There is no doubt about it, getting piercings on any body part is painful! The level of pain can vary depending on the area of the body you are getting pierced.
Painless Piercing is Possible! Piercings Should be Pleasurable.
The popularity of piercings is on the rise, see the stats here, for various body parts other than the traditional ear lobe piercing. Some of these areas of the body are very sensitive and painful to pierce. Piercing artists are turning to numbing creams to reduce the pain associated with piercings especially in those more sensitive areas.