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    There are a kind of earring not pierced on the earloop but on the upper part of the ear close to the bone of the ear.

    What do we call this part of the ear and this particular of earring?
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    There are earrings coming with a clips that we don't need a hole on the ear.

    1. What do we call the hole?
    2. What do we call this kind of earrings?
    3. What do we call the kind of earrings with a needle to go through the hole of the ear?
    4. What do we call the kind of earring coming with a tiny screw to secure the earrings in place (no clip, no needle)
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    I saw some Indian having a ring :

    1. on the nose
    2. on the navel
    3. on the lip

    What should I call them?

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    Default Re: earrings

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    There are a kind of earring not pierced on the earloop but on the upper part of the ear close to the bone of the ear.

    What do we call this part of the ear and this particular of earring?

    An ear cuff.
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    There are earrings coming with a clips that we don't need a hole on the ear.

    1. What do we call the hole? The hole is a piercing.
    2. What do we call this kind of earrings? The clips are called "clip ons"
    3. What do we call the kind of earrings with a needle to go through the hole of the ear? Pierced earrings have posts, not needles.
    4. What do we call the kind of earring coming with a tiny screw to secure the earrings in place (no clip, no needle) I can't picure this.
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    I saw some Indian having a ring :

    1. on the nose A nose ring
    2. on the navel A bellybutton ring
    3. on the lip A pierced lip, a lip piercing. Same with a pierced eyebrow or an eyebrow piercing
    What should I call them?

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    Default Re: earrings

    "I saw some Indian having a ring :

    1. on the nose" In India it's called a "nose flower" (nakphool in Hindi)

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    Default Re: earrings

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    1. What do we call the kind of earring coming with a tiny screw to secure the earrings in place (no clip, no needle)
    If you mean the earrings for ears that are not pierced, they're called ear screw(s).

    Picture here.

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