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How painful are piercings… really? We asked an expert to rate each one out of 10

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Too scared to get a piercing because you can’t handle pain? This might change things… or totally reassure you not to get one!

From nipples and bellybuttons to the helix, rook and daith, we wanted to found out how sore – on a scale of one to painful AF – it is to get different types of piercings. So, as lobe-only girls ourselves, we went along to Auckland’s Tattooed Heart where we caught up with professional piecer, Jess Lowe, who talked up through the different options and their ouch factor.

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