There are multiple female genital structure that are suitable for the piercing. In female individuals just as the male partner, various equivalent anatomical parts can be suitable for piercings. From the developmental embryology the scrotum equates to the labia minora and majora, the inner and outer lips respectively.
The clitoris equate to the glans penis. The clitoris hood as that of the foreskin. Except that in female piercing, the pin do not passes through the urethra. This forms a distinct difference. The female urethra is just too short. Incidences of urinary tract infection will be too high. Furthermore, the urethra is very deeply and far seated from the introitus margin making any piercing impossible.
These suitable structure include the mons pubis, the clitoris (including the clitoral hood), the (inner and outer) labia and the vulval vestibule (which is the area surrounding the vaginal opening). Some even includes the fourchette, which is at the hind end of vagina nearest to the anus.
The glans of the clitoris itself can be pierced. This is very much like the glans penis piercing directly through the clitoris head/tip. Since this anatomical part is too small in many cases, this piercing is not very common.
In contrast, the clitoral hood piercing is the most common genital piercing for female bodied individuals. This been the most sensitive part is the most chosen by all to do the piercing. It can be applied horizontally and vertically. As the name implies, the piercing pin or needle is applied horizontally and vertically, with the jewellery laid out in the same direction. In both the cases, the piercing is just beneath the clitoris skin covering but short of passing through the clitoris.
The deep hood piercing is a variation of the clitoral hood piercing that pass deeper through the clitoral hood. The piercing goes behind the whole clitoris rod. Any movement of the implant will tickle and pull on the entire clitoris for heightened satisfaction and orgasm.
The Isabella piercing passes vertically through the clitoral shaft and is rather complicated to pierce. I repeat that this pierces through the solid rod of the clitoris tissue. It is very much like the piercing of the whole glans penis.
Horizontal and vertical piercing
Deep hood piercing
The Labia piercing can be applied at the labia majora or the labia minora, the big and smaller lips or the outer and inner lips, respectively.
The Triangle piercing is located at the ventral end of the labia minora, at the point of transition between labia and clitoral hood. It runs horizontally, partly under the clitoral shaft. This is to say the piercing passes through the junction of the two inner lips on the ventral side and just behind the tip of the clitoris.
Through the dorsal rim of the vulval vestibule passes the Fourchette piercing. This is located on the hind end of the vagina opening and just shy of the anus.
A less common version of the Fourchette is the Suitcase piercing, which can be considered as a deep Fourchette (it enters on the perineum). This means it is pierced and lying on the hind wall and slightly inside lying hidden away of the vagina opening.
Also rather uncommon is the Princess Albertina piercing, the female version of the Prince Albert piercing, that passes through the dorsal wall of the urethra. This is the only piercing that passes the female urethra but only on the very distal end. The risk of infection is higher. The tissue here is very much delicate and more difficult to pierce.
Outer labia piercing
The Christina piercing is a surface piercing, situated on the lower part of the mons pubis where the outer labia meet. Simply said, it is at the junction of outer lips ventrally. It is similar to the Nefertiti piercing, which can be seen as a combination between vertical clitoral hood piercing and Christina piercing.