What other parts of the ear can you pierce?


Parts of the ear you can pierce include: Anti-tragus, tragus, daith, counch. MORE?

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A sensory system is a part of the nervous system responsible for processing sensory information. A sensory system consists of sensory receptors, neural pathways, and parts of the brain involved in sensory perception. Commonly recognized sensory systems are those for vision, auditory (hearing), somatic sensation (touch), gustatory (taste), olfaction (smell) and vestibular (balance/movement). In short, senses are transducers from the physical world to the realm of the mind where we interpret the information, creating our perception of the world around us.

The receptive field is the specific part of the world to which a receptor organ and receptor cells respond. For instance, the part of the world an eye can see, is its receptive field; the light that each rod or cone can see, is its receptive field. Receptive fields have been identified for the visual system, auditory system and somatosensory system, so far.

A Daith piercing is an ear piercing that passes through the ear's innermost cartilage fold, the crus of the helix. In most areas, this piercing is pronounced "day-th" although the proper pronunciation is "doth" (rhymes with "moth"). The piercing is located in a 'awkward place' to pierce due to it being in a curvy place, and being usually pierced with a straight hollow needle. Curved barbells, BCR/ CBR (ball closure ring/ captive bead ring) and Hearts and moon for the Daith piercing are the most common jewellery to wear.

A client of Erik Dakota, that is said to have been studying Hebrew in college, first named this piercing ("daath" meaning "knowledge"). Her reasoning was that the piercer must have been very "smart" to figure out how to do the piercing. This piercing was first brought into the public eye in Fakir Musafar's Body Play Magazine, in the same issue that also showcased the Industrial Piercing, the Apadydoe, and a large dermal punch in the outer conch.

Tragus Pinna

The incisura anterior auris, or intertragic incisure, is the space between the tragus and antitragus of the pinna — a portion of the external ear. Other names include anterior auricular groove, auricular notch, sulcus auriculae anterior.

The incisura anterior auris is the point specified (although not by that name) in the U.S. Army’s regulation governing length of sideburns in male soldiers.

Ear Anatomy

The auditory system is the sensory system for the sense of hearing.


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