Female body piercing (piercing of the breasts or genital areas) has grown in popularity in recent years. Women chose these piercings for many reasons, the main reasons are to accentuate the pierced area and to heighten sensitivity. Once the decision has been made the problem becomes finding a body-piercer that you are comfortable with. Increasingly (after visiting the local tattoo shops) women are choosing to pierce themselves. Although it is always recommended that you have a professional body piercer perform the piercing, it is becoming more and more common for people to pierce themselves. If you have chosen to pierce yourself, make sure you purchase a body piercing kit that includes instructions, sterile needles, tools and sterile body jewelry to ensure a successful and infection-free piercing.