Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Body piercing refers to the piercing of a part of the human body for the purpose of wearing jewelry in the opening created. It is one of the oldest forms of body modification, yet the reasons for piercing the body are as diverse as the cultures they come from. Many people around the world practice piercing for religious and cultural reasons, while others, particularly in the West, choose to be pierced for spiritual, ornamental or sexual reasons. Learn more about body piercing, its many various forms and significance in different cultures in this book.