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Body Piercing Statistics

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Body Piercing Statistics Percent
Percent of Americans who have a body piercing other than ear lobe 14 %
Percent of pierced population that are women 72 %
Percent of Americans who have had their earlobes pierced 83 %
Most Popular Piercing Location For Women  
Naval 33 %
Nose 19 %
Ear (other than lobe) 13 %
Tongue 9.5 %
Nipple 9 %
Eyebrow 8 %
Lip 4 %
Genitals 2 %
Most Popular Piercing Location For Men  
Nipple 18 %
Eyebrow 17.5 %
Ear (other than lobe) 17 %
Tongue 16 %
Nose 15 %
Lip 13 %
Genitals 3 %
Piercing Complication Statistics  
Percent of piercing’s that had complications 31 %
Percent of piercing’s where professional help was needed 15.2 %
Percent of piercing’s that required hospitalization 0.9 %
Piercing Statistics  
Oldest earrings found in a grave 2500 BC
Percent of the English population who have a piercing somewhere other than their earlobe 10 %
Women in England age 16-24 who have a piercing somewhere other than their earlobe 46.2 %
Record for most body piercing’s – Elaine Davidson of Scotland 6,005

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Statistic Verification
Source: Northwestern University, Body Piercing In England
Research Date: March 17th, 2015

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