Here, two body piercers reveal the gross details of what it takes to pierce people's privates - including being farted on and chatted up
And while for most of us getting our ears pierced is traumatic enough, a new study shows that 50 per cent of women aged 16-24 have a body part pierced that isn’t their ears.
Here, two body piercers spoke to Sun Online about their job and how going 'down below' is all part of their 9-5...
'People fart when having their bits pierced'
Body piercer Naomi Nissen, 29, lives in Hertfordshire.
She says: "I’ve been doing piercings for the last three years. I got into it because my friend owns a tattoo shop and you make good money at £300 a day.
I started having them done at 18 and have around 20 - you get hooked!
My ears are stretched and I have my ears, septum, tongue, clitoris and nipples pierced.
I’m a qualified nurse, so find it easy to pierce people - and there was only a five-day training course to do before I could start working.
Customers do get nervous a lot of the time and get too shy to tell me what they want. I get that they are embarrassed but they won’t have anything I haven’t seen before.
Nipples are a massive trend right now. Loads of young girls are having them done ever since Kendall Jenner had hers pierced, and coming up to festival season the bookings pour in.
I did a special course to do nipples. You have to ensure you are piercing the right part of the skin. Most clients have both done.
One woman came in recently to have her nipple piercing replaced. While she was in bed her puppy got hold of the bar and tugged it out and she was in a lot of pain.
She thought I could pop it back in but the nipple was massively swollen and we had to wait for it to calm down.
I had another girl with inverted nipples - she was so self-conscious she refused to take her top off.
Getting her nipples pierced was life-changing for her, it made her nipples stick out and suddenly her boobs looked the way she wanted - she even got me a cactus to say thank you.
When it comes to genitals you can’t pierce randomly. There are different types of clitoris piercings: vertical, horizontal, upper and lower.
I’m often asked why people have their genitals pierced and I reckon it makes them feel good.
I get lots of professionals having their genitals pierced - from lawyers to teachers - it’s their little secret.
I even once got a call from a woman who needed her bits re-pierced because she’d lost the jewellery in prison.
Tongue piercings are always in fashion and nowadays people want it done width-ways - but I won’t do that.
It’s dangerous as they damage the teeth. You have to think about how people will speak and eat afterwards.
I get asked for discounts a lot but I never knock any money off for doing down below.
I don’t do deals for getting close to your genitals is my motto - especially when people fart all the time.
Trends on the way out include eyebrow piercings and having a stud or ring in your lips. I reckon that’s because women prefer to pump them with filler nowadays.
Diath piercings are another trend - it’s a point in the ear that people have pierced because it is supposed to relieve migraines.
If you got a decent piercer, it’s a job that’s done with within seconds. Clients do get nervous but it makes the job harder for me when they are shaking.
You always get the 'how weird' reaction when you tell people what you do for a living. But it’s just a job for me."
'One guy chatted me up as I pierced his willy'
Caz Lewis, 29, lives in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.
She says: "I’ve been doing this for six years and make between £1,000-£3,000 a month.
Piercings are straightforward but clients do work themselves up - I’ve had to catch some on their way to the ground when they fainted before.
Now, I can spot those who are going to vomit and grab a bucket beforehand. Sometimes people do bleed profusely too.
I’m forever being asked to do piercings in ‘hidden’ places where only they know about them. Genitals are always a popular place to have done - I’ve done loads over the last 12 months.
Most of the requests come from really straight-laced men and women. You’d pass them on the street and assume they’re posh and responsible individuals. They might be - but that hasn’t stopped them having their bits pierced.
I recently pierced on man's penis and just as I began he started chatting me up, asking me if I had a boyfriend.
There was a guy who I’d already done a bunch of genital piercings for. I was doing a Prince Albert for him, and while prepping he got a bit ‘excited’ and said: “Oo he’s getting used to you now!” I put the needle through really quickly.
Nothing surprises me anymore.
A dominatrix made an appointment for her ‘sub’ to have a piercing. I’d normally use a numbing spray, but she refused to let him have it.
He had his belly button pierced in the hope that the pain would be humiliating for him!
I don’t mind getting up close and personal with different genitals on a daily basis - it’s part of my job.
People don’t need to worry about removing their underwear and getting them out in front of me - I try and make general chitchat to calm them down. I’d hate people to feel awkward.
One time I was asked to do a piercing for a woman on her bits. She apologised for not having shaved. I said, “Oh that’s fine!” without having inspected her lady garden.
Let’s just say there was a lot more hair than I’d imagined. I ended up having to trim it back before I could even start!
I do lots of “Christina” piercings too. That’s when you pierce the top of the outer labia and the pubis mound above.
There is no typical woman who has a vaginal-area piercing. I get all ages, classes and sizes though the door.
A lot of women with piercings down there put ribbons through them.
I still get people asking for nipple piercings. That’s a trend that kicks in now as spring starts.
It’s when everyone realises summer is finally on the way. Women tell me they love sunbathing with their tops off and that there is nothing cuter that pierced nipples. It makes them feel good about their bodies."Disclaimer : The views expressed in this article belong to the writer and are not necessarily shared by myttoss.com