I've had thirty piercings. I currently have twenty. I have my belly button, my nipples, my septum, my nostril, my tragus, my rook, my conch, my lobes gauged at 7/16, my second lobes gauged at 2, my third helixes, my second helix, my first helix, and a forward helix. I've had my lower belly button, my lip, and an industrial as well. Personally, my nipples hurt the worst, then my belly, followed by my inner ear piercings, my upper ear piercings, my facial piercings, then my lower ear piercings. I'm a beginning piercer as well, and typically, ears hurt the least. But with any piercing, its a huge pinch followed by bleeding and soreness for hours-weeks. If you want a more exotic piercing go for it. The pain will go away quicker than you think.