This is the third part of an alphabetical list of names, words and terms frequently associated with body piercings and body art. This part of the dictionary covers words beginning with the letters I through N.
Industrial - These are pairs of ear piercings with one barbell worn so as to go through both of the holes.
Jungle - A piercing that sticks straight out the front of the nose.
Knuckle - A surface piercing between the knuckles on the top of the hand
Labia - This is a female genital piercing, with majora and minora variations available.
Labret - Any lip piercing, most often referring to lower lip piercing
Lobe, stretched - This term refers to larger gauge holes in the ear lobes. These are enlarged after an initial piercing heals by wearing increasingly bigger pierces of jewelry.
Lobe, transverse - A piercing across the length of the lobe, rather than through it.
Madison - This is surface piercing placed at the base of the neck, somewhere around the hollow of the throat.
Madonna - This is the name given to an off-center top lip labret, placed to look like a beauty mark.
Medusa - This is the name for a central top lip labret.
Nape - This is a surface piercing located along the back of neck.
Navel - A piercing made through the edge of the navel. Most often placed along the top edge, this piercing can be done just about anywhere around the bellybutton that has an appropriate tissue flap to pierce through.
Nipple - Piercings made through the areola of the nipple.
Nostril - Any piercing along the rims of the nasal openings.
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