The ampallang is a male genital piercing that penetrates horizontally through the entire glans of the penis. The piercing may be transurethral (passing through the urethra). A variant on this piercing is the shaft ampallang, which penetrates the shaft of his penis horizontally at any point along its length. The counterpart to this piercing is the apadravya, which penetrates the glans vertically. The combination of an ampallang and an apadravya is sometimes referred to as the magic cross. Healing time: usually takes between 4 – 6 months, but can take a year or more.