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    14 Piercing Charts You Wish You Knew About Sooner

    *Holier* than thou.

    1. If you're thinking of a facial piercing, consider your options.

    2. Note how ~painful~ your piercing might be.

    3. Considering an ear piercing? Figure out the perfect spot.

    4. Understand gauge sizes to stretch your ears safely.

    5. Getting your nose pierced? Check out this helpful chart that explains various techniques:

    6. And pick the *perfect* ring.

    7. Stuck on what size stud you want? Get a sense of what they would look like.

    8. Thinking of a lip piercing? Narrow. It. Down.

    9. If you're considering an oral piercing, pick your poison.

    10. Know how long it will take for your piercing to heal.

    11. If you're getting your belly button pierced, know which piercing material works best with your body.

    12. Know the anatomy of your jewelry so you can ask for exactly what you want.

    13. Learn how to measure your jewelry to make online shopping so much easier.

    14. And lastly, avoid that annoying bump that can sometimes pop up around a new piercing.

    Good luck with your r*e*s*e*a*r*c*h.