Examples of religions that require you to have piercings include traditional African or South American religions. In addition, Amazon tribes in Brazil, hold religious beliefs that require them to pierce their bodies as a sign of submission to their gods.
Some people do pierce for religious or spiritual reasons. Among the Dogon tribe Of Mali, the piercing of the lip has religious significance, they believe that the world was created by their ancestor spirit "Noomi" weaving thread through her teeth, but instead of thread out came speech. There are piercings which are traditional to the devotees of the Hindu faith. In the western world today, body piercing and body mutilation. Nose rings, eyebrow rings, belly rings, tongue studs, multiple earrings, nipple rings, tattoos and other disfigurements are more than an identifiable sub-culture - it is all part of an aggressive fashion statement which is challenging the teaching of the Christian Church.