterns such as a corset piercing that runs down the back and is threaded with ribbon to create the illusion of a clothing corset. Many people use their bodies as a canvas for piercing art, and this can result in some very exotic piercings indeed.
About Exotic Female Piercings
Female exotic piercings are those piercings that are unique to the female anatomy. These can include surface piercings of the breasts and actual nipple piercings that some men also choose to wear. However, most feminine piercings considered by many people to be truly exotic usually involve piercings to the genital area. There are numerous, specific placements for these piercings, each with their own name. Whether or not a woman can wear a particular feminine piercing largely depends on the unique shape of her personal anatomy. A true professional can offer advice about which of these piercing will suit you best.
Why Woman Get Exotic Piercings
There are many reasons why women choose to get exotic female piercings.
For Aesthetic Beauty
One of the most common reasons women choose to get a feminine piercing is that it can add an attractive element to her anatomy. No two women have exactly the same shape, and a well placed genital piercing can actually serve to take the emphasis off a perceived flaw. The jewelry itself can also be quite attractive.
An Expression of Personal Ownership
For some women, getting an exotic piercing is a way to reclaim ownership over their own body. It can even become a "rite of passage" experience. This can be especially symbolic for a woman who has previously been abused.
As mentioned previously, there are numerous types of feminine piercings, and some are designed to increase stimulation during lovemaking.
Symbol of a Chastity Commitment
On a completely different note, an exotic piercing can also be used as a tangible reminder of a personal commitment to remain chaste until married. Piercings of this nature are probably a little less common, but they serve much the same function as a chastity ring. You'll find an image of classic chastity-style body jewelry in the image to the right.
Things to Be Aware of with Feminine Piercings
If you're considering an exotic feminine piercing, there are a few things you should be aware of before you go through with the piercing.
First, there is a chance of sustaining nerve damage if some of these piercings are placed incorrectly. This can result in permanent loss of sensation.
Second, aftercare is supremely important due to the warm environment and reduced air flow surrounding these piercings that can promote more bacterial growth than the average ear piercing.
Third, not every body piercer is trained and qualified to perform these specialize piercings, although some go ahead and perform them anyway with dubious results. If you truly want an exotic piercing, you owe it to yourself to ask your piercer for specific credentials and references from prior clients so you can be more sure about the results you'll likely experience.