A nape piercing is a piercing through the surface of the nape (back part) of the neck. Nape piercings are a type of surface piercing. They carry a high rate of rejection and migration,unless they are properly measured and placed. They may reject if they are not pierced properly, as they are in a part of the body that moves constantly and are easy to irritate, catching on clothing or other objects.
Nape piercings, like most surface piercings, are of completely contemporary origin. Numerous urban legends and popular culture myths associate nape piercings with a potential for spinal or nerve damage, due to their location. Nape piercings do not interact with nerve tissue more or less than any other surface piercing, and there is no risk of nerve damage associated with nape piercings.
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